Saturday, September 27, 2014

The Most Expensive Common in Standard

Pop quiz, get out your number two pencil!

Without looking, can you tell me what the most expensive Common is in Standard right now for Magic Online? Go ahead, think about it for a minute. I'll wait.

Ready for the answer? If you guessed Centaur Courser, you guessed correctly. Believe it or not, the Magic 2015 version of this card, as of this post, is going for $1.35 a piece. What in the world is that all about?

Let me give you a hint. The next five cards are also all from Magic 2015, and the cheapest is 63 cents for a Magic 2015 Cancel. For comparison, the next most expensive card after that is Electrickery, which is currently listed for a measly 8 cents.

When I found this out, I was completely baffled. Fortunately Pauper enthusiast Alex Ullman came to my rescue:

Of course. If you recall, Magic 2015 included 6 reprints that were technically part of the set but would not be included in any of the set's booster packs. Since these cards will never be opened in a draft, they are somewhat rare online, but are necessary for those who want to redeem a paper set of Magic 2015.

So now you know. The Magic 2015 Centaur Courser is the most expensive Common in Standard on Magic Online.

1 comment:

  1. It's so odd because its more expensive than all the rares and uncommons which are also not draftable, like Terra Stomper, Shivan Dragon, Serra Angel, Nightmare and others.