What's diving the price of Anointed Procession?

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Posted on Feb. 7, 2018, 11:39 p.m. by sonnet666

I picked one up when it was a $1 rare and I've been thinking about trading it, but I'd rather not if it's not likely I'll be able to get it cheaper in the future.

Is it just Standard appeal that's making high right now? Or is there Modern appeal as well? I'm trying to figure out if it will drop again once it rotates out.

DarkMagician says... #2

EDH likes it as well

February 7, 2018 11:52 p.m.

sonnet666 says... #3

I know, that's why I picked it up.

But EDH rarely drives prices for cards like this, so if that's all then I'd expect a drop.

February 8, 2018 12:03 a.m.

FuzzySupreme says... #4

Tokens are trying to make a comeback so maybe thats helping?

February 8, 2018 2:19 a.m.

sonnet666 says... #5

In what, Modern?

February 8, 2018 2:27 a.m.

FuzzySupreme says... #6

Standard theres a few token decks popping up that are fairly competitive

February 8, 2018 2:37 a.m.

Gleeock says... #7

Hmm. The price drive has been fairly steady, a steady price drive seems to reflect EDH price reflections. It would be interesting for someone to do a study on the change in relative price drive increase from EDH in comparison to other formats, I think it is becoming an increasingly weighted factor. Interesting, since EDH is a casual format.... but there will still be certain cards people will shell out for even for the sake of goofy fun.

February 8, 2018 9:28 a.m.

sonnet666 says... #8

Gleeock, in my experience EDH tends to only drive prices for cards that go in many, many decks (Mana Crypt, tutors, etc.), or cards that have very limited supply. It's just too hard to drive demand when each deck only needs 1 copy of the card.

Recent sets have been printed at a higher rate that past sets have been in the past, so it's rare for cards in newer sets to just from being good in EDH, and when it does happen, it's usually a really slow creep that picks up just after the card rotates out of standard, because that's when supply finally stabilizes. (Dictate of Erebos is a very good example. It was under $1 for most of the time it was in Standard.)

If it's just EDH and Standard that's driving price right now I'd expect a 50% drop on rotation at least. (Won't drop back to $1 because of EDH and price memory.) It was just its Modern appeal that's an unknown for me, since I don't really keep up with the format.

February 8, 2018 3:59 p.m.

Gleeock says... #9

Yep I'd agree that price dynamics are certainly different for the EDH market... That slow price creep after rotation is maybe part of what I was getting at when I was talking about "steady price drives". I don't believe it is JUST standard and EDH driving price. I do believe that EDH is beginning to have a higher weight on market values, but that is based on hunch and not quantitative analysis. Also, remember it is a singleton format but there are an awful lot of multiple deck builders that use several copies of fan favorite cards... so singleton format does have that "1 copy" limitation but with all the multi-decks owners and staple cards for EDH I wouldn't be too quick to dismiss the EDH demand drive... But again, I do agree - that format is less likely to cause the leaps & bounds and more of the stable climb stuff.

February 8, 2018 5:07 p.m.

sonnet666 says... #10

Also, also remember, that there are plenty of modern and legacy players with multiple decks that will buy multiple playsets of the same card.

It just stands that 60 card formats will have 4 times the effect of singleton formats on price, proportional to popularity.

February 8, 2018 7:15 p.m.

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