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You know I finally had some time to reflect on Magic the gathering's, 2022 releases and I.

Think I've came up with my list for the top sets of 2022.

we're gonna start with the worst and go all the way to the best set of 2022, at least what I believe to be the best.

So remember this is just my take on what the best sets were and I would love to hear.

Your sets ranked Down Below in the comment section: okay, we're gonna start with the worst set of the year and I actually think it was innistrad double feature now.

The reason why I chose that as the worst was because of its original price point I mean they were basically charging almost double a standard booster box and yes in the Charlotte, Crimson Val and initial midnight hunt we're not actually part of the Year 2022.

They were 2021 releases and I do think.

Innistrad midnight hunt was a good set, however initial Crimson Val yeah I mean it might age well, but I mean it's still right now doing horrible on the secondary market and I.

Think the innishrad midnight hunt overall had better cards.

I didn't like the Black and White theme, I understood what they're trying to do kind of like a Universal's monsters, film with the Black and White cards, and it looked really cool to some.

But it just wasn't for me.

That's why it's my worst pick for the year and the second worst spot has to go to Commander Legends battle for Baldur's Gate.

Honestly I was really mulling on whether or not I was gonna make that the worst set.

But you know some of those cards on the set actually been going up in value, and not only that I really do like the ancient dragons and there's other cards in there right now, like seasoned dungeoneer and white plume Adventurer, which are actually being played in The Legacy format in mono, White, Stone, blade decks and because of that I think the set is going to mature, very well over the years, but ultimately the fact that they slap the name Commander Legends on what I think should have just been a regular follow-up to adventures in the Forgotten.

Realms felt really bad, because a lot of game stores got completely destroyed on pre-orders and obviously there were even game stores that went out of business because of how poorly this set was received by the audience and also the secondary market, and because of that, it takes the second worst spot on my list this year.

Next up on the list of streets of New Kapena, it's actually said that I don't mind from this point forward.

Actually the sets on this list are sets that I don't actually dislike.

Apart from the first two better Legends battle for Boulder is actually softening on me right now, but he treats the new capena I, just felt like the theme kind of having like a weird kind of mom, Art Deco feel to the set it just didn't really appeal to me.


I do appreciate the fact that they brought triumphs back.

Those are the three colored lands that you could actually fetch for.

They originally were released in icoria Lair of behemoths, and they finished the cycle here with streets of nugapena and for that reason alone, I think it deserves to be the third worst spot.

Apart from that, there really wasn't too many cards that I really enjoyed in this set.

So a part of me does think maybe Ledger Shredder is an honorable mention.

That's a car sees a lot of play and is it Phoenix decks, but apart from that and the triumph which all have different names, which makes it very confusing I kind of wish, they just kept.

The theme Triumph but I understand what they're doing trying to make each land feel like it's a part of one of the houses from Street to Nuka Pena, the next one on the list was dominaria United.

Now dominary United was a set that was heavily anticipated.

They had the Legends cards in there, which was huge to actually be able to pull Legends cards, which also include Reserve list cards in your collector booster packs But.

Ultimately, in the end, I think that the set just wasn't as strong as its brother, which was the follow-up set Brothers war and for that reason, I'm putting it in the fourth worst spot of the Year.

There was still a lot of good cards in that set, though, like shieldred, that's a very good card.

However, it's pink reprinted again in phyrexia all will be won guys seriously if you're buying these cards at their all-time highs.

Just be very, very cautious and just a reminder in the next set on the list for 2022 is infinity.

I actually really enjoy the full art lands, but the problem is the Full Art lansers.

Don't have that same appeal that they used to I know that was a massive feature from the unsets.

In the past they usually held a lot of value and I.

Think Magic Gathering to their credit, knew that, which is why they reprinted shock lands as well in this set, and some of those Galaxy shock lands are still holding well, and some of these shock lands are holding very well, especially the Galaxy foils.

Some of them are between 100 to 200, which I think is a really good price point for those on the secondary Market.

The hall foiling as well on the Galaxy foils in general I think are very, very nice.

They kind of remind me.

I know this is a bit Blasphemous to say, but the foils kind of remind me of the Pokemon foils from back in the day in the early days of Wizards of the Coast, which I think is fitting, because Magic the Gathering is still made by wizard of the coast.

So it has that all kind of foiling feel that wizard of the coast had for the Pokemon cards back in the 90s, which I think is pretty cool and I.

Think the set as a whole is very fun.

Next up on the list is jumpstart 2022 now I know there were a few jump start sets released this year, but those ones are just attached to other sets in standard.

This jumpstart set is actually a continuation of the original jump start set which had exclusive cards in it and also had much needed reprints, and that's what jumpstart 2022 brings to the table.

I think it's a fantastic way to play with your friends.

You just grab a few packs Shuffle it up and have a game.

I think is one of the best ways to actually bring new people into the game, and that's really what magic gathering is struggling with the most is bringing new players into the game and I think sets like like jumpstart are perfect for that, and for that reason alone, this set is very high on the list, but I'd love to hear your thoughts about that.

One also Down Below in the comment section and the second best set of the year is the brothers War I actually really like this set I seriously dig this set when it comes to draft and sealed it's just a really fun set to play.

The reprints in the set are perfect, like Monastery Swift beer, I love that card so much.

It sees a lot of play in modern and Pioneer, and the fact that you're, getting it reprinted and standard, is pretty incredible and that's a car.

That's done a lot of work for me in pre-release and limited formats like draft and the fact that we actually got lottery cards which were the numbered schematic, artifacts those foils, even though I don't like the way that they put the number on the card, I think could have been done.

A little nicer, I still think.

Overall, it's going to help the set mature over time because those cards are going to be considered lottery cards and it's actually going to elevate the price point later on, so they don't utterly collapse, like most collector boxes have in 20 22.

Before we look at the top spot.

Honorable mention to kamigawa Neon Dynasty, a phenomenal set from the anime cards, the legendary lands like Beau seiju and other fantastic cards.

Like Fable of the mere broker.

This set was just off the charts and it's the best performing set from a financial perspective in 2022.

So, for that reason it gets an honorable mention and it could have easily got the first place spot and now the number one spot.

It's probably not a surprise to you.

If you've been following along this entire video, you're, probably saying to yourself where's Double Masters 2022.

Well, it's the number one spot double Masters, 2022, I, just love these type of reprint sets I just wish that wizard of the coast spreads them out a little more like they used to with the old Master set.

So the prices don't completely collapse like a lot of these single prices for double Masters.

2022 gets me in the mood to just buy a bunch of singles.

I know these cards are not Investments, but I really love the full art cards in double Masters 2022, and the fact that you can still get some of these really cheap on the market and foil I.

Think in some ways is a win and overall, the set in the future will do well not just for nostalgic's sake, but for all the cards that were in the set that are going to be needed for Commander decks, modern decks and even Pioneer decks in the future and for all of those reasons, I think it deserves the number one spot as the best set of 2022.

But let me know your thoughts about this down below in the comment section.

Give me your list as well: I'd love to hear your thoughts, Down Below in the comment section with that being said, guys I'll see you in the next video and have a fantastic New, Year foreign use code, Matt caster for five percent off your order from face-to-face games, Canada's largest Magic, the Gathering store qualified orders, get free shipping canada-wide use our code anytime, you shop at face-to-face games to support the show and get the cards you need at a discount.


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#1 Double Masters 2022 Draft Booster Box

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What is the best MTG product 2022? ›

#1 Double Masters 2022 Draft Booster Box

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What Magic cards should I buy 2022? ›

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What is the best current MTG set? ›

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What is the best MTG pack to buy? ›

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Do MTG cards go up in value? ›

Cards have value due to utility in competitive play.

If a Magic card ends up being played in a lot of competitive decks, it will probably go up in price. Most people want to win when they play Magic, so a large portion of the player base is always going to be chasing the latest and greatest deck.

Are Magic cards losing value? ›

Magic: The Gathering Cards Face Decreasing Value Due to Overproduction. Hasbro's overproduction of Magic: The Gathering cards leads to sinking stock market prices and decreased value for Magic's rarer trading cards.

Which card deck is best for Magic? ›

Phoenix Playing Cards

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  1. Wrap Up.
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  3. #2. Original Planeswalker Cycle.
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  5. #4. Jace, the Mind Sculptor.
  6. #5. Force of Will (and others)
  7. #6. Grapeshot and Other Storm Cards.
  8. #7. Phyrexian Praetors.
Oct 28, 2022

What is the rarest Magic card of all time? ›

1. Black Lotus. Black Lotus has long held a reputation as the most valuable Magic: The Gathering card ever made, dating from MTG's very first set, Limited Edition Alpha, released in 1993.

What is the rarest Magic card? ›

A collectable card player has become an overnight multi-millionaire by opening a pack of Magic: The Gathering cards and discovering a rare collectable card worth $3.3 million. The card, which is part ofMagic: The Gatherng'scollaboration with Lord of the Rings, is the rarest Magic: The Gathering card ever created.

What is the most overpowered Magic card? ›

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Which MTG packs to buy 2023? ›

The Best Sealed Magic: The Gathering Products to Pick Up in 2023
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Which MTG set has the best EV? ›

Best EV Set

If you just want to crack packs with an eye towards value, Modern Horizons 2 is the best option because of how many powerful and expensive cards it contains, but you could get burned by opening too many junk rares.

Are set booster boxes worth it? ›

Buying a Magic Booster Box is a good idea if you simply really like the cards in the set and you want to put the box away as an investment. Some people (like me) really like having that unopened box on the shelf knowing there could be something really cool and valuable inside.

What should a beginner buy MTG? ›

1. Start at the Beginning With a Magic: The Gathering 2022 Starter Kit
  • Two 60-card decks: One red-green and one white-blue.
  • Five rare cards in each deck, one of which is a rare foil card.
  • Two deck boxes.
  • Play Guide booklet.
  • Codes for each person to unlock the two decks for online play in MTG Arena.
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What packs are worth buying MTG? ›

Magic Card Investor's (5) Best MTG Booster Boxes to Buy in 2022
  1. #1 – Commander Legends Collector Booster Box.
  2. #2 – Modern Horizons 2 (MH2) Draft/Set/Collector Booster Boxes.
  3. #3 – Zendikar Rising Collector Booster Box.
  4. #4 – Khans of Tarkir Booster Box.
  5. #5 – Jumpstart Booster Box.
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What Magic The Gathering cards are worth more than $20? ›

You're familiar with elite Modern cards like Misty Rainforest, Cavern of Souls, and Wrenn and Six. You might even know that The Great Henge and Ugin, the Spirit Dragon are the only two Standard-legal cards worth more than $20 right now.

Should I sell all my Magic cards? ›

Whether you do it yourself and sell each card individually or if you sell your entire lot to a game store for a lump sum, you'll get money out of the deal and naturally, that is pretty great. Some cards are worth more than others, so a little research is necessary to determine their value.

Is MTG a good investment? ›

That said, Magic: The Gathering is one of the safer investments in the world of collectibles. The first Magic cards were actually released within days of the first Beanie Babies, and it's telling that WotC just had its best fiscal year of all time while Beanie Babies have been a punchline for the past 20 years.

Why is Hasbro killing Magic? ›

The primary concern is that Hasbro has been overproducing Magic cards which has propped up Hasbro's recent [earnings] results but is destroying the long-term value of the brand," Bank of America analyst Jason Haas wrote in November.

What Magic sets have the most valuable cards? ›

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What is the weakest Magic card? ›

Sorrow's Path

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What color deck is best in Magic? ›

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What is the most popular card deck? ›

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What is the king of card decks? ›

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How many black lotuses exist? ›

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How do I know if my Magic: The Gathering card is worth money? ›

TCGPLAYER. TCGplayer is the obvious first choice amongst most players and collectors when it comes to finding out how much Magic cards are worth. The site is widely used by veterans and complete newbs because it's a one-stop-shop to determine current Magic card values of just about any card ever made.

Are there any uncommon Magic cards that are worth money? ›

These sought-after cards can sell for a considerable premium over other cards of similar rarity. Circle of Druid Dreams, Vorinclex, Monstrous Raider, and Goldspan Dragon are just a few examples of chase rares and mythic rares.

Why is Black Lotus banned? ›

Such is the case with the Black Lotus card. This card has been banned from tournament play because of its unique ability - namely, it doesn't require any mana to play, and it can add three mana of any color to your pool. This means that you can cast spells much faster than you would normally be able to.

How much did the rarest magic card sell for? ›

Magic: The Gathering's illustrious card, Black Lotus, recently went to auction and sold for a record-breaking $540,000. The card, which was graded at a Gem Mint, or a 10/10, was up for auction before the hammer came down.

Is it better to buy set or draft booster? ›

Draft or Set Boosters? Set boosters are a stellar product and much better than draft boosters for the vast majority of players who want just to crack packs and have a good time. They're more random for sure, but the randomness is why we buy packs to crack in the first place.

Is it good to buy Magic cards in bulk? ›

If you are talking about whole collections, then its only worth it if you're buying for less than 50% retail, and even then it can be break even or a slight loss. This means either buying collections at bulk rate only or buying sorted collections where you've run the prices.

What is the oldest MTG pack? ›

Limited Edition Alpha, commonly known as Alpha, is the first print run of Limited Edition, the first core set of Magic: The Gathering. Alpha contains 295 black-bordered cards and was released on August 5, 1993.

Which EV holds value best? ›

The Tesla Model 3 has consistently ranked high in terms of resale value. According to Kelley Blue Book, the Model 3 retains approximately 69% of its value after three years, making it a top contender in the EV market.

What is the most popular creature type in MTG? ›

Humans. With a total of 3,112 Human creatures, Human is - overwhelmingly - the most common creature type (next are Wizards, with 961, and Warrior, with 960 - Warriors are catching up!).

What is the average ROI on magic cards? ›

Overall, the six large sets have an average annual return on investment of 34.37 percent and small sets have an annual average ROI of 31.74. But these numbers are a bit deceiving.

Should I get an ETB or booster box? ›

Ultimately, it's up to the collector's preference, but there are some key differences between the two: Booster boxes can't be found at typical retail stores. A booster box contains 36 booster packs, while an ETB has 10. Booster boxes are more difficult to obtain, and harder to find at MSRP.

Do you get a secret rare in a booster box? ›

While you may have had a different experience with booster boxes previously, there are no guaranteed specific higher-than-rare cards or card types included in each booster box.

Why are MTG booster boxes so expensive? ›

Most of the expensive "recent" booster boxes are pricey because they contain Masterpieces, not because they're excellent draft formats or full of choice Modern staples.

Is MTG popular in 2022? ›

Put simply: it's been a lot. Magic: The Gathering in 2022 continued the overwhelming trend of 2021 by constantly assaulting players with new cards and new things to buy. It's making money, even if some more established players have started to lose steam.

What is the most popular version of MTG? ›

Commander is the most popular format in Magic: The Gathering. This format challenges players to show off their deck-building, piloting, and even their political skills.

What is the current MTG set 2022? ›

Besides the year's four main expansion sets – Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty, Streets of New Capenna, Dominaria United, and The Brothers War – 2022 will also include a bunch of supplementary sets, and the next 'Universes beyond' product that combines MTG with Warhammer 40k.

What sets are coming out in 2022 MTG? ›

The full MTG 2022 release schedule is as follows:
  • Innistrad: Double Feature – January 28.
  • Commander Collection: Black – January 28.
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty – February 18.
  • Challenger decks – April 1.
  • Streets of New Capenna – April 29.
  • Commander Legends: Battle for Baldur's Gate – June 10.
  • Double Masters 2022 – July 8.
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What is the best selling MTG set? ›

MTG's Head Designer Claims Modern Horizons 2 Is Still The All-Time Best-Selling Set.

Why is MTG so expensive now? ›

This is largely due to the secondary market, which is what we call anything and anywhere that sells singles instead of just MTG packs. Despite the high cost of these cards, buying an expensive single is still often more cost-effective than buying packs until you pull the card you want.

What is in the beginner set 2022 MTG? ›

The 2022 Magic: The Gathering Starter Kit contains 2 ready-to-play 60-card decks (lands included), 2 deck boxes, 1 how-to-play guide booklet, 2 double-sided reference cards (Turn Order/Attacking & Blocking), and 2 code cards for two people to unlock both decks and play online in Magic: The Gathering Arena.

What is the most used card in MTG? ›

Top Creatures
Card# Played
1Sheoldred, the Apocalypse3.2
2Loran of the Third Path2.0
3Graveyard Trespasser3.2
4Chrome Host Seedshark2.4
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What are the biggest MTG sets? ›

Strongest Standard Sets In Magic: The Gathering History
  • 7 Throne Of Eldraine.
  • 6 Worldwake.
  • 5 Exodus.
  • 4 Mirrodin.
  • 3 Urza's Saga.
  • 2 Arabian Nights.
  • 1 Alpha.
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What are the most played Magic cards? ›

Top Spells
Card% of Decks
1Lightning Bolt45%
2Engineered Explosives38%
3Spell Pierce32%
4Blood Moon29%
6 more rows

What is the most expensive MTG set? ›

1. Black Lotus. Black Lotus has long held a reputation as the most valuable Magic: The Gathering card ever made, dating from MTG's very first set, Limited Edition Alpha, released in 1993.

Will there be a core set 2023? ›

Magic: The Gathering's 2023 sets include digging for dinosaurs and a return to Eldraine. Alongside more Phyrexia releases. Next year's core sets for Magic: The Gathering will include more Eldraine content and a crossover between dinosaurs, pirates and vampires.

Which sets are rotating out MTG? ›

The following sets will leave Standard with Q3 2024 rotation:
  • Innistrad: Midnight Hunt.
  • Innistrad: Crimson Vow.
  • Kamigawa: Neon Dynasty.
  • Streets of New Capenna.
May 29, 2023

How long do MTG sets last? ›

These games should last standard length for a game (about 20 minutes on average). Standard is a dynamic format where you build decks and play using cards in your collection from recently released Magic sets. Evolving gameplay and fresh strategies make it one of the most fun and popular ways to play Magic.

Will there be a core set 2022 MTG? ›

Core sets were discontinued in 2015, then returned for three years before being discontinued again in 2021.

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