Welcome back! Last weekend an innovative Pendulum Magician deck won YCS SanJose in Costa Rica, and tomorrow YCS action arrives in Salt Lake City forthe first time ever.

At the same time, Legendary Collection Kaiba continues to drivemassive sales in the TCGplayer Marketplace and beyond. Monday's MarketWatch showed only minimal responses over the weekend to YCS San Jose, andthe mild reactions continued throughout the week. In fact, some of our Top10 bestsellers throughout the week run entirely counter to the results fromthe YCS, suggesting some big reads for Salt Lake City this weekend.

With no further ado, let's dive right into the Top 10 and take a look atthe bestselling cards from Monday to Friday this week, by volume of cardssold.

#10: Soul Charge

Soul Charge isn't a common bestseller, but it's seeing more table time intournaments these days in decks like 60-Card Zombie and 60-Card Dinosaurvariants. 60-Card decks run so many cards to take advantage of That GrassLooks Greener, so they run lots of ways to send cards to the graveyard; itsets them up really well to leverage Soul Charge.

In addition, the use of triple Left Arm Offering to search for Greenerleaves the deck with a need for alternate power cards to search out whenyou already have That Grass Looks Greener and draw a would-be-dead LeftArm. Soul Charge fills that need as well, making 60-Card strategies moreconsistent over the long term in tournament play.

All that suggests we may see more 60-Card decks this weekend, and in theweeks that follow. Watch out for them in your tournaments.

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#9: Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm

The winning Pendulum Magician deck from YCS San Jose was interesting inthat it actually didn't run Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm, despite theubiquity of that card in Pendulums prior to the YCS. Still, buyers in theTCGplayer Marketplace didn't seem to care; Darkwurm made the Top 10 yetagain, suggesting conventional Pendulum Magician decks are as popular asever, even in the wake of that innovative win.

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#8: Sage with Eyes of Blue

The Blue-Eyes White Dragon hype has been entirely real ever since therelease of Legendary Collection Kaiba, and while it's slowed downin the past few days – largely due to lack of supply, as sealedKaiba product has disappeared basically everywhere – demand forkey foil upgrades is still strong. Sage with Eyes of Blue was essentially amust-run in any tournament-topping BEWD deck in the past, and that's madeit a popular card since its reprinting.

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#7: Proxy Dragon

While many decks are running fewer Link Monsters than before, the Link-2position remains massively popular, with Proxy Dragon and Underclock Takerappearing in a wide range of strategies. With 2017 Tins long gone, the onlyway for returning players to get Proxy Dragon is to pick it up on thesecondary market, and it's been a popular pick for months as lapsedduelists make their way back to the game for the WCQ season.

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#6: Dragon Revival Rhapsody

Invoked variants continue to do exceedingly well in tournaments as asuccessful rogue pick, with and without Mekk-Knights, and Dragon RevivalRhapsody allows for a powerful new variant keying off Dragons. Doug'stalked quite a bit about the potential in that mashup, though we've yet tosee it manifest in competition.

That could just be a matter of time, but whether a new Invoked variantmaterializes or not, the latest Kaiba power-card is a hit with both casualduelists and well prepared competitors looking to future proof theircollections.

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#5: Return of the Dragon Lords

When it was first released, Return of the Dragon Lords was a Structure Deckcard that cost almost as much as the MSRP of the entire release. Now thatit's back, and printed as a really gorgeous looking Secret Rare, it's beena consistent top seller.

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#4: Metaverse

Metaverse seems to spike every now and then whenever the fear of aTerraforming Limit reaches a fever pitch, and with Field Spells still beingimmensely popular after the nerf of SPYRALs there's still a strong campthat believes Terraforming is going to get whacked in the TCG, perhapssooner than later. It was interesting to see that this wasn't just aspeculative trend this week, but actually pretty widespread.

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#3: Underclock Taker

Underclock Taker's become one of the highest selling cards of the year sofar, with ubiquity rivalling Proxy Dragon but with a far more recentrelease date. It's a must-run in most Link spam decks, it's a go-to indecks that are lighter on Links but still want to play a few, and it'sstill practically free. That all adds up to a wildly popular card week toweek.

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#2: Effect Veiler

Just like last week, Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring has yet to plunge invalue as many believed it would off the reprinting inLegendary Collection Kaiba. That's created consistently highdemand for Effect Veiler as a second-best pick. Unlike last week, moreplayers are running Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring together with Veilerand topping events like Regional Qualifiers.

While Veiler's been part of the dueling arsenal of veteran competitors foryears, there's an entire generation of duelists for whom it wasn't relevantuntil now, and they're picking up the convenient precon reprints from lastyear in droves.

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#1: Pot of Desires

And finally, the sheer volume of Pot of Desires sold continues to suggestthat more players are entering and returning to the game in preparation forthe World Championship Qualifier series, and at the same time, that trendsthis week weren't big enough to beat the "Pot of Desires index" as many arestarting to see it. Demand is so consistent for Pot of Desires that whencards outsell it, we know there are big trends going on, while the weekswhere it's Number 1 tend to represent fewer shifts and adaptations in theMarketplace.

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And that's it for this week! Hit us up on Monday, when we're sure to see afew early shakeups in the wake of YCS Salt Lake City.

Responses to YCS San Jose were mild in the secondary market, but with lotsof Yugitubers bound to be present and creating deck profiles this weekend,information will spread faster, and that's going to mean a bigger reaction.Good luck to everybody heading to Utah, and we'll check back to see theimpact of that Championship on Monday.

-Jason Grabher-Meyer