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What is a Collector Booster in Magic: The Gathering?

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When a new Magic: The Gathering set gets released – which is much more frequent than it used to be – it may not always be clear which products you should or need to be buying. If you’ve ever asked, ‘What is a Collector Booster and why are they so expensive?’, we’re here to help. As a sought after and high-priced product, it’s only natural to wonder what all the fuss is about.

Here’s everything you need to know about the Collector Booster product in Magic: The Gathering.

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What is a Collector Booster?

Strixhaven Collector Booster

Collector Boosters are the premier Magic product on the market. They come in at around £18/$20 a pack and are generally considered worth this lofty value. These packs are not intended for players who are using their cards to play and instead are aimed at, believe it or not, collectors.

Collector Booster packs vary heavily by set. For example, the Double Masters 2022 Collector Booster packs have significantly more value than other Collector Boosters, but the MSRP for a pack is also much more expensive.

Each pack contains a wealth of foil, showcase or borderless cards mostly on the higher side of the rarity scale. There are fifteen total cards in each pack plus one marketing card or token. These pack can not be purchased in MTG Arena because their value holds no worth with cosmetic card styles purchasable from the in-game store.

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What Are They Used For?

As we’ve already mentioned, Collector Booster packs are not typically used to build decks. They are for collectors looking to bulk up their set lists by giving themselves a better chance at pulling rarer cards. Granted, buying singles still may work out cheaper in the long run.

If you’re looking to make a quick profit off a Magic set, then Set Boosters are still probably a better way to go despite the brute force value that a Collector Booster has. It’s pretty tight between the two, but the lower up-front cost of the Set Booster is probably what edges it most.

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