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The Buy-a-Box promotion is designed to increase box sales at local game stores.[1] Initially they were foil cards with alternate art, bearing the five mana symbols arranged in a circle as a watermark. From Dominaria through Core Set 2021, they were unique cards that were part of the relevant set, but couldn't be found in booster packs.




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The modern iteration of box toppers started with Ultimate Masters, which gave players a foil with an alternate border in a small pack included with the box. These continued with Ikoria, Double Masters, and Zendikar Rising with different rules for each.


Set Boosters are available individually or in booster displays of 30 packs. Each display contains one Expedition Box Topper and is eligible for one Buy-a-Box Promo (while supplies last). Details on those below!


Draft Boosters are available on their own or in a display of 36 packs. Each display contains one Expedition Box Topper and is eligible for one Buy-a-Box Promo (while supplies last). Keep scrolling for info on those.


As with every main set release, Zendikar Rising has its own Prerelease Pack. Each pack contains 6 Draft Boosters, 1 foil date-stamped card, an insert, and a 20-sided die. With this set, we've updated the orientation of the numbers on the d20 to make it a little more intuitive and satisfying to use.


Zendikar Rising first introduced Set Booster packs. So figuring which packs to buy was stressful. Normally, my fiancé and I would buy a box and split it, but we had no idea which box would be better. We did our research, but in the end we bought a Draft Booster box and Set Booster box to try to explore which one is better for us. Plus, we both really wanted Nissa of Shadowed Boughs.


In general, each pack has 15 cards with 1 double-sided token. They usually have 4 rares or mythics and the rest are commons and uncommons. All cards are either in foil or have alternate art (borderless, extended or completely special artwork). Here are just a couple of cards that you could get in Phyrexia: All Will Be One Collector Boosters:


Collector Boosters also have the most foils of all pack types, which is great for anyone that loves to foil their decks. The fact that each pack has a double-sided foil token is also a plus for me, since I love token decks.


So you can imagine it includes some goodies, and it definitely does. Each Ultimate Masters VIP Edition contains 33 cards (23 of them in foil) and 2 foil tokens. The most sought after cards are the 2 borderless Box Toppers that every pack gets. You can find more about the VIP Booster contents here.


Also remember that each booster type is going to drastically different depending on the set, so make sure to research each set before you buy packs. Comment below if there is anything you want to add, or if you want to brag about your pulls.


A box break (aka group break) is an event where collectors buy a spot in the break in exchange for receiving some of the cards in the case/box/pack. These are typically live streamed so that all participants in the box break can share in the excitement of seeing the pulls and hits as they happen. Box breaks have become a popular and economic way for collectors to get potentially higher-value or rarer cards without having to buy a whole box or case themselves.


Meanwhile, the average value of a random foil was $2.26 for Masters 25 and $1.20 for Iconic Masters. Split down the middle and rounded up, this would make a random foil worth $1.73. Getting an extra one in every pack adds another $41 in value to a booster box. For box-toppers, we can't us the bad Masters sets as our guide since they didn't have box toppers, but for Ultimate Masters, the average value of a box topper was $40. I'd expect that the box toppers from Double Masters will actually be somewhat more valuable because they have unique art, rather than old art with a border extension, but let's just say that getting an extra box-topper should give you about $40 in additional value per box.


Of course, because there are so many more rares, foils, and box-toppers in a pack / box of Double Masters compared to in past Masters sets, these prices might not hold. The additional supply will probably drop prices, so it's probably unfair to expect that your $300 box will yield $600 in value. However, this is exactly what we want: if rares, mythics, foils, and box-toppers end up being worth way less than past Masters sets because the supply of these cards is doubled thanks to the set's gimmick, that means the cost of singles will drop even more, making it even cheaper for players to pick up the singles they need to play Modern, Commander, or Legacy!


While seeing a slew of high-priced products can be frustrating to the average player, and not being able to afford a really cool set of the game that you love can have a psychological toll, which I don't want to minimize, it's important to separate out a set like Double Masters from other high-priced, whale-focused products like Mythic Edition or Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition. These products benefit two groups: Wizards (which makes a massive profit) and the people who actually purchase the product (most likely whales since the cost is so high). Even though the cost of Double Masters is similar to products like Mythic Edition and Secret Lair: Ultimate Edition, its impacts will be far more wide-reaching. Double Masters benefits literally everyone: Wizards gets to make a huge profit, whales get to crack high-end boxes, and everyone else gets a huge discount on the singles that they need to actually play the game of Magic. While there certainly are aspects of premium pricing worth complaining about and fighting against, in my opinion Double Masters isn't one of them. In fact, apart from missing fetchlands (which Wizards recently again promised would be reprinted this year), Double Masters is offering exactly what players have been asking for: cheaper prices on cards they need to play the game and easier access to staples for formats like Commander, Modern and Legacy, and you don't even need to buy a single booster pack to get this benefit.


Perfect is the enemy of good. While, from the perspective of many players, it seems "perfect" might be Double Masters with the same set list and the same double-rare / mythic / box-topper gimmick at $4, $7, or $10 a pack, that's simply not going to happen. Wizards is a big, greedy corporation controlled by an even bigger and greedier corporation. The primary purpose is to make more money for its shareholders next quarter and year-over-year. Crashing the prices of cards by reprinting everything with endless supply in a cheap product works against this goal. (Side note: Some people seem to think this is about Wizards protecting collectors. It's not, at least not primarily. It's about Wizards / Hasbro making as much money as possible. While this does involve collectors, vendors, and the finance community to some extent because they are the groups of Magic consumers with the deepest pockets who spend huge chunks of money on the game, thereby offering Wizards / Hasbro a deeper well to drink from, keeping prices high-ish is all about Wizards' / Hasbro's bottom lines and their ability to generate more profits in the future.)


A booster pack contains 10 random cards, similar to a pack of baseball cards. Each card has a rarity, ranging from common (the most frequently included cards) to super rare (the least frequently included cards). The standard distribution of cards in a booster pack is 6 common cards, 3 uncommon card, and 1 rare (or better) card.


When you buy a booster pack, it will indicate the set that it is from. As you can see in the picture above, the booster packs are from the set Sun and Moon Team Up. If you bought 10 packs of Team Up, you would end up with 10 rare cards, 30 uncommon cards, and 60 common cards. While you can buy booster packs individually, they are also commonly sold in a booster box of 36 packs.


One of the best reasons to buy booster boxes is to get a better distribution of cards. Imagine there are 220 cards in a set. In that set, there is somewhere around 70 rare cards, 70 uncommon cards, and 80 common cards. When you buy a single pack, you will get a random rare card, 3 random uncommon cards, and 6 random common cards.


When you purchase a booster box, you will get 36 rare cards, 108 uncommon cards, and 216 common cards. Opening packs from the same box makes it more likely to get a variety of cards. Out of your 36 rares, it is normal to get at least 20 different rare cards in an individual box. You are also likely to end up with 1-2 of every uncommon card and 2-3 of most common cards in the set! This is just the reality of how factory production works for these kinds of products.


If you play the game and love it, the best way to expand your collection is by keeping up with future sets. Some players only buy a handful of packs when a new set releases and buy the rest of the cards they want as singles. Most, however, buy anywhere between one and three boosters boxes every time a new set is released. How many boxes you buy really depends on your budget and the experience you want to have.


Buying one booster box is enough to give you a variety of cards from a set. This will let you get a feel for the new cards and inform your decision to purchase more packs or buy specific singles. This is a great way to go, particularly if you only plan to play across the kitchen table or are really just looking to enjoy the game with friends and family.


Slot 1: Any rare or mythic rare from Throne of Eldraine, with a special Planeswalker symbol stamp on the card.Slot 2: A rare or mythic rare from a curated list of Standard-legal cards. This card will also bear the Planeswalker symbol stamp.Slot 3: One of five Throne of Eldraine cards in the dark frame of previous FNM promos.Slot 4: A code card that redeems for one Throne of Eldraine booster pack in MTG Arena. (Limit five per account. In regions where MTG Arena is not available, the Promo Pack is a three-card pack.) 041b061a72


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