Artifacts are everywhere as the Scars of Mirrodin events are unfolding on MTGO, we see a huge crowd of players trying to get the chase cards from Magic‘s most recent release. This is usually the time where you can make (or lose) the most money with buying, selling, and trading the right or wrong cards. Card values are very volatile, and a bulk rare can quickly become an all-star.
Of course, I did my share of trading for this column during the Prerelease madness and hope that I have scored more hits then misses! The session started favorable as one fellow user was kind enough to provide some Scars of Mirrodin bulk for me without charge! Sadly, I was excited enough about it that I forget to hit the “PrtSc” button on time, so we are left without record of the transaction. It contained nothing of real value, but I found someone that was hunting down some of the “Infect” creatures from the set and was willing to pay for it.
The next trade is hard to valuate just yet, but it seemed that the SoM duals were going quite low for the newest lands on the block. I have not really made up my mind on these newer “enter the battlefield tapped, sort of” lands, but hopefully the 3 tickets I spent will not be wasted.
As with most Rags columns, I did the rounds on my favorite automated traders. My regular bot check led to a nice finding in the promo and foil section; both Goblin Guide and Plow Under appeared to be underpriced. Promos and foils have always been a weakness of mine, so I snatched up these shinies!
The next card was expensive for my budget but probably worth it; a foil SoM Sword of Body and Mind for 7 tickets. I might have to hold on to it for a while but I am pretty sure I will sell it for more.
I also grabbed 3x Scars of Mirrodin Boosters for 12 tickets. These might sell for 13 during the early Draft events, and if not, it will be very easy to get rid of them without a loss.
Finally, I finished this session with a promo and a dual for 3 tickets. The promos usually go very low during the prerelease events and rise in value when they are done (if the card is playable in tournaments). The Wurmcoil Engine is a pretty strong card, so we hope for the best with this foily purchase.
With so much action in the classifieds, this week was quick and drained our ticket account pretty much to dry- selling is our priority again. I don’t think it makes a lot of sense to post values of the collection as the Scars cards will most likely fluctuate a lot and I would rather wait until I can sell some of them to see the value in “hard coin.”
I am curious what you believe will be the sleepers of the set. Is there anything that is bulk right now you think will be a rising star? Share your thoughts in the comments.