Top 10 Cards Sold November 27-December 3, 2017

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
12/4/2017 11:01:00 AM
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Hello, internet! I'm Jon Corpora, Managing Editor of magic.tcgplayer.com, and these are the best-selling cards of the past week. Let's get into it.

#14: Thought Scour

Mid
Low
 Thought Scour
$0.36
$0.14
Store QTY Price  
Heros Ink 10 $0.15
ChaosGames and More 3 $0.15
TheGreathearted 1 $0.18
Gnome Games 4 $0.20
gacollectables 10 $0.20
Krazy Kidz Gaming 1 $0.20
Gamers Arsenal 6 $0.20
Buy Sell PLAY 2 $0.20
MPYF Games 3 $0.22
Givens Magic Store 3 $0.22
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Magic MTG Card Thought Scour Magic MTG Card
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Before Iconic Masters, Thought Scour hadn't been printed since 2014, and since it's a key part of a couple Modern decks, demand for it is high. Now that there's a reprint, players can finally get their hands on this delve-enabling, graveyard-filling card.

#13: Lightning Strike

Mid
Low
 Lightning Strike
$0.19
$0.07
Store QTY Price  
FORC Arizona 1 $0.07
The Baird Necessity 1 $0.07
MTG Rares 1 $0.07
IDeal808 93 $0.09
Full Grip Games 3 $0.09
Gametraders 8 $0.10
Gauntlet Gaming 4 $0.10
Dragons 11 $0.10
Pipe Dream Toys 1 $0.10
MagicDragon 67 $0.10
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Magic MTG Card Lightning Strike Magic MTG Card
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Lightning Strike's been near the top of our best-sellers since Ixalan came out. The fact that it was in an Invitational-winning Temur Energy deck puts it over the top this week.

#12: Mishra's Bauble

Mid
Low
 Mishra's Bauble
$4.49
$3.00
Store QTY Price  
MTG Things & Stuff 2 $3.00
Bane Alley Magic 1 $3.00
Artanes Card Shop 1 $3.01
OmahaMTG321 1 $3.35
TKs CardsnComics 2 $3.50
Watan Okomi 2 $3.50
Tabernacle MTG 4 $3.56
Panther Den 1 $3.56
Game Day Hobbies 3 $3.59
Mulligans Gaming 1 $3.63
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Magic MTG Card Mishra's Bauble Magic MTG Card
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Like an extreme version of Thought Scour, Mishra's Bauble was in short supply and high demand. Thanks to its appearance in Iconic Masters, now everyone can afford to play a 56-card deck.

#11: Kitesail Freebooter

Mid
Low
 Kitesail Freebooter
$0.97
$0.45
Store QTY Price  
Dragon Mom Cards 1 $0.45
GINGERandSPRUCE 1 $0.45
TwoBGames 4 $0.49
Buy a Win 2 $0.50
PhaseOneComics 2 $0.50
Andys Place 1 $0.50
Toymo 1 $0.50
Brightskull 1 $0.51
Pipe Dream Toys 15 $0.55
At Ease Games 2 $0.58
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Magic MTG Card Kitesail Freebooter Magic MTG Card
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I don't know how big the margins are on uncommons, but if you can pick them up for close to nothing, they are remarkably easy to move. Kitesail Freebooter has been a reliable seller for months.

#10: Unclaimed Territory

Mid
Low
 Unclaimed Territory
$1.95
$0.70
Store QTY Price  
CoalitionVictoryGals 1 $0.89
Skullclampers 3 $0.94
MCB Toledo 1 $1.00
Shivanite Sales 1 $1.00
dgenerationnext 1 $1.00
KGs Cards 3 $1.00
Joauko Cards 2 $1.15
GameT1me 3 $1.19
MagicFortheWin 1 $1.20
Graham Collectables 1 $1.20
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Magic MTG Card Unclaimed Territory Magic MTG Card
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Same with Unclaimed Territory. I will say that it helps that these cards are great in Modern too.

#9: Merfolk Branchwalker

Mid
Low
 Merfolk Branchwalker
$1.73
$0.84
Store QTY Price  
sts mtg 1 $0.84
Mulligan City 1 $0.99
TortsTCG 1 $1.00
Wonderland Market 1 $1.00
KGs Cards 2 $1.00
Like a Boss 1 $1.00
Buy a Win 1 $1.00
Upfront magic 1 $1.14
Dadandavasshop 1 $1.14
Anox Gaming 1 $1.15
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Magic MTG Card Merfolk Branchwalker Magic MTG Card
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You can definitely lump in Merfolk Branchwalker in with these. It's a good, tribal card, but its role in the new blue-green Merfolk Modern deck put it over the top.

#8: Faerie Miscreant

Mid
Low
 Faerie Miscreant
$0.50
$0.14
Store QTY Price  
Millennium Games 64 $0.14
Graham Collectables 9 $0.20
Games to Die For 9 $0.22
Magical Magic Shop 1 $0.28
Chicago Style Gaming 5 $0.29
GatewayMTG 2 $0.30
Graham Collectables 2 $0.30
Ascendance Gaming 1 $0.30
MagicDragon 4 $0.30
Magical Magic Shop 1 $0.32
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Magic MTG Card Faerie Miscreant Magic MTG Card
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I'll come clean—I have no clue why Faerie Miscreant, of all things, is selling well. My guess is that players are banking on Rivals of Ixalan supporting either Faeries or Rogues, or people just really like the mono-blue Pauper deck. I have no clue. I'm open to ideas.

#7: Kumena's Speaker

Mid
Low
 Kumena's Speaker
$0.25
$0.03
Store QTY Price  
MTG Plank 2 $0.03
Mulligan Gaming 1 $0.03
Carls Game Station 1 $0.03
Dead Guy Games 20 $0.04
IDeal808 77 $0.04
WizardsLair 3 $0.04
Arrowstar Games 1 $0.04
Heart of the Cards 5 $0.04
Boardlandia 2 $0.04
Deals on Deals 1 $0.04
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Magic MTG Card Kumena's Speaker Magic MTG Card
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Kumena's Speaker, like Merfolk Branchwalker, also plays a huge part in making the blue-green Merfolk deck competitive in Modern.

#6: Opt

Mid
Low
 Opt
$0.38
$0.04
Store QTY Price  
ChaosGames and More 4 $0.04
Twooey Gaming 4 $0.05
XLgotGas 1 $0.05
Buy Sell PLAY 15 $0.09
gemwest 1 $0.09
Full Grip Games 4 $0.09
Full Grip Games 8 $0.10
OverStockedGames 1 $0.10
Cheese Boy Cards 4 $0.10
UnderTheBridgeToys 1 $0.10
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Magic MTG Card Opt Magic MTG Card
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Speaking of competitive in Modern, you can't shake a stick in that format without hitting an Opt these days.

#5: Forest

Mid
Low
 Forest
$3.58
$2.00
Store QTY Price  
JYost Collection 1 $2.00
A+ Comics 1 $2.64
The Game Cave 4 $2.77
Gold Coast Games 4 $2.79
Mulligans Gaming 6 $2.83
Thud and Blunder 2 $2.90
CardsIDontNeed 2 $2.90
TanksMagicalEmporium 2 $2.95
Showtime Cards 7 $2.99
RealmsGames 1 $2.99
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Magic MTG Card Forest Magic MTG Card
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#4: Plains

Mid
Low
 Plains
$2.62
$1.45
Store QTY Price  
LuisC 2 $1.45
Shivanite Sales 1 $1.75
Get Decked 3 $1.75
Table Top Glory 5 $1.85
The Whiz 4 $1.92
TanksMagicalEmporium 3 $1.95
HeyImmaWolf 1 $1.99
Showtime Cards 9 $1.99
Main Street Gaming 1 $1.99
MagicMonstergame 3 $2.00
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Magic MTG Card Plains Magic MTG Card
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#3: Island

Mid
Low
 Island
$4.25
$2.43
Store QTY Price  
House OorTael 1 $2.86
LuisC 3 $2.99
Buy a Win 3 $3.00
Play More Games 1 $3.00
ChaosGames and More 1 $3.25
LogisticGames 22 $3.25
Shivanite Sales 2 $3.25
Project Tabletop 3 $3.47
Odyssey Games, LLC 1 $3.50
Gamers Domain 2 $3.54
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Magic MTG Card Island Magic MTG Card
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#2: Mountain

Mid
Low
 Mountain
$2.84
$1.49
Store QTY Price  
Mad Mikes Emporium 1 $2.00
Common Core Games 1 $2.00
JustDieAlready Cards 1 $2.00
Buy a Win 1 $2.00
FromMemory 1 $2.20
A+ Comics 1 $2.21
Showtime Cards 4 $2.29
Space Cadets Gaming 11 $2.29
Gold Coast Games 2 $2.29
Main Street Gaming 1 $2.30
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Magic MTG Card Mountain Magic MTG Card
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#1: Swamp

Mid
Low
 Swamp
$3.90
$2.26
Store QTY Price  
The Forge 1 $2.26
Thud and Blunder 1 $2.70
Mulligans Gaming 2 $2.87
The Forge 8 $2.98
Pacific Planeswalker 2 $2.99
Redhammers 4 $2.99
Game Nut 5 $3.00
Cryptic Card Store 2 $3.00
HobbyShopWinterHaven 2 $3.00
Mad Mikes Emporium 2 $3.00
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Magic MTG Card Swamp Magic MTG Card
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However, the best-selling cards are pre-sales of the Unstable basics. I expect these cards to be on top of things for a long, long time, so get used to it.

Jon Corpora
pronounced Ca-pora
@feb31st




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