The YCS in San Jose showed huge numbers for Pendulum Magicians and TrueDracos; while Trickstars took only two spots in the Top 32, True Dracoscaptured a whopping 10, delivering on the heavy enthusiasm we saw in theTCGPlayer Marketplace running up to the event.

Meanwhile Lightsworn Zombies took two seats in the Top Cut, and WorldChalice, Mekk-Knight Invoked, and Cubic OTK each took a Top 32 spot aswell. The deck that won it all was a Pendulum Magician build, but it was aninnovative version packing a big suite of Mythical Beast cards, tripleAbyss Actor - Curtain Raiser, and zero copies of Supreme King DragonDarkwurm and Supreme King Gate Zero. YCS San Jose did a lot to contributeto the development of current competition.

…But, deck lists were slow to emerge from the YCS weekend, and they'restill trickling in. The secondary market didn't seem to show much of areaction Sunday night, with the leading factor in sales patterns once againbeing the release of Legendary Collection Kaiba.

We'll likely see some responses to the influence of YCS San Jose in ournext market Watch on Friday, but for now, here are the Top 10 bestsellersfrom the weekend.

#10: Effect Veiler

Ash Blossom & Joyous Spring, still expensive; Effect Veiler, still thebest alternative. As long as Ash Blossom remains one of the biggest moneycards in the format, and as long as hand traps remain popular, Veiler willcommand a lot of interest.

But the ubiquity of hand traps is something we can no longer take forgranted;True Dracos are on the rise, andYCS San Jose winner Adrian Madriz Espinoza didn't Main Deck any, opting to Side Deck just one Ash Blossom and three Ghost Reaper &Winter Cherries. Keep an eye on trends moving forward; there are plenty ofstrategies that are largely skipping on hand traps topping events.

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#9: Sage with Eyes of Blue

Blue-Eyes White Dragon support from Legendary Collection Kaiba aresome of the hottest cards in the set, Rekindling a ton of casual and faninterest in the BEWD strategy. Sage with Eyes of Blue is a must-run in mostbuilds, and five bucks for a stunning Secret Rare version is clearly toogood to pass up for a lot of TCGplayer shoppers. It was enough to keep Sageat Number 9.

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#8: Trade-In

We're at least a couple years removed from Trade-In as a viable tournamentpick, but the classic "draw 2" spell triggers a ton of nostalgia in morethan just Blue-Eyes White Dragon fans, and it's been known to reappear intournament play from time to time. With eight previous printings, only twoof which were foil and none of which were Secret Rare or higher, it's easyto understand the enthusiasm for the LCKC version as Trade-In finally getsits blinged up due.

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#7: Link Spider

Even though Link Spider's a tough sell for the two biggest strategies intournaments, it's still big in just about everything else, from Trickstarson down. Still, with Link Spider at Number 7 and Proxy Dragon gone from theTop 10 at least momentarily, we may be seeing a settling of Link Monsterdemand; at some point, everybody's just got the well worn basics.

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#6: The White Stone of Ancients

You can't build Blue-Eyes White Dragon without The White Stone of Ancients,and demand remained way high for the LCKC reprint yet again. It's anothersuccessful Secret Rare upgrade, available for less than the Ultra Rareoriginal.

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#5: Supreme King Dragon Darkwurm

Darkwurm didn't feature in the winning Pendulum deck from YCS San Jose, butfor now, there wasn't enough time for the marketplace to see that and thenreact. Darkwurm remained one of the hottest cards in the game through theweekend, but we'll have to see if its popularity's impacted in our nextMarket Watch. We might see lower enthusiasm for Darkwurm and more interestin Mythical Beast Master Cerberus, Mythical Beast Jackal King, and MythicalBeast Bashilisk by Friday.

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#4: The Melody of Awakening Dragon

A must-run at three in almost any Blue-Eyes White Dragon deck imaginable,The Melody of Awakening Dragon's drawn praise for being one of the bestlooking Secret Rares in recent memory, bolstering its position as amust-own for Blue-Eyes fans. It's up from Number 6 last week, as marketinterest is actually increasing.

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#3: Return of the Dragon Lords

Clocking in at Number 3 for a straight week now, Return of the Dragon Lordswas actually an alarmingly expensive card when it first released; it wasregularly in the five to six dollar range right off the bat and has largelystayed there, driving Structure Deck: Rise of the True Dragons wayabove MSRP and often into buyout territory.

There are very few copies of the Secret Rare left in the TCGplayermarketplace, and while the current average Market Price was $6.40 as ofthis writing, the lowest available copies are already in the $10+ range.Even as more LCKC product's being opened and driving down prices of othercards in the set, Return of the Dragon Lords is remaining very scarce.

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#2: Underclock Taker

Unaffected by the slowing interest in other staple Link Monsters, demandfor the must-have, super-affordable and relatively new Underclock Taker isstill huge, largely for the reasons listed in this sentence.

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#1: Pot of Desires

And finally, Pot of Desires dominated the salescharts for yet another week!While the Market Price is still $4, available copies are now $6 and higherafter shipping, so if we don't see a major push of supply over the next fewdays that long-forecasted price spike could finally be upon us.

The Secret Rare original was recently bought out, more than doubling itsprice overnight. We'll check back Friday to see if that trend sticks.

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That's it for this week! The stage seems set for a number of changes in theTCGplayer Marketplace, so join us again on Friday, when we see the falloutof YCS San Jose, and the impact of these emerging trends and buyouts.

We'll see you then.

-Jason Grabher-Meyer