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Welcome back to another edition of the Rare Drafter where I bring you all the draft-able cards currently at $3 or above. The cards that fall below the $3 mark will be listed this month and then removed in next month's article unless they claw their way back up. All prices were taken from www.mtgotraders.com over the 26th and 27th of September, paper prices are from www.capefeargames.com

The first thing I want to cover in this article is the new set Scars of Mirrodin. I'm not going to go spoiler crazy on you instead I'm going to look at pre-order prices of the cards from Cape Fear Games. As you might expect the Mythic prices lead the way and for those that curse the day Mythics were brought into the world of MTG well it looks like they are here to stay and put pressure on all those players who like to play competitive standard. What do I mean by this well it's the same as M11 all the cards above $3 apart from two are mythics and that's before they go on sale so they will drop further and I'm only looking at the paper prices so those rares will disappear soon from the list they may even be gone before I get the chance to record their prices at the end of October.

Card Name Pre-order price Rarity
Koth of the Hammer 44.90 Mythic
Elspeth Tirel 41.95 Mythic
Venser, the Sojourner 41.45 Mythic
Mox Opal 34.95 Mythic
Molten-Tail Masticore 19.95 Mythic
Skithiryx, the Blight Dragon 11.95 Mythic
Wurmcoil Engine 11.95 Mythic
Ratchet Bomb 9.95 Rare
Sword of Body and Mind 8.95 Mythic
Indomitable Archangel 7.95 Mythic
Grand Architect 4.95 Rare
Platinum Emperion 4.45 Mythic
Lux Cannon 3.90 Mythic
Liege of the Tangle 3.44 Mythic
Mindslaver 3.20 Mythic

Koth leads the way followed by the other two planeswalkers Elspeth and Venser, with Mox Opal just behind. But did you really expect anything different from a new set to Standard?

Looks like it's going to be expensive playing white and blue in standard for the forseeable future.

The second point I wanted to look at for those waiting for ME4 is the recent September 2010 update bulletin by Matt Tabak on the Wizards site. Why you ask would I look at this in relation to ME4 you may be asking. Well the answer is hidden in the article it's self if you have a good read through you will see cards that are updated that are not online yet coincidence, I'll leave you to decide that. But I've done this for the last few updates and most of those cards were in the next ME set. I didn't post my results on PureMTGO so you will have to search the mother ship for them or take my word for it.

So let's have a look at the cards that Matt mentioned that we currently don't have yet and that are not in full set's due online in the future.

1. Celestial Sword, 2. Chaos Lord, 3. Kismet, 4, 5 & 6 Krovikan Plague, Nature's Chosen, & Veteran's Voice, 7. Lich, 8. Transmute Artifact, 9. Word of Command, 10. Copy Artifact

There's some really bad cards here but also a few really nice ones like Kismet, Lich, Transmute Artifact which I expect would be bumped to a rare, Word of Command and Copy Artifact.

Well that's quite a lot of speculation for one article now let's look at what we have in the form of Nix Tix events for October.

Product(s) Week*
Sept 29th - October 6th Seventh Edition
October 6th -13th Mirage Block
October 13th - 20th Tempest Block
October 20th -27th Magic 2010
October 27th - November 3rd Shards of Alara Block Boosters

I think Tempest is the biggest money spinner in this lot if you're rare drafting as there are so many cards that land you in the money in this set including Wasteland which is still high sitting on $26 this month and don't forget Lotus Petal is a common and is currently going for $4.50 each.

Next I have the release schedule which is looking a bit meek this month as we have no dates for any of the sets due out next year yet.

Product Description Online Release Date
Scars of Mirrodin 18th of October 2010
Masters Edition 4 13th of December 2010

Lastly we have the Thursday Night Magic schedule which looks like this

Date Format
30th September Pauper Constructed
7th October Magic 2011 Draft
14th October Standard Constructed
21st October Scar of Mirrodin 4 Booster Sealed
28th October Extended Constructed

Now let's have a look at those prices, there isn't a lot of movement this month so some sets will not have comments as there wasn't anything to add.

Boosters

I'm afraid there's not much going on hear this month

Block Set Sept August July June  May April Movement
Core Set 7th Edition  3.00 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.00 3.00 =
Core Set 8th Edition  2.00 2.00 2.00 2.25 1.75 1.75 =
Core Set 9th Edition  2.25 2.25 2.25 2.25 1.75 1.75 =
Core Set 10th Edition 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 2.50 =
Core Set Magic 2010 (M10) 4.00 4.00 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 =
Core Set Magic 2011 (M11) 4.35 4.35 N/A N/A N/A N/A =
Zendikar Zendikar 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 =
Zendikar Worldwake  4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.00 4.00 =
Zendikar Rise of the Eldrazi  4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 N/A =
Shards of Alara Shards of Alara  3.50 3.50 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 =
Shards of Alara Conflux 3.50 3.50 3.75 3.50 3.50 3.50 =
Shards of Alara Alara Reborn  3.00 3.00 3.75 4.00 4.00 4.00 =
Shards of Alara Shards of Alara Block 4.00 4.00 4.15 4.15 4.00 4.00 =
Shards of Alara Shards of Alara Block Foil  9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 =
Lorwyn Lorwyn 4.50 4.50 4.25 3.00 3.00 3.00 =
Lorwyn Morningtide  3.50 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.00 3.00 =
Lorwyn Shadowmoor 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 =
Lorwyn Eventide  4.00 4.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 =
Time Spiral Time Spiral  4.00 4.00 4.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 =
Time Spiral Planar Chaos  3.75 3.75 3.75 3.00 3.00 3.00 =
Time Spiral Future Sight  4.35 4.00 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 +
Ravnica Ravnica  4.50 4.50 4.50 3.50 3.75 3.75 =
Ravnica Guildpact  5.00 5.00 6.00 4.50 5.00 5.00 =
Ravnica Dissension  4.00 4.00 4.25 3.25 3.50 3.50 =
Ice Age Coldsnap  3.50 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.00 4.00 =
Champions of Kamigawa Champions of Kamigawa  3.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 2.00 +
Champions of Kamigawa Betrayers of Kamigawa  4.00 3.00 3.25 3.25 3.50 3.50 +
Champions of Kamigawa Saviors of Kamigawa  3.50 2.75 2.75 3.25 3.50 3.50 +
Mirrodin Mirrodin  3.50 3.50 3.50 4.00 4.25 4.25 =
Mirrodin Darksteel 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.50 5.50 =
Mirrodin Fifth Dawn  3.00 3.00 3.25 3.50 4.25 4.25 =
Onslaught Onslaught  4.75 4.75 5.00 5.00 5.50 5.50 =
Onslaught Legions 2.50 2.50 2.75 3.00 3.50 3.50 =
Onslaught Scourge 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.50 3.50 =
Odyssey Odyssey  4.50 4.50 4.50 4.50 5.00 5.00 =
Odyssey Torment  6.50 6.50 6.50 6.50 7.00 7.00 =
Odyssey Judgment  5.00 5.00 5.00 5.50 5.50 5.50 =
Invasion Invasion 7.00 7.00 7.50 7.50 7.00 7.00 =
Invasion Planeshift 13.00 13.00 13.00 13.00 11.00 11.00 =
Invasion Apocalypse  9.00 9.00 10.00 6.50 7.00 7.00 =
Urza's saga Urza's Saga  4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 =
Urza's saga Urza's Legacy  4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 N/A N/A =
Tempest Tempest 5.00 5.00 5.00 4.35 4.35 4.35 =
Tempest Stronghold  4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 =
Tempest Exodus 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 4.35 =
Mirage Mirage  3.50 3.50 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 =
Mirage Visions 4.00 4.00 4.00 5.25 6.50 6.50 =
Mirage Weatherlight  3.00 3.00 3.00 3.25 4.00 4.00 =
Masters Edition Masters Edition 1 5.00 4.75 5.00 8.75 8.75 4.75 +
Masters Edition Masters Edition 2 4.75 4.50 4.35 5.00 9.25 7.00 +
Masters Edition Masters Edition 3 4.50 4.50 4.00 5.00 5.00 4.50 =
Core Sets

7th 110 rares

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
7th City of Brass 4.50 4.00 3.85 4.00 4.00 4.00 Rare +
7th Earthquake 4.00 4.50 4.50 4.00 5.00 6.00 Rare -
7th Birds of Paradise 3.75 3.75 3.75 N/A N/A N/A Rare =
7th Wrath of God 3.00 3.00 3.50 3.50 4.00 4.50 Rare =
8th 110 rares

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
8th City of Brass 4.00 4.00 3.75 3.50 4.00 4.00 Rare =
8th Wrath of God 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.25 3.50 4.00 Rare =
9th 110 rares

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
9th Wrath of God 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.25 3.50 4.00 Rare =
10th 121 rares

Manabarbs hits the floor this month along with Birds of Paradise.

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
10th Crucible of Worlds 6.50 7.00 7.25 7.50 7.50 7.50 Rare -
10th Wrath of God 3.00 3.25 6.00 6.00 6.50 6.50 Rare -
10th Manabarbs 2.50 3.50 3.50 3.25 N/A N/A Rare -
10th Birds of Paradise 2.50 3.25 3.25 N/A N/A N/A Rare -
  Rares Mythics
M10 53 15

Vampire Nocturnus is making a great come back this month, looks like vampires are back in Extended.

Set Card Name September August July June May  April Rarity Movement
M2010 Baneslayer Angel 15.00 18.00 36.00 37.50 42.00 49.50 Mythic -
M2010 Time Warp 12.00 22.50 9.50 16.25 14.00 8.75 Mythic -
M2010 Vampire Nocturnus 9.25 5.00 5.75 9.75 10.50 13.00 Mythic +
M2010 Jace Beleren 5.75 6.50 5.75 5.75 4.50 4.50 Mythic -
M2010 Garruk Wildspeaker 5.75 5.75 9.00 9.50 10.00 10.25 Mythic =
M2010 Ajani Goldmane 4.50 4.00 4.75 4.25 4.00 4.25 Mythic +
M2010 Master of the Wild Hunt 4.25 3.00 5.00 10.00 11.00 14.50 Mythic +
M2010 Liliana Vess 3.50 2.75 5.00 5.75 5.75 4.00 Mythic +
  Rares Mythics
M11 53 15
The price of Baneslayer continues its downward spiral. Primeval Titan is also feeling what it's like to not be loved this month that's a huge drop from $43 down to $28 in one month.  

Set Card Name September August Rarity Movement
M2011 Primeval Titan 28.00 43.00 Mythic -
M2011 Baneslayer Angel 13.50 16.50 Mythic -
M2011 Grave Titan 11.25 9.75 Mythic +
M2011 Garruk Wildspeaker 5.75 5.00 Mythic +
M2011 Inferno Titan 5.25 8.50 Mythic -
M2011 Sun Titan 5.00 4.00 Mythic +
M2011 Ajani Goldmane 4.25 3.25 Mythic +
M2011 Frost Titan 3.75 4.50 Mythic -
M2011 Jace Beleren 3.75 4.00 Mythic -
M2011 Gaea's Revenge 3.00 N/A Mythic <>
M2011 Fauna Shaman 2.50 4.00 Rare -
M2011 Serra Ascendant 1.50 3.75 Rare -
M2011 Obstinate Baloth 1.30 4.75 Rare -
  Rares Mythics
Rise of the Eldrazi 53 15

There could be life for red deck wins after Shard's rotates as Kargan is on the move. All is Dust is also gaining a lot this month as well it could see a lot of play in artifact decks when Scars comes out, its also popular in Eldrazi ramp decks as well. Notice that every card in the chart is now mythic!  

Set Card Name September August July June May Rarity Movement
Rize of the Eldrazi Vengevine 33.50 37.50 22.50 32.50 13.00 Mythic -
Rize of the Eldrazi Gideon Jura 17.50 18.50 23.00 28.50 33.00 Mythic -
Rize of the Eldrazi All Is Dust 17.00 10.50 12.00 12.50 6.00 Mythic +
Rize of the Eldrazi Kargan Dragonlord 10.50 6.75 9.25 11.00 10.00 Mythic +
Rize of the Eldrazi Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre 8.50 4.25 4.00 4.00 4.00 Mythic +
Rize of the Eldrazi Linvala, Keeper of Silence 8.25 5.75 3.75 3.50 N/A Mythic +
Rize of the Eldrazi Kozilek, Butcher of Truth 5.75 5.50 5.75 7.50 5.50 Mythic +
Rize of the Eldrazi Sarkhan the Mad 4.50 5.75 7.75 9.50 8.00 Mythic -
Rize of the Eldrazi Emrakul, the Aeons Torn 4.25 4.75 3.50 4.00 4.00 Mythic -
Rize of the Eldrazi Transcendent Master 3.50 3.85 3.00 2.75 3.50 Mythic -
Rize of the Eldrazi Lighthouse Chronologist 3.00 2.50 2.50 2.00 3.00 Mythic <>

  Rares Mythics
Zendikar 53 15
Worldwake 35 10
Now Shard's is on it's way out the Zendikar cards are rising to fill in as many places as possible for the new standard. Jace is holding steady this month. We have a new card in the charts this month Bloodghast which I expect will stay around for a few months and if black catches on as per the rumour mill then it could rise up a bit more as well. The last card I want to mention is Creeping Tar Pit the anti planeswalker card, I only expect him to keep going up. 

Set Card Name September August July June  May April Rarity Movement
Zendikar Lotus Cobra 20.00 21.00 25.00 24.50 11.75 10.00 Mythic -
Zendikar Eldrazi Monument 13.00 14.00 15.50 14.75 7.75 7.00 Mythic -
Zendikar Sorin Markov 7.00 6.75 6.00 5.50 6.00 6.00 Mythic +
Zendikar Iona, Shield of Emeria 7.00 6.50 6.50 7.00 7.25 6.75 Mythic +
Zendikar Scalding Tarn 6.25 5.75 6.00 5.00 4.25 3.75 Rare +
Zendikar Nissa Revane 5.75 5.75 5.25 4.50 5.00 5.75 Mythic =
Zendikar Warren Instigator 5.75 3.75 3.50 3.75 2.75 3.00 Mythic +
Zendikar Arid Mesa 5.25 4.75 5.75 6.50 4.50 4.75 Rare +
Zendikar Felidar Sovereign 5.25 4.75 3.00 N/A N/A N/A Mythic +
Zendikar Ob Nixilis, the Fallen 5.25 3.50 3.00 3.00 3.75 3.75 Mythic +
Zendikar Marsh Flats 5.00 3.75 3.25 4.25 3.50 3.75 Rare +
Zendikar Misty Rainforest 4.50 3.75 3.50 4.00 3.00 3.00 Rare +
Zendikar Verdant Catacombs 4.25 3.90 4.00 4.50 3.50 3.75 Rare +
Zendikar Goblin Guide 3.75 2.75 3.00 3.00 N/A N/A Rare +
Zendikar Chandra Ablaze 3.50 3.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A Mythic +
Zendikar Rampaging Baloths 3.50 3.00 2.75 2.50 3.50 3.75 Mythic +
Zendikar Bloodghast 3.50 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Rare <>
Worldwake Jace, the Mind Sculptor 75.00 75.00 80.00 101.00 74.00 56.00 Mythic =
Worldwake Avenger of Zendikar 14.50 16.50 8.50 13.50 4.00 6.50 Mythic -
Worldwake Abyssal Persecutor 11.00 9.25 13.00 9.50 6.50 6.75 Mythic +
Worldwake Celestial Colonnade 6.00 6.00 4.50 5.50 4.00 4.50 Rare =
Worldwake Raging Ravine 5.50 6.50 8.00 9.00 4.50 7.50 Rare -
Worldwake Basilisk Collar 5.50 3.75 3.75 N/A N/A N/A Rare +
Worldwake Stoneforge Mystic 4.50 4.25 3.00 2.75 1.75 3.00 Rare +
Worldwake Eye of Ugin 4.00 3.00 3.00 4.25 3.50 4.75 Mythic +
Worldwake Creeping Tar Pit 3.75 2.75 2.85 3.75 N/A N/A Rare +
Worldwake Omnath, Locus of Mana 3.00 2.50 2.75 2.95 2.75 3.00 Mythic +
  Rares Mythics
Shards of Alara 53 15
Conflux 35 10
Alara Reborn 35 10
Elspeth sees the effect of being printed in a duel deck and being rotated at the same time dropping from $22 - $14.50. It hasn't changed Tezzeret who is still on $4.75. Progenitus has gained a few tickets this month not sure why though.

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Shards of Alara Elspeth, Knight-Errant 14.50 22.00 26.25 47.00 32.50 31.50 Mythic -
Shards of Alara Ajani Vengeant 7.25 8.50 8.50 13.50 18.00 18.00 Mythic -
Shards of Alara Sarkhan Vol 6.00 6.25 6.50 6.50 5.75 6.50 Mythic -
Shards of Alara Tezzeret the Seeker 4.75 4.75 5.50 7.50 6.50 6.25 Mythic =
Shards of Alara Rafiq of the Many 3.50 3.50 3.75 4.00 9.50 10.00 Mythic =
Conflux Nicol Bolas, Planeswalker 8.50 8.00 7.75 7.25 6.75 6.50 Mythic +
Conflux Progenitus 8.25 6.75 6.75 8.00 11.50 11.50 Mythic +
Conflux Noble Hierarch 5.00 5.00 5.50 8.25 7.25 9.00 Rare =
Conflux Knight of the Reliquary 4.00 4.50 3.75 5.25 6.50 9.00 Rare -
Conflux Maelstrom Archangel 4.00 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.75 Mythic +
Conflux Ethersworn Adjudicator 3.00 1.75 1.75 1.75 3.00 3.00 Mythic <>
Alara Reborn Maelstrom Pulse 7.00 7.75 13.50 18.25 17.00 23.50 Rare -
Alara Reborn Sphinx of the Steel Wind 4.75 5.25 7.00 5.75 8.00 9.50 Mythic -
Alara Reborn Lord of Extinction 3.00 2.75 2.50 2.50 3.25 4.00 Mythic <>
  Rares
Lorwyn 80
Morningtide 50

Doran takes jumps into the lead overtaking Cryptic Command this month, looks like rock is doing well in Extended, Reveillark is also gaining quite fast as well.

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Lorwyn Doran, the Siege Tower 11.50 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50 7.50 Rare +
Lorwyn Cryptic Command 9.50 9.00 12.00 15.00 4.00 4.25 Rare +
Lorwyn Wanderwine Hub 7.00 6.50 7.00 7.00 6.25 6.25 Rare +
Lorwyn Thoughtseize 6.00 6.00 7.75 9.50 5.00 5.75 Rare =
Lorwyn Garruk Wildspeaker 5.50 6.75 9.00 9.00 9.75 10.00 Rare -
Lorwyn Jace Beleren 4.50 6.25 5.25 5.25 4.50 4.50 Rare -
Lorwyn Ajani Goldmane 4.00 4.00 4.50 4.00 4.00 4.25 Rare =
Lorwyn Liliana Vess 2.75 4.00 5.50 5.50 5.75 4.00 Rare -
Morningtide Bitterblossom 14.50 17.00 24.00 24.00 10.50 12.50 Rare -
Morningtide Mutavault 12.50 14.00 17.50 16.00 9.00 9.75 Rare -
Morningtide Vendilion Clique 8.50 10.00 12.00 12.00 6.50 7.00 Rare -
Morningtide Reveillark 6.00 4.75 5.75 3.25 N/A N/A Rare +
Morningtide Murmuring Bosk 5.50 3.50 4.00 3.00 N/A N/A Rare +
Morningtide Door of Destinies 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Rare =
Morningtide Idyllic Tutor 3.25 3.50 3.85 3.50 3.50 3.50 Rare -
  Rares
Shadowmoor 80
Eventide 60

This chart is still huge it's really worth drafting if you get the chance although there are not any Shadowmoor/Eventide drafts on the horizon at the moment.

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Shadowmoor Reflecting Pool 9.75 9.00 11.00 10.00 6.00 6.00 Rare +
Shadowmoor Sunken Ruins 6.00 6.50 7.75 7.50 4.50 N/A Rare -
Shadowmoor Greater Auramancy 3.75 4.25 4.50 4.25 4.00 4.00 Rare -
Shadowmoor Mystic Gate 3.75 4.00 4.25 3.50 N/A N/A Rare -
Shadowmoor Fulminator Mage 3.75 4.00 4.00 2.50 3.75 4.75 Rare -
Shadowmoor Prismatic Omen 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.85 4.25 4.25 Rare =
Shadowmoor Demigod of Revenge 3.75 3.50 3.50 3.25 3.50 3.50 Rare +
Shadowmoor Wilt-Leaf Liege 3.50 3.75 3.75 3.00 N/A N/A Rare -
Shadowmoor Woodfall Primus 3.00 3.00 3.00 N/A N/A N/A Rare =
Eventide Figure of Destiny 17.50 15.00 16.00 13.00 9.00 10.00 Rare -
Eventide Glen Elendra Archmage 9.00 9.25 9.50 6.00 7.50 8.00 Rare -
Eventide Cascade Bluffs 7.50 6.50 6.50 5.00 4.75 4.75 Rare +
Eventide Fetid Heath 6.25 7.00 7.00 7.00 7.75 8.50 Rare -
Eventide Flooded Grove 6.00 6.50 6.50 6.00 3.50 3.50 Rare -
Eventide Divinity of Pride 5.50 5.50 6.00 6.00 5.75 5.25 Rare =
Eventide Deathbringer Liege 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.50 5.25 5.00 Rare =
Eventide Creakwood Liege 5.25 5.25 5.50 5.50 5.25 5.00 Rare =
Eventide Twilight Mire 5.00 6.25 6.75 5.00 3.25 3.25 Rare -
Eventide Regal Force 4.75 4.75 4.50 3.00 3.75 4.00 Rare =
Eventide Necroskitter 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.75 Rare =
Eventide Balefire Liege 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.75 3.25 Rare =
Eventide Wake Thrasher 3.75 3.75 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.00 Rare =
Eventide Stillmoon Cavalier 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 N/A N/A Rare =
Eventide Murkfiend Liege 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.00 3.00 N/A Rare =
Eventide Scarecrone 3.25 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.00 Rare -
Eventide Cold-Eyed Selkie 3.00 3.50 3.75 3.50 3.25 3.25 Rare -
Eventide Overbeing of Myth 2.75 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 Rare -
Eventide Bloom Tender 2.75 3.00 3.00 N/A N/A N/A Rare -
Eventide Rugged Prairie 2.50 3.00 3.75 3.50 N/A N/A Rare -
Eventide Talara's Battalion 2.50 3.00 3.00 N/A N/A N/A Rare -
  Rares
Time Spiral 80
Time Shifted 46
Planar Chaos 50
Future Sight 60
Sell, sell sell is what the pro's will be doing soon with their Goyfs as they only have a few weeks of play left before they are lost to Legacy, so keep an eye out you might be able to pick some up on the cheap soon.

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Time Spiral Vesuva 3.25 3.75 3.75 3.50 3.75 4.00 Rare -
Planar Chaos Damnation 5.50 5.90 6.50 7.00 8.00 8.50 Rare -
Future Sight Tarmogoyf 21.00 23.50 30.00 34.00 44.00 52.00 Rare -
Future Sight Bridge from Below 5.00 5.00 5.75 6.75 9.50 10.50 Rare =
Future Sight Pact of Negation 4.25 4.50 4.25 4.75 6.50 6.50 Rare -
Future Sight Grove of the Burnwillows 3.75 2.25 2.50 2.00 2.50 3.00 Rare <>
Future Sight Summoner's Pact 3.50 4.00 4.00 4.50 6.50 7.50 Rare -
Future Sight Akroma's Memorial 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.50 3.50 Rare =
Future Sight Sliver Legion 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.75 Rare -
Future Sight Korlash, Heir to Blackblade 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.25 4.00 Rare =
Future Sight Magus of the Moon 2.75 3.00 3.25 3.25 4.00 4.50 Rare -
Future Sight Horizon Canopy 2.75 3.00 3.00 N/A N/A N/A Rare -
  Rares
Ravnica 88
Guildpact 55
Dissension 65
Ravnica is feeling the dark void of Legacy, the set dosen't have much to offer in the world of duels anymore for pro players the prices are now in the hands of the casual crowd.

Set Card Name September August July June  May April Rarity Movement
Ravnica Doubling Season 5.00 6.50 7.50 7.50 7.25 6.75 Rare -
Ravnica Dark Confidant 3.00 3.00 3.50 4.00 5.50 6.00 Rare =
Ravnica Temple Garden 2.75 3.00 3.25 4.00 5.00 5.75 Rare -
Guildpact Stomping Ground 3.75 4.50 6.50 8.00 9.50 10.00 Rare -
Guildpact Steam Vents 3.50 4.00 5.00 6.50 8.00 8.50 Rare -
Guildpact Godless Shrine 3.50 3.50 4.50 5.50 6.50 7.50 Rare =
Dissension Hallowed Fountain 5.50 6.50 9.00 11.75 14.00 14.50 Rare -
Dissension Breeding Pool 4.50 5.75 7.50 10.00 12.50 13.00 Rare -
Dissension Blood Crypt 4.50 5.00 6.00 8.00 10.00 11.50 Rare -
  Rares
Coldsnap 40

Dark Depths is still going down into the abyss.

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Coldsnap Dark Depths 5.50 5.75 13.50 20.00 24.00 26.00 Rare -
  Rares
Champions of Kamigawa 88
Betrayers of Kamigawa 55
Saviors of Kamigawa 55
Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Betrayers of Kamigawa Umezawa's Jitte 4.25 5.00 5.75 6.50 8.50 9.00 Rare -
Saviors of Kamigawa Pithing Needle 3.50 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.50 3.50 Rare -
Saviors of Kamigawa Twincast 3.00 3.50 3.50 4.00 4.00 4.00 Rare -
  Rares
Mirrodin 88
Darksteel 55
Fifth Dawn 55
I'm really impressesd with how well this set has survied rotation and it still has cards that are gaining value.

Set Card Name September August July June  May April Rarity Movement
Mirrodin Chrome Mox 5.75 5.75 6.50 8.00 10.50 11.50 Rare =
Mirrodin Solemn Simulacrum 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.75 N/A Rare =
Mirrodin Chalice of the Void 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.75 4.50 5.00 Rare =
DarkSteel Sword of Fire and Ice 8.50 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 7.50 Rare -
DarkSteel Sword of Light and Shadow 7.85 7.50 7.50 6.50 6.00 5.50 Rare +
DarkSteel Darksteel Forge 4.50 4.00 4.50 4.50 5.00 5.00 Rare +
DarkSteel Arcbound Ravager 4.00 3.50 3.50 3.75 4.50 5.00 Rare +
Fifth Dawn Engineered Explosives 7.25 7.50 9.25 10.00 12.00 12.00 Rare -
Fifth Dawn Crucible of Worlds 6.75 7.25 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 Rare -
Fifth Dawn Vedalken Shackles 4.00 4.25 4.25 4.50 5.50 5.75 Rare -
Fifth Dawn Mycosynth Golem 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.75 4.75 Rare =
Fifth Dawn Eternal Witness 3.75 3.90 4.50 4.50 5.00 5.00 Uncommon -
  Rares
Onslaught 110
Legions 44
Scourge 44

Stifle has had a turn for the worst again this month.

Set Card Name September August July June  May  April Rarity Movement
Onslaught Goblin Piledriver 5.75 6.00 6.00 6.50 7.00 6.00 Rare -
Onslaught Windswept Heath 5.50 5.50 6.00 5.00 5.50 5.50 Rare =
Onslaught Polluted Delta 5.00 5.00 5.50 4.85 5.50 5.50 Rare =
Onslaught Wooded Foothills 5.00 5.00 5.25 4.50 4.75 4.50 Rare =
Onslaught Flooded Strand 5.00 4.50 4.50 3.75 4.00 4.00 Rare +
Onslaught Bloodstained Mire 4.50 4.00 4.25 3.75 3.75 4.00 Rare +
Onslaught Enchantress's Presence 3.75 4.00 4.25 6.50 6.50 7.00 Rare -
Scourge Stifle 6.50 8.00 10.00 5.00 7.00 7.00 Rare -
Scourge Siege-Gang Commander 3.50 3.50 3.75 4.00 4.50 5.00 Rare =
  Rares
Odyssey 110
Torment 44
Judgment 44
Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Odyssey Entomb 18.50 20.00 32.00 50.00 50.00 45.00 Rare -
Odyssey Terravore 11.50 11.50 11.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 Rare =
Odyssey Patron Wizard 4.50 4.50 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.50 Rare =
Odyssey Squirrel Mob 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.50 4.50 Rare =
Odyssey Tarnished Citadel 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.50 3.00 N/A Rare =
Odyssey Standstill 3.50 3.00 3.00 3.00 4.00 4.00 Uncommon +
Odyssey Haunting Echoes 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.25 3.50 Rare =
Odyssey Chance Encounter 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 Rare =
Torment Ichorid 7.00 7.00 8.00 7.00 7.00 5.50 Rare =
Torment Grim Lavamancer 6.25 7.00 7.25 6.00 6.00 6.00 Rare -
Torment Cabal Coffers 5.50 5.50 5.00 5.00 5.00 5.00 Uncommon =
Torment Nantuko Shade 3.75 5.00 6.50 3.75 3.75 3.75 Rare -
Judgment Burning Wish 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.00 5.00 6.00 Rare =
Judgment Living Wish 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.25 4.00 3.50 Rare =
  Rares
Invasion 110
Planeshift 44
Apocalypse 44
Chant is still dropping while Deed is gaining it's ground, it's like a fight each month between these two.

Set Card Name September August July June  May April Rarity Movement
Invasion Sterling Grove 10.40 10.40 10.40 10.40 9.90 9.90 Uncommon =
Invasion Undermine 6.86 6.86 6.37 6.37 6.37 6.37 Rare =
Invasion Rout 5.88 5.88 5.88 5.88 5.88 5.88 Rare =
Invasion Collective Restraint 4.66 4.66 4.41 4.41 4.41 4.41 Rare =
Invasion Captain Sisay 4.41 4.41 4.41 3.68 3.43 3.43 Rare =
Invasion Absorb 4.17 4.17 4.17 4.17 4.17 3.68 Rare =
Invasion Blazing Specter 3.92 3.92 3.92 3.92 3.92 3.92 Rare =
Invasion Reya Dawnbringer 3.92 3.92 3.92 3.92 3.92 3.92 Rare =
Invasion Phyrexian Altar 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 Rare =
Invasion Rith, the Awakener 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 3.19 Rare =
Planeshift Orim's Chant 23.76 26.73 29.70 37.62 39.60 39.60 Rare -
Planeshift Diabolic Intent 6.86 6.37 5.88 5.88 4.90 5.88 Rare +
Planeshift Meddling Mage 6.13 6.86 7.35 7.84 7.84 7.84 Rare -
Planeshift Eladamri's Call 5.39 5.39 5.39 5.39 5.39 5.39 Rare =
Apocalypse Pernicious Deed 33.66 33.17 33.17 25.74 25.74 23.76 Rare +
Apocalypse Vindicate 26.73 25.74 25.74 25.74 26.73 26.73 Rare +
Apocalypse Spiritmonger 4.90 4.90 5.39 5.64 5.64 6.37 Rare =
  Rares
Urza's Saga 110
Urza's Legacy 44
Not much to shout about this month here a few of the top cards are gaining back their value from Saga, while the Legacy cards are still falling.

Set Card Name September August July June  May April Rarity Movement
Urza's Saga Argothian Enchantress 12.50 9.50 10.00 12.00 14.00 17.00 Rare +
Urza's Saga Show and Tell 12.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 11.00 13.00 Rare +
Urza's Saga Exploration 11.00 11.00 11.50 15.00 16.00 19.00 Rare =
Urza's Saga Sneak Attack 9.00 9.00 9.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 Rare =
Urza's Saga Gaea's Cradle 9.00 7.50 7.00 7.50 10.00 13.00 Rare +
Urza's Saga Tolarian Academy 7.50 7.50 7.50 7.50 9.00 11.00 Rare =
Urza's Saga Smokestack 6.75 6.00 6.00 6.50 8.00 10.00 Rare +
Urza's Saga Serra's Sanctum 3.75 3.75 3.75 4.00 5.50 8.00 Rare =
Urza's Saga Time Spiral 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 5.00 5.00 Rare =
Urza's Saga Back to Basics 3.50 3.00 3.00 3.25 5.00 7.00 Rare +
Urza's Saga Gamble 3.25 3.25 3.25 3.50 4.00 4.00 Rare =
Urza's Legacy Grim Monolith 21.00 21.00 21.00 14.00 N/A N/A Rare =
Urza's Legacy Goblin Welder 14.50 14.50 14.50 12.00 N/A N/A Rare =
Urza's Legacy Deranged Hermit 10.00 12.00 13.00 18.00 N/A N/A Rare -
Urza's Legacy Defense of the Heart 6.00 6.50 7.00 8.00 N/A N/A Rare -
Urza's Legacy Memory Jar 5.50 6.00 7.00 6.00 N/A N/A Rare -
Urza's Legacy Quicksilver Amulet 4.50 4.50 5.50 6.00 N/A N/A Rare =
Urza's Legacy Karmic Guide 4.50 4.50 5.00 5.00 N/A N/A Rare =
Urza's Legacy Palinchron 4.00 4.50 5.50 6.00 N/A N/A Rare -
Urza's Legacy Radiant, Archangel 3.50 3.50 5.00 6.00 N/A N/A Rare =
Urza's Legacy No Mercy 3.00 3.00 4.50 5.00 N/A N/A Rare =
  Rares
Tempest 110
Stronghold 44
Exodus 44

As I mentioned at the start of the article this really is the set to be drafting, check out the value of these cards before you jump into the nix tix events as the money is spread around the different raritys. 

Set Card Name September August July June  May  April Rarity Movement
Tempest Intuition 27.00 26.00 23.00 19.00 17.50 15.00 Rare +
Tempest Wasteland 26.00 26.00 26.00 20.00 28.00 27.00 Uncommon =
Tempest Time Warp 17.00 23.50 17.50 17.00 14.00 9.00 Rare -
Tempest Grindstone 15.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 14.00 13.00 Rare +
Tempest Aluren 15.00 14.00 10.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 Rare +
Tempest Reflecting Pool 12.00 12.00 12.50 12.00 6.00 7.00 Rare =
Tempest Scroll Rack 8.00 8.00 8.00 7.50 7.00 6.50 Rare =
Tempest Meditate 7.00 7.00 7.00 5.50 5.00 4.00 Rare =
Tempest Living Death 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 Rare =
Tempest Mirri's Guile 5.50 5.50 5.00 5.00 4.50 4.50 Rare =
Tempest Cursed Scroll 5.00 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.75 4.50 Rare +
Tempest Ancient Tomb 4.50 4.50 4.50 3.50 4.00 4.00 Uncommon =
Tempest Lotus Petal 4.50 4.50 4.50 3.00 3.00 N/A Common =
Tempest Humility 4.50 4.50 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 Rare =
Tempest Reanimate 4.00 4.00 4.00 5.00 4.00 3.50 Uncommon =
Tempest Earthcraft 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 4.25 4.50 Rare =
Tempest Propaganda 3.50 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 Uncommon +
Tempest Tradewind Rider 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.50 3.50 4.00 Rare =
Tempest Sapphire Medallion 3.00 3.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A Rare =
Tempest Eladamri, Lord of Leaves 3.00 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A Rare <>
Stronghold Mox Diamond 17.00 18.00 25.00 28.00 34.00 34.00 Rare -
Stronghold Volrath's Stronghold 8.00 7.50 7.00 6.00 5.50 5.50 Rare +
Stronghold Dream Halls 5.00 4.50 4.50 6.00 7.00 7.00 Rare +
Exodus Survival of the Fittest 50.00 44.00 36.00 42.00 39.00 39.00 Rare +
Exodus City of Traitors 28.00 27.50 27.50 25.00 26.00 26.00 Rare +
Exodus Oath of Druids 28.00 26.00 26.00 26.00 27.00 27.00 Rare +
Exodus Manabond 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 16.00 15.00 Rare =
Exodus Recurring Nightmare 14.00 14.00 14.00 15.00 15.00 15.00 Rare =
Exodus Sphere of Resistance 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 8.00 Rare =
Exodus Price of Progress 7.50 7.00 6.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 Uncommon +
Exodus Mind Over Matter 4.25 4.00 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 Rare +
Exodus Cataclysm 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.50 4.50 4.50 Rare =
Exodus Hatred 3.75 3.50 3.50 4.00 4.00 4.00 Rare +
  Rares
Mirage 110
Visions 50
Weatherlight 50
Some interesting price increases this month in the form of Phyrexian Dreadnought, Vampiric Tutor and Null Rod.

Set Card Name September August July June May April Rarity Movement
Mirage Lion's Eye Diamond 54.00 54.00 55.00 68.00 68.00 67.00 Rare =
Mirage Phyrexian Dreadnought 25.00 22.00 21.00 16.00 22.00 26.00 Rare +
Mirage Enlightened Tutor 9.00 9.00 8.50 8.00 10.50 10.50 Uncommon =
Mirage Mystical Tutor 4.50 4.00 5.00 5.50 7.00 7.00 Uncommon +
Mirage Worldly Tutor 4.00 4.00 4.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 Uncommon =
Mirage Flash 3.00 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.75 4.00 Rare -
Mirage Polymorph 1.25 3.00 3.00 3.50 3.50 N/A Rare -
Visions Vampiric Tutor 21.50 20.00 20.00 22.00 32.00 38.00 Rare +
Visions Natural Order 17.00 17.00 17.00 16.00 46.00 45.00 Rare =
Visions City of Solitude 9.50 9.00 9.00 9.00 10.00 8.00 Rare +
Visions Undiscovered Paradise 9.00 9.00 9.00 9.00 14.00 16.00 Rare =
Visions Anvil of Bogardan 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 Rare =
Visions Tithe 5.75 5.75 5.75 7.00 8.00 8.00 Rare =
Weatherlight Null Rod 21.00 19.00 20.00 25.00 39.00 41.00 Rare +
Weatherlight Doomsday 9.50 7.00 5.50 4.00 4.00 4.50 Rare +
Weatherlight Abeyance 6.50 7.00 7.50 9.00 11.50 13.00 Rare -
Weatherlight Lotus Vale 6.00 6.00 6.00 6.00 7.50 8.50 Rare =
Weatherlight Firestorm 5.50 5.50 5.50 6.50 9.00 9.00 Rare =
Weatherlight Mana Web 3.50 3.50 3.50 4.00 4.50 5.50 Rare =
Weatherlight Goblin Bomb 3.50 3.50 3.50 3.50 4.50 4.00 Rare =
Weatherlight Serenity 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.25 4.50 5.00 Rare =
  Rares
Masters Edition1 60
Masters Edition2 80
Masters Edition3 70

Prices are still going down across the board in this set which is good news for those of you that fancy stepping into Classic or Legacy.

Set Card Name Sept August July June  May  April Rarity Movement
Masters Edition 1 Force of Will 74.00 77.00 84.00 80.00 105.00 100.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 1 Sylvan Library 7.50 8.50 10.00 10.00 13.00 13.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 1 Nevinyrral's Disk 5.00 5.75 6.00 7.00 8.00 8.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 1 Moat 4.25 4.50 4.50 5.00 6.00 6.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 1 Armageddon 4.00 4.50 4.50 4.50 5.00 5.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 1 Eureka 3.75 3.75 4.00 4.50 7.00 5.00 Rare =
Masters Edition 1 Winter Orb 3.75 3.75 4.00 4.50 5.00 5.00 Rare =
Masters Edition 1 Ball Lightning 3.75 3.75 4.00 3.00 4.00 4.00 Rare =
Masters Edition 1 Hymn to Tourach 3.50 3.50 3.50 4.00 4.50 4.50 Unc =
Masters Edition 1 Thawing Glaciers 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 3.00 Rare =
Masters Edition 2 Underground Sea 39.50 42.00 54.00 50.00 58.00 57.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 2 Taiga 28.75 29.00 34.00 28.00 34.00 34.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 2 Tundra 28.00 29.00 33.00 30.00 38.00 37.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 2 Savannah 22.00 21.00 24.00 25.00 29.00 28.00 Rare +
Masters Edition 2 Badlands 15.50 17.00 21.00 20.00 24.00 22.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 2 Imperial Recruiter 4.50 4.50 4.00 2.75 3.00 3.00 Rare =
Masters Edition 3 Tropical Island 26.00 27.00 30.00 28.00 36.00 36.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 3 Volcanic Island 15.50 16.50 18.50 17.00 21.00 20.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 3 Plateau 14.50 16.00 19.00 14.50 19.00 18.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 3 Bayou 14.00 15.00 17.00 19.00 24.00 23.00 Rare -
Masters Edition 3 Scrubland 13.00 13.00 15.00 15.00 19.00 18.00 Rare =
Masters Edition 3 Mana Drain 10.50 10.00 10.00 10.00 10.00 12.00 Rare +
Masters Edition 3 The Tabernacle at Pendrell Vale 4.75 5.00 5.50 6.00 7.50 8.50 Rare -
Masters Edition 3 Bazaar of Baghdad 4.50 4.00 4.25 4.25 6.00 6.50 Rare +
Masters Edition 3 Karakas 4.00 4.00 4.00 4.00 5.50 4.50 Rare =


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14 Comments

Interesting theory about the by GainsBanding at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 05:04
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Interesting theory about the rules updates and Masters Editions. I'm fine with most of those. They're not chase by any means, but usable. Except Chaos Lord - yuck. However, LaPille said here - http://www.wizards.com/Magic/Magazine/Article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/ld/106 - that Word of Command is difficult to program. And really that card sucks - especially after the removal of mana burn. All you will accomplish is seeing your opponent's hand and getting them to tap out in response. Well, maybe that's not so bad actually.

Word of Command does not work by Paul Leicht at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 09:46
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Word of Command does not work that way. The mana you tap stays in your pool so unless you have something else to spend it on first it will be spent on a spell in your hand with your opponent controlling it and it's target(s). Obviously it is still not awesome but it could be worse. I am not certain I buy that it is that hard to code considering they managed Mind Slaver.

Hey there Flippers, Can't say by Xaoslegend at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 05:25
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Hey there Flippers,

Can't say I'm not one of the wailing woe-sayers about mythics, especially with the way it interacts with mtgo supply/demand. Of course I'm content with Heirloom as my adaptation to these troubling times in any case. I've got to respect your efforts here. I'm not sure how efficient or not your methods of creating these tables and filling them with the cards and their prices and the changes and whatnot, but if it's anything like how I would go about it it would be pretty daunting. I'm all for this kind of illuminating analysis so keep it up.

Xaoslegend-

Collecting the data each by Flippers_Giraffe at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 13:40
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Collecting the data each month is a bit daunting as I check the price of every card, but I'm used to it now. Creating the tables is a lot easier than you may think if you use the right browser.

Another great article, and by Westane at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 16:34
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Another great article, and one I look forward to every month.I must ask though, what "right" browser is it you're referring to. I've always used Firefox but lately I've found it... wanting.

I'm sad to say the right by Flippers_Giraffe at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 17:18
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I'm sad to say the right browser is IE for pasting data from spreadsheets directly into an article to form the tables and their contents.

Don't forget to put a border round the data before you copy it though.

Although saving an article with this many links and tables is not an easy task you will get a few errors but if you hold IE's hand and tell it all will be ok then it will save.....eventually.

A word of advice don't use Chrome as it has issues with the article editor.

I'm currently using IE7

INternet Explorer: The most by ShardFenix at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 17:44
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INternet Explorer: The most popular browser...for downloading other browsers

That did make me laugh but it by Flippers_Giraffe at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 17:56
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That did make me laugh but it is true

This is the most useful by Tarmotog at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 12:34
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This is the most useful article to plan your playing in the near future with all the schedules available. I probably will keep it open if I'm in a $ draft of the older sets to scan through my picks. I should print this out lol.

Cracking tempest packs by SamuelBeckett at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 12:57
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Great article.

Given the amount of money rares, uncommons and even lotus petal at common, I wondered if any of the math whizzes out there can figure at what price it becomes profitable to just buy packs and start cracking them. Right now MTGOtraders has them listed as 6 tickets each.

How often can one expect to open lotus petal, propoganda, reanimate, ancient tomb and wasteland.

And among the rares I wouldn't mind banking some reflective pools as well, since they are bound to go up when extended ptq season rolls around.

Thanks for all the positive by Flippers_Giraffe at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 13:33
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Thanks for all the positive comments, it’s good to see that people are interested in the data as it takes ages to compile each month.

Great read as always! I by LazyBuffalo at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 16:06
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Great read as always! I would like to comment on the missleading nature of the pack prices. You say there is not much happening, when infact the prices for packs have been all over the place. The problem with taking the prices from MTGOTraders is when they sell out they no longer have the current price. For example during the OLS Nix Tix, MTGOTraders sold out of Onslaught packs (to me :)) at 4.75. By the end of the week the packs were selling for 7+ tix, but MTGOTraders still has them listed at 4.75.

Also, it would be better to list the tix price of packs, not the $ price, as this is the currency of the cards. This is esspecially true for Lorwyn, which is sold out for $ at $4.5, but is available for tix at 5.25 (which reflects more the true price).

I don't have an easy fix for this except the above and adding a * if the pack is sold out indicating the price is not current.

I see what you mean packs are by Flippers_Giraffe at Wed, 09/29/2010 - 17:25
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I see what you mean packs are always a pain when it comes to their value as they differ greatly on the site to the in game price sometimes as well.

I shall Ponder (or Brainstorm) this for next months article and see what I can come up with.

Awesome article by ttpshot at Mon, 10/04/2010 - 02:41
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Thanks for the article, this was really informative reading.

In regards to one of the comment on opening the Tempest packs, a quick calculation tells me the expected values for each pack: Tempest 2.63, Stronghold 0.68 and Exodus 4.26.They don't consider Foils so EV would be a bit higher but it's not worth opening packs for money if my figures are correct. Having said that, EV is better than current drafts so Tempest Block would be the cheapest to participate.