Recent lucky pulls - Sell or Hold?

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Posted on July 5, 2018, 4:28 a.m. by BS-T

I got mad lucky a couple of days ago with some impulse DOM booster purchases from a gift card I have had for ages - out of 3 boosters I opened:

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria

Karn, Scion of Urza

Karn, Scion of Urza

(Squee, the Immortal)

Now since I almost exclusively play Commander and some limited/sealed, I don't feel I've really got a place for the Planeswalkers. They're all good but not amazing to me outside of SuperFriends which I don't play.

Does anyone have any other thoughts on Commander archetypes where these two shine and I could put them to better use than $$$ (well, £££ actually!)?

Both seem excellent in Standard - is now the time to let them go or, since they'll be in rotation for a long time yet, should I wait it out for a set or two to see if any awesome combos / archetypes come up with them?

Much thanks

Boza says... #2

Keep Teferi, sell/trade the rest. Karn started out at 60 and steadily keeps losing value as it fails to find a place in any format. Teferi is a t1 card in Standard and is used more in Modern, so it will at least stay the same. Squee is not super important in any format, besides legacy Food Chain which already has several better cards to eat.

July 5, 2018 4:34 a.m.

GeminiSpartanX says... #3

I agree with the above comment. While the new Karn has seen some legacy play, I don't think it's position is strong atm. If you know you won't be playing standard any time soon, selling the Karns seems like a good move.

July 5, 2018 8:58 a.m.

BS-T says... #4

Noted, thanks both - I do like them and I'm a bit attached to a nice high value card... but they'll pay for a stag weekend I've got coming up so probably helpful!!

July 5, 2018 10:54 a.m.

sylvannos says... #5

The thing about Karn, Scion of Urza, though, is that we're getting a rotation soon...and a really large rotation at that. He may be really powerful once Sligh and Vehicle variants are no longer in the format.

If the format turns more midrange-y I could see him spiking again. He can be jammed into almost any deck in multiples.

Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is already doing work in Modern. But most of his price comes from Standard. He'll probably do what Liliana of the Veil did when she was in Standard: sat around ~$40, spiked high at certain points, plummeted when she rotated out, then spiked back up to $100 over time.

I don't think Teferi, Hero of Dominaria is going to be $100 status, but he's easily a $50 card even after he rotates.

July 6, 2018 5:42 p.m.

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