As the city slumbers in the summer heat, a startling piece of news has just awakened its inhabitants from their reverie. To the surprise of one and all, Alec and Terry have just announced their imminent departure from Clint City. From Monday 31st August 2009, these characters will no longer be available in the shop’s packs. However, players who already own them can continue to use them as normal. Sales of the two characters on the market will be blocked until the morning of Wednesday 26th August.
@DeathKid: This is called profit taking. People are locking in their gains now so they can diversify their collections or buy cards that were, prior to the Alec windfall, unaffordable. This is normal investor behavior. See See http://www.investopedia.com/terms/p/profittaking.asp
Graff, that's possible, but every CR announcement that English speakers were here for in large numbers (Lamar and Vickie, essentially) featured a run up in price while the cards were still in packs and a massive drop once they actually became CR's. We'll see what happens this time