Top 10 Cards Sold October 30-November 5, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
11/6/2017 11:01:00 AM
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Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good night, wherever you happen to be. I'm Jon Corpora, and Seth Manfield, TCGplayer columnist extraordinaire, just won Pro Tour Ixalan! These are the ten best-selling cards from the week leading up to the Pro Tour, and, of course, during the Pro Tour itself. Let's hit it.

#10: Rampaging Ferocidon

Mid
Low
 Rampaging Ferocidon
$1.00
$0.34
Store QTY Price  
Moose Treasures 4 $0.40
Mtg Closet 1 $0.40
Brute Force Games 1 $0.44
Arcadian Marketplace 1 $0.49
Brute Force Games 8 $0.49
Brightskull 2 $0.50
Joauko Cards 1 $0.50
onemillioncardman 1 $0.50
Academy 3 $0.50
Bush Wacker Cards 1 $0.50
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Magic MTG Card Rampaging Ferocidon Magic MTG Card
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Ramunap Red had a positive showing at this event, and all the successful lists featured Rampaging Ferocidon out of the sideboard. It's a powerful, evasive little beater that's good against a whole lotta decks.

#9: Arguel's Blood Fast

Mid
Low
 Arguel's Blood Fast
$1.94
$0.75
Store QTY Price  
TopTierBoardGames 1 $0.01
The Battle Garden 1 $0.75
Apacseller 1 $0.99
Gamers Portal 1 $1.00
Academy 4 $1.00
fantasticbeasts 1 $1.00
JirachiSells 1 $1.23
Seisloves 1 $1.26
Starthread Games 1 $1.31
TwoBGames 1 $1.40
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Magic MTG Card Arguel's Blood Fast Magic MTG Card
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Arguel's Blood Fast features most prominently as a one- or two-of in some Standard sideboards, so you gotta assume that its strong sales are a result of casual players looking to get in on some sweet Diamond Valley action.

#8: Chart a Course

Mid
Low
 Chart a Course
$0.62
$0.30
Store QTY Price  
Glos Game Closet 1 $0.30
PureAlphaGaming 1 $0.35
FromMemory 2 $0.35
getadeal 3 $0.35
Gamers Refuge 1 $0.35
Kloudspace Cards 2 $0.36
TwoBGames 1 $0.38
Brightskull 1 $0.39
Andys Place 1 $0.40
Gateway Gaming 1 $0.40
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Chart a Course saw a ton of Standard play at the Pro Tour, and for good reason. The card is great!

#7: Kitesail Freebooter

Mid
Low
 Kitesail Freebooter
$0.99
$0.45
Store QTY Price  
Dragon Mom Cards 1 $0.45
Toymo 1 $0.50
Andys Place 1 $0.50
Skullclampers 1 $0.50
Brightskull 1 $0.51
At Ease Games 2 $0.58
tilt n scoop 1 $0.66
Apex TCG 1 $0.69
Omega Games 1 $0.69
Fast Paced Trade 4 $0.70
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Magic MTG Card Kitesail Freebooter Magic MTG Card
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There weren't a ton of Kitesail Freebooters flying around at the Pro Tour, but it's still a disruptive element on a reasonably-costed body. And it flies! How bad can a disruptive Storm Crow be?

#6: Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle

Mid
Low
Store QTY Price  
Brute Force Games 3 $0.44
Brute Force Games 6 $0.49
Unclemoes 1 $0.50
Academy 2 $0.50
The Sourcery 4 $0.53
MPYF Games 1 $0.55
DojoTradePaperOutlet 4 $0.58
Mana Crypt Gaming 1 $0.58
OldSchoolGaming 8 $0.58
Tacoma Games 2 $0.58
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Magic MTG Card Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle Magic MTG Card
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There was a mono-white vampires deck at Pro Tour Ixalan that got a lot of press, and you better believe it featured Mavren Fein, Dusk Apostle.

#5: Champion of Rhonas

Mid
Low
 Champion of Rhonas
$0.46
$0.16
Store QTY Price  
Tylers CCGs 2 $0.18
OldSchoolGaming 4 $0.20
Thegamingbear 1 $0.20
Tier Zero Gaming 8 $0.21
Graham Collectables 1 $0.21
Mulligans Gaming 5 $0.21
Card-Collecting 12 $0.22
OldSchoolGaming 8 $0.22
The Portal Comics 1 $0.22
Card-Collecting 5 $0.23
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Magic MTG Card Champion of Rhonas Magic MTG Card
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Next up is Champion of Rhonas, and, uh… yeah! I couldn't find a deck that plays this card. Anywhere. So, uh… if you know who's playing Champion of Rhonas, let me know in the comments!

#4: Opt

Mid
Low
 Opt
$0.30
$0.05
Store QTY Price  
Twooey Gaming 4 $0.05
Campus Cards & Games 2 $0.08
Campus Cards & Games 4 $0.08
MindGamezTN 4 $0.08
gemwest 1 $0.09
Cheese Boy Cards 2 $0.10
UnderTheBridgeToys 1 $0.10
Alternate Universes 20 $0.10
Cardboard Castle 1 $0.10
oldschoolmtgwizard 1 $0.10
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Opt, however—it seems like everyone's playing Opt. And why not? Just like Chart a Course, it's a good rate for what it does, but unlike Chart a Course, it slots into far more blue decks.

#3: God-Pharaoh's Gift

Mid
Low
 God-Pharaoh's Gift
$0.94
$0.39
Store QTY Price  
Zone ComicsGames 1 $0.39
MindGamezTN 4 $0.40
WuxingGaming 1 $0.40
Neff O Matic 4 $0.40
JabbaTheStorefrontt 3 $0.42
The MTG Collective 2 $0.42
VGMX Magic 3 $0.43
Untapped Riches 3 $0.44
The Game Shoppe 4 $0.45
The End Games 4 $0.47
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Magic MTG Card God-Pharaoh's Gift Magic MTG Card
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A white-blue God-Pharaoh's Gift deck finished second at Pro Tour Ixalan, getting narrowly beaten out by Seth Manfield and his horde of Glint-Sleeve Siphoners. All weekend, Pascal Maynard dunked on fools out of nowhere with Refurbish plus God-Pharaoh's Gift, and buyers wanted to recreate that magic themselves.

#2: Merfolk Branchwalker

Mid
Low
 Merfolk Branchwalker
$1.59
$0.94
Store QTY Price  
The Deck Box 1 $0.94
The Dungeon Games 2 $0.98
Viking Bros 1 $0.99
TheGreathearted 1 $0.99
PureAlphaGaming 1 $0.99
Buy a Win 1 $1.00
Like a Boss 1 $1.00
Urzas Toybox 3 $1.00
Academy 2 $1.00
KnG collectibles 1 $1.13
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Magic MTG Card Merfolk Branchwalker Magic MTG Card
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Merfolk Branchwalker continues to sell well—the blue-green merfolk deck is still novel, and Merfolk Branchwalker itself is pretty cheap.

#1: Unclaimed Territory

Mid
Low
 Unclaimed Territory
$1.99
$1.00
Store QTY Price  
dgenerationnext 1 $1.00
Academy 8 $1.00
Joauko Cards 2 $1.15
JBsmagicplus 1 $1.20
Graham Collectables 1 $1.20
Starthread Games 1 $1.22
Rex Yofays Deals 2 $1.25
getadeal 1 $1.40
Cardboard Cantrips 1 $1.40
FromMemory 1 $1.45
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Magic MTG Card Unclaimed Territory Magic MTG Card
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However, the number-one seller this week is Unclaimed Territory. It features prominently in the five-color Humans deck that's been popping up in Modern, but that deck isn't driving this many sales all by itself. Unclaimed Territory is a testament to casual players and how much they influence markets.

And that's all we've got for today, but fear not! We do one of these every Monday, rain or shine, and if you liked this, you should subscribe to our YouTube channel. Seth Manfield makes a video every week, and that dude just won a Pro Tour. So yeah. Subscribe!

See you next Monday.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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