You may be familiar with the Weekly Winners series on MTGStocks.com. They take a look at the week's biggest price jumps on Magic the Gathering cards and explain probably why they reacted as they did. But why not have a Weekly Losers series, too? This is what we will begin here today. The Magic card market hasn't been incredibly volatile this week, but taking a look at my favorite price watching tool, Mana Vault, there are three cards that I'm definitely keeping an eye on that could be considered "losers" this week. Nothing in Standard really dropped more than 5 or 6 percent on average on TCGPlayer, so all three are Modern legal cards this week.
I'll also note that Amazon is still selling this card for $12, so people are still willing to buy them at that price
What's so good about this Wizard is that his ability is basically Bazaar of Baghdad. That's an incredibly useful ability, and that land is banned in every format but Vintage. and Commander (yeah, you really can play Bazaar in EDH). Because of that, this card is a good one to have around and could easily be worth several dollars more someday. While I highly doubt it will ever be $25 or more like Magus of the Moon being a creature version of Blood Moon, it's really too good a card to be only $1.50.
Like with Mesmeric Orb, Amazon is still selling this card at last week's price, which in this case is $5. So clearly, vendors on TCGPlayer just are trying to move excess copies in a hurry. This looks like yet another safe card to hold onto. It's even a good buy if you need them.
While every week won't be like this, we have three very playable cards this week that should easily rebound from this past week's losses. Each card has sort of a narrow range of decks that each can be played in, but the decks that want these cards really want them, and need the full 4 copies, meaning that these cards could easily shoot up in price again.