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Financial Analysis & Speculation – From the Vault: Legends

With From the Vault: Legends being revealed last week the question on everyone’s mind was simple: is it worth it? Historically, From the Vault sets have been difficult to find and even more of a challenge to get at the MSRP of $35. Currently, the last three From the Vault sets are available at Star City Games for $99.99. At nearly three-times the mark up, they don’t seem to be moving.

With fifteen cards released in brand new, shiny goodness, the question still remains: is the set worth it? Will this be the set that finally makes From the Vault sets obtainable? Probably not.

Note: All prices listed were compiled 8/16/11 from MagicCards.Info pricing based on median prices, not the high/low. All assume a near mint quality and for foil prices, I went with the lowest offering unless it seemed like a statistical outlier. Also, all prices have been rounded to the nearest half dollar to make it easier. In the event of a card not being available on MagicCards.Info, source will be provided. Sun Quan, Lord of Wu and Cao Cao, Lord of Wey have never been printed in foil before.

From the Vault: Legends Non-Foil Foil
Teferi, Mage of Zhalfir $     4.50 $   15.00
Kresh the Bloodbraided $     1.00 $    5.00
Progenitus $   15.00 $   40.00
Doran the Siege Tower $     3.00 $   15.00
Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker $     9.00 $   50.00
Sun Quan, Lord of Wu $   35.00 NA
Cao Cao, Lord of Wey $   20.00 NA
Captain Sisay $     3.00 $   30.00
Omnath, Locus of Mana $     3.50 $    9.00
Oona, Queen of the Fae $     5.00 $   25.00
Ulamog, the Infinite Gyre $   11.50 $   25.00
Visara the Dreadful $     5.50 $   15.00
Rafiq of the Many $     5.00 $  17.00
Sharuum the Hegemon $     2.50 $  20.00
Mikaeus, the Lunarch NA NA
Total Values $123.50 $266.00

Now, by going off basic math and known values of cards, From the Vault: Legends automatically looks to be worth at least $123.50, and that is omitting Mikaeus, the Lunarch entirely. It would be foolish to assume the set will be worth the full value of the foil singles, but looking at the past sets can give more information about what this set will be worth.

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From the Vault: Legends fully spoiled, including a new Innistrad card

Posted today by the Mothership in all their glory.

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FtV Legends: Three more spoilers – Sharuum, Kiki-Jiki & Rafiq

In a barely unmakeoutable banner on the Magic Product site, three new legends have been revealed in From the Vault: Legends.

Rafiq of the Many 1WUG
Legendary Creature – Human Knight
Exalted (Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, that creature gets +1/+1 until end of turn.)
Whenever a creature you control attacks alone, it gains double strike until end of turn.
Many sigils, one purpose.
3/3

Sharuum the Hegemon 3WUB
Legendary Artifact Creature – Sphinx
Flying
When Sharuum the Hegemon enters the battlefield, you may return target artifact card from your graveyard to the battlefield.
5/5

Kiki-Jiki, Mirror Breaker 2RRR
Legendary Creature – Goblin Shaman
Haste
{T}: Put a token that’s a copy of target nonlegendary creature you control onto the battlefield. That token has haste. Sacrifice it at the beginning of the next end step.
2/2

From the looks of it, both Kiki-Jiki and Rafiq are getting new artwork as well. This means six of fifteen cards are now known. Still have no idea why Wizards thinks we want a bunch of Shard legends again though.

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Two new legends for From the Vault: Legends – Kresh the Bloodbraided & Progenitus


Progenitus WWUUBBRRGG
Legendary Creature – Hydra Avatar
Protection from everything
If Progenitus would be put into a graveyard from anywhere, reveal Progenitus and shuffle it into its owner’s library instead.
The Soul of the World has returned.
10/10


Kresh the Bloodbraided 2BRG
Legendary Creature – Human Warrior
Whenever another creature is put into a graveyard from the battlefield, you may put X +1/+1 counters on Kresh the Bloodbraided, where X is that creature’s power.
Each of his twenty-two braids is bound with bone and leather from a foe.
3/3

These two wallpapers mysteriously showed up at the Mothership with the simple header of “Enjoy Magic.” For those who want the full sized wallpapers, head over there now.

Progenitus isn’t a surprise to me given how Shards-stuff is just started to get reprinting – like Ajani vs. Nicol Bolas coming up! But I have to wonder why Kresh the Bloodbraid got reprinted. I wasn’t under the impression anyone was actively seeking him.

That brings the spoiler up to 3 of 15!

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