Financial Quick Picks - MTG Hit List, Grand Prix Pittsburgh 2015 [Edward Eng - Battlemage, Level 41]

There are a couple of cards that stick out as the top 8 of Grand Prix Pittsburgh is going on.

The first is...

Commune with Lava

I specced on this card when it was spoiled. I thought it might be good as a 1 or 2-of in Mono Red. It never happened. It could but probably won't. The other applications I saw was in combo decks. I just wasn't sure which one it fit in. But now we know.

Titan Scapeshift - Thien Nguyen

Creatures (8)
Sakura-Tribe Elder
4 Primeval Titan

Spells (25)
4 Search for Tomorrow
2 Farseek
4 Explore
4 Scapeshift
1 Primal Command
2 Commune with Lava
4 Relic of Progenitus
4 Khalni Heart Expedition



Sideboard (15)

Since Commune is only a 2-of in the deck, I think foils are the play. They're only about 2 bucks right now. Also...if you're gonna spec on a card, I suggest getting at least 12 copies; 4 for yourself, 4 to sell/trade when the spike happens, 4 to sell/trade if a second spike happens.

The second card is...

Pia and Kiran Nalaar

This is another card that sees play as a 1 or 2-of in most decks, mainly in Modern and sometimes in Standard. There's an Intro Pack version of this card. And there's also a Prerelease version, so I'm not really sure how high this card can go. However, I think the Prerelease version of cards should actually be worth more since there are essentially less copies on the market. People can still open pack foils but people won't be opening Prerelease foils anymore. Plus, I think the date stamp is actually pretty cool. It marks the memories. With that said, I still think the play is to pick up Prerelease foils.

Cliff Notes

1. If you spec on a card, get at least 12 copies.

2. Pick up the Prerelease version of cards when you can.

3. Read other MTG Hit List articles here.

What other cards are you speccing on? What other tips do you have? Hit me up on social media.

Peace, love, and have fun…

Edward Eng


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