Walmart’s 2022 Mystery Power Box has hit shelves all across North America. The product comes with five different packs, offering a chance for those brave enough to open them a chance at finding a pack of Revised, one of the most expensive packs in MTG history.
Why are Revised Packs so Expensive?
The Revised set was released in April 1994. While it doesn’t have the game’s most expensive cards like Black Lotus and the rest of the Power Nine, Revised packs still offer a chance at a dual land.
For any of you Commander players out there, its easy to understand why these cards are so expensive. They are legal in the MTG’s most popular format and are on the Reserve list. This means that there will never be any reprintings of these cards. Therefore, the only copies of these dual lands are the ones that released more than 25 years ago, which is a long time for prices to rise. Buying one of these can run you anywhere from $400 to $950.
These cards also do their jobs better than any of their counterparts. Being on the Reserve list means that these are the most powerful versions of the card to exist. This doesn’t mean that all the cards on the reserve list are powerful – look at Serendib Djinn. It does mean that cards that are printed can’t be better versions of the cards on the Reserve List. In other words, there will never be a fetchable land that comes in untapped, offers two or more colors, and doesn’t have any other downside. No reprints also ensure that the prices of these cards will never go down.
What are the Most Common Packs and Promos in the 2022 Mystery Power Box?
Lets be honest: your chances of finding the Revised pack aren’t too great. You’re still going to open your mystery box and find something in it though. Here’s what most people have been finding:
The 2022 Mystery Power Box comes with five packs and two promo cards.
The Etali, Primal Storm resale promo is by far the most common thing you will be finding in the promo card slot. The card isn’t worth much, but it’s excellent in Commander. Attacking with Etali allows you to get multiple free spells, barring that you don’t hit too many lands. Running it with a commander like Isshin, Two Heavens as One from Neon Dynasty is a quick way to take over a game.
The 2021 foil land cycle like the one pictured above are also extremely common to open as your promo. There’s no sugarcoating this one. Unless you’re trying to collect these lands, you don’t want to see this.Nyx Lotus and Vito, Thorn of Dusk Rose are featured on the back of these power boxes. These cards are a lot more exciting financially than the other cards on this list, but are a lot more uncommon. I got rather lucky and found a Nissa, Voice of Zendikar.
The most common packs being found are Time Spiral Remastered and Dominaria. Time Spiral is an excellent pack to be opening. The highest value card in the pack is a Timeshifted foil Ponder, coming in at $262 US market price on TCGPlayer! There are a ton of other goodies in the pack, with almost every timeshifted foil covering the price of the box. Dominaria has a lot of high-priced cards. You can find the enemy Check Lands like Sulfar Falls and Hinterland Harbour. If you’re lucky, a foil Mox Amber or Teferi, Hero of Dominaria may await you, with prices of $60 and up!
The other packs are not as exciting as these. There is a huge variety – anything from Theros, Beyond Death to Shadows Over Innistrad. Generally, most of the things you will open won’t be Standard legal. Everything you open will can have value in it, so how you do will depend on how lucky you are.
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