Top 10 Cards Sold April 9-15, 2018

Feature Article from Jon Corpora
Jon Corpora
4/16/2018 11:01:00 AM
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There's no time to waste. Let's dive right in.

#10: Shielded by Faith

Mid
Low
 Shielded by Faith
$1.39
$0.96
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 9 $0.96
SuperGamesInc 40 $0.97
Pack Fresh Magic 27 $0.98
IDeal808 41 $0.99
MagicCrabs 26 $0.99
Gametraders 1 $0.99
The Collectors 1 $1.00
Mox Mania 51 $1.00
Geekified Mind 4 $1.01
Hastur Games 3 $1.02
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Magic MTG Card Shielded by Faith Magic MTG Card
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Shielded by Faith shoed up in Commander 2015, but since its reprint in Explorers of Ixalan, the card's gotten a lot cheaper.

#9: Tendershoot Dryad

Mid
Low
 Tendershoot Dryad
$0.90
$0.45
Store QTY Price  
MTG Plank 1 $0.45
mtgmintcard 7 $0.49
ChannelFireball 20 $0.49
Piret Barter 1 $0.50
Gaming Place 1 $0.50
BobbysWorldCCG 1 $0.50
ValueMagicCards 1 $0.50
RicksTCG 1 $0.50
Mindsight Gaming 1 $0.50
Tophat Cards 2 $0.50
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Magic MTG Card Tendershoot Dryad Magic MTG Card
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Dominaria's got loads of Saproling synergies, and as much as I hate to say it, Verdant Force just isn't cutting it anymore. Tendershoot Dryad is cheaper, spits out the same amount of Saprolings, and makes them all ginormous.

#8: Aether Hub

Mid
Low
 Aether Hub
$0.87
$0.11
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.14
IDeal808 83 $0.14
MTG Rares 3 $0.15
Limitless Games 1 $0.16
Unlucky Games 3 $0.16
Thorner's Gaming 12 $0.16
Gators Stock 1 $0.16
DragonDenGaming 1 $0.17
Funertia 2 $0.17
Motor City MTG 4 $0.19
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Magic MTG Card Aether Hub Magic MTG Card
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As an avowed Tendo Ice Bridge fan, I like cards like Aether Hub. Executed slightly differently, energy could've been a cool mechanic instead of necessitating two different rounds of Standard bans. Now that three energy cards are banned, the mechanic is in a good spot now. Aether Hub into Glint-Sleeve Siphoner is a beating and likely will be until Kaladesh block rotates out of Standard, but it's not unbeatable.

#7: Unclaimed Territory

Mid
Low
 Unclaimed Territory
$2.56
$1.25
Store QTY Price  
OldSchoolGaming 2 $1.25
JohnnyBCardsComics 1 $1.30
Game Crave 3 $1.35
The Gamer's Haven 1 $1.44
Marldains Menagerie 1 $1.44
Arcadian Marketplace 2 $1.45
Great Escape SV 1 $1.45
Funertia 1 $1.46
jaymz games 4 $1.50
Conquest MTG 1 $1.50
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Magic MTG Card Unclaimed Territory Magic MTG Card
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During last weekend's Grand Prix coverage, former TCGplayer columnist and awesome human being Melissa DeTora pointed out that Modern's five-color human tribal deck wasn't possible before Ixalan. More specifically, the deck wasn't possible before Unclaimed Territory.

#6: Tunnel Ignus

Mid
Low
 Tunnel Ignus
$0.35
$0.09
Store QTY Price  
HatGames 1 $0.09
FORC Arizona 5 $0.10
MTG Rares 10 $0.10
jestercapscards 1 $0.10
Zia Comics 3 $0.11
Roland CCGs 2 $0.11
Gnome Games 1 $0.11
MPYF Games 2 $0.12
Pipe Dream Toys 1 $0.12
Gaming Asylum 2 $0.13
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Magic MTG Card Tunnel Ignus Magic MTG Card
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The card that immediately comes to mind to combo with Tunnel Ignus is Old-Growth Dryads, which doesn't even work. I am not very good at Magic.

#5: Warkite Marauder

Mid
Low
 Warkite Marauder
$1.89
$0.75
Store QTY Price  
Magic Mana Vault 1 $0.75
Vortex Gaming Center 1 $0.79
Nerd Merch 2 $0.90
McNabb Games 1 $0.94
RicksTCG 1 $0.95
KinikkoTCG 1 $0.97
NOLA Magic 1 $0.99
Bowers Castle 1 $1.00
Fabricated Familiar 1 $1.00
Illusion LLC 2 $1.00
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Magic MTG Card Warkite Marauder Magic MTG Card
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Haven't people already started replacing this card with Glint-Nest Crane in God-Pharaoh's Gift decks? Glint-Nest Crane has to be better.

#4: Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle

Mid
Low
Store QTY Price  
ChannelFireball 20 $2.99
The Mana Fix 3 $2.99
NEPA Gaming 2 $3.03
Game Haven MD 4 $3.31
The Wasteland Gaming 8 $3.39
Phoenix Fire Games 4 $3.41
Saved Games Library 2 $3.52
Clover Collectables 3 $3.52
Hastur Games 4 $3.58
Fusion Gaming 4 $3.59
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Magic MTG Card Teshar, Ancestor's Apostle Magic MTG Card
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Teshar is busted in half, powering a bunch of weird infinite loops. I'll have a video about Teshar out later this week (watch out for it on our Twitter, Facebook, and our YouTube channel). Until then, all you get is a decklist.

#3: Goblin Chainwhirler

Mid
Low
 Goblin Chainwhirler
$3.12
$2.47
Store QTY Price  
The Game Hub 2 $2.05
MagicStronghold 2 $2.47
The Mana Fix 2 $2.47
Game Haven MD 4 $2.57
Hastur Games 2 $2.60
NEPA Gaming 1 $2.70
ChannelFireball 20 $2.79
Collector's Cache 4 $2.87
Phoenix Fire Games 4 $2.94
Card Rush 7 $2.95
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Magic MTG Card Goblin Chainwhirler Magic MTG Card
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It's no Ahn-Crop Crasher. Hell, it's not even a Rampaging Ferocidon. However, Goblin Chainwhirler is a goblin, which means that if a goblin deck surfaces in Standard, Goblin Chainwhirler's going to be a key player. Between Skirk Prospector, Goblin Warchief, and Siege-Gang Commander, it's not hard to Foresee a very, very good goblin deck.

#2: Damping Sphere

Mid
Low
 Damping Sphere
$4.52
$3.92
Store QTY Price  
The Mana Fix 8 $3.92
Gametraders 2 $3.93
IDeal808 16 $3.99
Gamescape 2 $4.00
Hastur Games 4 $4.20
Davis Cards & Games 4 $4.20
Clover Collectables 4 $4.24
Frogtown Hobbies 1 $4.24
SuperGamesInc 29 $4.24
OldSchoolGaming 20 $4.25
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Magic MTG Card Damping Sphere Magic MTG Card
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This odd hoser seems tailor-built for Vintage, of all things, shutting down Mishra's Workshop and storm combo decks all in one fell swoop. Damping Sphere is hilarious.

#1: Bomat Courier

Mid
Low
 Bomat Courier
$1.00
$0.44
Store QTY Price  
MTG Rares 10 $0.44
ChannelFireball 50 $0.49
Carls Game Station 1 $0.50
Aggr Cards 1 $0.50
Mayhgen Magic Cards 2 $0.50
Cards On TapLLC 3 $0.50
Free Logs 1 $0.50
CB MTG CARDS 1 $0.50
ThominatorCards 12 $0.50
Magic Fellows 1 $0.55
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Magic MTG Card Bomat Courier Magic MTG Card
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Bomat Courier was our best-selling card by a wide margin last week, so I did a little digging. Since the Challenger decks were released (two of the four contain four copies of Bomat Courier), the price of Bomat Courier has gone down roughly 50%. I'd say we haven't found the bottom of Bomat Courier's price range yet—more are yet to flood the market—but a drastically reduced price point has sparked new interest in Bomat Courier. Plus, it's a really good card.

See you next time.

Jon Corpora
(pronounced ca-pora)
@feb31st




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