Bauchgefühl: How much would Sheoldred the Apocalypse fall?

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Posted on Sept. 17, 2023, 4:19 p.m. by Quickspell

„Bauchgefühl“ is German and means what your gut says. Obviously prices cannot be predicted, but I wonder:

Sheoldred, the Apocalypse is at 80€ in Europe now. That’s about 86$. She is relevant not only in Standard, but even in Modern Beseech the Mirror will now be able to fetch her.

The Phyrexians are gone for now. She won’t fit in any near future set thematically, so no Standard reprint. There is The List slot, but I doubt it is relevant to the price. She might be reprinted in a Secret Lair, that would probably be good value. But most likely she would be reprinted in a Masters Set.

There is no mention on about an upcoming Masters Set, though.

So what are your thoughts on how likely Sheoldred, the Apocalypse will in fall in price anytime soon?

Icbrgr says... #2

I dont think Sheoldred, the Apocalypse will dramatically fall in price anytime soon.

Take Liliana of the Veil and Mindbreak Trap for examples.

The reality is cards are not hard to reprint. Something isn't hard to reprint just because it's got a weird mechanic/theme/name to it. We're not limited to just standard release product where if you reprint something you have to reprint a bunch of cards to go with it for the sake of draft.

WOTC is aware of how long a card hasn't been printed, and aware of how pricey it can get. They can release a reprint of it in any number of products, and will use it as a premium to lure people in whenever they feel like reprinting it.

Liliana of the Veil is a card that reached pre-modern horizon fetch land prices for years.... but when she did get the reprint boy oh boy did she get reprinted... even before re-entering Standard/Pioneer she was a bait/chase card... original printing Liliana of the Veil is still standing at a $20 card as of now. but still like fetch lands held a high price for a long time and will probably climb again as time ticks on.

no i dont think Sheoldred, the Apocalypse has the same kind of demand as lily or fetch lands but is without a doubt a desirable card... and thats where i bring the connection to Mindbreak Trap... its an old niche mythic... reprints are inevitable but depending how spikey CEDH get the lure will remain to be included in the 99.

this is totally from the hip "what my gut says"... im a terrible person to take MTG financial advice from... i bought my Scalding Tarn and Snapcaster Mage playsets at ther peaks lol

September 18, 2023 7:44 a.m. Edited.

Quickspell says... #3

Icbrgr thank you for sharing your thoughts. I have a similar view, but I was curious how others perceive this. I only play commander and was thinking about putting her in the 99. I don’t think that’s worth €80 though. Especially since a lot of that worth stems from her being relevant in other formats.

September 19, 2023 3:40 p.m.

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