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31, Jan, 23

Most Valuable MTG Product Ever Sells Out Before Release

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Promising the beginning to the end of the Phyrexian Arc, Phyrexia: All Will Be One is one of the most anticipated MTG sets in years. With incredible story moments, mechanics, and Compleated Planeswalkers, the set is definitely one to remember. Keen to cash in on all of this excitement, Phyrexia: All Will Be One is also one of the most collectible MTG sets in recent years. Alongside the traditional smorgasbord of products, Phyrexia: All Will Be One includes a plethora of new and enticing chase offerings. These include six different art treatments of Elesh Norn, Mother of Machies, as well as brand new products. Promising incredible value for their MSRP, one of the most anticipated products has already sold out entirely months before release.

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition

Phyrexia: All Will Be One Compleat Edition

Launching shortly after the set itself on March 3rd, the Bundle: Compleat Edition is a new frontier for MTG products. Offering the only way to get Oil Slick Raised Foil cards, this bundle is somewhat controversial but nonetheless expected to be popular. Retailing for $80, the Bundle: Compleat Edition promised seriously compelling value alongside the unique art treatment. So much so, in fact, that it’s practically a no-brainer to purchase this product if you had $80 to spare. Judging by preorder prices for the Oil Slick Raised Foil mythic cards alone, MTG players could make their money back in an instant. 

An Oil Slick Raised Foil copy of Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines, for instance, last sold for an insane $299.98 on TCGplayer. While this is pre-order pricing, this card alone already accounts for 374% of the box! Should your Bundle: Compleat Edition also contain a mythic like Drivnod, Carnage Dominus ($149.99), then you’re making $369.88 profit. On top of these two mythic cards, the Bundle: Compleat Edition also contains 10 Set Boosters, further increasing profit. As if that wasn’t enough, each Bundle: Compleat Edition also contains 10 Oil Slick Raised Foil lands. Priced at almost $5 each, this box contains at least $50 of value from land alone. 

With all this value on offer, it’s no wonder that MTG players were keen to purchase Bundle: Compleat Edition. This demand has led to skyrocketing prices, soaring almost three times over the original MSRP. What was once a compelling $80 deal now sells for nearly $240 on TCGplayer. That is, the Bundle: Compleat Edition did sell for that price. Following players’ immense interest, the Bundle: Compleat Edition is now sold out on both Amazon and TCGplayer.

Too Good to Be True

Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines
Elesh Norn, Mother of Machines | Phyrexia: All Will Be One

According to current pre-order pricing, it’s impossible not to make money purchasing a Bundle: Compleat Edition for the $80 MSRP. Even the worst two mythics you could receive, Capricious Hellraiser and Tyrranax Rex, are both worth over $55 each. As you might expect, because of this, MTG players have been purchasing these bundles wherever they can be found. Subsequently, according to users of the r/MTGFinance subreddit, such as u/throwawaynumber53, practically every retailer imaginable is sold out. 

“It’s wild to see a standard product like this sold out, but right now I legit can’t find any way to buy one but on the secondary market. My LGS is sold out, Amazon is sold out, and all the major LGS retailers are sold out too.”


While the Bundle: Compleat Edition currently promises an instant minimum $217.94 value, many players don’t expect this to last. Reddit user u/nd4287, for instance, noted that despite their own interest, these pre-order prices are far too good. Similarly, continuing in their earlier comment, u/throwawaynumber53 posited that while there is genuine interest in the Oil Slick Raised Foil Treatment, the prices can’t last.

“I have liked these a lot and have preordered as I wanted some oil slick cards for myself, but with all the hype I’m starting to get the feeling value on these is going to crash and people buying into the hype are going to get burned.” 


“It seems like the market is anticipating that the oil slick will be unique enough to claim some actual premium vs. the half-dozen other treatments available in draft/set/collector boosters. Currently, the lowest TCGPlayer price for an oil-slick mythic is $57.89, which means that on release, every single bundle would pay for itself if you could offload immediately. That will obviously not last.” 


Ultimately, depending on the print run for the Bundle: Compleat Edition, the prices of these mythic cards may crash hard. With two Oil Slick Raised Foil mythic cards in every Bundle: Compleat Edition, a print-to-demand supply will see prices plummet. Should this print strategy be in place Oil Slick Raised Foil cards could even be cheaper than their non-foil counterparts. On the other hand, if the Bundle: Compleat Edition is a limited-run product, it’s possible prices may soar even higher. Out of the myriad card styles available within Phyrexia: All Will Be One, the Oil Slick Raised Foils certainly appear to be the favorite. 

Dangerously Good Value

Oil Slick Raised Foil Land
Oil Slick Raised Foil Land | Phyrexia: All Will Be One

For better or worse, Wizards of the Coast has not yet announced the availability of the Phyrexia: All Will Be One Bundle: Compleat Edition. Subsequently, if you wish to be hopeful, it’s entirely possible that there may be a second print run. Even if more of this product is released, however, it seems incredibly unlikely that you’d be able to acquire one for MSRP. After all, the massively inflated $239.99 price on TCGplayer isn’t actually a bad deal. Despite the potential for incredible instant value, we’re extremely wary of this product. Pre-order prices may be absolutely insane. However, there’s no guarantee they’ll remain this high. With the unofficial launch of Phyrexia: All Will Be One later this week, it may only be a matter of time before prices tumble. 

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