The price of Chameleon Colossus dropped significantly over time thanks to reprints in Archenemy, From the Vault: Twenty, and Commander 2015. The Morningtide printing hit an all time low of about $1.50 in early 2017. But thanks to being adopted by many R/G Scapeshift decks in the sideboard, increased play in Modern, and play in Dinosaur Tribal decks, all printings of Chameleon Colossus have been on a steady rise. This is a really good card to pick up at only $2, and as the Commander 2015 printing’s price has lagged behind, that’s also a good pickup. Really, any printing of this card is worth having, especially the From the Vault: Twenty version if you’d like a cheap foil copy.
There is one strange thing about Chameleon Colossus worth pointing out, however. The foil copies of Chameleon Colossus have taken a nosedive in price lately. This has nothing to do with the From the Vault printing, either. As the only set foil version, it’s shocking that you can find near mint foil copies near $4. It’s very unlikely that the foil will fall lower than this, and it’s likely a reaction to the price spikes in mid-to-late 2017 due to the sudden new demand for this creature. It will likely find its way back to having $7 foils in the future, and likely higher, unless a new foil version is printed.
Cards that have this many re-printings typically don’t rebound as this card has. But there are always going to be players that find a home for a card that is so good in tribal decks with protection from a good deal of removal. If you’re looking for a card to add to your collection for the long-term, Chameleon Colossus is a great bet.
Estimated Future Value: $5 non-foil, $7-10 foil within the next few years
Who should collect this card? Anyone who plays Green in Commander or casual play. Also, anyone who wants to round out their binder with long-term investments.
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