Footstock Market Movement Update: January
The first category changes of 2021 mean it is time for the first Monthly Market Movement piece of the year as well, taking a look at how things have changed with the top 30 players on the market. The combined prices of all Epic and Legendary players is significantly lower than last month again, though this time, on the whole, it isn’t due to player prices dropping – it is more related to the players moving up and down in category.
Once again, there were no changes within the Legendary category, which means it is three months in a row that Fernandes, Kane, Son, Salah and KDB have been claiming squatters’ rights at the top of the Footstock ladder.
On the flip side, there were ten players moving from Epic to Rare, including FOUR Leeds players, and obviously another ten going in the opposite direction:
Moved up: Bamford, Meslier, Watkins, Martial, Harrison, Leno, Martinez, Dallas, Firmino, McCarthy
Moved down: Bowen, Willian, Werner, Saint-Maximin, Mahrez, Jesus, Rodriguez, Jota, Antonio, Jimenez
I’ve again had a look at the three different card prices available for the top 30 players on the market to see what changes there have been compared to previous months.
N.B. with the market being a lot more fluid and the prices shifting on an hourly basis, sometimes significantly, the prices below are only as a guide to give an indication of the change in the value of the top 30 as a whole.
(All values correct as of 6th January, 2 p.m.)
‘Sell This Card’ Prices
‘Buy This Card’ Prices
‘Last Card Deal’ Prices
Top 30 Totals & Averages Monthly Comparison
The overall prices of the top 30 players saw another big drop compared to December, however, as mentioned earlier, this was mainly down to personnel changes rather than price changes.
The 10 players who moved up into the Epic category have, at the time of writing, a combined sell price of £42.26. In comparison, the combined sell price from last month’s update of the ten players moving down to Rare was £117.26.
The difference of exactly £75 accounts for the majority of the drop seen in the combined top 30 prices, which is largely down to four goalkeepers moving up in category, as well as considerably more expensive players such as Werner, Rodriguez, Jesus and Jota moving down.
I’ve looked at the biggest risers and fallers within the top 30 based on the last sale price, though this only includes players who were in the top 30 before and after the January category changes.
Top 5 Increases
Top 5 Decreases
Current Trading Opportunities
As usual, I’ve also taken a look at the top 5 options of the current Epic and Legendary cards when it comes to trading.
From the top 30 players, 11 of them have a spread of £1 or more and one trade each of the 5 players above with the biggest spread would generate £21.68 of profit, though without sounding like a broken record, if profit from trading is what you are looking for then the best option by far is to trade in and out of contests.
With the enhanced Deal of the Day promo taking thousands of cards off the market towards the end of December and with further developments to the Games aspect of Footstock on the horizon, it will be interesting to see what impact this ends up having on prices in the coming months.
Remember, Footstock is a gambling product. Profits are not guaranteed.