Sunday, May 22, 2016

Get your Battle for Zendikar Expeditions now

We all know that MTGO foils look horrible and that they command a lower price than regular cards some of the time, but even then I have gone deep into the Battle for Zendikat Expeditions that form the base of the Modern mana base.

Battle for Zendikar block is no longer the latest cool drafting format. None of these lands are no longer playable in Standard. This means that supply is at a peak and demand is at a low.

There are two types of expeditions that are very interesting to me; Shockland and the ONS Fetchlands.

Shockland prices have not yet come out of the hole the reprint in RTR block dug for them. Have no doubt, without a second reprint they surely will.

When they do I would rather have the full-art EXP versions than the Ravnica blocks versions.

Here is a comparison showing EXP Watery Grave holding its value while GTC Watery Grave is still dropping.

Watery Grave EXP

Watery Grave GTC

I am not touching the ZEN Fetchlands (Arid Mesa, Scalding Tarn, Misty Rainforest, Marsh Flats and Verdant Catacombs) with a ten foot pole at this point due to risk of reprint. If these are reprinted they stand to lose 75-90% of their value instantaneously.

So to be really clear here I am talking about only the original ONS/KTK Fetchlands; Flooded Strand, Polluted Delta, Bloodstained Mire, Wooded Foothills and Windswept Heath.

Here is an example of a KTK Fetchland taking off while the EXP has not yet really gone up that much.

I think all the EXP allied Fetchlands are excellent buys right now.

Wooded Foothills EXP

Wooded Foothills KTK

As with any MTG Finance advice, use your own judgment and please remember to never invest too heavily in any single thing on MTGO and use only money you can afford to lose.

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