3, Dec, 21

The MTG Marketplace: Biggest Winners, Losers and Trends of 11/29/2021

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There was a lot of market action this week. Modern is booming with several cards seeing massive price spikes this week. A certain Commander exclusive card absolutely skyrocketed in price. And now looks like a good time to pick up zombie cards for EDH.

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

Urza’s Saga

Urza’s Saga got some market attention last week when it jumped from $20.00 to $25.00. But the notorious Saga card has been on the uptick since then. Now, Urza’s Saga is $30.00!

This is one of the most played lands in the Modern format, powering various decks like Affinity, Hammer Time, Food, Amulet Titan, and more. It’s also a Commander powerhouse as it is able to tutor some of the best artifacts in the format (Sol Ring, Mana Crypt, and Mana Vault) directly to the battlefield. The more ubiquitous Urza’s Saga becomes, the more it will go up in price.

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Grim Hireling

At the time of this article, Grim Hireling has almost sold out on TCGPlayer. Grim Hireling was about $3.00 when it was released as an exclusive card within the Planar Portal Commander deck. But at the time of writing, there are only 4 listings left of the regular art version on TCGPlayer, and they’re selling for $12.00! And the extended art Hireling is pushing $20.00.

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Yawgmoth, Thran Physician

Yawgmoth’s been on the financial upswing since the beginning of this week. Yawgmoth is the centerpiece of a powerful Modern combo deck that utilized undying creatures like Geralf’s Messenger to deal infinite damage alongside Yawgmoth.

Yawgmoth is also featured in many sacrifice-themed Commanders like Teysa Karlov, Meren of Clan Nel Toth, and many more.

The Thran Physician has many homes across many formats, and for that reason, it has jumped to almost $30.00.

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Phyrexian Crusader

Wizards of the Coast

Infect placed 4th at Channel Fireball’s Magic Fest in Las Vegas. But it wasn’t the blue-green Infect that many players are familiar with. The deck splashed black for Phyrexian Crusader.

Crusader is particularly good in the current Modern metagame filled with removal spells like Lightning Bolt and Prismatic Ending. In some matchups, it is downright unkillable.

Including Phyrexian Crusader caused the card to spike to almost $25.00 earlier this week. Since then, Phyrexian Crusader looks to be stabilizing around $23.00.

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Hunted Horror

Wizards of the Coast

This price spike is a bit of an oddball. Hunted Horror doubled in price last weekend when a rogue Modern deck tech surfaced from Channel Fireball’s Magic Fest in Las Vegas. The deck utilizes Torpor Orb and similar effects to mitigate the downsides of cards like Hunted Horror. The deck caught a bit of hype on the internet, and consequently, Hunted Horror jumped to almost $16.00.

Weekly Losers

The Zombie Hype is Dying Down

When the Undead Unleashed Commander deck was released alongside Innistrad: Midnight Hunt, zombies were all the rage. Zombies from throughout Magic’s history were spiking in price like crazy because everybody wanted to upgrade their new Commander decks.

Well, the prices for many of those zombies haven’t returned to their pre-hype prices, but they have started to come trend downwards as of late. If you missed out on picking up key zombie pieces, keep your eye out. Cards like Gravecrawler, Relentless Dead, and Lord of the Undead amongst many more are starting to dip back down.

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