2022 has brought some truly unique and powerful cards to Magic: The Gathering. Across the four main sets released and the tons of extra products, there were thousands of cards printed in 2022. From those thousands of cards released in 2022, some have risen to the top of the charts for collectors and players alike.
Some of the cards on this list are worth so much because they’re rare or have had limited printing, while others are special printings of already valuable cards. The prices are based on TCGPlayer’s Market Average as of December 22, 2022.
10/10 Dockside Extortionist (Foil Etched) – $118.16
One of the best and most controversial cards from Commander 2019 saw a reprint in Double Masters 2022. Even so, the punishing Goblin maintains a high value among players. This foil etched form is the premium version of the card, and its price reflects its rarity.
If you’re playing a red deck, Dockside Extortionist is a powerful card to consider since being able to ramp up equal to the total number of artifacts and enchantments your opponents own can put you massively ahead of your opponents.
Released for the October 2022 Store Championship, this unique printing of Omnath, Locus of Creation foregoes the text box to instead extend the art to take up almost the entirety of the card. Some printings of this stylish card include the name of the store from which the winner claimed their card, helping increase the uniqueness of the cards.
Removing the text box from cards is something that Magic has done a few times over the years, and every time it looks phenomenal.
8/10 Unfinity Borderless Galaxy Foil Shock Lands – $118 – $146
Five of the ten Unfinity borderless galaxy foil shock lands have risen to be the most expensive cards from 2022, but listing each one out and talking about how good they are at mana fixing seemed boring. Instead, here they all are in one section.
The most expensive Unfinity shock lands are: Hallowed Fountain, Watery Grave, Godless Shrine, Steam Vents, and Blood Crypt. These lands are some of the most imaginative alternate art versions of any card, with stunning, intergalactic landscapes of foreign worlds.
7/10 Wrenn And Six (Textured Foil) – $149.18
There are only two planeswalkers printed at two mana in Magic; without question, the best one is Wrenn and Six. This red and green planeswalker quickly established its dominance in Modern and other Eternal formats and has remained a powerhouse since.
The textured foil version of Wrenn and Six from Double Masters 2022 is the first time it has received a printing like this, so its high value should come as no surprise.
6/10 The Wandering Emperor (Showcase) (Foil Etched) – $172.26
The extremely rare foil etched showcase version of The Wandering Emperor’s price being so high makes sense, given the card’s power and rarity. As the only planeswalker with flash, The Wandering Emperor has an extremely unique and versatile powerset.
Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty introduced several new card variants at different rarities, making opening many of these special variants exceedingly hard to achieve. The Wandering Emperor’s rarity and actual usefulness in multiple formats make this version of the card worth the price.
5/10 Imperial Seal (Foil Etched) – $182.57
It took more than 20 years for Imperial Seal to receive a reprint, at least one that was actually available to players, which helps justify the high price of the card. Initially printed in the 1999 set Portal Three Kingdoms, Imperial Seal received a reprint in Double Masters 2022, along with a foil etched version at a higher rarity.
As a very powerful card in Commander (if you’re playing a black deck), you will want to pick one of these up, especially if you’re looking to impress your friends.
4/10 Grand Master Of Flowers (1st Place) – $190.99
Released early in 2022, this version of the Grand Master of Flowers comes from the Japanese Store Championships. Players who placed first in the tournament took home this exclusive card, complete with alternate art and a gold emblem in the art, signifying their placement.
While Grand Master of Flowers isn’t a particularly powerful or highly played card, nor is it worth much in its regular printing, the exclusivity of the card has certainly made a huge impact on its price.
3/10 Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos (Neon Green) – $195.99
One of four variants of this classic demon, this particular version of Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos is the Neon Green variant. Hidetsugu is the only card with this type of variant artwork and is only found in Collector Booster packs from Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.
The value of this card comes from its rarity, with the chances of opening a Neon Ink Hidetsugu being exceptionally rare.
2/10 Sliver Hive (Extended Art) – $209.76
This version of Sliver Hive cannot be bought through any set or collection. It was only available as a random bonus card for players who purchased various Secret Lairs throughout 2022. While there were other Sliver cards released during this bonus printing, the Sliver Hive climbed to the top of the most expensive of the Sliver cards released during this time.
A staple in any deck running Slivers, this extended art Sliver Hive will likely retain its high price until it receives a future printing if it ever does again.
1/10 Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos (Neon Red) – $1,524.38
Taking the top spot is another Neon Ink version of Hidetsugu, Devouring Chaos, but this time the Neon Red version. The Neon Ink versions of Hidetsugu are increasingly rare, with each color half as rare as the color before it. Sitting at the top of the rarity value comes the Neon Red Hidetsugu.
If you’re looking to pick up a copy of this Demon, you’ll have to either make a deal with the devil or start opening about 2,000 Collector Booster packs before you’ll have a chance of finding one.
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