Weekend Super Sellers: Top 10 Cards Sold July 28-30, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
7/31/2017 11:01:00 AM
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#10: Imminent Doom

Mid
Low
 Imminent Doom
$0.29
$0.10
Store QTY Price  
Heros Ink 1 $0.10
Gametraders 2 $0.12
Serenitys Stash 2 $0.13
LegionsGames 1 $0.13
FFCardShop 1 $0.14
Kidder Cards 3 $0.14
Power 9 CCG 1 $0.14

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#9: Ahn-Crop Crasher

Mid
Low
 Ahn-Crop Crasher
$0.33
$0.04
Store QTY Price  
MCTradesAZ 2 $0.04
Outlaw Moon Games 1 $0.05
Gaming Asylum 1 $0.08
Leap Frog Games 8 $0.10
MTG Rares 2 $0.13
TheCardboardHorde 1 $0.14
RedingMTG I 1 $0.14

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#8: Hazoret the Fervent

Mid
Low
 Hazoret the Fervent
$16.32
$7.00
Store QTY Price  
Shy Guy Gamer 1 $7.00
TR Rares 1 $9.00
NightwishHome 1 $9.73
NerdC Gaming 1 $9.89
All Cs Gaming 1 $10.94
ChicagoSeaPark 1 $11.00
Finch and Sparrow 1 $11.00

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#7: Kari Zev, Skyship Raider

Mid
Low
 Kari Zev, Skyship Raider
$1.00
$0.24
Store QTY Price  
Gamers Domain 2 $0.24
Scorched Apple MTG 1 $0.25
Arcanum Empire 1 $0.30
josephjoseph 1 $0.34
Fajardos Card Store 1 $0.35
EP Magic 1 $0.44
Gametraders 1 $0.45

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#6: Island

Mid
Low
 Island (186) - Full Art
$0.37
$0.19
Store QTY Price  
Tsunami Games 1 $0.20
Tabletop Game Swap 3 $0.24
Immortals Inc 4 $0.24
Common Ground Games 25 $0.25
Heros Ink 3 $0.25
Gamers Palace 3 $0.25
ClassicMagic 1 $0.25

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#5: Bomat Courier

Mid
Low
 Bomat Courier
$2.02
$0.20
Store QTY Price  
Die Hard Games 1 $0.20
Beloit Games 1 $0.40
Zero Infiniti 1 $0.40
EP Magic 3 $0.46
Breakfast With Nerds 1 $0.48
Magic Fellows 1 $0.55
kcihtred 1 $0.75

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#4: Abrade

Mid
Low
 Abrade
$2.83
$0.90
Store QTY Price  
Admirals MTG 1 $0.90
Saylor The Prevailer 1 $1.00
SheffsMtg 1 $1.08
Desert Keep Games 1 $1.08
Binary Cards 1 $1.10
Gamers Haven Hobby 1 $1.10
GNR Cards 1 $1.20

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#3: Sunscorched Desert

Mid
Low
 Sunscorched Desert
$0.21
$0.01
Store QTY Price  
MCTradesAZ 6 $0.01
RainyPanda Games 1 $0.02
Pyxis Games 3 $0.03
Outlaw Moon Games 4 $0.04
Wingers Emporium 1 $0.05
Gaming Asylum 4 $0.05
MTG Mavin 4 $0.05

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#2: Earthshaker Khenra

Mid
Low
 Earthshaker Khenra
$4.37
$1.45
Store QTY Price  
TggChicago 1 $1.45
SHGaming 1 $1.45
HaresEar 1 $1.46
Hunter Games 1 $1.48
Triple Q Gaming 1 $1.50
Man Cave Gaming 1 $1.75
Armada Games 1 $1.99

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#1: Ramunap Ruins

Mid
Low
 Ramunap Ruins
$1.02
$0.24
Store QTY Price  
Athoria Games 1 $0.24
mtgadventures 3 $0.45
Jaces CCGs 1 $0.49
topdeck hero 2 $0.49
Island Pass 3 $0.50
ChicagoSeaPark 1 $0.50
ToonTown Games 2 $0.50

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Video Transcript

Good morning, good afternoon, and good evening, and welcome to another countdown of the ten best-selling cards. We do this thing twice a week—once for weekends, once for weekdays—and we hope you enjoy the show. This is the Official Pro Tour Hour of Devastation edition, and once we get into this countdown, you'll see why.

As far as I can tell, Imminent Doom is a spec purchase. It didn't show up in any of the Pro Tour or Magic Online PTQ lists, but I can see it doing some work in future iterations of Mono-Red that go straight to the dome. The deck certainly has the mana curve to make Imminent Doom work.

Ahn-Crop Crasher is one of the better cards in the mono-red deck, blanking an attacker and hitting for big, hasty damage.

The crown jewel of the Mono-Red Deck, however, is Hazoret the Fervent. Over the weekend, pros, including Hall-of-Fame Commenter Luis Scott-Vargas observed that the player that resolved Hazoret the Fervent first immediately became a massive favorite to win the game. Expect to see four Hazorets in Mono-Red decks going forward.

Kari Zev, Skyship Raider allows the mono-red deck to go wide in one card, making it a valuable piece of the puzzle it presents to opponents.

The one full-art land that sold in the top 10 this week was Island, but expect more full-art lands to make a comeback once players lock in their Standard decks for the upcoming season.

Bomat Courier gets a lot better without all those Thraben Inspectors floating around, and since the mono-red deck empties its hand so fast, it's a guaranteed source of serious card advantage in the late game. The discard drawback becomes irrelevant.

Abrade's in a weird spot right now. It's not quite mana-efficient, and if the mono-red/zombies metagame is to be believed, there aren't enough artifacts floating around to make it good; both God-Pharaoh's Gift and Oketra's Monument have fallen by the wayside. I've said it before—Abrade will sell well for a long time—but I'm not convinced that Abrade is where you want to be in Standard right now, at least not maindeck. If I'm playing in an event this weekend, I'd rather have Shock or Magma Spray.

Sunscorched Desert deals damage and can be sacrificed to Ramunap Ruins. What more could the red deck want?

The glue that holds the mono-red deck together is Hour of Devastation standout Earthshaker Khenra. The card is really good, and pressures opponents to stabilize AND have a way to deal with the graveyard. Most often, opponents can't do both.

But the number-one seller this week is Ramunap Ruins!

So what did we learn this week? Well, we learned that the mono-red deck did very well at the Pro Tour, and that got a lot of players excited. We learned that deck archetypes aren't made competitive because of one good card, but that when a slew of solid upgrades that synergize with existing cards enter the card pool, all bets are off. Sunscorched Desert and Ahn-Crop Crasher weren't exactly lighting up the scoreboard before Hour of Devastation, but Earthshaker Khenra and Ramunap Ruins suddenly gave those existing cards a way to shine. For TCGplayer, I'm Jon Corpora. See you Friday!

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