Tips on price spikes


  • 1. Events that trigger spikes: performance in specific tournament deck, speculation hype, or a buy out.

  • 2. If you have been sitting on a volume spec and it spiked, it maybe time to start offloading.

  • 3. If foil prices haven't spiked yet, 80% of the time they will. If you catch a spike early, a quick foil investment could be profitable.

  • 4. Opportunity to make on a spike is at most a 2 week window.

  • 5. Every card has a cap based on demand. There are some exceptions to these numbers, but here is a general guideline on the caps.
    Modern: common $4, uncommon $9, rare/mythic $90
    Standard: common $1.5, uncommon $3, rare $20, mythic $40.

Cards Trending Up


Cards shown here have jumps 5% or greater in price in the past 7 days.

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MC Name Mid Low Foil
Plains  |  Battle for Zendikar (Basic Land)313%$1.61$0.06$1.93 Add to Watchlist
bbBlack Knight (IE)  |  International Edition (Uncommon)235%$5.99$5.99 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Commander 2015 (Basic Land)222%$1.61$0.06$1.93 Add to Watchlist
1gElvish Archers (IE)  |  International Edition (Rare)171%$6.59$6.59 Add to Watchlist
4Icy Manipulator (IE)  |  International Edition (Uncommon)123%$13.19$13.19 Add to Watchlist
bParalyze (IE)  |  International Edition (Common)65%$1.24$1.24 Add to Watchlist
2bbPestilence (IE)  |  International Edition (Common)65%$1.24$1.24 Add to Watchlist
2bGloom (IE)  |  International Edition (Uncommon)59%$1.35$1.35 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
Plains  |  Battle Royale Box Set (Basic Land)51%$1.49$1.49 Add to Watchlist
 |  ()13%$17.11$14.24 Add to Watchlist
gNatural Selection  |  Limited Edition Beta (Rare)31%$90.24$90.24 Add to Watchlist
2ggggForce of Nature  |  Limited Edition Beta (Rare)25%$99.00$99.00 Add to Watchlist
uuDrain Power (IE)  |  International Edition (Rare)23%$3.29$3.29 Add to Watchlist
3rRoc of Kher Ridges (IE)  |  International Edition (Rare)16%$1.67$1.67 Add to Watchlist
0Mox Sapphire (IE)  |  International Edition (Rare)14%$250.50$219.00 Add to Watchlist
All in Good Time  |  Archenemy (Common)9%$10.10$8.34 Add to Watchlist
2rStone Rain  |  Limited Edition Alpha (Common)8%$9.95$8.50 Add to Watchlist
1uCopy Artifact (IE)  |  International Edition (Rare)7%$16.79$16.79 Add to Watchlist
Swamp  |  Mirage (Basic Land)7%$1.08$0.15$2.00 Add to Watchlist
Swamp  |  Ice Age (Basic Land)7%$1.08$0.15$2.00 Add to Watchlist
Swamp  |  Commander 2015 (Basic Land)7%$1.08$0.15$2.00 Add to Watchlist
My Crushing Masterstroke  |  Archenemy (Common)6%$9.63$8.10 Add to Watchlist
Grixis  |  Planechase (Common)6%$3.79$3.00 Add to Watchlist
4rrShivan Dragon (IE)  |  International Edition (Rare)5%$26.74$26.74 Add to Watchlist
wSavannah Lions (IE)  |  International Edition (Rare)5%$13.90$13.90 Add to Watchlist
2rUthden Troll  |  Limited Edition Alpha (Uncommon)5%$7.91$3.75 Add to Watchlist
Dance, Pathetic Marionette  |  Archenemy (Common)5%$7.30$6.48 Add to Watchlist
2rrggAch! Hans, Run!  |  Unhinged (Rare)5%$1.28$0.75$12.83 Add to Watchlist

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