6, May, 22

The MTG Marketplace: Biggest Winners, Losers, and Trends of 05/02/22

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This week, multiple cards from Streets of New Capenna shot up in price. Many players misjudged how good they were until they started showing up in decklists over the course of the week.

Welcome to The MTG Marketplace, a weekly article on MTG Rocks where we cover each week’s biggest price spikes and overall market trends.

Weekly Winners

Ledger Shredder

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you might have seen this price spike coming. In Monday’s newsletter, I called Ledger Shredder my #1 spec from Streets of New Capenna.

At the time, the regular art version was less than $1.00 and the extended border version was about $1.50. By Wednesday, the regular art shot up to $9.00 and the extended border to $13.00. People realized how good it was in nearly every format.

Prices are already coming down from the initial burst of hype, as the regular art is now $7.00 but it is unlikely Ledger Shredder will return to its sub-$1.00 days.

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Grand Crescendo

This card is fantastic in Commander. For two mana, Grand Crescendo can save your creatures from a board wipe. But you can also pump a bunch of mana into this spell and make a board full of 1/1 creatures.

The regular art Grand Crescendo went from $5.00 to $18.00 this week and the extended border rose from $5.00 to about $15.00.

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Korvold, Fae-Cursed King

Korvold, Fae-Cursed King | Wizards of the Coast

Korvold started rising in price last week when it hit $15.00. But since then, the card has only become more expensive. Now, it’s about $30.00!

Korvold gained a lot of new toys as a Commander from New Capenna. It is also a big player in Pioneer’s Jund Sacrifice decks.

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Trending UP

Raffine, Scheming Seer

Raffine went from $1.50 to $6.00 this week, as players discovered the power of Ledger Shredder and connive.

More Pioneer Price Movement

Pioneer prices are still rising. I rounded up a few price changes in a dedicated Pioneer article this week, including Shark Typhoon which is now $15.00, and Nykthos which has risen to $30.00.

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Trending Down

The List keeps improving with each set and there were some noteworthy changes to The List with Streets of New Capenna than normal. Neither Twilight Prophet and Zacama had ever been reprinted until The List and were both around $35.00; now, you can pick up either for around $11.00-$13.00.

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