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Opus XIV Early Analysis – Cloud Full Art

It has been two weeks since the release of Opus XIV: Crystal Abyss and market prices are starting to settle. As is often the case in the FF TCG, the Full Art Heroes and Legends often become the most valuable of the set. This is especially true when those cards happen to be the most popular character in the entire Final Fantasy franchise, Cloud. 

About this card – 

The Full Art Cloud 14-065L is currently the most valuable card in the Opus XIV: Crystal Abyss set. This is down to a number of reasons, which include its pull rate, playability and the character. What also makes this card incredibly popular is the originality of its ferocious manga-style artwork, which stands out among other Cloud cards. This Legend was illustrated by Lisa Fujise, who is also working on the upcoming free-to-play mobile game Final Fantasy VII: Ever Crisis, which is scheduled for a 2022 release. It is likely we will see more pieces from this artist in the future, which will hopefully depict similar wild and unique scenes.

Opus XIV Cloud

Week 1 Value- 

On the day the set was officially released, a copy of the Full Art Opus XIV Cloud sold for a ‘Buy It Now’ price of $110 on eBay. This price seems on the low side but could have been a result of the UK and USA market differences on day one of the release. 

On August 3rd, during the pre-release period, a copy of this card sold for $300. This sale seemed to establish the early market price, as another sold after it on August 8th, which also went for $300. The very next day, on August 9th, a copy sold for $341, which is the highest price yet. 

Week 2 Value – 

It seems that the initial value of the card dipped one week after the release of Opus XIV: Crystal Abyss, as more copies entered the population. The current lowest price on TCG Player is $190, with the last three sales on the website ranging between $190 and $200.  This does give a pretty good insight into the current value, but it’s worth noting that TCG Player doesn’t have any more copies to advertise, which means future listings may creep up in price as there are no others to compete with. On eBay, there is already a listing for $219, which could be evidence of the value increasing. Full Art Opus XIV Cloud copies located in the UK are currently listed between $268 and $275, although no sales at this price have been made at the time of writing this article. 

How much will graded copies be worth? – 

As there are no graded versions of this card in population as of it, we have no idea of the value of them, especially those with highest grades. What we can do is take a look at the Full Art Cloud – 11-127L, which currently holds a similar value ungraded. The last raw Cloud – 11-127L that sold on eBay went for $232 on June 22th, while a BGS 9.5 sold for $412 on June 10th. Could we see similar values for graded versions of the new Cloud Full Art? Cloud has been a favoured character in the Final Fantasy franchise since his first appearance way back in 1997 in Final Fantasy VII. Because of this popularity, Cloud cards are instantly sought after by fans, collectors and players. 

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The Full Art Cloud 14-065L is a card we are keen to follow in the coming months, especially as graded submission return. To keep up to date with our future analysis articles, as well as all other FF TCG news, make sure to follow Ludkins media on  Instagram and Facebook.

If you would like to take a look at all the other cards included in Opus XIV: Crystal Abyss, head over to Anthos, the ultimate database for everything FF TCG. 

Mathew Parkes – Ludkins Media

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