What’s inside the Strixhaven Collector Booster? Turns out, there are a bunch of foils and cool cards with alternate art. We’ll take a look into Strixhaven Collector Booster contents and see what you could get. At the end, we’ll also discuss if this product is worth buying.
Let’s get to it.
Strixhaven Collector Booster Contents
Each Strixhaven Collector Booster contains 15 cards + 1 token:
- 1 foil etched Mystical Archive rare or mythic
- 1 foil Mystical Archive / borderless / extended rare or mythic
- 1 borderless / extended rare or mythic
- 1 extended art Commander rare or mythic
- 1 foil rare or mythic
- 1 foil Lesson card of any rarity
- 1 foil etched Mystical Archive uncommon
- 1 foil Mystical Archive uncommon
- 2 foil regular uncommons
- 5 foil regular commmons
- 1 foil double-sided token
So in total, you’re getting:
- 5 or 6 rares / mythic rares
- 4 or 5 uncommons
- 5 or 6 commons
- 1 token
All of these cards will either be in foil, etch-foil or have special art – maybe even both!
Where to Get Strixhaven Collector Booster?
You can usually get Strixhaven Collector Boosters at your local game store, sometimes even at Walmart. Besides, you can order them on Amazon.
Mystical Archive Cards
Probably the most exciting part of the Strixhaven Collector Booster contents are Mystical archive cards. Sure, you can get them in Strixhaven Draft Boosters and Set Boosters as well. But there you only get one per pack, while in Collector Boosters you get 3 or 4 in each pack.
Anyways, what are the Mystical Archive cards? They are some of the most popular instants and sorceries from all over Magic’s history. They all have the special frame and alternate artwork and they look absolutely stunning!
This is also the only place where you can get the foil-etched Mystical Archive cards. This is a special foiling process, which makes the card really stand out.
As we said in your Strixhaven Collector Booster Contents you’ll find three or four Mystical Archive cards:
- foil-etched rare or mythic
- foil-etched uncommon
- regular foil uncommon
- regular foil rare or mythic (this slot can also contain borderless or extended art card, which isn’t from Mystical Archive)
But wait, that’s not all!
Japanese Alternate Art
Japanese Mythical Archive cards have entirely different artworks all together. They’re inspired by traditional Japanese art, and they certainly look special, as you can see from Demonic Tutor here:
However, you’ll be able to find these cards not only in Japanese Boosters, but in Strixhaven Collector Boosters of all languages. Each Mystical Archive slot has around 50% chance to become the alternate Japanese art. The first two slots (etched foil rare / mythic and uncommon) are connected – you’ll either get a Japanese art on the first slot, or on the second slot.
So among Strixhaven Collector Booster contents you’ll get at least one card with the Japanese alternate art.
You can find all Mystical Archive cards here, that’s including the Japanese alternate arts.
Borderless cards are cards with alternate art (different than their regular versions have). As the name suggest, there are no borders – the art goes all the way to the edge of the card.
Strixhaven Borderless Planeswalkers
Each Strixhaven planeswalker gets the borderless treatment. Here’s Liliana, … or Professor Onyx as she likes to be called these days.
Borderless Elder Dragons
Elder Dragons reside on Strixhaven. Each one of them will also get the borderless version in Strixhaven Collector Booster. Just take a look at Shadrix Silverquill – not that its original artwork isn’t great – but the borderless version is simply amazing.
Extended Art Cards
Finally, there’re also borderless cards. They still have the same artwork, as their regular version. However, the art is extended all the way from the left to the right edge.
One additional cool thing about these is that they lose the reminder text. As you can see above, this makes the text box less crowded, and the whole card more aesthetically pleasing.
Is Strixhaven Collector Booster Worth It?
There isn’t one answer that would be right for everyone. Strixhaven Collector Booster is worth it for some players, but maybe not for others. Let’s see on which factors this depends.
You shouldn’t buy Strixhaven Collector Booster, if you:
- Don’t care about alternate art cards.
- Simply want to draft.
- Can’t really afford it right now.
On the other hand you should buy Strixhaven Collector Booster, if you:
- Like to collect alternate art card.
- Really enjoy the Strixhaven flavor.
- Want to get Japanese alternate arts.
- Just want to open as many exciting cards as you can.
- Don’t mind spending a bit extra.
If you’re planning to purchase multiple Strixhaven Collector Boosters, just keep in mind that it’s usually better value to get a whole booster box instead of twelve separate boosters. Usually, you’ll get one or two boosters more for the same price.
That’s all about Strixhaven Collector Booster contents. If you have any questions, that we didn’t answer, let us know in the comments below and we’ll get back to you as soon as possible.
If you’re a Commander player, you’ll be happy to learn that there are five new Commander decks coming with Strixhaven. You can find them on this list of all Commander Precons.
Until next time, have fun, and may your Collector Boosters contain all the cards you wanted to get!