What makes the Dignitary so interesting from an investment perspective is that there are no reprints of it. Also, foil copies have been going bonkers. They’ve been listed as high as $13 on TCGPlayer, although the actual market seems to be between $4 and $7. Since Pauper is an Eternal format, players are quite willing to invest in foil copies for decks they plan to keep built. So, do we want to pick up a playset or two of Stonehorn Dignitary and hope for the best?
Low-Risk Pauper Investment with a Decent Reward?
Because this is a common you can still find in bulk, Stonehorn Dignitary is extremely low risk to buy in quantity. Heck, because it sees some EDH play in “blink” decks like Brago, King Eternal and Roon of the Hidden Realm, you can usually sell it to buylists for about a nickel. That’s the absolute worst case scenario, though. This card shouldn’t be going anywhere in Pauper OR EDH anytime soon.
The card's staying power is in the price of Stonehorn Dignitary foils. This is a card that's retailed for $11 in foil, although it tends to sell in the $8 - $10 range. There probably isn't much money to be made in those at this point, though. Still, watch for them in trade or if they are greatly underpriced, because they are still nice cards to have.
The only thing that can hurt the Dignitary is if he gets reprinted. While this guy could fit into a lot of different scenarios, he hasn’t been reprinted yet. As it stands, there’s a good chance that Dignitary is $0.50 before long, and being that people are buying him four at a time for Pauper, $1 isn’t out of the question.
If you buy Stonehorn Dignitary at retail, you’re looking at likely doubling or quadrupling your money. If you already have some laying around, set them aside. This is one of the better commons to keep your eye on right now. If you can get foils on the low-end, that’s probably the better plan to make money quick. But if you’re just looking to grind out some value, keep a playset or two of these around.