Weekly Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold May 29-June 1, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
6/2/2017 11:00:00 AM
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A short recap of yesterday's Thing That Happened:

The French version of magicthegathering.com had a gif embedded in their hero banner (a hero banner is a fancy industry term for Large Image At The Top Of A Website) for a Standard Gauntlet. The gif featured popular Standard cards like Torrential Gearhulk, Glorybringer, and Gideon, Ally of Zendikar. They also slipped in three Hour of Devastation cards: Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh, Samut, the Tested, and Bontu's Last Reckoning. It was almost certainly an accident; these are the types of cards that are generally revealed to the general public via content. Some of the cards sold this week are a reaction to those cards. Here we go.

#14: Glory-Bound Initiate

Mid
Low
 Glory-Bound Initiate
$0.50
$0.07
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 1 $0.07
Magic Base 2 $0.10
Tier Zero Gaming 2 $0.11
MTG Rares 10 $0.11
The Mana Fix 2 $0.12
NCoastCollectorsMall 2 $0.13
Sun Quan Games 1 $0.13
Serenity Games 1 $0.13
VGMX Magic 2 $0.13
The Gaming Cantina 2 $0.14
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Magic MTG Card Glory-Bound Initiate Magic MTG Card
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Glory-Bound Initiate is a powerful card currently masquerading as a role-player, albeit one way above replacement-level. Its most recent showing is in a Modern deck that made Top 8 at Grand Prix Kobe last weekend. if Glory-Bound Initiate can Top 8 a Modern GP, odds are it's underutilized in Standard.

#12: Fatal Push

Mid
Low
 Fatal Push
$7.80
$4.96
Store QTY Price  
PebbleBeachHobbies 1 $5.94
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
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Fatal Push Magic MTG Card
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Yeah, I know bouncing around the list can be hard to follow, but here's the deal: I'm grouping cards that go together together. Cards that go together end up all over the list. You understand.

Fatal Push! I LOVE writing about Fatal Push! It's so fun! Did you know that Fatal Push is good in every frigging format? It's true! Isn't that great? YAY

#7: Cascading Cataracts

Mid
Low
 Cascading Cataracts
$0.68
$0.24
Store QTY Price  
Moose and Squirrel 1 $0.24
Lone Wanderer MTG 1 $0.25
Mtg Closet 1 $0.25
Vortex Gaming Center 1 $0.29
GP Washington 1 $0.29
The Battle Garden 1 $0.33
CardsIDontNeed 1 $0.38
Turbo turtle 1 $0.39
PhaseOneComics 1 $0.40
Prof Bonds Emporium 1 $0.40
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Magic MTG Card Cascading Cataracts Magic MTG Card
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Is Cascading Cataracts really that much better than Crystal Quarry? I don't really know. These are likely getting picked up for Commander purposes; Commander 2016's cycle of four-color commanders, for example, are way easier to cast when Cascading Cataracts is part of the equation.

#13: Cartouche of Zeal

Mid
Low
 Cartouche of Zeal
$0.16
$0.01
Store QTY Price  
The Wizards Duel 1 $0.01
ILikeCards 2 $0.01
Scorched Apple MTG 3 $0.01
TribunalMTG 2 $0.01
MTG Rares 10 $0.01
MTG Rares 10 $0.01
The Gaming Cantina 31 $0.02
Outlaw Moon Games 3 $0.02
All About Games 3 $0.04
Toaster Squad 1 $0.04
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Cartouche of Zeal Magic MTG Card
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#11: Ahn-Crop Crasher

Mid
Low
 Ahn-Crop Crasher
$0.29
$0.04
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.04
Outlaw Moon Games 1 $0.05
SalesbyStephenB 16 $0.05
Free Logs 4 $0.05
VGMX Magic 2 $0.06
MTG Rares 4 $0.09
Cephalid Cards 1 $0.10
The Game Shoppe 4 $0.10
Ness Games 5 $0.10
GCHobbies 4 $0.10
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Magic MTG Card Ahn-Crop Crasher Magic MTG Card
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#10: Bomat Courier

Mid
Low
 Bomat Courier
$0.99
$0.41
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 8 $0.44
AccessGranted 2 $0.47
Card Monster Games 21 $0.47
Buy Sell Roll 1 $0.47
Top Cut Central 1 $0.47
HatGames 1 $0.47
AccessGranted 2 $0.48
Sunshine Games 16 $0.48
Sunshine Games 4 $0.48
ChannelFireball 50 $0.49
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Bomat Courier Magic MTG Card
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#9: Bloodrage Brawler

Mid
Low
 Bloodrage Brawler
$0.29
$0.07
Store QTY Price  
MobileMagic 8 $0.07
A Sassins Guild 1 $0.10
PhaseOneComics 1 $0.10
Magic Base 1 $0.10
PlanesChasers 1 $0.10
NEPA Gaming 14 $0.11
The Game Shoppe 7 $0.11
BobbysWorldCCG 5 $0.11
SalesbyStephenB 1 $0.11
Iconia Cards 1 $0.12
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Magic MTG Card Bloodrage Brawler Magic MTG Card
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#6: Soul-Scar Mage

Mid
Low
 Soul-Scar Mage
$1.83
$0.49
Store QTY Price  
Matthews trades 1 $0.49
Graham Collectables 1 $0.70
AuroraBelleMTG 1 $0.75
Corn Coast Comics 1 $0.75
Rogue Jin 3 $0.79
ChannelFireball 14 $0.79
The Game Shoppe 1 $0.83
Top Deck CGAZ 11 $0.83
Game Haven MD 1 $0.85
AccessGranted 2 $0.85
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Soul-Scar Mage Magic MTG Card
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These cards are all in the same deck, featured earlier this week by SaffronOlive:

#2: Dark Intimations

Mid
Low
 Dark Intimations
$0.40
$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
Lone Wanderer MTG 2 $0.10
Fulkamania Cards 3 $0.10
Vortex Gaming Center 2 $0.10
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Dark Intimations Magic MTG Card
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The spike in Dark Intimations sales is a result of the Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh reveal. An extra loyalty on Nicol Bolas, God-Pharaoh equals a clean 14 damage over two turns, which is almost 75% of an opponent's starting life total. And it'll exist alongside Aetherworks Marvel, barring bans. So that'll be neat!

#8: Plains

Mid
Low
 Plains (250) - Full Art
$0.34
$0.05
Store QTY Price  
The Wizards Duel 1 $0.05
MTG Rares 10 $0.10
Windy City Seller 4 $0.10
Odyssey Games, LLC 16 $0.15
Mtg Closet 2 $0.15
OmahaMTG321 29 $0.17
The Game Shoppe 6 $0.18
Inspired 7 $0.18
A+ Comics 2 $0.18
IDC Comics 4 $0.19
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Plains (250) - Full Art Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

#5: Forest

Mid
Low
 Forest (254) - Full Art
$0.31
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
The Wizards Duel 1 $0.10
MTG Rares 8 $0.12
Flipside Gaming 6 $0.13
JohnnyBCardsComics 2 $0.13
Windy City Seller 4 $0.15
PhaseOneComics 2 $0.15
Liberty Comics 33 $0.15
Serenity Games 1 $0.15
YGO Merchants 1 $0.15
Odyssey Games, LLC 14 $0.15
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Forest (254) - Full Art Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

#4: Mountain

Mid
Low
Store QTY Price  
The Wizards Duel 1 $0.10
Windy City Seller 4 $0.15
Odyssey Games, LLC 7 $0.15
RelentlessMTG 5 $0.19
MTG Rares 6 $0.19
Flipside Gaming 9 $0.20
OldSchoolGaming 1 $0.20
Crypt of Agadeem 5 $0.20
CreativeDeckBuilders 1 $0.20
jaymz games 9 $0.20
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Mountain (253) - Full Art Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

#3: Island

Mid
Low
 Island (251) - Full Art
$0.35
$0.09
Store QTY Price  
MTG Plank 1 $0.15
Windy City Seller 5 $0.15
MTG Rares 1 $0.18
jaymz games 8 $0.19
MTG Rares 10 $0.20
Liberty Comics 17 $0.20
CategoryOneGames 1 $0.20
PhaseOneComics 2 $0.20
CriticalHitLLC 2 $0.20
A+ Comics 8 $0.23
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Island (251) - Full Art Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

#1: Swamp

Mid
Low
 Swamp (252) - Full Art
$0.40
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
The Wizards Duel 1 $0.10
Windy City Seller 5 $0.15
Odyssey Games, LLC 3 $0.15
Liberty Comics 13 $0.15
Crypt of Agadeem 1 $0.22
The Gypsies Den 1 $0.23
Dice Addiction Pro 18 $0.24
MTG Rares 10 $0.24
Mox Mania 1 $0.25
Card Penguin 1 $0.25
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Swamp (252) - Full Art Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

For what feels like the billionth week in a row, the full-art Amonkhet basics have settled near the top of the Super Sellers. There's not much less to say about them; they looks great and are a bit cheaper (at the moment) than full-art lands traditionally are.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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