Hey all, Chroberry here with another hot look at the Cool Stuff We Bought This Week! I’m still reeling from the Modern Horizons announcement myself, and it’s given me new hope for a better format going forward. I haven’t been the biggest fan of Modern lately but in the post-KCI world, things were shaping up to be a little less degenerate. With this new product ON THE HORIZON YES I SAID IT, it’s time to start thinking about the future of eternal formats and Wizards supporting them. Anyway, just some food for thought while we take a look at some nice finds from the week.
While we’re on the subject of Modern, here’s my favorite Modern staple that isn’t Lightning Bolt, although it pairs quite well with it. While I do really love all of the available arts for this card, nothing beats the classic Innistrad version featuring Tiago Chan. As you might have guessed, Bolt Snap Bolt is one of my favorite things to do in a game of Magic, and these offer the shiniest way to do that.
Next up is a less prominent Modern card, but still very potent in multiples. While these Beta Lord of Atlantis would look more at home in an Old School pile, these are by far one of the coolest upgrades to any Merfolk deck. With Fish getting new tools like Benthic Biomancer and Mistcaller, I think now is a pretty exciting time to be sleeving up the deck and trying stuff out. If you’re not a big fan of the original art, the new Judge Foil isn’t too shabby either.
Now here’s a card that’s not even in spitting distance of Modern. This BGS 9 Ancestral Recall was pretty cool to see. Believe it or not, I see a lot more raw Power 9 these days, so it’s a nice treat to see a super clean copy in a slab. Usually, they come in beaten half to death with the corners fraying!
This is a good example of what I’m talking about. The corners are coming apart, there are flecks of dirt and who knows what else all over it, and it has the lingering smell of a million bare hand shuffles. I guess it would be fine in a sleeve, who knows. Probably a trash card too, I can’t see why anyone would play this thing over an Island.
This is a much better looking artifact overall! The corners are clean, the surface is pristine, and paying 4 mana to untap this is mean! Joking aside, this is by far one of the most impressive Alpha cards I’ve laid eyes on. I’d be very surprised if this stayed in our inventory through the weekend.
That does it for me this week! Let me know in the comments what your favorite card from above was, or some stuff you’d like to see in the future. Are there any cards you’re hyped to maybe see in Modern Horizons going forward? As always, you can follow me on Twitter @chroberry or Instagram @chroberrymtg if you want to see extra goodies and spoilers for next week’s article. Peace!