Weekend Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold May 19-21, 2017

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Jon Corpora
5/22/2017 11:01:00 AM
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It's Monday. How did you spend your weekend welcoming our new Aetherworks Marvel overlords?

#10: Anointed Procession

Mid
Low
 Anointed Procession
$5.19
$3.75
Store QTY Price  
ReptoeMonCards 1 $2.99
PlayersParcel 1 $3.75
Givens Magic Store 1 $3.80
Cards Unlimited LLC 2 $4.00
USA Comics 1 $4.00
Eternal MTG 1 $4.00
The Village Geek 1 $4.00

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I'm so glad Anointed Procession's back on the list so I can highlight this deck:

And here's Sam Black's video deck tech from Pro Tour Amonkhet, which I highly recommend because Sam Black is a robot from the future whose purpose is to make sweet decks:

Anointed Procession exists as a casual-geared card to go super-mega-ultra wide with, but it also saw play at a Pro Tour, so all bets are off. I'd like to give Anointed Procession a spin at FNM or something at some point.

#9: Aether Hub

Mid
Low
 Aether Hub
$2.33
$1.00
Store QTY Price  
Chosen 1 $1.00
Brooklyn MTG 1 $1.00
Island Pass 4 $1.25
DNL Cards 1 $1.25
Umi Z Cards 2 $1.30
FGames 1 $1.45
Mythic Monster 1 $1.47

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For those of you that have been around a while, Aether Hub was the best-selling card in Kaladesh for what amounted to the entire time Kaladesh was the newest set. It goes in any energy deck, and it turns out the "energy deck core" is pretty good.

#8: Censor

Mid
Low
 Censor
$1.83
$0.77
Store QTY Price  
Katchael cards 1 $0.95
Inspired 1 $0.99
Nebulous Gaming 2 $0.99
FlanaGamer 1 $1.00
Natural One 1 $1.00
Leap Frog Games 4 $1.11
The Next Level Games 12 $1.25

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Censor is great. I still wish Miscalculation had just gotten the reprint, but at this point, I'll take what I can get.

#7: Lord of the Accursed

Mid
Low
 Lord of the Accursed
$1.09
$0.49
Store QTY Price  
BreadAndBudda 1 $0.50
Smokedragon 1 $0.50
Reggies Card Corner 1 $0.50
Natural One 2 $0.65
ManaBender 1 $0.67
Brute Force Games 1 $0.68
topdeck hero 1 $0.69

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The shine's off the apple — Lord of the Accursed is the only zombie card in the Top 10 this week. Zombies had a weak showing this weekend (compared to winning the Pro Tour), so that could explain the dip in sales. My guess is that the spike in prices of Relentless Dead is hurting zombie sales right now but their pricetag will settle somewhere more realistic as Amonkhet Standard wears on.

#6: Harsh Mentor

Mid
Low
 Harsh Mentor
$1.21
$0.47
Store QTY Price  
kcihtred 1 $0.50
Magic Mana Vault 1 $0.50
Liberty Comics 14 $0.50
ClassicMagic 1 $0.65
CharlieCardCaper 1 $0.69
MTG Rares 7 $0.69
LegionsGames 1 $0.69

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Burning-Tree Shaman won a Pro Tour back in the day, but Harsh Mentor has, as of yet, failed to live up to its predecessor's legacy. This bump in sales is likely the result of some ill-fated spec. I really should start keeping track of the dumb specs that come through this column and make fun of all the terrible cards people have gotten burned on.

#5: Mountain

Mid
Low
 Mountain (Full Art 253)
$0.38
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
ClassicMagic 1 $0.19
Tabletop Game Swap 8 $0.19
The Gypsies Den 11 $0.20
MCTradesAZ 2 $0.20
Brooklyn MTG 2 $0.20
VGMX Magic 5 $0.20
Great Stories 1 $0.20

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#4: Plains

Mid
Low
 Plains (Full Art 250)
$0.32
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
AtomicPlanetComics 2 $0.10
MCTradesAZ 2 $0.10
LegionsGames 6 $0.16
DinoGamesGainesville 4 $0.16
Qriist Qards 3 $0.18
Tabletop Game Swap 8 $0.19
OldSchoolGaming 12 $0.20

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#3: Forest

Mid
Low
 Forest (Full Art 254)
$0.35
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
Pulp Central gaming 4 $0.10
The Gypsies Den 11 $0.14
ClassicMagic 3 $0.14
Liberty Comics 33 $0.15
LegionsGames 2 $0.15
DinoGamesGainesville 6 $0.15
Haven Gaming 1 $0.16

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#2: Island

Mid
Low
 Island (Full Art 251)
$0.37
$0.17
Store QTY Price  
Liberty Comics 17 $0.20
VGMX Magic 4 $0.24
Priority Games 5 $0.25
The Next Level Games 6 $0.25
ClassicMagic 1 $0.25
Heros Ink 1 $0.25
Exiled Gaming 2 $0.25

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#1: Swamp

Mid
Low
 Swamp (Full Art 252)
$0.45
$0.15
Store QTY Price  
Liberty Comics 13 $0.15
AtomicPlanetComics 1 $0.20
SoSimpo 2 $0.22
DinoGamesGainesville 1 $0.23
Play More Games 5 $0.25
Gcgcollectables 3 $0.25
TopDecks 2 $0.25

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My intuition tells me that a low-powered set like Amonkhet is going to do weird stuff to sales. There isn't much from Amonkhet powering Standard decks — at this point, if you want to play Amonkhet in Standard, it's zombies or bust — so the cards that will sell well are bound to be more casual-oriented, at least until Battle for Zendikar and Shadows over Innistrad blocks rotate out of Standard. For now, though, it's an Aetherworks Marvel world. We're just living in it.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
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