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Foil Misdirection from Mercadian Masques is $150.00! Nonfoil Misdirections are $35.00 from the same set, putting the multiplier at about 4.5! Mercadian Masques foils are very scarce; in fact I think I’ve only ever even see 1 of these. These are pre modern card frame, so the picture isn’t even foil. It’s a status symbol more than anything else, but there is enough demand out there that if you had one of these you could ask for anything within the same price range.
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Foil Stifle from Scourge is $100.00! There is also a judge foil available for the same price. These are also pretty scarce, though I’ve seen more of them. Again, the Scourge version is pre modern card frame, so it doesn’t even offer much of an upgrade, but the judge version is modern card frame.
Both of these cards are in Conspiracy, and both can be opened in foil. They are both rares. Every box comes with a foil rare, so the chance to open one of these is not as astronomical as one might think. So far the existence of these new versions has not driven the price of the old copies down, nor do I think it will. Over the next few months, Conspiracy cards will be readily available, but after that the supply will dry up. The set will stay in print beyond that, but interest in drafting it will go down as other sets come out. Personally, I plan to pick singles up fairly aggressively; hopefully from players that would prefer standard legal cards. If this set is as fun to draft as I think it will be, combined with the value of the cards contained within, I anticipate sealed boxes going up in a fairly short amount of time. I’m actually contemplating holding some sealed boxes for my personal collection, something I’ve only ever done with Modern Masters before. I’m not saying that this set is the next modern masters, but I think once players get a taste and the product starts to dry up it will do some interesting things, especially foils.