Give and Let Give #32: 8/15 - 8/21


The Force is strong with this week.

It's not a surprise to see those foil Retro Fetches being traded, but I WAS surprised to see Temporal Extortion as the most expensive foil trade. The non-foil is only a 1,430 point card, where the foil is 10 times the normal value (14,884 points). In all honesty, I've never seen this card, which doesn't really happen that often. It doesn't see a lot of play, but the foils must be scarce to command such a high price.

I hear that FREE spells are good?

We had a number of Force's traded last week, namely two Force of Will's. While this is an obvious top trade, this was selected back in April, Article #14.

For "Trade of the Week" we will go with the new "Force" on the block. It's no Force of Will, but still commands a pretty penny and is becoming a Modern staple. It's played in a wide range of top tiered Modern decks including Crashing Footfalls, Five-Color Elementals, and Izzet Tempo.

Trade of the Week

Force of Negation - Modern Horizons

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Top Trades for the week of August 15th

Force of Will Double Masters — 32,841 points
Force of Will Eternal Masters — 29,731 points
Force of Negation Modern Horizons — 28,058 points
Misty Rainforest (Retro Frame) Modern Horizons 2 — 19,695 points
Ragavan, Nimble Pilferer Modern Horizons 2 — 17,304 points
Mox Opal Double Masters — 15,326 points
Memory Jar Urza's Legacy — 13,632 points
Card Lot Gaming Supplies — 11,000 points
Smothering Tithe Ravnica Allegiance — 10,440 points
Verdant Catacombs (Extended Art) Modern Horizons 2 — 10,231 points

Temporal Extortion Planar Chaos — 28,526 points
Rings of Brighthearth Masterpiece Series: Kaladesh Inventions — 25,931 points
Doubling Cube Tenth Edition — 24,587 points
Proteus Staff Mirrodin — 13,771 points
Verdant Catacombs (Retro Frame) (Foil Etched) Modern Horizons 2 — 13,091 points
Coat of Arms Eighth Edition — 12,587 points
Verdant Catacombs (Retro Frame) (Foil Etched) Modern Horizons 2 — 12,228 points
Marsh Flats Modern Horizons 2 — 11,069 points
Savage Beating Darksteel — 8,280 points
Nyxbloom Ancient Prerelease Cards — 7,308 points

 That's it for this edition. As always, give and let give!

Chris Powell is one of the Founders of PucaTrade and now serves as an Advisor. He started playing Magic in 1994–1995, but took a 17—year hiatus. Fellow developer Mitch Trale got him back into the game in 2012 with Return to Ravnica. Shortly after that, they teamed up to build PucaTrade.

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