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Earlier this week Wizards of the Coast revealed the latest (and last for a while) Masters set. Called Ultimate Masters, this set aims to bring a lot of beloved cards back to print for casual and competitive gamers alike.
The MSRP of this 24-pack product is $335.76. No, that is not a typo. This Ultimate masters set is being sold at a premium even compared with other Masters sets.
Each box also comes with an ‘ultimate box topper’ a single random foil card in a special pack. There’s one in every box, and up to 40 different cards are availalbe in this way. The cards can all be pulled out of regular Ultimate Masters packs. However the box toppers are all foil and have a borderless art style. Here’s an example:
The left side is the box topper version. I’m not a fan of foil cards, but I do like the look of these borderless cards.
At the time of writing no cards are confirmed in the set other than the 40 box toppers, but those cards will be revealed in a few weeks, as the set releases in early December. Hope you’ve been saving up!
You can see more, including all 40 box toppers at the preview article on Wizards’ website.
Naturally some will wonder whether enough Magic players will pay for this premium product. While I’m not one of them, I think the answer is yes. The most recent premium product sold out so hard it crashed the Hasbro website they were exclusively sold through. After that, people paid a significant premium on sites like eBay to get their hands on the sold out product.