This week, the market is responding to an extra, holiday spoiler card from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty. The singular card had big implications for the upcoming set, and several cards spiked in price because of it.
Welcome to The MTG Marketplace, a weekly article on MTG Rocks where we cover each week’s biggest price spikes and overall market trends.
A spoiled Kamigawa card caused Blightsteel Colossus to Spike last weekend. Satoru Umezawa was spoiled on Christmas Eve, and it didn’t take players long to figure out the one-two combo between the new Ninja and Blightsteel Colossus.
The synergy between Colossus and Umezawa caused Blightsteel to reach $40.00 at the beginning of the week. But since then, the card is now pushing $45.00.
If you’re interested in playing Satoru Umezawa in Commander, check out our Commander deck guide.
Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow
Yuriko, the Tiger’s Shadow TRIPLED in price this week! It did so for a similar reason that Blightsteel Colossus did: Satoru Umezawa, or rather what Umezawa implies for Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.
We already knew there was a good chance for Ninja support when Kaito Shizuki was spoiled, but now that Umezawa has been spoiled, we know the ninjutsu mechanic is making a return. That means big buffs are coming to Yuriko Commander players and is why Yuriko is now about $20.00.
Phyrexian Crusader received a burst of market attention a few weeks ago. But since its initial price spike, the robust, infect creature has continued trending up in price.
At the time of writing, there are only 25 listings for Phyrexian Crusader left on TCGPlayer. And since its last major price spike, it has gone from $25.00 to about $30.00+.
The Meathook Massacre
The Meathook Massacre has officially taken the crown as the most expensive card from Innistrad: Midnight Hunt. For a while, Meathook was competing with Wrenn and Seven as the chase mythic of the set. But Wrenn took a dip in play in the Standard format, and consequently a dip in price. Meanwhile, The Meathook Massacre has shown its popularity in Commander, which as you can see in the graph below, reflects in the recent boost in its monetary value.
Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni
Based on all sorts of Kamigawa cards going up in value recently, I mentioned in last week’s MTG Marketplace article, that players should keep an eye on Ink-Eyes, Servant of Oni. Ink-Eyes was about $20.00 going into last weekend.
But if you look at TCGPlayer now, the number of listings for Ink-Eyes is shrinking quickly. As the supply for the card has gone down, the price has gone up. Now, Ink-Eyes is about $25.00+.
Brazen Borrower was one of the most played cards during its time in Standard. But ever since it rotated out of Standard, its price has been on the decline.
But because of this, you can pick up a Brazen Borrower (regular art) for its all-time low of about $10.00! That’s an amazing deal considering this card sees play across formats.