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Foil Dack Fayden from Conspiracy went up to $120.00! It appears that foils and most mythics were immune to the recent halving of Conspiracy prices. The foils are the real chase; some of them were never available in foil, and some of them not in the modern card frame, or previous printings had gotten prohibitively expensive. Dack was $100.00 last week, so apparently SCG is seeing demand and adjusted prices accordingly. There won’t be many of these since foil mythics are really scarce, so I don’t anticipate a dip in price even as product is opened. But give it a year or 2 and I suspect its price will increase, especially if it finds a permanent home in a Legacy deck.
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Foil Marchesa, the Black Rose is $40.00! Her regular price is $6.00, so foils are evidently a huge chase in this set. People only need one of these, so the price of regular copies is suppressed since everyone has access to them. As time goes on, more commander players will look to pick up a copy, but at some point more product will not be opened. The players that already have a copy are usually not included to part with theirs even when they tire of her. Most commander players just build another deck and don’t take existing ones apart. It will be a little while before Marchesa’s disappear from the market, but not as long as a normal standard set. Even if the price takes over a year to increase, don’t expect to find these for trade in binders for that long. If you want some of these to sit on, pick them up now while they are available.
While we’re on the subject, foil copies of Brago, King Eternal dipped from $20.00 to $15.00, once again showing that rares are available, even foil copies, but foil mythics are truly hard to find.
I’m going to reiterate this advice in a more general term. If you are interested in stocking up on a card through trade or buylist methods, don’t always wait until the lowest possible price on the card. That window may only be open for a few weeks, and in order to maximize on the number of copies you can acquire I recommend starting early. I’ve been picking up Thoughtseize for the last few months now. They may dip a little more within the next few months, but I can only acquire so many copies in a short amount of time.