PROTRADER: Modern Season Is Upon Us

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The Modern hype is here and it’s very much for real. I am embarrassed for even momentarily suggesting Modern may be hitting a plateau as far as interest is concerned. Last week I went as far as to use wishy washy language surrounding my prediction for how Modern cards would perform come 2016. Clearly, Modern season is going to offer up significant opportunity. And with record breaking Star City Open attendance in Cincinnati this weekend (1,022 participants) it’s clear there’s more growth ahead.

All that said, it’s really interesting to see which cards have already began ascent and which have remained stagnant. Even with some metagame evolution, a large portion of the mainstays of Modern should still be relevant – Affinity, Tron, Splinter Twin, Infect, etc. Yet when I review the top movers so far in 2016, I’m seeing almost all the growth thus far occurring with Eldrazi cards, presumably due to the current block.

Eye of Ugin

Despite being narrow in scope, I believe the data out there is strong enough to conclude Modern will once again be a lucrative format to speculate on. But the train is already leaving the station – in fact, it’s already nearing its final destination on stuff like Eye of Ugin and Eldrazi Temple. With that in mind, I’m going to look to a couple ideas that are still worth pursuing as the Modern hype rapidly approaches its peak for the first half of 2016.

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4 thoughts on “PROTRADER: Modern Season Is Upon Us”

  1. This looks like my trade/buy list for the last 2 months. Serum visions was a great target 2/3 months ago when you could picked them up on tcgplayer for sub $5 after the FNM print, they have already recovered $3. The projected time to sell is very usefully info. Thanks for aNorthern great article.

  2. Another well written article, I appreciate the time and consistency you put in each one, with knowledge behind the reason you’re advising of such cards. I think if it wasn’t for your articles I wouldn’t be a protrader, I hope the app in the future changes that thought.

    1. Thank you very much for the kind words and your support. It is a huge motivator to see that my writing is resonating with some folks as I recognize I go off the beaten path on occasion. Really appreciate it!

      Sig

  3. James, Thanks for the comments, glad we are on the same page when it comes to the right targets. I actually overlooked Serum Visions 2-3 months ago – I pretty much wrote the card off after the reprint, which was reckless on my part. Fortunately there are tons of other cards worth picking up…let’s face it, would you rather have an All is Dust or Serum Visions? 🙂

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