Considering how crazy the headlining supporter SARs have been in the last couple of sets (Miriam currently over 100k Y and Dendra about 75000Y), we knew Iono would shatter both of those most likely by a long shot just because of the nature of her character design.
…and then the card designers decided to give her the effect of a couple of the best supporters of all time combined into one (N and Marnie):
Each player shuffles their hand and puts it on the bottom of their deck. Then, each player draws a card for each of their remaining Prize cards.
Now the most likely candidate to be the most expensive supporter of the generation will also be one of the most in demand supporters for players. TPC/TPCi are either negligent, or more likely, deliberate with making this card the perfect storm to completely shatter market “norms” (whatever that means at this point).
Now that the rant is over, I will say, I’m beyond stoked for the ruin mons to make their TCG debut! (still waiting for wo-chen’s reveal)
i didn’t say it would be hard. i’m just saying it is going to be more expensive than it would be if this effect was on someone who isn’t forecasted to be the most popular female supporter of the generation. also, playability definitely matters on the price of a card. its simple supply and demand 101. if it is a good card, more people are trying to acquire it which makes it more in demand.
Playability matters but it matters way less than collectability. Yes, it will be more expensive than if it wasn’t playable but I would be incredibly shocked if Iono is the “most expensive supporter of the generation”.
I don’t think playability of Iono will elevate the cost of the SAR Iono by a large margin. The high cost really stems from the collector side of the hobby and not the competitive side. Yes, Iono will be a heavily played supporter competitively, but long-time players are often looking for the lowest-rarity version of cards to play with, to keep costs down. There are people that like to fully bling out their competitive decks, but I would say they are a small minority.
a few more tweets showing how impactful the text alone is on the card. i expect this to be abnormally expensive in english as well. I wouldn’t be surprised to see reverse holos at around $10 for the first month or even longer…
Considering the other 2 versions of this card are going to be the SR and SAR, there will be a significant markup for the regular art for those seeking to play until it gets reprinted in later decks or the high class pack (which is after Worlds 2023)