Did you know?
Hedron Crab is a $3.00 uncommon and has been for a long time! I’m actually surprised it has not gone up more. It is one of the most efficient milling cards available whether you intend to target yourself for graveyard shenanigans or to try to mill your opponent out. Graveyard strategies will always be popular, and traditionally blue has been at the heart of them to provide the fuel to fill your graveyard, but more recently red, black, and green have been stepping in to fill that role with Faithless Looting and Grisly Salvage among others. These typically sell pretty well on vendor buylists, so if you can’t move them through your binder you can always out them for decent cash.
Did you know?
Glimpse the Unthinkable from Ravnica, City of Guilds is an astonishing $30.00! This card was $10.00 for a very long time and a favorite among casuals, and eventually crept up to where it is today. Surprisingly, it’s never seen a reprint. I feel like that day is coming, but who knows when. Breaking and Entering came out fairly recently, but it just doesn’t match the raw numbers of 10 cards.
Milling will always be popular with casuals; it’s a fun alternative way to end the game as you watch your opponent’s best spells and needed draws fall into the graveyard. Wizards has to push the envelope to make the cards interesting and something people want to build with, but have to be careful not to make it a tier 1 strategy as it would obsolete a lot of the other traditional fun in the game. If casual players like using a mill strategy, then a legendary creature that they can champion as their commander must be awesome in their circles. What if it was even indestructible and worked as a lord for all of your creatures? The stellar card I’m talking about is Phenax, God of Deception. I am personally very bullish on Phenax, and every time his price drops I get excited. It’s a mythic from a 2nd set with wide casual appeal. Any that I can get my hands on for $3 – $5 is a snap pickup. I am willing to go deep on Phenax even though it will be a few years before he rebounds because he has all the factors going for him. If you can trade your rotating standard cards into this guy, it is one of the better long term plays you can make.