As Phyrexia: All Will Be One’s First Look is slowly being consumed by the community, it looks like another round of Secret Lair expeditions have reached people’s doorsteps. With these come the “Bonus Slot” cards which see no deterioration or prior discussion until someone opens their product and confirms their existence. It’s a pretty fun way to discover maps that is unfortunately quite boring for retailers to follow. Among the maps discovered is an incredibly popular one used by one of MTG’s most iconic players. Here are the cards recently discovered by players, including one that can cost a hundred euros!
Another apostle born from the shadows
Yes, that’s another apostle born from the shadows in the upper right corner of this image provided on Reddit of what may now be a deleted account. Since that is the case, perhaps take these spoilers with a bit of caution. That said, all of these are known continuations of previous cycles found in Secret Lair bonus slots, and they contain all of the relevant collectible information on the bottom left of the cards. Chances are they are real.
Two other premium Shadowborn Apostles have already been spoiled throughout the Secret Lair bonus slot, and both come at a pretty hefty price tag. we tend towards $85while the other tends towards $125. Considering this is the first we’ve heard of this new third Shadowborn Apostle, it’s likely to be around those prices.
The Sorcerous Spyglass seen in this image isn’t new, but Sliver’s two complete reprints appear to be. This range of full-art Sliver reprints has been seen everywhere for some time now, but there are so many reprinted Sliver cards that new ones are constantly popping up. According to Scryfall and TCGplayer, at the time of writing these Sliver cards are not found on these sites, suggesting that they are new. Most of these Sliver reprints cost around $5. These were all found as bonus locations in the Junji Ito Secret Lair, which will return in Phyrexia: All Will be One. Notably, this Sorcerous Spyglass currently goes somewhere between $15 and $20so it’s a pretty good hit if you’re lucky enough to have one.
Post, the Enchanter
The once thought exclusive Post Malone card might not be so exclusive after all! Another Redditor posted this image, stating that it is the bonus card from one of the Post Malone Secret Lairs. When asked which secret lair was part of TheMonkeyPicker, the owner of this image simply said it was “the main one. I did not order land.
This card appeared during the Post Malone MTG showdown hosted on WhatNot. Comically, this card considered exclusive only received a rating of 8. Post Malone’s response to this less than perfect rating was a lament about messing with the card.
I have no idea how much this card costs, but if it’s a steady drop from Post Malone’s Secret Lairs, I wouldn’t expect it to be worth much more than the other Zur’s, Enchant cards in the market. Either way, anyone who wants to get a copy of this once-exclusive card should be able to do so without paying thousands of dollars!
No more shipping issues from Secret Lair
With those spoilers out, the comments for those two Reddit posts contained lamentations over strange Secret Lair shipping patterns. While players are showing off their new loot on the Reddit page, others still haven’t received their secret lairs from the previous version:
“How the hell do people already have this secret lair when I still don’t have mine from previous drops?” – Call me_Metal
“Weird, we haven’t heard anything from WOTC about our junji order” – Stunning-Foot8586
A common issue resolved in these chats was shipping confirmation emails being moved to the junk or spam folders. So if you’re waiting for shipping confirmation for a past Secret Lair, consider checking your spam folders before proceeding to the next steps.
Does anyone want that?
Ultimately, these are expensive skins for some cards that already have very affordable prices on the market. These are for Commander players who want to add personality to their decks. Shadowborn Apostle and Slivers are already popular archetypes in the format, so there are plenty who might be interested in these cards. That said, it can be difficult to find the right buyer for cards as unique as these. Either way, having the ability to play the lottery while having access to great Secret Lair cards adds a bit of excitement to the Secret Lair product.