24, Dec, 21

The MTG Marketplace: Biggest Winners, Losers and Trends of 12/20/2021

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Following the trend of last week, more Kamigawa cards are increasing in price in anticipation of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty to be released next February. These price spikes should continue to happen as we approach the release of the set. On another note, the most expensive card in Standard has FINALLY fallen in price.

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

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat

Kentaro, the Smiling Cat | Wizards of the Coast

Kentaro jumped from about $2.00 to $5.00-$9.00 depending on condition. Kentaro allows you to ignore the colored casting restrictions for your Samurai spells and instead pay for them entirely with generic mana. This could be relevant if we get lots of multicolored Samurai spells in Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, especially if a 5-colored Samurai Commander is printed.

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Higure, the Still Wind

Higure, the Still Wind | Wizards of the Coast
Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow is the 4th most popular Commander according to EDHREC. And with Kaito Shizuki already spoiled from Neon Dynasty, it looks like we’ll be getting more Ninja support. That’s why Higure, the Still Wind went from $9.00 to about $15.00 for a lightly played copy this week.

If you’re looking for more Ninja cards that have the potential to go up in value, you should check out my Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow Commander Buyer’s Guide.

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Konda, Lord of Eiganjo

Konda, Lord of Eiganjo | Wizards of the Coast

Konda was about $4.00 before Weekly MTG gave us our first look at Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. But this week, Konda is pushing $10.00+. The Lord of Eiganjo is a particularly good card, but the hype for Kamigawa is spreading like wildfire.

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Keep an Eye On

Ink-Eyes Servant of Oni

Ink-Eyes has begun trending up in price for the same reason Higure, the Still Wind has. It’s a common inclusion in Yuriko Commander decks. Expect its price to jump in the weeks approaching Neon Dynasty.

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Weekly Losers

Goldspan Dragon

Goldspan Dragon was the most expensive card in Standard for a long time. If you’re like me, the card’s $40.00 pricetag dissuaded me from playing Standard Izzet decks. But Goldspan is much more reasonably priced now, coming in at about $25.00 at the time of writing.

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