This Magic the Gathering Market Watch article takes a look at trending common and uncommon foils.
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Frequent tournament players and prospective pros alike are known for collecting foil versions of cards, looking to “pimp out their decks”. Foreign text versions are particularly sought-after (Japanese, Simplified Chinese, and German being the most popular non-English versions) and can fetch quite a bit more than their English versions, sometimes fetching twice that value or more.
However, many novice players sometimes overlook the value of foiled staple commons, such as Squadron Hawk (regular version: $0.10, foil version: $3) and Spell Pierce (regular version: $0.25, foil version: $10-12). This is typically seen most often with cards that are new to a core set, have not been reprinted yet, and found a home in a top-tier deck.