Magic: The Gathering releases $1,000 boosters of “highly collectible” cards that haven’t been reprinted in decades for its 30th anniversary

Magic: The Gathering releases $1,000 boosters of "highly collectible" cards that haven't been reprinted in decades for its 30th anniversary

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Magic: The Gathering is celebrating its 30th anniversary, which has brought a release that, contrary to what any birthday should generate, is causing quite a bit of annoyance among its fans.

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This is because the popular collectible card game Magic: The Gathering debuted packs of cards that cost $999 dollars, called Magic: The Gathering 30th Anniversary Edition. Packs that will deliver highly collectible cards, which have not been reprinted in decades and that even, in old editions, have been auctioned for more than $500 thousand dollars.

According to the game’s website: “Each pack contains 15 cards, 13 cards in the modern frame: 1 rare, 3 uncommons, 7 commons and 2 basic lands, plus a basic land in the retro frame, an additional retro frame card and a chip”. Cards that cannot be used in tournaments and that will arrive in a limited way at some card stores, leaving most of the sale of these packs to online distribution media.

Anniversary card packs that, as we anticipated, have annoyed fans, who have begun to publish their claims on social networks and reddit. One of them is Michael Caffrey, owner of, who notes on Twitter that “each pack has 1.3 rares. So, you’re opening 95 packs for one of each card,” so you’d be spending $24,000.

And on Reddit you can read comments like that of a player who indicates that: “The price is what bothers me the most. They are not tournament legal cards and they don’t even have the normal card back for playing at home. Proxyking can produce products like this for next to nothing. And they expect someone to pay a THOUSAND DOLLARS for these? Wotc has totally lost touch with reality.”

A joint discomfort that, despite being quite noticeable, will surely not prevent these cards from running out. This is because, as VICE points out, the market for this type of card is quite large and full of collectors who should look favorably on these sets, despite their value.

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