Weekly Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold March 13-16, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
3/17/2017 11:01:00 AM
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Yeah, we're just getting into it today. It's St. Patrick's Day. We've got things to do. I get it.

#10: Winding Constrictor

Mid
Low
 Winding Constrictor
$0.51
$0.09
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.09
MTG Rares 10 $0.11
IDeal808 58 $0.12
ALRED cards 4 $0.13
VGMX Magic 1 $0.13
Insomniac Games 1 $0.13
Thorner's Gaming 16 $0.14
Untapped Riches 4 $0.14
Lone Wanderer MTG 11 $0.15
MTGCardsMan 4 $0.16
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Magic MTG Card Winding Constrictor Magic MTG Card
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Whether or not green-black is a good idea to play in Standard, Winding Constrictor will continue to sell because it's a good card across the board that synergizes with wacky stuff that plays from the tournament table to the kitchen table. It's a neat little package that isn't hard to disrupt but, unanswered, will wrap a game up quickly. Winding Constrictor is the Commander of Magic cards.

#9: Street Wraith

Mid
Low
 Street Wraith
$4.99
$2.01
Store QTY Price  
Brainstorm CG 2 $2.01
Lantern MTG 1 $2.01
Mikelangelos Portal 1 $2.07
OmahaMTG321 1 $2.94
Mystical Mayhem 3 $2.94
Collector Legion 3 $2.94
Preferred Gaming 1 $2.95
MTG Rares 2 $2.97
Sunshine Games 2 $2.98
Moose Loot 1 $2.99
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Magic MTG Card Street Wraith Magic MTG Card
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This one's pretty simple: Street Wraith wasn't reprinted in Modern Masters 2017, and even though its price trend is flat, it's a juicy spec target, seeing as it's in Modern's de-facto top deck, Death's Shadow, and also appears in Living End decks. Any reprint would gouge the price, but that's true for any spec.

#8: Attune with Aether

Mid
Low
 Attune with Aether
$0.19
$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
Rebel Gamers 1 $0.05
Cards On TapLLC 10 $0.05
DL Collectible 4 $0.05
Serras Sanctum 3 $0.05
Scorched Apple MTG 8 $0.05
CriticalHitLLC 1 $0.05
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Magic MTG Card Attune with Aether Magic MTG Card
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Lay of the Land with energy stapled to it has been a defining card of Aether Revolt Standard by letting players not only cheat on land count but also by allowing players to stretch into four- or five-color decks. Any opening hand with an Attune with Aether and a green source, even a one-lander, is tough to mulligan.

#6: Botanical Sanctum

Mid
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 Botanical Sanctum
$7.95
$4.50
Store QTY Price  
Astatine 1 $4.50
Scorchulators LLC 1 $4.89
DropsyMTG 1 $4.90
tilt n scoop 1 $5.00
Fabricated Familiar 1 $5.00
Surreal Delights 1 $5.05
Iceberg Gaming 1 $5.25
Zurs Magic Wares 1 $5.30
Sunshine Games 13 $5.35
Showtime Cards 1 $5.36
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Magic MTG Card Botanical Sanctum Magic MTG Card
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Haven't been able to bust this one out in a loooooong time:

Here's what makes dual-lands good: basic lands create only one color of mana. That means the baseline value of a land is that it makes one mana of one color. Any time a land is able to cheat on this principle, its value is higher than the value of a basic land. This is why lands like these generally have some sort of qualifier, or drawback, built in. Sometimes the drawbacks are too great, like with Lotus Vale or Cinder Marsh, for them to have more value than a basic land. However, the drawback on the Kaladesh rare dual-land cycle is barely a drawback, yielding value way past the value of a basic land. That is why Botanical Sanctum is a Good Wizard Square.

Also worth paying attention to: Botanical Sanctum is in all the billion-color Attune with Aether Standard decks, so it makes sense that these two would pop up on the Top 10 simultaneously.

#4: Aether Hub

Mid
Low
 Aether Hub
$0.89
$0.11
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 2 $0.11
Unlucky Games 3 $0.16
LegionsGames 1 $0.16
Gators Stock 2 $0.16
Funertia 2 $0.17
DragonDenGaming 1 $0.17
Deck Factory Gaming 1 $0.19
Motor City MTG 4 $0.19
Gulf Coast Hobby 5 $0.19
ALRED cards 11 $0.20
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Magic MTG Card Aether Hub Magic MTG Card
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Aether Hub will be on this list for a long time. As more cards come out and Standard becomes more and more bloated, decks will be incentivized to stretch on mana, giving cards like Spire of Industry and Aether Hub more value than they'd usually have.

#5: Ghirapur Orrery

Mid
Low
 Ghirapur Orrery
$0.35
$0.09
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 8 $0.09
MTG Rares 1 $0.09
Cards On TapLLC 3 $0.10
Rebel Gamers 1 $0.10
Serenity Games 2 $0.11
randommtgcard 3 $0.11
Trader Johanns 1 $0.12
BDGames 1 $0.12
CriticalHitLLC 1 $0.12
Kirwan's Game Store 7 $0.12
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Magic MTG Card Ghirapur Orrery Magic MTG Card
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#3: Swans of Bryn Argoll

Mid
Low
 Swans of Bryn Argoll
$1.85
$0.60
Store QTY Price  
JohnnyBCardsComics 2 $0.60
ItAllMustGo 1 $0.75
CC ToysN Hobbies 1 $0.80
TJKD Collectibles 1 $0.80
The Game Shoppe 2 $0.80
Tap That Industries 1 $0.80
STORM CROW 1 $0.80
Nerd Merch 1 $0.99
Scorched Apple MTG 1 $0.99
Tier Zero Gaming 1 $0.99
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Magic MTG Card Swans of Bryn Argoll Magic MTG Card
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No idea why these cards are here. Help, anyone? Y'all have been pretty awesome at telling me why cards I have no clue about sold, and I'd hate to deprive you of another opportunity to do so. I don't think these two are necessarily related, but... yeah. I have no clue why they're here.

#7: Felidar Guardian

Mid
Low
 Felidar Guardian
$0.25
$0.04
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 6 $0.04
MTG Rares 10 $0.05
Graham Collectables 1 $0.05
Tekrebel TCG 4 $0.05
BudgetFriendlyMagic 3 $0.05
Tabletop Game Swap 4 $0.05
Knight Owl Gaming 3 $0.06
The Gaming Cantina 6 $0.06
Graham Collectables 4 $0.06
ALRED cards 4 $0.07
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Magic MTG Card Felidar Guardian Magic MTG Card
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#2: Saheeli Rai

Mid
Low
 Saheeli Rai
$4.51
$2.75
Store QTY Price  
BloatedCloud 1 $2.75
TimHids Sales 1 $3.00
Cryptic Corner 1 $3.00
Mythic Realm Games 5 $3.25
Card Monster Games 1 $3.55
FGames 1 $3.55
Raiden Games 1 $3.65
Game Haven MD 1 $3.68
Mulligans Gaming 1 $3.69
Liberty Comics 1 $3.70
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Magic MTG Card Saheeli Rai Magic MTG Card
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On the other hand, these two cards are related, and it's weird to see players buying into them, if only because they're guaranteed to be banned before Pro Tour Amonkhet. Wizards demonstrated a willingness to shake up Standard for the sake of the Pro Tour by banning Reflector Mage, Smuggler's Copter, and Emrakul the Promised End. There are plenty of reasons to believe they won't continue the trend, but at this point, the Copy-Cat combo is all but guaranteed to dominate Pro Tour Amonkhet unless Amonkhet is absurdly powerful or the combo gets banned outright. The second outcome is better than the first, if only because I don't think I want cards in Standard that are more powerful than nonsense like Aetherworks Marvel and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar.

#1: Fatal Push

Mid
Low
 Fatal Push
$7.82
$5.04
Store QTY Price  
mysba 4 $5.95
Card Board Tables 1 $5.95
LotusBox 1 $5.95
Indy MTG 1 $5.99
Lone Wanderer MTG 1 $6.00
TapCastGo 3 $6.00
GiveMeAChansey 1 $6.00
Castle Games Detroit 1 $6.00
Northcoast Magic 2 $6.00
BlackDiamondGames 3 $6.06
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Magic MTG Card Fatal Push Magic MTG Card
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Fatal Push is number one once again. Get used to it!

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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