Market Watch Top 10: YCS Dallas Fallout

Jason Grabher-Meyer

10/27/2017 11:00:00 AM
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Welcome to another Friday Market Watch!

On Monday we saw some early responses to YCS Dallas, as the TCGplayer Marketplace was overrun by the full release of Circuit Break. Now that the initial response to CIBR has slowed slightly, and the bulk of the Top 32 deck lists from YCS Dallas have been archived , we're seeing a mix of continued heat from Circuit Break mixed with some early indicators of what to expect in tournament play for the rest of this format.

But that's really the key word: “this” format. When KDE gave us a new F&L List in September, it was only promised to remain in effect until November. With players calling for an emergency response to the dominance of SPYRAL decks at Dallas, November's coming up fast and many are hoping to see some changes ASAP to level the playing field.

For now we can zoom in and isolate inflection points amongst the differing builds of SPYRALS at Dallas, and related sales patterns can help us see where those trends are heading, knowing that a new F&L List could easily eradicate those delicate debates.

All we can focus on now are the current data sets, so let's get into it. Here were the top 10 bestselling cards in the TCGPlayer Marketplace this week, from Monday morning to Friday morning.

#10: World Legacy Pawns

While Vendreads, Metaphys, and Lunalights were the first big casual winners from Circuit Break on Monday, demand for Metaphys cards slid over the course of the week. That made room for cards from the Krawler theme to reach the Top 10, the first of which was this card – World Legacy Pawns.

Recycling cards from your Graveyard and re-setting Krawlers, Pawns is an infrastructure-driving Continuous Trap that keeps your Krawler strategy flowing. Look for Loukas' next Rerouting Deck Fix next week to see it in action.

 World Legacy Pawns
$0.60
$0.16
$0.01
World Legacy Pawns148373
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN073
Type Continuous Trap
Attribute TRAP 
Rarity Common
Card Text

You can target 1 face-down monster you control; change it to face-up Attack or Defense Position. You can shuffle 1 "Krawler" monster from your GY into the Main Deck, then target 1 face-up monster you control; change it to face-down Defense Position. You can only use 1 "World Legacy Pawns" effect per turn, and only once that turn.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
FSGCards 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.01
The Wizards Duel 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.01
Kiros TCG 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.01
ScanManCardsTcg 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.05
Pedras Cards 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.05
BlueGhost Unlimited - Near Mint 4 $0.08
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 58 $0.08
GameTimeCC Unlimited - Near Mint 30 $0.09
GameTimeCC 1st Edition - Near Mint 26 $0.09
Davis Cards & Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 6 $0.10

#9: Set Rotation

One of the biggest points of contention at YCS Dallas, Set Rotation won and lost a ton of games over the course of the weekend; some SPYRAL duelists believed it was a valuable trick to instantly win duels in the early game, while others saw it as an unnecessary threat to the deck's consistency. Only one competitor in the Top 4 ran it – that was Ryan Levine , who played it with a Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson engine – but regardless, players are clearly leaning into it as huge numbers were sold this week.

 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 9 $0.10
Davis Cards & Games Unlimited - Lightly Played 2 $0.10
Hebrews cards 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.10
Poi Gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $0.15
RichardsWallet 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.19
GandG 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.19
ZLinked Gaming Unlimited - Near Mint 3 $0.20
TzTokTrades Unlimited - Lightly Played 1 $0.20
TzTokTrades Unlimited - Near Mint 2 $0.20
TzTokTrades 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.20

#8: Vendread Nights

Down two spots from Number 6 on Monday, Vendread Nights was the only surviving Vendread card in the Top 10 – a far-reaching search card that you can use again and again, loading your graveyard while offering fast and precise hand fixing.

This one might be a cooler prospect with the popularity of simple removal like Twin Twisters at YCS Dallas, and the fact that there's still no competitive build of Vendreads out there that's been proven in competition, but demand remained high.

 Vendread Nights
$2.00
$0.29
$0.08
Vendread Nights148390
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN084
Type Field Spell
Attribute SPELL 
Rarity Super Rare
Card Text

You can discard 1 card; add 1 "Vendread" monster from your Deck to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Vendread Nights" once per turn. When your "Vendread" monster destroys an opponent's monster by battle: You can banish 1 "Vendread" monster from your GY; it can attack an opponent's monster again in a row.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
Uraby Fast Sales Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $0.05
Untouchables 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.08
VynilCards 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.09
WisCardboard 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Cyber Sales Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Cyber Sales 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
DAPs Majestic Shop Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $0.10
LinsYugiShop 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Spectorion 1st Edition - Near Mint 5 $0.10
ZLinked Gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.10

#7: Lunalight Crimson Fox

Lunalight Crimson Fox clocked in at Number 7 over the weekend, and that demand remained steady throughout the week. Often regarded as the most exciting card in the Lunalight theme, it preserves your biggest attackers while also letting them steal games by weakening opposing defenders.

The Lunalight deck wants to hit fast and hard, and Crimson Fox can work wonders in creating two-turn or even one-turn wins. Given the history of high sales for Lunalights, I wouldn't be surprised to see it remain in the Top 10 on Monday.

 Lunalight Crimson Fox
$0.68
$0.18
$0.01
Lunalight Crimson Fox148396
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN090
Level 4
Type Effect Monster
Monster Beast-Warrior
Attribute DARK 
A / D 1800 / 600
Rarity Common
Card Text

If this card is sent to the GY by a card effect: You can target 1 face-up monster your opponent controls; change its ATK to 0 until the end of this turn. When a card or effect is activated that targets a "Lunalight" monster you control (Quick Effect): You can banish this card from your GY; negate the activation, and if you do, each player gains 1000 LP.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
The Wizards Duel 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.01
gooseTCG 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.04
IkalaGaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 4 $0.04
Carls Game Station 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.05
Geekified Mind 1st Edition - Near Mint 7 $0.05
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 63 $0.08
Noble inc 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $0.10
Davis Cards & Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $0.10
Turtle Rock Gaming Unlimited - Near Mint 44 $0.10
OneStopYugiohShop 1st Edition - Near Mint 18 $0.10

#6: X-Krawler Qualiark

A serious heavy for the Krawler strategy, Qualiark's a topnotch Link Monster with two downward arrows, a solid beater, and self-replacing in the best way possible thanks to its “Special Summon 2” effect. Its three extra abilities help build your swarm, protect it, and press it through your opponent's defenses, making it a deadly anchor for any Krawler deck.

Will that deck become competitive? That's certainly up in the air, but the enthusiasm for the theme this week was undeniable. You could definitely start to see Krawlers pop up at your locals.

 X-Krawler Qualiark
$1.00
$0.26
$0.10
X-Krawler Qualiark148336
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN050
Type Link/Effect Monster
Monster Insect
Attribute EARTH 
A / D 2000 /
Rarity Super Rare
Card Text

2 "Krawler" monsters
If this face-up card is destroyed by battle, or leaves the field because of an opponent's card effect while its owner controls it: You can target 2 "Krawler" monsters with different names in your GY; Special Summon them in face-down Defense Position. Apply these effects based on the number of "Krawler" monsters you control.
• 2+: All monsters you control gain 300 ATK/DEF.
• 4+: Your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated during the Battle Phase.
• 6+: Your monsters can attack directly.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
BlueGhost Unlimited - Near Mint 2 $0.05
Uraby Fast Sales 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Davis Cards & Games Unlimited - Lightly Played 1 $0.10
Spectorion 1st Edition - Near Mint 4 $0.10
BudgetGames Inc 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Davis Cards & Games 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Cyber Sales 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $0.10
thechanman Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $0.11
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 75 $0.12
IDeal808 Unlimited - Near Mint 58 $0.12

#5: Metaverse

Down a spot from Number 4 on Monday, Metaverse still seems to be holding a ton of attention for… reasons that remain unclear? Playing third fiddle to both Terraforming and Set Rotation, we'd need to see both of those cards Limited or worse before Metaverse could really be competitive. Changes like that would mean fundamental shifts in how the game's played, which seems unlikely though not entirely impossible.

 Metaverse
$5.01
$2.02
$1.17
Metaverse148376
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN076
Type Normal Trap
Attribute TRAP 
Rarity Rare
Card Text

Take 1 Field Spell from your Deck, and either activate it or add it to your hand.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
MkohlGames Unlimited - Lightly Played 1 $0.91
Berserk games Unlimited - Near Mint 6 $1.00
Fabio games Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $1.00
MajorJusticeTrades Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $1.00
CreativeDeckBuilders Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $1.15
Collector's Cache 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $1.17
ClevelandCardResale 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $1.49
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 50 $1.75
WisCardboard 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $1.80
tcglowest 1st Edition - Near Mint 165 $1.83

#4: Lunalight Kaleido Chick

Up from Number 5, enthusiasm only grew this week for Lunalight Kaleido Chick. Highly efficient in helping you “jump the line” of Lunalight boss monsters, Kaleido Chick speeds along the strategy on the Summoning side just as Crimson Fox helps you ramp through opposing monsters. While Lunalights have always had a fanbase that's strong beyond most people's imaginings, as demonstrated by previous sales patterns months ago, seeing this one actually gain steam in the Marketplace is still surprising.

 Lunalight Kaleido Chick
$0.60
$0.18
$0.01
Lunalight Kaleido Chick148397
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN091
Level 4
Type Effect Monster
Monster Beast-Warrior
Attribute DARK 
A / D 1400 / 800
Rarity Common
Card Text

Once per turn: You can send 1 "Lunalight" monster from your Deck or Extra Deck to the GY; the name of this face-up card on the field can be treated as the sent monster's, if used as Fusion Material this turn. If this card is sent to the GY by a card effect: You can target 1 "Polymerization" in your GY; add it to your hand. You can only use this effect of "Lunalight Kaleido Chick" once per turn. If this card is banished: You can activate this effect; this turn, your opponent's cards and effects cannot be activated during the Battle Phase.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
The Wizards Duel 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $0.01
IkalaGaming Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $0.03
Frontrow Gaming Unlimited - Near Mint 2 $0.04
Geekified Mind 1st Edition - Near Mint 8 $0.05
IDeal808 1st Edition - Near Mint 86 $0.05
IkalaGaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 4 $0.05
Rolemasters Emporium 1st Edition - Near Mint 3 $0.05
Bolt Cards 1st Edition - Near Mint 4 $0.10
Avivagamez Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $0.10
Noble inc 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $0.10

#3: Pot of Desires

If you didn't think Pot of Desires was going to be one of the first pre-CIBR cards to Rebound back into the Top 10 after Circuit Break hit retail, you're probably new here. Pot of Desires has dominated our Market Watch columns ever since its re-release in the 2017 Mega-Tins, and not much seems to slow that down week to week. As long as the supply stays strong it seems as if the price will remain consistent, and sales will remain high.

Drawing two cards: always amazing.

 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  
MajorJusticeTrades Limited - Near Mint 5 $3.25
TeamGuyaneseGamer Limited - Near Mint 9 $3.40
GrandpaDoyleCardShop Limited - Near Mint 3 $3.50
Scards Limited - Near Mint 8 $3.50
Lucky Dice Cafe Limited - Near Mint 1 $3.92
Tactixx Limited - Near Mint 1 $4.00
Terrin Limited - Near Mint 1 $4.00
Game Goblins Limited - Lightly Played 5 $4.16
Buds Place Limited - Near Mint 1 $4.25
MachFive Limited - Near Mint 1 $4.28

#2: Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson

Like Set Rotation, there was some major debate emerging from YCS Dallas over the use of Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson in SPYRALS. On one hand it's part of a stellar engine that helps you control your opponent's options, make bigger plays, and get to SPYRAL Resort even more consistently. On the other hand it costs half your Life Points – a problem, especially in the mirror match and the Trickstar matchup.

With both SPYRALS and Trickstars likely to see more play after their success at YCS Dallas, one might expect players to gravitate away from Destrudo. But the tremendous sales seem to suggest otherwise; that we may see even more Destrudo in competition moving forward. Time will tell, but for now it was the second highest-selling card in the TCGplayer Marketplace this week, second only to a card that saw similar debate…

 Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson
$3.33
$2.07
$1.68
Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson148319
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN038
Level 7
Type Tuner/Effect Monster
Monster Dragon
Attribute DARK 
A / D 1000 / 3000
Rarity Rare
Card Text

If this card is in your hand or GY: You can pay half your LP, then target 1 Level 6 or lower monster you control; Special Summon this card, and if you do, this card's Level is reduced by the Level of the targeted monster, also place this card on the bottom of the Deck if it leaves the field. You can only use this effect of "Destrudo the Lost Dragon's Frisson" once per turn.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
Spacedragon gaming 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $1.15
ClevelandCardResale 1st Edition - Near Mint 2 $1.49
LvlOneHundredBayleef Unlimited - Near Mint 2 $1.59
Buds Place 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $1.68
Scards Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $1.70
Kengel Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $1.71
IDeal808 Unlimited - Near Mint 82 $1.75
Amazing Discoveries Unlimited - Lightly Played 2 $1.76
Buds Place 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $1.87
Dabbers Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $1.87

#1: Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir

Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir is huge in the OCG where it's a staple for SPYRAL decks, having the potential to crush the mirror and a lot of other matchups in the process. But by the same Token it's also pretty tough to Summon, and a lot of Top 32 SPYRAL players from Dallas remarked that they were disappointed and basically never used it.

Roughly half of the Top 32 SPYRAL lists we've logged played Bagooska, including the entire Top 4. Meanwhile it was run in both Ed Acepcion's Invoked deck and Brian Rayos' Trickstars , but wasn't played in Drew Johnson's Trickstar build . Again, given the lackluster impression the much-anticipated Xyz made, you might think it would see less play in coming weeks. But regardless of those post-event remarks, its sheer potential combined with its OCG pedigree and its use in so many top decks at Dallas powered it straight to the top of the sales charts.

We'll have to see how much table time Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir really ends up seeing, but for now you can expect your opponents to be running it at tournaments this weekend and beyond.

 Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir
$3.99
$2.92
$1.48
Number 41: Bagooska the Terribly Tired Tapir148403
Set Circuit Break
Number CIBR-EN097
Level 4
Type Xyz/Effect Monster
Monster Fiend
Attribute EARTH 
A / D 2100 / 2000
Rarity Super Rare
Card Text

2 Level 4 monsters
Once per turn, during your Standby Phase, detach 1 material from this card. If you cannot, destroy it. This Attack Position card cannot be destroyed by your opponent's card effects. Your opponent cannot target this Attack Position card with card effects. While this card is in face-up Defense Position, change all face-up monsters on the field to Defense Position, also negate the activated effects of monsters that were in Defense Position when that effect was activated.


Store Condition Qty Avail Price  
simplyugi Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $1.31
Rice Bowl 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $1.48
Sunshine Games 1st Edition - Lightly Played 1 $1.89
MajorJusticeTrades Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $2.00
Eddies Games Unlimited - Near Mint 3 $2.00
GrandpaDoyleCardShop Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $2.00
ClevelandCardResale 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $2.19
rxkgaming Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $2.25
MajorJusticeTrades 1st Edition - Near Mint 1 $2.30
DarkGaming Unlimited - Near Mint 1 $2.40

That's it for this week! YCS London is up next this weekend, and we'll be back next week to see what impact that event has on the secondary market.

-Jason Grabher-Meyer



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