Hey everyone. I have played the game for a long time since 96´ but have been out for at least 15 years now. I recently started buying booster packs for the thrill of opening and finding a nice or rare card. And here comes my question: as Ive bought Dominaria United Set Boosters mainly, is that the right one? Or would it be better to go for some older ones or so? I dont think i will be able to play the game actively, so format doesnt matter much, but i would like to find that sweet Booster Pack type that i would buy a few times in a week just to have a chance of being lucky. Any recommendation, please?
From a monetary standpoint, none of them are worth it. Stores don't sell packs for less than they could get on average from cracking them and selling the contents themselves. So if they're worth it, it's only going to be because of your own enjoyment of opening them, and you're the only one who can decide that.
That said, Set Boosters are the main booster type marketed at players who want to crack packs rather than drafting them. And to my understanding, on average, they're considered less of a monetary value loss than Draft Boosters.
Check the "estimated value" of each sealed box or booster packs, and thats basically your indicator what money value you can expect, and depending on what they charge you, thats your best bet to see whats worth your "investment".
If your money is very low, the Master sets offer at least some big hits for your money, Modern Horizon was particularly good for that, Double Masters is fine too.
But if you just want some actual cards for your decks, buying singles is the way to go, so you really only pay for the cards you need and nothing else extra.
Hello and thank you for the answers. I understand that there is no "guarantee" in getting anything whn cracking packs, other than the thrill, but my question was more like if i should chase after the newest sets, or look for some older ones... I mean, Dominaria united´s top priced cards are lower than older sets, but then again the price to get a boster pack is cheaper... And yes, i understand that for my aim, Set Boosters are the way to go over Draft Boosters...