On October 30th, 2019, Wizards of the Coast announced Commander Collection: Green. The announcement came about a year away from the product's release on December 4th, 2020. This product will contain eight green cards playable in the Commander format. WOTC gave some hints about the collection such as many of the cards refer to popular legends and card artwork. With this information, along with known product releases in 2020, I will try to predict the eight cards featured in the collection.
Narrowing Card Options
The Commander Collection: Green is a similar product to the Signature Spellbook series. The recently released Chandra: Signature Spellbook contains eight cards related to the Planeswalker. Players can purchase a Chandra: Signature Spellbook for around $20.00. WOTC has historically reprinted cards with a combined market value above the retail price for Signature Spellbooks. Upon the initial announcement of the Chandra: Signature Spellbook, my estimated total market value for all eight cards was $50.00. This equates to a 60% premium over the asking price for the Chandra: Signature Spellbook. Using this information, I will assume that the total market value of the eight cards in Commander Collection: Green is $50.00. WOTC is selling a non-foil and foil version of the Commander Collection: Green. I foresee the foil version's retail price could be double the non-foil version. Using this assumption, I predict the non-foil version retail price is $20.00 and the foil version is $40.00.
I believe there are themes that WOTC may not include in the Commander Collection: Green. Since this product is not themed like Signature Spellbooks, I believe WOTC will exclude green Planeswalkers and any related cards. For example, WOTC may not include Nissa, Vital Force, or cards related to her like Nissa's Renewal. However, cards featuring Nissa in the artwork, such as Splendid Reclamation, could receive new artwork. I also think WOTC may exclude legendary creatures from the collection. Commander Legends seems like a better opportunity to offer non-foil and foil versions of popular green legendary creatures.
1. Beastmaster Ascension
I am predicting Beastmaster Ascension will be in the Commander Collection: Green. The original card artwork depicts a group of tigers being controlled by a shaman or druid. The new artwork featuring Yisan has some similarities with Beast Ascension. Additionally, the card's market value floats around $3.50. Considering Beastmaster Ascension is a top 50 green card according to EDHREC, I believe this is an easy inclusion for WOTC.
2. Seedborn Muse
I believe Seedborn Muse is the card assigned with the artwork featuring an Azusa headpiece. A hint was given that the creature in the artwork is not from Kamigawa. The artwork also features a plant growing from the ground. Seedborn Muse is around a $10.00 card even after a reprint in Commander 2019. In addition, it is a top 50 green card on EDHREC.
3. Eternal Witness
Eternal Witness is a top-five green card on EDHREC. I believe the most played Commander cards in green are easy inclusions in Commander Collection: Green. Even with a Mystery Booster reprinting, Eternal Witness sells for about $4.50. I do not think the Eternal Witness inclusion in Full Sleeves: the Tattoo Pack Secret Lair is a factor for ruling it out.
4. Nature's Lore
The collection would not be complete without at least one ramp spell. With cultivate reprinted in Core 2021, I believe they will include a different ramp spell. A foil printing of Nature's Lore would be exciting for Commander players. Nature's Lore is generic enough that WOTC could tie the artwork to a popular green legendary creature like Ezuri, Renegade Leader, or Titania, Protector of Argoth. With a current market price around $4.00, Nature's Lore would be a great choice for WOTC.
5. Green Sun's Zenith
Green Sun's Zenith is a powerful spell played in many Commander decks. Unfortunately, it has not seen a reprint since Eternal Masters. Green Sun's Zenith is played in over 20,000 decks on EDHREC. While current prices for Green Sun's Zenith are about $16.00, it hovered around $10.00 between October 2019 and April 2020. I believe Green Sun's Zenith is a prime candidate for Commander Collection: Green.
6. Avenger of Zendikar
Avenger of Zendikar is one of the most played green creatures in Commander. The card has doubled in price from around $6.00 to $12.00 since January 2020. The last printing of Avenger of Zendikar was in Commander 2018. It is played in decks featuring popular commanders like Yarok, the Desecrated, Lord Windgrace, and Tatyova, Benthic Druid.
For one green mana, Burgeoning provides a powerful effect in Commander. Burgeoning has seen an increase in price this year from $11.00 to $16.00. The card has not seen a reprint since 2016. I believe Burgeoning is overdue for a reprint due to its inclusion in more than 16,000 decks on EDHREC.
8. Wood Elves
The last printing of Wood Elves was in the first Commander Anthology. Wood Elves is a top 25 green card on EDHREC. It sees a wide range of Commander play thanks to its creature type, casting cost, and enters the battlefield trigger. Priced around $1.50, Wood Elves is a fine choice to round out the collection. A new foil printing would please players as well.
Which cards on this list do you believe will be in Commander Collection: Green? What other cards would you recommend WOTC to include? Feel free to leave a comment below with your predictions.
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