Magic Collector Boosters are booster packs targeted at collectors. Unlike Draft Boosters, which optimize the Draft experience with a lot of repetition and a huge number of commons, Collector Boosters are maximized for more diversity in content, with more rares, foils, extended art, borderless planeswalkers and showcase cards.
- 2 foils of any rarity
- 3 rares/mythic rares
- 10 uncommons
This was a very limited experimental test run. Collector Boosters were only available in Japan and North America, and even there they were not widely available.
- 1 rare/mythic rare with extended art
- 1 foil rare/mythic rare
- 9 foil commons/uncommons
- 3 special-frame cards (showcase cards or borderless planeswalkers)
- 1 ancillary card (a new card that is connected to the set but doesn't appear in Draft Boosters. E.g. cards from Planeswalker decks)
- 1 foil token
R&D introduced "Booster Fun" as the collective name that R&D use for the types of card frames (called card treatments ) that could appear in Collector Boosters: extended art, borderless planeswalkers and showcase cards. Booster Fun cards evolved from Masterpieces. The difference is that the Booster Fun cards are versions of cards in the set, not from outside of the set.
Foil and non-foil Booster Fun cards may also appear in regular Draft Boosters, but at a much lower rarity. Non-foils appear in the same rarity slot as the original card. Foil Booster Fun cards appear in a common slot like other foils.
Booster Fun was later also extended to Set Boosters.
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- Hipster of the Coast on Twitter
- Clayton Kroh (May 21, 2021). "Booster Fun of Modern Horizons 2". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
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- Mark Rosewater (September 21, 2019). "Does this mean that Masterpieces aren't coming back?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (September 22, 2019). "Will the non-foil “Booster Fun” cards be found in their normal draft booster slots?". Blogatog. Tumblr.