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

 Winding Constrictor
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.08
MTG Rares 10 $0.09
MAC Games ET 5 $0.10
Rex Yofays Deals 1 $0.10
Lions Eye 4 $0.12
Tier Zero Gaming 2 $0.12
Goblin God Games 5 $0.13
AWildCardShopAppears 6 $0.13
Mind Sculpt Games 106 $0.13
MTG Plank 1 $0.13
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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

 Street Wraith
Store QTY Price  
PandaDelight 1 $1.15
Blitzkrieg Games 1 $1.50
Moonbase Market 5 $1.94
DAEVcards 1 $1.99
Rosebud Games 7 $2.00
Jse comics cards 2 $2.00
Lantern MTG 1 $2.01
VGMX Magic 3 $2.12
Collector Legion 1 $2.12
Serenity Games 1 $2.13
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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

 Attune with Aether
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.01
MTG Rares 5 $0.01
SalesbyStephenB 1 $0.03
Knight Owl Gaming 1 $0.04
Cards On TapLLC 7 $0.05
DL Collectible 4 $0.05
WisCardboard 1 $0.05
Biggums 2 $0.05
The Frontier Gaming 1 $0.05
ForTheFunGaming 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

 Botanical Sanctum
Store QTY Price  
Big Guy Cards 1 $3.00
Blitzkrieg Games 1 $3.00
magic stores 1 $3.00
Tophat Cards 2 $3.15
A Sassins Guild 1 $3.26
MTG Rares 1 $3.48
Anglin Cards 2 $3.50
Funertia 1 $3.60
MidshipGaming 3 $3.60
Mottman Cards 1 $3.60
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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

 Aether Hub
Store QTY Price  
Serenity Games 2 $0.10
benbigcard 2 $0.10
WiggysCardShop 1 $0.10
MTG Rares 10 $0.11
Bel Air Games 7 $0.12
Great Lakes Games 2 $0.12
Mind Sculpt Games 192 $0.12
LegionsGames 58 $0.12
Game Heroes 276 $0.12
MagicCrabs 1301 $0.12
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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

 Ghirapur Orrery
Store QTY Price  
Graham Collectables 1 $0.08
MTG Rares 1 $0.09
InterstateIndustries 1 $0.10
A Sassins Guild 1 $0.10
randommtgcard 3 $0.11
CriticalHitLLC 1 $0.12
BDGames 1 $0.12
Tier Zero Gaming 2 $0.13
Collector's Cache 3 $0.14
Gulf Coast Hobby 2 $0.14
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Magic MTG Card Ghirapur Orrery Magic MTG Card
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#3: Swans of Bryn Argoll

 Swans of Bryn Argoll
Store QTY Price  
OmahaMTG321 1 $0.50
JohnnyBCardsComics 2 $0.60
Singles n Mingles 1 $0.75
Scorched Apple MTG 1 $0.99
Tier Zero Gaming 1 $0.99
Bush Wacker Cards 1 $1.00
E Comics Etc 1 $1.00
Snapcasters Gaming 7 $1.01
BlackDiamondGames 3 $1.05
Tales of Adventure 15 $1.05
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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

 Felidar Guardian
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.02
The Gaming Cantina 2 $0.03
IDeal808 68 $0.04
Graham Collectables 1 $0.05
BudgetFriendlyMagic 3 $0.05
Tekrebel TCG 4 $0.05
Tabletop Game Swap 4 $0.05
Graham Collectables 4 $0.06
Kubas Store 3 $0.07
MTG Plank 3 $0.07
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Magic MTG Card Felidar Guardian Magic MTG Card
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#2: Saheeli Rai

 Saheeli Rai
Store QTY Price  
Anglin Cards 2 $3.51
First Water Cards 1 $3.75
Gold Coast Games 1 $3.79
OldSchoolGaming 1 $3.83
CabinCards 1 $3.89
The Sleek Geeks 2 $3.96
Comic Lair 1 $3.98
MTG lnventory 1 $3.99
ToToLax Joker 1 $3.99
ToxicCheshire 1 $3.99
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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

 Fatal Push
Store QTY Price  
MonkeysGaming 1 $4.00
DN Mtg 1 $4.12
Moonbase Market 1 $4.14
Strategic Durdling 1 $4.20
Little Creek MTG 1 $4.20
SwordnBoard Games 2 $4.49
Secret Door Games 3 $4.50
The Gamer's Haven 1 $4.68
The Gamer's Haven 2 $4.71
Tier Zero Gaming 3 $4.89
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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

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