My latest article, Commander 2021 Buyer's Guide, is now live on TCGplayer Infinite. This week, I highlight synergistic cards for three of the five new commanders featured in Commander 2021 decks. The three featured commanders are:
Artifacts with the Suspend mechanic, like Mox Tantalite and Lotus Bloom, are potent additions for Osgir, the Reconstructor. Players interested in Willowdusk, Essence Seer will want to include the Wall of Blood and Rite of Consumption combo. Anyone interested in doubling tokens with Adrix and Nev, Twincasters should add Doubling Season and Helm of the Host to their decks.
I touch on a couple of other synergistic cards that players will want to consider for Osgir, the Reconstructor, Willowdusk, Essence Seer, and Adrix and Nev, Twincasters. Each new commander offers new card synergizes to experiment with when deck building. Let me know which new Commander you are excited to play!
The Magic: The Gathering 2021 Challenger Decks released on April 2nd, 2021. Each 2021 Challenger Deck includes one or more copies of powerful Standard cards like Embercleave, Skyclave Apparation, and Torbran, Thane of Red Fell. Many players are aware that Challenger Decks provide a great value for players interested in dipping into the Standard format prior to fall rotation.
In my latest TCGplayer Infinite article, What do Challenger Decks Do to Prices?, I discuss how Challenger Decks influence the prices for included singles. Prices for cards that rotate and do not rotate within 6 months can act differently. If you have any interest in MTG finance or playing Standard in 2021, I recommend checking out the article.
My latest article, Selling Sealed - Holiday Gift Edition, is now live on TCGplayer Infinite! This week's article covers all of the Holiday Gift Boxes, Packs, and Bundles since 2012. Did you know Wizards of the Coast released on Holiday Gift Box in the spring for Shadows Over Innistrad? If you want to see why the Throne of Eldraine Holiday Bundle is valued at $65 or have an interest in MTG finance, give it a read.
In the Magic: The Gathering card game, a reprint policy protects cards featured on a Reserved List from being printed again. Iconic cards like Tropical Island, Grim Monolith, and Time Vault are on the Reserved List.
Last year, a renewed interest in Reserved List cards caused prices to skyrocket. Players and investors began purchasing Reserved List cards driving prices to new highs. As a result, prices have climbed to a point where the average player cannot afford or would be unwilling to pay hundreds of dollars for one card.
However, a handful of Reserved List cards have seen alternative options printed over time. Some of these alternative card choices are almost identical to their Reserved List counterpart. One example of this is Fork and Reverberate.
In my latest article, Three Reserved List Cards with Affordable Alternatives, I highlight three Reserved List cards and their alternative options. Players can purchase some functional reprints for a fraction of the price of their Reserved List equivalent. This article is of particular interest to players looking to include Reserved List cards in decks but turned away from high prices.
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