Weekend Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold February 24-26, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
2/27/2017 11:02:00 AM
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We're hopping right into it today. It's Monday, after all. Time to get to work. #RiseAndGrind

#10: Gifted Aetherborn

Mid
Low
 Gifted Aetherborn
$1.84
$0.55
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 9 $0.13
Graham Collectables 3 $0.55
Kendall Lux 1 $0.60
Vensers Journal 1 $0.60
CaelLaneMagic 2 $0.75
BolasRampStore 1 $0.75
Thegentlemansarmory 1 $0.75
The Battle Garden 1 $0.99
MTG Strategist 1 $1.00
Mtg Closet 1 $1.00
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Magic MTG Card Gifted Aetherborn Magic MTG Card
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It's not quite commonplace yet, but Gifted Aetherborn continues to make a push into Standard black-green decks.

#9: Metallic Mimic

Mid
Low
 Metallic Mimic
$6.66
$3.50
Store QTY Price  
DeepSpaceNine Gaming 2 $3.50
Game Haven St George 2 $4.37
Game Haven St George 1 $4.50
Pipe Dream Toys 1 $4.50
Free Thought 1 $4.50
Cryptic Card Store 1 $4.50
BlackDiamondGames 2 $4.53
Buy Sell PLAY 1 $4.56
BlackDiamondGames 1 $4.64
Mythic Realm Games 1 $4.65
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Magic MTG Card Metallic Mimic Magic MTG Card
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I have no idea what the small spike on Metallic Mimic is a reaction to. It's certainly a strong casual card, but why's it selling well now? Fire off in the comments if you know, or just speculate wildly.

#8: Winding Constrictor

Mid
Low
 Winding Constrictor
$0.53
$0.09
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.09
MTG Rares 10 $0.11
IDeal808 69 $0.12
Insomniac Games 1 $0.13
Jokers Wild GC 1 $0.14
Thorner's Gaming 23 $0.14
Untapped Riches 4 $0.14
Lone Wanderer MTG 11 $0.15
MTGCardsMan 4 $0.16
LaughlinCCG 1 $0.17
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Magic MTG Card Winding Constrictor Magic MTG Card
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Winding Constrictor's going to be a defining card in Standard the entire time it's legal. What else is there to say?

#7: Attune with Aether

Mid
Low
 Attune with Aether
$0.18
$0.01
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.01
MTG Rares 10 $0.02
The Gaming Cantina 20 $0.03
Knight Owl Gaming 2 $0.04
Cards On TapLLC 10 $0.05
DL Collectible 4 $0.05
Rebel Gamers 1 $0.05
Pipe Dream Toys 43 $0.05
Serras Sanctum 3 $0.05
CriticalHitLLC 1 $0.05
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Magic MTG Card Attune with Aether Magic MTG Card
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Since Aether Revolt Standard is currently all about Mardu Vehicles and black-green decks of similar speeds, there's been a trend towards this Temur deck based around Dynavolt Tower:

Lay of the Land isn't an impressive card on its face, but Attune with Aether plays a lot of roles in the context of this deck, essentially serving as the glue that holds it all together. It's strong in all phases of the game, not only allowing the deck to play less total lands but serving as a land in the early game and as a quick four energy cantrip in the late game with a Dynavolt Tower in play. I can't profess to be a fan of past cards with new mechanics stapled onto them, but Attune with Aether is a smart take on Lay of the Land that allows a different type of deck to work that might be lacking in power without it.

#6: Aether Hub

Mid
Low
 Aether Hub
$0.86
$0.11
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 3 $0.11
MTG Rares 10 $0.14
Unlucky Games 3 $0.16
LegionsGames 1 $0.16
Gators Stock 2 $0.16
DragonDenGaming 1 $0.17
Funertia 2 $0.17
Motor City MTG 4 $0.19
Rivertown Comics 1 $0.20
jaymz games 1 $0.20
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Magic MTG Card Aether Hub Magic MTG Card
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BORING. Also the rise of Walking Ballista Mardu decks and energy decks of all stripes probably caused Aether Hub to enjoy a nice little bump.

#5: Tarfire

Mid
Low
 Tarfire
$0.74
$0.08
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.09
STORM CROW 1 $0.10
Prime Time Cards 1 $0.10
MaelstromNexus 3 $0.10
ChucktownJayMTG 4 $0.11
MagicDragon 1 $0.11
BobbysWorldCCG 1 $0.11
Tabletop Exchange 5 $0.11
Busbee alters 3 $0.11
ZeroG Cards Comics 1 $0.11
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Magic MTG Card Tarfire Magic MTG Card
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#4: Dark Intimations

Mid
Low
 Dark Intimations
$0.43
$0.05
Store QTY Price  
MothershipATX 1 $0.05
MTG Rares 10 $0.06
Sun Quan Games 1 $0.07
Die Hard Games 1 $0.08
CriticalHitLLC 1 $0.08
VGMX Magic 1 $0.09
OldSchoolGaming 8 $0.09
The Magic Arena 1 $0.10
Lone Wanderer MTG 2 $0.10
Vortex Gaming Center 2 $0.10
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Magic MTG Card Dark Intimations Magic MTG Card
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Dark Intimations is a cheap buy with a potential huge payoff (if you consider a 300% increase on seven cents a huge payoff), and these Amonkhet basic lands lend some credibility to the theory that Nicol Bolas will make an appearance somewhere in the next block:

THOSE ARE THE Nicol Bolas HORNS HOLY CRAP IT'S HAPPENING YOU GUYS AAAAAHHHHSDFSDL;GJNFDGLSG

#3: Walking Ballista

Mid
Low
 Walking Ballista
$13.20
$10.00
Store QTY Price  
Tophat Cards 1 $10.00
Outlaw Moon Games 1 $10.35
QualityCardsGaming 2 $10.57
Nerd Merch 1 $11.00
Game Arena LLC 2 $11.13
Big Kidz Games LLC 2 $11.48
BTB Games 3 $11.50
Q Music Shop 2 $11.55
Gamers Domain 1 $11.62
Showtime Cards 1 $11.64
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Magic MTG Card Walking Ballista Magic MTG Card
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If you were paying attention to last weekend's action, a spike in Walking Ballista sales should've been no surprise.

This is, more or less, the deck that ran roughshod over last weekend's Grand Prix, and should be the accepted version of Mardu Vehicles going forward. Walking Ballista plus Archangel Avacyn is some next-level nonsense. I can't wait to play with this deck.

#2: Traverse the Ulvenwald

Mid
Low
 Traverse the Ulvenwald
$3.87
$1.30
Store QTY Price  
Blitzkrieg Games 1 $2.25
Spellslinger Gaming 1 $2.25
JohnnyBCardsComics 2 $2.47
MadMountainMagic 2 $2.48
Green Tower Games 1 $2.50
Chiptune 1 $2.50
Athoria Games 1 $2.90
Game Haven MD 9 $3.02
DAEVcards 1 $3.09
Geek Culture Games 4 $3.10
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Traverse the Ulvenwald Magic MTG Card
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Traverse is still enjoying a spike from the Modern Death's Shadow deck, but it's still a strong choice in Standard. Traverse the Ulvenwald looks especially sexy in a deck sporting Noxious Gearhulk, FYI.

#1: Fatal Push

Mid
Low
 Fatal Push
$7.83
$4.98
Store QTY Price  
Ye Olde Spells 1 $5.75
mysba 4 $5.95
Card Board Tables 1 $5.95
enjin 2 $5.99
Indy MTG 1 $5.99
TapCastGo 3 $6.00
GiveMeAChansey 1 $6.00
Castle Games Detroit 1 $6.00
Lone Wanderer MTG 2 $6.00
Northcoast Magic 2 $6.00
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Magic MTG Card Fatal Push Magic MTG Card
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YAWN. It's a good card and it'll be good forever. It'll probably stay in the top five sellers until the release of Amonkhet. What I'm more interested to see is if Fatal Push can keep selling steadily into the release of Amonkhet and beyond. My suspicion is that it will; Fatal Push achieved staple status in Standard and Modern in record time and is just too good to go anywhere. I've never ever been wrong before, so take that advice to the bank.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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