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Foil Elesh Norn from New Phyrexia is $70.00! Elesh New Phyrexia only rotated out of standard a few years ago. Back then, Elesh Norn was about $10 for regular copies and $20 for foil copies. This increase is pretty impressive in my opinion, but the increase took 4 years. I found this an easy call, but most of the easy calls take 2 – 4 years to pay off. Keep this in mind when you are adding a card to your portfolio. You will need to keep at least 50% of your funds available for faster moves such as standard rotation, set releases, and collections that pop up for sale at a moment’s notice, unless you don’t have time to keep up with the market, then investing more heavily in the longer term is fine.
When it comes to commander cards, cards at risk of being reprinted, and higher multipliers, foils are where you want to be. They are also more difficult to move though, so take that in to account.
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The judge foil Elesh Norn is $400.00!! These just came out recently and are especially cool because they are written in the new phyrexia language; an altar that Ron Farris has been making since the card came out. They must be more scarce than normal judge foils considering the price. It’s hard to find cards that are actually scarce these days; most cards are printed in mass quantities.
With rotation soon upon us, it’s about time to start picking up some mythics that will increase in price in 2 – 4 years. Dragon’s Maze would be the best target because it was opened far less than Return to Ravnica and Gatecrash, but it’s a bit thin on picks. The best targets that I can think of are Prime Speaker Zegana and Progenitor Mimic. If trading is your primary method for acquiring cards, then I wouldn’t waste any time picking up foil gods from Theros block now too.