Kamgawa: Neon Dynasty - Let's open a Collector Booster Box


Magic Untapped cracks open a Collector Booster Box of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.

Can it be worth it to open a Collector Booster Box of Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty?

Magic Untapped chose to buy one and see if it's possible.

The Collector Booster Box was purchased for $199 from Card Shop Live, an online retailer that ships out of Henderson, Nevada.  With twelve packs in the box, that works out to being approximately $16.58 per pack.

Here's some of what we found:

  • The value had in each pack can swing wildly, ranging from only a couple of bucks worth of cards to cracking a pack containing one card that pays for the pack a few times over.  Of the 12 packs in the box, a quarter or more of them was of the latter.
  • A number of the packs had duplicate cards within them.  For example, in one pack we opened the card Tribute to Horobi (a 16¢ rare according to TCGPlayer), only for the very next card to be the showcase version of Tribute to Horobi (a 32¢ variant of the card).  While the issue only occurred once with a rare card, it did happen multiple times throughout the box.
  • The foils cards cracked in these collectors booster packs don't seem to suffer from the "pringling" problem.  At least, no evidence of it after two days out in the open.

If you'd like to watch the entire Collector Booster Box opening and also see exactly how we did with our $199 investment, watch the video below:


Barry White

Barry White is a longtime Magic: The Gathering player, having started in 1994 shortly before the release of 'Fallen Empires.' After graduating from the University of Nevada, Reno, he went on to a 15-year journalism career as a writer, reporter, and videographer for three different ABC affiliate newsrooms.