Wizards of the Coast releases Magic: The Gathering sets with new cards and mechanics each year. New cards increase MTG's available card pool for players across Commander, Modern, and other MTG formats. Undoubtedly, synergies can arise between old and new-to-MTG cards. Revisiting old planes like Innistrad and Kamigawa may increase the number of synergy opportunities too.
When synergies occur, older cards tend to spike in price as heightened player demand drives purchases of available copies. Individuals usually purchase available copies until a new price point stabilizes. While buying a copy of a card ensures a player has it in their deck, that decision has financial risks.
My article " "covers three risks associated with purchasing an MTG card during a price spike. Each risk can potentially decrease the average market value of a card. Also, I provide tips for analyzing a price spike that may save you money when purchasing a card.
Streets of New Capenna is now available worldwide in paper and digital form. The set's flavor shows through unique card treatments, including golden age treatments, art deco, gilded foil, and foil-etched. Exciting planeswalkers, legendary creatures, and shard-colored spells offer players new gameplay experiences.
The article, The 10 Most Expensive Cards in Streets of New Capenna, highlights the ten most expensive regular version cards in New Capenna heading into the set's global release date. While some foil-etched mythic rares are fetching $50-$100 per copy, alternative regular versions are available for lower prices. If you are interested to know where Spara's Headquarters landed on the list or if Bootleggers' Stash reached 1st place, this article is for you.
Streets of New Capenna, Magic: The Gathering's 2022 spring Standard set, introduces players to a metropolis full of glitz, glamour, and danger lurking in the shadows. New Capenna is a set centered around the five color shards. The five families vying for control of Halo in New Capenna represent each of the color shards.
Besides Wizards of the Coast adding new Triomes to MTG, New Capenna contains other exciting shard-colored cards. Also, combo enablers found in New Capenna's main set and Commander decks offer players new gameplay experiences and deckbuilding options. Some of New Capenna's enablers caused a buying frenzy and price spikes for older cards.
In the article, Which Cards Spiked Because of Streets of New Capenna? I highlight some of the new synergizes and price spikes caused by New Capenna cards. Check out the article to see which overlooked cards from MTG's past sets increased substantially in value.
Magic; The Gathering's 2022 Challenger Decks released on April 1st 2022. The precon decks provide an affordable entry point to building Mono-White Aggro, Dimir Control, Gruul Stompy, and Rakdos Vampires for Standard. All four decks contain playable Standard cards and hold an estimated value (EV) above the expected MSRP.
In addition to buying Challenger Decks as a sealed product, players may opt to pick up reprinted singles at a discount. Typically Challenger Decks provide an influx of supply for in-demand singles, thus driving their average market prices lower. My latest article, Challenger Deck 2022 Buyer's Guide, found on TCGplayer Infinite covers some of the best buys for players interested in building Standard or Pioneer decks. Don't miss out on the chance to purchase Den of the Bugbear, Goldspan Dragon, and other powerful cards at 20-75% off.
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