Magic’s secondary market boomed this week. Between new hype for Pioneer and New Capenna spoilers, card prices are shooting up!
Welcome to The MTG Marketplace, a weekly article on MTG Rocks where we cover each week’s biggest price spikes and overall market trends.
Chandra, Dressed to Kill
Chandra is a staple of Mono-Red Aggro strategies in Pioneer. And she occasionally shows up in Modern too, either in Mono-Red Obosh, the Preypiercer decks, or in Prowess decks.
Because of the attention Pioneer gained this week, the regular art Chandra, Dressed to Kill, went from $9.00 to $17.00. The beautiful borderless printing rose from about $15.00 to $20.00.
Many decks, across Magic formats, include a full four copies of Hengegate Pathway. It’s a staple in Standard and Pioneer control strategies like Azorius, Jeskai, and Esper. Additional Pioneer decks that use the Pathway include Esper Greasefang and Bant Spirits. That’s why, this week, it went from $7.00 to about $15.00.
Here is yet another Pioneer card that went up in value this week. Arclight Phoenix rose from $5.00 to $10.00.
If you’re curious why there’s so much attention for Pioneer this week, I suggest you check out my article, The Pioneer Format Just Rose From the Grave – Are You Ready to Play?
The price of this card just keeps going up. At the time of writing, Temporal Trespass is about $23.00-$25.00.
Temporal Trespass had a few price spikes around the release date of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty because it is a staple inside Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow, Commander decks which gained new support from the set.
But this week, Temporal Trespass actually rose because of Pioneer, as it Izzet Phoenix decks commonly play the card.
Otawara, Soaring City
Players didn’t hype up Otawara as much as Boseiju, Who Endures, but it’s been slowly gaining popularity and in price. A few weeks ago, Otawara was about $5.00. But now the legendary channel land is about $10.00 for the regular art, while the borderless version is about $17.00.
HIdetsugu Consumes All
This Saga card spiked in price a few weeks ago, going from $2.00 to $11.00. But since then, the hype for Hidetsugu Consumes All died down. Now, the card is available for around $5.00.
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