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
$0.07
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.07
MTG Strategist 3 $0.10
MAC Games ET 1 $0.10
Kards by Koopa 1 $0.11
MTG Rares 10 $0.13
Lions Eye 1 $0.15
Heros Ink 7 $0.15
Games to Die For 1 $0.20
NEPA Gaming 22 $0.21
Inspired 1 $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
$0.24
$0.03
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 6 $0.03
FORC Arizona 1 $0.07
GCHobbies 4 $0.09
MAC Games ET 1 $0.10
IDeal808 121 $0.10
GordonsGames 5 $0.10
Mindarch 1 $0.10
BudgetFriendlyMagic 3 $0.10
Magic Mana Vault 1 $0.10
jestercapscards 1 $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
$2.47
Store QTY Price  
Serenity Games 1 $2.47
Strategic Durdling 1 $2.95
IMP Gaming 2 $3.00
TheGreathearted 2 $3.25
NEPA Gaming 2 $3.43
A+ Comics 2 $3.44
ShopOfMagic 1 $3.44
Tornado Alley MTG 1 $3.44
The Gamer's Haven 1 $3.47
Stifle Gaming 2 $3.49
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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
$0.74
$0.25
Store QTY Price  
Prof Bonds Emporium 1 $0.25
Well Of Ideas 2 $0.33
Classic CardMart 2 $0.33
Vensers Journal 1 $0.34
Gators Stock 1 $0.34
This Magic World 3 $0.40
Poke E Mana 1 $0.40
Lionheart Gaming Co 1 $0.40
Gateway Gaming 2 $0.41
StigersBGG 4 $0.41
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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
$2.16
$0.35
Store QTY Price  
Bulk Man 1 $0.35
A Sassins Guild 1 $0.81
MAC Games ET 1 $0.99
Tacoma Games 1 $1.11
EightBitGames 1 $1.15
Lionheart Gaming Co 3 $1.22
OldSchoolGaming 8 $1.25
Gilt Leaf Games 1 $1.25
Showtime Cards 10 $1.25
PageThreesGamezone 1 $1.25
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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
$1.61
$0.21
Store QTY Price  
Erics Card Shop 1 $0.47
Rex Yofays Deals 1 $0.49
Toymo 1 $0.50
Kards by Koopa 1 $0.69
OldSchoolGaming 1 $0.89
pastro 1 $0.94
MagicFortheWin 1 $0.97
ChucktownJayMTG 1 $0.99
ShuffleShuffle Games 1 $0.99
A Sassins Guild 1 $1.00
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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
$0.65
$0.12
Store QTY Price  
Warblade 1 $0.12
Campus Cards & Games 3 $0.22
The Gypsies Den 1 $0.37
Unleash The Beast 1 $0.38
Card Games Gallore 1 $0.38
Dice Addiction Pro 12 $0.39
Common Ground Games 9 $0.39
OneStop Collectibles 1 $0.41
ZombeemikesCards 1 $0.41
The Gamers' Niche 4 $0.42
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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
$0.29
$0.04
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.04
MTG Rares 5 $0.05
A Sassins Guild 1 $0.05
Crypt of Agadeem 2 $0.05
Poke E Mana 2 $0.05
Classic CardMart 2 $0.05
Mythic Realm Games 9 $0.05
Yiz Games 478 $0.05
Yiz Games 4 $0.06
Nerd Merch 7 $0.06
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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
$0.50
$0.06
Store QTY Price  
Gators Stock 1 $0.06
LegionsGames 28 $0.08
Thorner's Gaming 6 $0.10
MAC Games ET 1 $0.10
ShuffleShuffle Games 17 $0.10
Puderug Games 4 $0.12
Domhain 2 $0.13
Mind Sculpt Games 136 $0.14
AWildCardShopAppears 2 $0.14
Kubas Store 2 $0.14
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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
$3.49
$1.73
Store QTY Price  
Mindsight Gaming 1 $2.78
CardsIDontNeed 2 $2.90
Showtime Cards 5 $2.96
DeadPixel 4 $2.99
Play More Games 12 $3.00
Odyssey Games, LLC 5 $3.00
JYost Collection 1 $3.00
Mad Mikes Emporium 3 $3.00
MonkeysGaming 6 $3.00
Misguided Rage Games 8 $3.00
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Magic MTG Card Forest Magic MTG Card
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#4: Plains

Mid
Low
 Plains
$2.50
$1.53
Store QTY Price  
Misguided Rage Games 7 $1.75
Get Decked 1 $1.75
Crypt of Agadeem 1 $1.75
MonkeysGaming 5 $1.85
Heros Ink 1 $1.95
tilt n scoop 6 $1.97
MTG Rares 3 $1.98
The Gamer's Haven 1 $1.99
Buy Sell PLAY 4 $2.00
Cryptic Card Store 1 $2.00
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Magic MTG Card Plains Magic MTG Card
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#3: Island

Mid
Low
 Island
$4.19
$3.04
Store QTY Price  
Ye Olde Spells 3 $3.04
Cryptic Card Store 1 $3.50
MonkeysGaming 6 $3.50
Dice Addiction Pro 1 $3.66
Geek Culture Games 6 $3.68
Herbville 4 $3.70
Mom's Basement Games 6 $3.70
HobbyShopWinterHaven 15 $3.75
Gingersnap Games 15 $3.75
Misguided Rage Games 6 $3.75
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Magic MTG Card Island Magic MTG Card
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#2: Mountain

Mid
Low
 Mountain
$2.75
$1.66
Store QTY Price  
Mad Mikes Emporium 1 $2.00
WinCon Games 6 $2.00
All About Games 1 $2.14
FromMemory 1 $2.20
A+ Comics 2 $2.21
Buy Sell PLAY 5 $2.24
Raiden Games 2 $2.25
Herbville 4 $2.25
Misguided Rage Games 7 $2.25
Crypt of Agadeem 7 $2.25
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Magic MTG Card Mountain Magic MTG Card
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#1: Swamp

Mid
Low
 Swamp
$3.50
$2.38
Store QTY Price  
Project Tabletop 2 $2.50
Claymmdudes Place 1 $2.80
Mom's Basement Games 1 $2.92
Gingersnap Games 1 $2.94
Good Times 1 $2.99
Pacific Planeswalker 2 $2.99
Redhammers 4 $2.99
Buy Sell PLAY 5 $2.99
Misguided Rage Games 7 $3.00
Cryptic Card Store 1 $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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