Tales of the Middle-earth is likely the most exceptional MTG set ever. Similarly, the Collector boosters are the most exceptional boosters. However, they are also the priciest. That’s why it’s a good idea to figure out what you can get in them, before you decide to purchase them. So, let’s explore LotR Collector Booster contents to the fullest.
LotR Collector Booster Contents
Each Tales of the Middle-earth Collector booster contains 15 cards and 1 token. They will be of the following rarities:
- 5-7 rares or mythic rares
- 3-5 uncommons
- 3-6 commons
All the cards will either be in foil, or they will have alternate art – sometimes even both. Among the 15 cards, you’re guaranteed 8-10 foil cards. There will also be a slot-by-slot breakdown available, but for that we’ll have to wait a bit longer. Once that information becomes available, we’ll update the article.
LotR Collector Booster Box
In each Collector booster box, you get 12 Collector boosters, which means you get 180 cards:
- 60-84 rares or mythic rares
- 36-60 uncommons
- 36-72 commons
On top of that, you’ll also get a Box Topper, one of the 30 Realms & Relics cards. These are reprints of iconic lands and artifacts from Magic’s past, re-imagined as a part of the Middle-earth. For example, here’s Wasteland or Valley of Gorgoroth.
This one will likely be among the more popular Box Toppers, as Wasteland is an iconic, and very sought-after card.
Tales of Middle-earth Card Treatments
We’ve talked about how you get cards in foil or with a special art treatment. There are different art treatments available, so let’s take a look and see what you might get.
The One Ring
We’re starting off with a big one. That’s the serialized 001/001 Ring. That’s right, this is the only such card in existence, and it can only be opened in an English-language Collector booster.
However, keep in mind that your chances of getting one are absolutely minuscule. The official odds of getting one are less than 0.00003%. You shouldn’t buy these boosters if your only goal is to open this card. However, if you like the other cards – and there is a lot to like – then feel free to grab some.
Then there are the three other rings, each one of them being a Sol Ring, but with the elvish inscription. (On the image above you can see, in order from left to right, Dwarven, Elven, and Human rings.) These also appear in limited numbers, but there are more of them. In Collector boosters, you can get them either in non-foil or with a rainbow foil treatment. The latter also have a serialized number on them.
If you’re a LotR enthusiast, you probably know that there were 3 rings for Elves, 7 for Dwarves, and 9 for Humans. This is what Wizards had in mind, as they made:
- 300 serialized & 3000 non-serialized Elven Sol Rings
- 700 serialized & 7000 non-serialized Dwarven Sol Rings
- 900 serialized & 9000 non-serialized Human Sol Rings
You can find more information about LotR Sol Rings here.
Now we’re moving to the less rare treatments, the ones that you’ll encounter in every Tales of Middle-earth Collector booster.
Showcase Ring Treatment
Showcase Ring cards will have a special frame, like the one you see above. The border colors will differ depending on the cards’ color identity. The art will be different from the art of the regular card, and made with this frame in mind.
There will be 30 different cards with such treatment. Each one will depict a named character in an iconic moment. You can find all Ring frame cards here.
Speaking of iconic moments, we should also talk about the scene cards. This is yet another treatments that you can get in a Tales of Middle-earth Collector booster.
The neat thing about these cards is that you can align them next to one another to form an iconic scene, such as Battle of the Pelennor Fields, which you can see above. This one will be among the biggest scenes, with 18 cards total.
Next up, there are the borderless lands. These will depict key location of Middle-earth, with different art than they regular counterparts. Since the art goes all the way to the edge of the card, it really shines through.
Foil Map Lands
Even the basics in this set are going to be special. There will be 10 different full-art map basic lands, two for each color. While the regular boosters also contain these basic lands, the Collector boosters have them in foil, and there’s one in each pack.
That was the last treatment we had to talk about, so it’s time to wrap things up.
LotR Collector Booster Contents – Conclusion
Now you should know everything there is to know about Tales of the Middle-earth Collector booster contents. Nevertheless, if you still have a question about this product that we didn’t answer, let us know in the comments below. We’ll get back to you as fast as we can.
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Until next time, have fun, and may your boosters contain the cards that you wanted to get.