Despite a lack of booster fun variations, several Core Set 2020 cards are still worth money in Magic: The Gathering, years after the set’s release.
A majority of Core Set 2020 (M20) regular card versions fell under $15 with the release of Throne of Eldraine (ELD) and remained that way until the set rotated out of the Standard format. An increase of players within Commander and other casual formats like Cube has helped a variety of M20 cards retain their value.
Veil of Summer
Banned in the Pioneer format, Veil of Summer has retained its value via its foil version which is worth around $60. WotC also created a Secret Lair manga version of the Instant spell, with it priced at around $25. The regular M20 version of Veil of Summer is valued at around $8.
Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord
Once the lord of Orzhov Vampires prior to the 2019 Standard rotation, Sorin has maintained his value via the Commander format. The legendary planeswalker has a prerelease promo foil version worth around $42. Sorin’s planeswalker stamp foil and regular foil version are worth around $35 to $40. And the regular version of Sorin, Imperious Bloodlord is valued at around $29.
Field of the Dead
Reprinted in the Innistrad: Midnight Hunt set, the value of Field of the Dead dropped slightly. The popular MTG land has a foil version worth around $40 and its prerelease foil version is valued at around $34. Other versions, including the regular Field of the Dead, are priced between $20 and $30.
Yarok, the Desecrated
Yarok, the Desecrated sees gameplay within the Commander and Pioneer format. The elemental horror has a prerelease foil promo valued at around $45. The foil version of Yarok is priced at around $33. And there is a planeswalker stamp foil version priced at $28. The regular M20 version of Yarok, the Desecrated is valued at around $13.
Played in multiple MTG formats like Commander, Legacy, Modern, and Vintage, Elvish Reclaimer is a one-drop that has multiple foil versions worth between $20 and $30. And the regular version of the elf warrior is priced at around $10.
Cavalier of Thorns
Cavalier of Thorns is a Mono-Green stompy creature that still sees gameplay within the Commander and Pioneer formats. The foil version of the elemental knight is valued at around $16, along with the prerelease foil promo. Once priced at around $2, the regular M20 version of Cavalier of Thorns is now worth around $14.
Ajani, Strength of the Pride
Ajani is a beloved planeswalker within the MTG Multiverse. His M20 planeswalker, Ajani, Strength of the Pride, has a planeswalker foil stamp version worth around $22, along with the regular foil and prerelease foil promo version. The regular version of Ajani, Strength of the Pride is priced at around $13.
Chandra, Awakened Inferno
Chandra, Awakened Inferno is a beast of a planeswalker that’s maintained value over the course of the last three years since M20 was released. The fiery planeswalker has a foil and prerelease promo foil version worth around $20. And Chandra’s regular version is priced at around $13.
Reprinted in the AFR Commander Precon, Colossus Hammer has a foil version from M20 that is still worth around $20. But its regular M20 version is only worth around $2, along with the AFR Commander version.
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Update Sept. 29 11:30am CT: Every M20 card and entry was updated following the 2021 MTG Standard rotation.
Update April 29 at 8pm CT: All M20 entries were updated following the release of Streets of New Capenna.