Top 10 Cards Sold November 20-26, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
11/27/2017 11:01:00 AM
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Good morning, good afternoon, good evening, and good night, wherever you happen to be in the world. I'm Jon Corpora, and it's been a minute since I've done one of these, but I'm happy to be back in the saddle. These are the best-selling cards of the past week. Let's get into it.

#10: Herald of Secret Streams

Mid
Low
 Herald of Secret Streams
$0.99
$0.25
Store QTY Price  
CentralCardCade 1 $0.25
Zeferco 1 $0.27
Side Quests 1 $0.30
NCoastCollectorsMall 1 $0.44
MTG Rares 7 $0.47
Kirwan's Game Store 1 $0.48
Gametraders 1 $0.49
Cards On TapLLC 1 $0.50
Triple Towers 1 $0.50
Gigantic Mare Games 2 $0.50
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Herald of Secret Streams Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

One of the hosts of a Magic podcast I listen to had Herald of Secret Streams pegged as a potential contender in Standard during Ixalan preview season. I won't say who it is in order to spare them the embarrassment, but Herald of Secret Streams remains a neat card that is perfectly capable of tearing up Friday Night Magic.

#9: Gifted Aetherborn

Mid
Low
 Gifted Aetherborn
$1.84
$0.55
Store QTY Price  
Graham Collectables 3 $0.55
Kendall Lux 1 $0.60
Vensers Journal 3 $0.60
CaelLaneMagic 2 $0.75
BolasRampStore 1 $0.75
Thegentlemansarmory 1 $0.75
The Battle Garden 1 $0.99
Mtg Closet 1 $1.00
SweetCards 1 $1.00
Iceberg Gaming 8 $1.00
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Magic MTG Card Gifted Aetherborn Magic MTG Card
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The fact that Gifted Aetherborn trades cleanly with all the Bristling Hydras floating around is a point in its favor, and many players are turning to it in their black decks for just that reason.

#8: Aven Mindcensor

Mid
Low
 Aven Mindcensor
$0.69
$0.24
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.24
VintageCollectors 4 $0.25
Black Dog Ent 3 $0.25
Raiden Games 3 $0.25
Corn Coast Comics 1 $0.27
FCG too 1 $0.28
Complex Cards 1 $0.28
CampStrongTCG 1 $0.29
Cards On TapLLC 1 $0.29
ValueMagicCards 1 $0.30
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Magic MTG Card Aven Mindcensor Magic MTG Card
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Modern is littered with decks that bring Aven Mindcensor in post-sideboard. Trust me, wrecking your opponents' fetch-land and getting a 2/1 flier is a great feeling.

#7: Chart a Course

Mid
Low
 Chart a Course
$0.59
$0.25
Store QTY Price  
RitualTCG 1 $0.25
A Sassins Guild 1 $0.25
The Hydra's Lair 1 $0.32
Amazing Games TCG 7 $0.33
Lanes Game Store 5 $0.33
MagicCityMagic 1 $0.34
Geekified Mind 3 $0.34
Kirwan's Game Store 1 $0.35
Piret Barter 1 $0.35
Mythic Realm Games 4 $0.35
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Chart a Course Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

Chart a Course is going to continue to be relevant as long as God-Pharaoh's Gift decks are a thing, and boy howdy are they a thing.

#6: Lightning Helix

Mid
Low
 Lightning Helix
$2.49
$0.70
Store QTY Price  
Cows House 1 $0.70
Raiden Games 2 $1.49
HobbyShopWinterHaven 1 $1.50
Watan Okomi 1 $1.50
jaymz games 2 $1.50
Good Games USA 1 $1.58
Singlecardsales 3 $1.58
RC Hobbies 1 $1.64
Ricks Card Shop 1 $1.65
Clover Collectables 1 $1.65
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Lightning Helix Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

Remember that time they attached a Lightning Helix to a 4/5 trampler for four mana and no one played it? No, you don't remember, because that card is totally nuts and everyone played it. Lightning Helix is pretty good too.

#5: Thran Dynamo

Mid
Low
 Thran Dynamo
$3.36
$1.93
Store QTY Price  
RitualTCG 1 $1.93
Mikelangelos Portal 1 $1.93
Karge Ventures 1 $1.95
Moore Randm Games 1 $1.95
Tonys Stars 1 $2.21
Orzhov Midriff 1 $2.50
Krazy Kidz Gaming 1 $2.50
Comics Elite 1 $2.50
Evo Mtg 1 $2.60
MTG Mint Singles 2 $2.75
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Thran Dynamo Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

When it was in Standard, Thran Dynamo won back-to-back World Championships in the hands of Kai Budde and Jon Finkel. That's just good pedigree.

#4: Mishra's Bauble

Mid
Low
 Mishra's Bauble
$4.70
$2.96
Store QTY Price  
RocknCards 1 $2.96
Fabricated Familiar 1 $2.97
The magic den 1 $3.00
Raiden Games 1 $3.25
LotusBox 1 $3.25
Bedlam TCG 1 $3.50
Watan Okomi 2 $3.50
AM Cards 2 $3.50
Moonbase Market 1 $3.64
Nemesis Games 1 $3.65
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Magic MTG Card Mishra's Bauble Magic MTG Card
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Now that Mishra's Bauble isn't a bajillion dollars anymore, the card is selling like hotcakes. Its pricetag will bottom out soon and then start to slowly creep back up over a long stretch of time, as uncommons from Masters sets tend to do.

#3: Kitesail Freebooter

Mid
Low
 Kitesail Freebooter
$0.76
$0.25
Store QTY Price  
MobileMagic 5 $0.43
Don Palabras 2 $0.43
Epic Worlds andGames 1 $0.44
Lanes Game Store 5 $0.44
Gators Stock 2 $0.44
Big Daddy Games LLC 1 $0.44
Blazing Sales 2 $0.44
MagicFortheWin 1 $0.45
Magic Base 1 $0.45
Purple Pyromancer 2 $0.45
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Kitesail Freebooter Magic MTG Card
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Kitesail Freebooter's seen play all over the map in Standard thanks to its aggressive, disruptive nature and low price tag.

#2: Unclaimed Territory

Mid
Low
 Unclaimed Territory
$2.50
$1.30
Store QTY Price  
JohnnyBCardsComics 1 $1.30
Marldains Menagerie 1 $1.44
Great Escape SV 1 $1.45
Funertia 1 $1.46
CentralCardCade 1 $1.47
Mythic Realm Games 8 $1.50
Conquest MTG 1 $1.50
jaymz games 4 $1.50
CDC Games 1 $1.50
Rivertown Comics 5 $1.51
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Unclaimed Territory Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

I always used to say that Unclaimed Territory's sales was a testament to the power of casual cards, but the card sees so much play in Modern that that's no longer the case.

#1: Opt

Mid
Low
 Opt
$0.68
$0.14
Store QTY Price  
Vensers Journal 4 $0.14
Gators Stock 1 $0.14
Free Logs 4 $0.15
MTG Rares 2 $0.19
Thorner's Gaming 32 $0.20
Amazing Games TCG 7 $0.20
Blazing Sales 1 $0.20
Heros Ink 1 $0.20
Crypt of Agadeem 8 $0.20
Purple Pyromancer 5 $0.20
Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card Opt Magic MTG Card
Magic MTG Card

But the best-selling card for what feels like the billionth week in a row is Opt! Seeing more cards for a small amount of mana is good, it seems.

That's it for this week. See you next time.

Jon Corpora
Pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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