Pack Crackin': Renaissance

Magic Untapped cracks open some booster packs of Renaissance, a Europe-only Magic: The Gathering release.

Magic: The Gathering's Renaissance set came out in mid-1995, but it didn't release in the USA.  Rather, it was a Europe-only set meant to catch the continent up with previous Magic: The Gathering releases now that the game was gaining popularity there.

A 122-card set (released as a 60 card set in Italian due to Legends and The Dark having been previously released in the language), Renaissance boasts a number of memorable and notable cards from Arabian NightsAntiquitiesLegendsThe Dark, and even a couple from Unlimited including Sylvan LibraryCity of BrassLand TaxStrip MineGreed, and Triskelion, with each of those cards (at the time of this article's publication) being worth $20 or more.  There are also a number of other noteworthy and useful cards at lower price points, such as Winds of ChangeFellwar StoneAshnod's AltarBall Lightning, and the Urzatron lands (Urza's MineUrza's Power Plant, and Urza's Tower).

Magic Untapped dropped $18 ($9 per pack) on two German-language booster packs of Renaissance.

Watch the video below to see how fortunate (or unfortunate) our pulls were.

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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.