(JAPANESE Morningtide) - 549 points
Got this Stonehewer on eBay extremely cheap. While I probably could have held onto it longer, since PucaTrade added foreign language support, I decided to just let it go to the first guy who wanted it. This is big profit for me, so I’m happy to pass it on to someone who actually needs it.
This 3-mana burn spell is rotating from Standard, and while I realize this is played in Modern and even occasionally Legacy, I think roughly $2.50 in points apiece is worth letting them go.
While I could probably wait for Propaganda to get a bit higher, nearing almost $5, I don’t know that this Enchantment, as good as it is, can get much higher in the near-term. It’s really only played in Commander, as it is. Also, I’m not playing anything that can use it right now, so may as well turn it into stuff I will use.
I got this cheap, too, and being slightly played, I didn’t really want to try to sell it on eBay or to a buylist. Someone probably actually needed this for a Commander deck so I’m happy to part with it and pick up a couple bucks worth of points.
I picked this up on PucaTrade, actually, and it wasn’t near-mint, then. I’m literally breaking even on this one, just about. It’s a really good card in Commander, but for almost 250 points, I’m happy just to let it go rather than home it hits $5 someday.
I usually don’t send out cards unless I’m getting about 200 points out of it. But I was happy to move two random copies of Shadow Rift I had (very good Pauper card) and my one random copy of Tortured Existence (also good in Pauper). 97 points is still worth sending 3 cards, and these are just taking up space in my binder right now.
That’s about $21 worth of stuffs there. It’s nothing I’m really going to miss, either.
On MTGO, things just really got started yesterday with the PucaBots going live again. I only sent out a few little things.
First, the 3 trades that waited for the bots to go live.
I was hoping Dwynen’s Elite would catch on in Modern or something and hit a nickel or dime. It never really did, so I’m happy to just break even here.
Fiery Impulse - 3 points
I have a few more copies of this to move before it rotates from Standard. 3 points is fine because I’m pretty sure I spent less on these.
Crackling Doom x 2 - 2 points
For some reason I thought Crackling Doom would do something again after it became a penny. What it did was remain a penny. But there is hope for this card in the future I think. I will probably pick up a set of these again at some point if I see signs that it may actually get some demand.
I got all of these for a penny each on MTGO, so I was happy to just unload them for my first three trades.
Then last night:
Ancient Stirrings x 2 - 24 points
This is obviously pretty good in certain Modern decks, but good in Pauper, too, which drives the MTGO demand. The Ancient Stirrings were nice because I got them for 0.1 tix bot credit and flipped them for a profit. Not bad.
Alchemist’s Refuge - 2 points
The Alchemist’s Refuge I got just to flip it for the 2 points, because I can. I had a few cents of bot credit somewhere and saw someone want this so I figured why not get a couple points out of credit I wouldn’t use otherwise?
What I’m NOT sending out on PucaTrade…
Demonic Pact is something I was looking to unload, but apparently, a lot of people still want this card even with it rotating from Standard. There could be a good Modern or Legacy deck down the road that uses this, so I’m happy to just hold onto my copy. Everyone that wanted it last night were outside of the US and Canada, and those are the only places I ship to unless we’re talking about $25+ cards that make it worth my time to ship internationally. Am I wrong to hold this? This seems like a good hold to me just because it has done things competitively before and it’s better in Eternal formats where it could be more easily abused.
This Black sorcery is extremely good in Commander and I was taking notice that it’s slowly trending upwards. I was going to send it out until I double checked the supply on this card. I’m going to hold it for now and hope they don’t reprint it. They probably won’t within the next year so I’m happy to see what it does.
I’ve been watching the other pain lands from other formats and seeing what their prices are doing. All three of the pain lands I do have all buylist fairly well even with rotation approaching. At the very least these are great in Commander. But Battlefield Forge sees play in Modern fairly regularly. Llanowar Wastes and Yavimaya Coast seem like they will be good if we get more “colorless matters” cards in Black, Blue, and Green. I got these very cheap so I’m happy to see what happens. If I’m wrong, then why does everyone ever want these still?
Any cards that you’re having trouble finding on PucaTrade? Any cards you think may be great underpriced targets to pick up or overpriced cards to send out before they drop? Let me know.
You can find me on MTGO as samsonquin.
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