Core 2019, sell or hold?
Posted on July 8, 2018, 11:35 a.m. by skoobysnackz
Hello TappedOut! It's pre-release season, and I wish everyone as much luck as I had. I went to the pre-release yesterday, and got extremely lucky with some pulls. My promo was Crucible of Worlds, I pulled a Tezzeret, Artifice Master in my first pack, and then Death Baron in my second pack. The rest of the packs had nothing special money-wise, I got Lena, Selfless Champion, Goblin Trashmaster, Sigiled Sword of Valeron and Demon of Catastrophes. After going 3-1 with a UB control deck with zombies/skeletons and tokens, I got four prize packs from which I got Liliana, Untouched By Death, Vaevictis Asmadi, the Dire, Omniscience and Dark-Dweller Oracle, and Windreader Sphinx.
My question is, which of these cards do you think will creep up in price, and which ones should I sell now? I'm hoping Death Baron creeps up in price after dropping to about $4-5. I'm thinking the planeswalkers, especially Liliana will drop a bit, but I figured I'd ask here before doing anything. Tezzeret, Artifice Master was by far the best card in my deck, and I think it will see standard play for sure. It still felt a bit slow for modern, so I don't know how that will affect his price.
Zombies have a lot of potential when M19 drops into Standard. I would hold on Baron and Graveyard Marshal as they will be rare staples for Zombies. Hold on M19 Liliana if Zombies can compete then she will be a reason why and she'll increase in price.
If Goblins or even mono red is a thing post rotation and I think it will be then hold on Dark-Dweller It will be a staple rare two drop for red. I would also hold on Catastrophes I think it's very underrated it'll increase in price.
M19 Tezzeret is hard to evaluate, but if you can sell him or trade for $23-25 value right now I think I would. Goblin Chainwhirler wrecks Tezzeret and the artifact strategy with Thopters/Constructs that goes along with him. Because of this I see him decreasing in price as current $23 is pretty high. Teferi is just better than all other five drop Planeswalkers in Standard.
Very nice foils Crucible and Omniscience :) I don't care for foils so I would sell them in a heartbeat. They're going to decrease as more M19 is opened because I don't think either will see much play in Standard so you would be keeping them for nostalgic sake, for Commander decks or because their foils. Both have plummeted in price since being in M19 especially Omniscience.
July 8, 2018 1:01 p.m.
Thanks for the advice multimedia! I think I'll sell Crucible of Worlds and Omniscience and hold onto the rest for now. I'm hesitating to sell Tezzeret, Artifice Master because of how well he played at the pre-release. I'm thinking he may have a spot in my Pirate/Artifact tokens deck Kaizoku Ou Ni Ore Wa Naru.