One long-time Magic: The Gathering player has addressed some quality issues he found in the Strixhaven: School of Mages Collector Boosters, the premium product with foil-etched cards, extended-art Mystical Archives, and 1 foil-etched Japanese alternate-art Mystical Archive card in every pack plus up to 2 additional Japanese alternate-art traditional foil cards.
Strixhaven: School of Mages Collector Boosters have quality issues?
On a Reddit post, user Atrike listed down the quality issues he found after opening 12 Strixhaven Collector Boosters such as roll marks, damaged cards, printing errors, and various foiling issues.
Here’s what the Redditor said in the post:
“Some of you might be rolling your eyes at this point and think “These are just some small errors. This can happen. Nothing too big.” And yes, a lot of this is nitpicky, however all these small errors sum up. I am very much aware that this is a paper product and working with paper is hard. Nevertheless I want you to invoke to think of it this way:
A collector booster display is a 200€ (even more in the US) premium product aiming for people that want to invest in a collection. A collection is something to show off, to be proud of and maybe even get some financial value out of it. This is no product I would want to collect. There is nothing to be proud of. This product has from a quality standpoint nothing a collector product should have: pristine quality and that little extra you can’t get anywhere else. Instead, we got a mediocre product with legacy problems which don’t get fixed, misleading marketing and even new problems like roll marks.”
The Professor of Tolarian Community College YouTube channel also released a video evaluating the value of the Strixhaven Collector Booster.
Not all Strixhaven Collector Boosters are bad
Despite what the Redditor and the Professor said about the Strixhaven Collector Boosters, some fans have put the product in a more positive light with photos of what they got from them.
The Strixhaven Collector Booster is now available on Amazon.com.
Strixhaven: School of Mages is now available on both tabletop and online play (MTG Arena and Magic Online).