Market Watch Top 10: Surprising Shakeups!

Jason Grabher-Meyer

9/15/2017 11:00:00 AM
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While the state of the secondary market has remained largely unchanged for the past month, we finally saw some big shakeups this week!

Legendary Duelists dropped with a bit of a thud, but we saw immediate demand for the new Cyberdark cards, and that Cyberdark hype stayed consistent through the week. Meanwhile the release of new SPYRAL support in the OCG's Extra Pack 2017 and the new expectation that we'll see those cards in our Circuit Break booster finally catapulted SPYRAL Super Agent into the Top 10, and the OCG's new F&L List kept interest high in several cards that saw recent TCG demand.

On top of that, Johnny Nguyen's surprising Regional Qualifier win with Kozmos drew even more attention to Full Force Virus, pushing it higher up the sales charts. With players still waiting for a new F&L List here in TCG territories, it appears as if countless duelists are taking up Kozmos in a bid to fight back against Zoodiacs.

Big trends bringing some big action to the TCGplayer Marketplace this week. Let's look at the Top 10 bestselling cards from Monday to Friday.

#10: Drowning Mirror Force

We've seen some recent enthusiasm for Drowning Mirror Force, and while it's yet to achieve tournament success in current competition, it's appeared in past top cuts before. It's only seeing minor play in logged OCG decks, but it's an interesting card since it's one of the most specific, yet one of the most rewarding cards in the Mirror Force family. Dropping from all-time highs north of $20, it's now down to less than two bucks after its 2017 Mega Pack reprint.

 Drowning Mirror Force
$9.99
$4.39
$1.90
Drowning Mirror Force117960
Set Shining Victories
Number SHVI-EN075
Type Trap Card
Attribute TRAP 
Rarity Secret Rare
Card Text

When an opponent's monster declares a direct attack: Shuffle all Attack Position monsters your opponent controls into the Deck.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
TeamGuyaneseGamer 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $1.90
CardShackLLC Unlimited - Lightly Played 1 $1.99
Sunshine Games Unlimited - Lightly Played 1 $2.00
Collector's Cache Unlimited - Near Mint 2 $2.11
XtremeGames Unlimited - Lightly Played 1 $2.32
Ellis Collectibles 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $2.35
XtremeGames 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $2.36
Neverland Games 1st Edition - Lightly Played 2 $2.45
PhantasmGaming 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $2.79
Mystic Gaming Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $2.88

#9: Cyberdark Claw

We discussed the incredible problem-solving power of the new Cyberdark cards on Monday, and Doug wrote a great article with a deck list earlier this week . Cyberdark Inferno dropped from the Top 10, but Cyberdark Claw and Cyberdark Cannon are still going strong, now a lock as must-run three-ofs for the theme.

 Cyberdark Claw
$1.16
$0.25
$0.01
Cyberdark Claw144986
Set Legendary Duelists
Number LEDU-EN023
Level 3
Type Effect Monster
Monster Dragon
Attribute DARK 
A / D 1600 / 800
Rarity Rare
Card Text

If this card is sent to the GY while equipped to a monster: You can target 1 "Cyberdark" monster in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use each of the following effects of "Cyberdark Claw" once per turn.
• You can discard this card; add 1 "Cyberdark" Spell/Trap from your Deck to your hand.
• During damage calculation, if a monster equipped with this card battles: You can send 1 monster from your Extra Deck to the GY.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
Card Escape 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $0.01
Cryptomation 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.06
Pozjoker Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
ABXgames 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
JerseysCCG 1st Edition - Moderately Played 3 $0.11
Epic Gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.15
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 25 $0.15
Collector's Cache 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $0.15
Epik Cards & Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 68 $0.15
Epic Gaming 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.15

#8: Cyberdark Cannon

The sheer versatility of the two new Cyberdark Dragon-types can't be overstated. The ability to search a card you likely need to win while loading a powerful Cyberdar-compatible Dragon to the graveyard is awesome enough on its own, but add the graveyard triggers and damage calculation effects, and you've got some seriously crazy cards for one of the most under-served fan-favorite strategies of all time.

 Cyberdark Cannon
$1.16
$0.25
$0.02
Cyberdark Cannon144985
Set Legendary Duelists
Number LEDU-EN022
Level 3
Type Effect Monster
Monster Dragon
Attribute DARK 
A / D 1600 / 800
Rarity Rare
Card Text

If this card is sent to the GY while equipped to a monster: You can draw 1 card. You can only use each of the following effects of "Cyberdark Cannon" once per turn.
• You can discard this card; add 1 Machine "Cyberdark" monster from your Deck to your hand.
• During damage calculation, if a monster equipped with this card battles: You can send 1 monster from your Deck to the GY.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
Valueduelist 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.02
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 28 $0.10
Card Escape 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $0.10
ABXgames 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Game Heroes 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.10
YGOAnimeGames 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Shadow Realm Gamess 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Jokers Wild GC 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Pozjoker Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.10
Epic Gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 7 $0.15

#7: Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries

Popularized since its appearance in Joshua Schmidt's Top 4 Demise True Draco deck at YCS Rimini three weeks ago , Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries remains one of the most popular competitive cards reprinted in the 2017 Mega Packs. While it's seen very little play since the YCS, demand has remained high, and now that it can be had for as little as $5 there are droves of duelists snapping up their copies.

 Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries
$32.00
$9.94
$7.00
Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries141317
Set 2017 Mega-Tins Mega Pack
Number MP17-EN022
Level 3
Type Tuner/Effect Monster
Monster Zombie
Attribute DARK 
A / D 0 / 1800
Rarity Secret Rare
Card Text

During either player's turn, if your opponent controls more monsters than you do: You can discard this card; reveal 1 card in your Extra Deck, then look at your opponent's Extra Deck, also banish all cards in their Extra Deck with the same name as that revealed card. You can only use this effect of "Ghost Reaper & Winter Cherries" once per turn.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
MiscellaneousTCG 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $7.00
SCS CardShop 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $7.34
Mad King Gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $7.75
War zone 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $8.00
SevenL Cards 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $8.54
EvolutionGaming Inc 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $8.89
BuckwheatsCards 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $8.89
lumina 1st Edition - Near Mint 9 $8.99
TheCardWard 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $9.00
Blue Ox Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 4 $9.52

#6: Dark Magician

Dark Magical Circle and Magician Navigation both fell from the Top 10 this week, but Dark Magician hung in there, surprisingly selling enough copies to climb all the way to Number 6.

 Dark Magician
Price N/A
Dark Magician141268
Set 2017 Mega-Tins
Number CT14-EN001
Level 7
Type Normal Monster
Monster Spellcaster
Attribute DARK 
A / D 2500 / 2100
Rarity Secret Rare
Card Text

The ultimate wizard in terms of attack and defense.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
ClevelandCardResale Limited - Near Mint 1 $0.20
Collector's Cache Limited - Near Mint 3 $0.35
Anonymous Bards Limited - Near Mint 4 $0.38
RathialCards Limited - Near Mint 1 $0.39
ThePlugTCG Limited - Near Mint 2 $0.39
Gsantsm Limited - Near Mint 1 $0.39
CheapestYGOOfAllTime Limited - Near Mint 2 $0.39
The Next Level Games Limited - Lightly Played 1 $0.40
TenSeCrush Limited - Near Mint 6 $0.40
StephCurrysJumper Limited - Near Mint 1 $0.41

#5: Set Rotation

Terraforming and Set Rotation have both seen rising demand over the past week and a half as numerous Field Spell centric strategies like Trickstars and SPYRALS have gained steam, but Set Rotation broke into the Top 10 for the first time in a long time just in the past few days.

Dillon Cohen actually Top 8'd the Tulsa Oklahoma Regional last weekend Side Decking two copies of Set Rotation with a single Gateway to Chaos, in a particularly interesting build of True Dracos jam-packed with Monarch Cards. Check that out if you haven't seen it .

 Set Rotation
$3.95
$0.58
$0.10
Set Rotation131181
Set Maximum Crisis
Number MACR-EN064
Type Quick-Play Spell Card
Attribute SPELL 
Rarity Short Print
Card Text

Set 2 Field Spell Cards with different names from your Deck on the field (1 on your field, and 1 on your opponent's field). While either of those cards remain Set on the field, neither player can activate or Set other Field Spell Cards.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
Davis Cards & Games 1st Edition - Lightly Played 8 $0.10
Davis Cards & Games Unlimited - Lightly Played 1 $0.10
The Game Capital Unlimited - Near Mint 2 $0.14
Card Guru Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $0.15
TzTokTrades Unlimited - Near Mint 2 $0.15
TzTokTrades 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.15
Adams Inventory 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.18
The Game Capital 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.18
Card Guru 1st Edition - Near Mint 7 $0.19
Geekified Mind 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.19

#4: Foolish Burial Goods

Still no Frightfur Patchwork.

Still no idea why this card is selling so well.

 Foolish Burial Goods
$10.00
$5.01
$2.99
Foolish Burial Goods141714
Set 2017 Mega-Tins Mega Pack
Number MP17-EN218
Type Normal Spell Card
Attribute SPELL 
Rarity Secret Rare
Card Text

Send 1 Spell/Trap Card from your Deck to the Graveyard. You can only activate 1 "Foolish Burial Goods" per turn.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
ClevelandCardResale 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $2.99
Cids Gaming Corner 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $3.40
ygosinglesallday 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $3.75
Nerd Clips 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $3.89
Jumpman 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $3.90
RathialCards 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $3.93
Han Perfect Cards 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $3.94
WeLitXD 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $3.94
Amazing Games TCG 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $3.97
Conway Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $3.97

#3: SPYRAL Super Agent

SPYRAL Double Helix + no reprint = SPYRAL Super Agent price spiking from $8 to $20.

It's no secret that everybody and their mother was looking to pick up the core cards for SPYRALS this week, and that led to a big jump in price. It's not often you see an $8 Ultra Rare sell this well, let alone one that climbed into the double digits early into the Monday-Friday sales period, but that's exactly what happened.

With SPYRAL Double Helix almost assured for TCG release in our version of Circuit Break, and no SPYRAL reprints expected before CIBR hits our shores, it was a perfect storm for massive Super Agent sales.

 SPYRAL Super Agent
$25.00
$22.58
$19.99
SPYRAL Super Agent121342
Set The Dark Illusion
Number TDIL-EN086
Level 4
Type Effect Monster
Monster Warrior
Attribute EARTH 
A / D 1900 / 1200
Rarity Ultra Rare
Card Text

If this card is in your hand: You can declare 1 card type (Monster, Spell, or Trap); reveal the top card of your opponent's Deck, and if you do, Special Summon this card if it is a card of that type. If this card is Special Summoned by the effect of a "SPYRAL" card: You can target 1 Spell/Trap Card your opponent controls; destroy it. You can only use each effect of "SPYRAL Super Agent" once per turn.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
Amazing Discoveries 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $19.99
WayneDecker 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $20.00
Bolt Gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $20.00
Chips Trades 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $21.80
BuckwheatsCards 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $22.19
Mystic Gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $22.47
Syracusegaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $22.49
Collector's Cache 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $22.67
Catfish TCG 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $22.88
OmegaGaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $22.89

#2: Full Force Virus

Johnny Nguyen offered competitors a shining beacon of hope this past weekend when he innovated Kozmos for the Zoodiac matchup . His weapon of choice? Triple Full Force Virus, paid for with three copies of Kozmo DOG Fighter; a low-cost combo that utterly shreds Zoodiacs for the price of a single trap card and a DOG Fighter Token.

That was enough to skyrocket demand for Full Force Virus, after some perhaps misplaced enthusiasm for the card late last week placed it in the Top 10 before Nguyen revealed the best use for it in competition.

And that meant that the bestselling card of the week was none other than…

 Full Force Virus
$7.00
$1.06
$0.39
Full Force Virus141724
Set 2017 Mega-Tins Mega Pack
Number MP17-EN228
Type Normal Trap Card
Attribute TRAP 
Rarity Secret Rare
Card Text

Tribute 1 DARK monster with 2000 or more DEF; check your opponent's hand, all monsters they control, and all cards they draw until the end of their 3rd turn after this card's activation, and destroy all those monsters with 1500 or less DEF.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
TggChicago 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.39
Gooses Games 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.39
fresh games 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.40
Your Yugioh Cards 1st Edition - Near Mint 5 $0.40
Opolentia TCG 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.41
Granados Cards 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.42
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 27 $0.49
Gsantsm 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.69
nervyns 1st Edition - Near Mint 11 $0.70
Alter Reality Games 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.71

#1: …Pot of Desires!

And yes, that means Proxy Dragon fell from the Top 10 entirely, after trading off between the Number 1 and Number 2 spots for weeks. Proxy Dragon still sold well, but the pool of buyers was comparatively small; that suggests it's beginning to fall into the territory of speculation, while most players looking to actually run the card now have their copies.

We'll see how that pans out over the weekend, but for now Pot of Desires reigns supreme, as demand for Proxy Dragon seems to be flagging.

 Pot of Desires
Price N/A
Pot of Desires141277
Set 2017 Mega-Tins
Number CT14-EN004
Type Normal Spell Card
Attribute SPELL 
Rarity Ultra Rare
Card Text

Banish 10 cards from the top of your Deck, face-down; draw 2 cards. You can only activate 1 "Pot of Desires" per turn.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
Card Card S Limited - Near Mint 1 $3.00
Mad King Gaming Limited - Near Mint 1 $3.10
Sparkly sparkles Limited - Near Mint 1 $3.45
Buds Place Limited - Lightly Played 2 $3.46
Underground Elites Limited - Near Mint 1 $3.71
helixs Limited - Lightly Played 1 $3.77
Buds Place Limited - Near Mint 2 $3.84
Supercube Limited - Lightly Played 2 $3.90
ClevelandCardResale Limited - Near Mint 2 $3.99
The Next Level Games Limited - Near Mint 3 $4.00

And that's it for this week! We'll be back on Monday with a look at sales from the weekend. We can expect to see a ripple effect as players start to draw conclusions from the OCG F&L List, as well as further responses to the SPYRAL price spike, and a potential sustained interest in Kozmos.

We'll have that and more on Monday. See you then!

-Jason Grabher-Meyer



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