This week, the MTG market experienced some of the most movement since Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty was released. In several cases, the excitement for new Kamigawa Commanders caused players to nearly buy out several cards from online vendors.
Welcome to The MTG Marketplace, a weekly article on MTG Rocks where we cover each week’s biggest price spikes and overall market trends.
Hallowed Haunting began trending upwards in price last week, as I predicted in my newsletter, but this week it absolutely exploded in price. It shot up from $8.00 to nearly $25.00 as the card has practically sold out across all online vendors. At the time of writing, there are only 15 listings left on TCGPlayer.
As new listings of Hallowed Haunting are posted in response to this price spike, I expect the card to go back down in price a little bit. But I highly doubt Hallowed Haunting will fall back to its days of being $5.00. This card has become a new chase mythic rare from Innistrad: Crimson Vow.
Unwinding Clock doubled in price this week, going from $10.00 to $20.00. This price movement is a reaction to Shorikai, Genesis Engine, a new artifact Commander from the Buckle Up preconstructed Commander deck. Unwinding Clock allows you to untap Shorikai and use its card-drawing ability on each player’s turn.
Hero of Bladehold
You might remember Hero of Bladehold from last week’s Marketplace article when it jumped from $8.00 to $14.00. But Hero of Bladehold didn’t stop there. This week the card is up to about $20.00. This price movement shows how popular Isshin, Two Heavens as One will be in Commander.
Here’s yet another card that went up in price as a direct response to a new Commander from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. Retether jumped from $7.00 to $14.00 based on the demand of Light-Paws, Emperor’s Voice Commander players.
Mindleech Mass & Blightsteel Colossus
Both Mindleech Mass and Blightsteel Colossus spiked in price earlier this week. Since then, both cards continued to rise. Mindleech Mass is now $12.00 and Blightsteel Colossus is about $75.00.Satoru Umezawa is currently the second most popular Commander from Neon Dynasty according to EDHREC. The popularity of this Commander is driving up the prices for its surrounding cast.
As I predicted in this week’s newsletter, Aurelia’s Fury went up in price. It was $1.00. But at the time of writing it is about $3.00.
I think this card has a little more room to grow due to its few printings and the popularity of Hinata, Dawn-Crowned.