There are a lot of Magic Booster Boxes out there right now with price points all over the map. But it’s that sweet spot under $99 that we’re focusing on today.
It’s rare you find so many Magic Booster Boxes under $99. But, we have a list of at least 10 boxes that come under the century mark that are actually quite good!
So here’s what I did. I scoured the Internet to find the best deals and came up with some really good options here for under a hundred bucks. AND, all of these prices below are still effective as of early September 2023!
I’ll link a few of them to Amazon but just know that prices tend to fluctuate over there quite a bit. However, I would expect prices to be pretty darn close to what I’m showing below. Sometimes your best bet is just going to eBay. I buy there ALL the time and very rarely have an issue.
With that in mind, here are the 10 Magic Booster Boxes under $99…
#1: Dominaria United Draft Booster Box – Price: $79-98
This is one of my favorite sets from the past year and I feel sort of bad that the price is so low right now. It’s better than the price is showing, that’s my opinion. It’s a big expansion set with legendary cards in every pack as well as stained glass legends, textured foils, Phyrexian cards, borderless planeswalkers and pain lands to name a few of the cards you can find in packs.
For the money, you’re getting a 36-pack box that’s full of good stuff. And although I listed this at $98, there are places that are cheaper if you look really hard. I actually just picked one up on TCGPlayer tonight for $75 delivered (tax included) so there are deals to be had. But anything under $99 is still a smoking good deal. Heck, maybe you’ll even get lucky and find the $60+ Sheoldred, the Apocalypse!
WHY BUY IT?
- Boxes are SUPER cheap right now. I’ve found them on eBay as low as $79 plus tax (delivered!) This could be rock bottom.
- Box prices were $105-110 this time last year. These current prices are crazy bargains and probably won’t get much cheaper.
- Some pretty decent card value in the set, especially if you find a Sheoldred The Apocalypse, Timeless Lotus or the lovely Planeswalker Liliana of the Veil.
#2: The Brothers War Draft Booster – Price: $96
Coming up on it’s one year printing anniversary in November, it’s hard to believe The Brothers’ War has been out for so long. It feels like just yesterday, but that’s what happens when Hasbro’s printers are humming day and night!!
The good news is that The Brothers’ War 36-pack Draft Booster Boxes are still at their rock bottom prices. That’s good news for collectors and players. If you shop around, $96 is probably the most you’ll pay. I know you can find these for closer to the $80’s (tax and shipping included) if you hunt hard enough.
If you’re lucky, your box will contain a Portal to Phyrexia ($25) or Cityscape Leveler ($23) as those are the two best cards in the regular set. I still like The Brothers’ War and it’s a great box to rip or save for a rainy day. Or do what I like to do…one pack a day!
WHY BUY IT?
- Boxes are SUPER cheap. I’ve found them on TCGPlayer as low as $79.75 plus tax (delivered!) WOW.
- Everyone will like this set. The Expected Value is right around $80 so you’re getting what you pay for and probably then some.
- Box prices were about $112 this time a year ago (Sept 2022.) Now is the time to buy.
#3: March of the Machine Set or Draft Booster – Price: $82-92
March of the Machine was another set that came in like a whirlwind and was quickly forgotten. Both of these boxes (Set or Draft Boosters) are decently priced right now in the high $80’s or low $90’s and picking which one you get is important.
If you want lots of cards, go with the Draft Booster which has (36) 15-card packs for a total of 540 cards. The Set Booster Box has (30) 12-card packs for a total of 360 cards.
But if you want a chance at the best cards in the March of the Machine set, go with the Set Booster. I know you get less packs and cards overall, but each pack has a foil version card and 1-5 Rare or higher cards. Both the Draft and Set Booster packs contain 1 Multiverse Legend card in every pack which is great, but the Set Booster packs just have way better chances of the best cards in the set.
So it’s a quantity versus quality decision. I personally always prefer Set Booster Boxes because as a player AND collector I like to try and find the best cards. If you’re strictly wanting a bunch of new March of the Machine cards, the Draft version is the best Magic booster box under $99.
WHY BUY IT?
- Of course, buy it because it’s as cheap as it has ever been. Both of these boxes were in the $120’s this time last year so there are bargains to be had to those that waited.
- The individual cards in the set are pretty good on their own, but not so much if you’re looking to do a draft. The value here is in the bulk cards, the variations you’ll find in the Set Boosters and some of the higher valued cards you can find like Sheoldred and Urabrask.
- 36 March of the Machine MTG Draft Boosters—the best boosters for drafting March of the Machine
- 15 Magic: The Gathering cards per booster
- At least 1 Multiverse Legend card in every pack
#4: Streets of New Capenna Draft Booster – Price: $67-80
Although the cards in the Streets of New Capenna set are not super expensive and valuable, it truly is a great set for both players and collectors.
The LAND cards are the ones to find in this set. Jetmir’s Garden, Raffine’s Tower, Spara’s Headquarters, Xander’s Lounge and Ziatora’s Proving Ground are each worth $6-9 and are some of the best Rare cards you can find in Streets of New Capenna.
You’ll also find handfuls of awesome artifacts, instants, enchantments and Legendary Creatures and Planeswalkers to either add to your decks or make new ones.
This Draft Booster contains 36-packs (15 cards per pack) for a total of 540 cards. In these Draft Boosters you’ll find 1 Rare or Mythic in every pack, 1 Land card in every pack (1 out of 3 of those will be the Metropolis Full Art Land), and a foil card which hits about one in every 3-packs.
For the price, it’s worth every penny.
WHY BUY IT?
- My best guess is that Streets of New Capenna will be out of print by February 2024. Now is the time to buy boxes before word gets out that Wizards is shutting it down for good.
- There are only a handful of good Magic sets out there with Draft Booster Boxes in this price range. This is one of them.
- One of the cheapest MTG Draft Booster Boxes on the list.
#5: D&D Adventures in Forgotten Realms Draft Booster Box – Price: $90
This to me is your standard everyday Magic set with a no frills booster box to go with it. For the most part, everyone really likes Adventures in Forgotten Realms as a set even though it was slow to catch on. I think we all expected it to do way better than it did in the beginning, but I can see momentum building lately on the buy side.
The Draft Booster Box is your standard (36) 15-card pack variety with 1 Rare in each pack and foils showing up about 1 in every 3 packs. There’s a long shot af finding the Traditional foil Mythic Borderless Planeswalker but it’s like 1% of packs. Still, it’s a chance!
If you like Dungeons & Dragons, I still think this set is for you and has long term potential. Once the hordes of inventory dry up (which might take a little longer), this will be a great one to look back on. For now, buy them up at $90 (or less) and have fun looking for that $23 Old Gnawbone Legendary Dragon!
WHY BUY IT?
- If you’re a fan of Dungeons & Dragons (D&D), dangerous quests and adventures, and all sorts of creatures (see them all here), you’ll really enjoy this set and Booster Box.
- Box Prices lately have started to increase in price. I think people are starting to realize this is a pretty darn good set.
- Crossovers like this (where Magic incorporates a franchise into their card set) are normally very popular. Long term I think these cards will do very well strictly because there is such a huge D&D following out there.
#6: Innistrad Crimson Vow Draft Booster – Price: $70-89
It’s almost Halloween and there’s no better way to celebrate than to rip some Horror themed Magic Booster packs! If you’re into Vampires, Worlocks, Werewolves and disgusting corrossive horrifying slugs, this is YOUR booster box!
If you’re a collector and you’re looking for a major return on your money, go elsewhere. If you you’re looking to rip some cool Magic packs and have a crap-ton of fun, this is the box. Even if you like collecting booster boxes (which I do myself), this is a great box for the booster shelf.
The theming in the Innistrad Crimson Vow set is unlike most other Magic sets which is why I like this booster box. You’ll have 36-packs of fun with Rares, Mythics, special Eternal Night Full-Art Lands, single and double sided cards and Foil versions of all cards sure to be found. Plus ever box comes with a foil Dracula Series box topper card as well!
Great box, great price and easily one of the better Magic booster boxes under $99. Shop around and find even better deals on Amazon, eBay and TCGPlayer.
WHY BUY IT?
- If you’re a white knuckler horror fan and enjoy anything to do with Vampires and Werewolves, I’d pick this booster box.
- A really fun Draft experience if you’re looking to rip packs, make some quick decks and chill out on a rainy Friday evening playing Magic and eating pizza!
- Box prices are about as low as I’ve ever seen them. TCGPlayer has Crimson Vow Draft Booster Boxes listed that are drifting into the low $70’s so there are some great deals out there right now.
- 36 Innistrad: Crimson Vow MTG Draft Boosters
- 1 foil Dracula Series box topper card
- 15 Magic cards per Draft Booster, including 1 Showcase Eternal Night Land
#7: Zendikar Rising Draft Booster – Price: $85
We’re coming up on the 3-year anniversary of the release of Zendikar Rising and can you believe Draft Booster boxes are still this cheap? Unbelieveable.
Zendikar Rising was one of my absolute favorite booster boxes to open. Not only did you have a load of good cards to collect and build decks with, you had that one single pack on top of boxes that held potentially a game-changing card for your collection…The “Expedition Land” box topper!
Yep, every box has a box topper pack containing a single Zendikar Rising Expedition Land card out of the 30 different ones they printed. They range in value from a few dollars on up to $75 for an Ancient Tomb! Getting an Expedition Land alone is worth buying this booster box in my opinion.
WHY BUY IT?
- The EXPEDITION LAND Box Toppers alone are a reason to buy Zendikar Rising Booster Boxes.
- This is a couple of year old out of print set that will eventually start rising in price purely because there will be fewer boxes on the market. To get one of these now at such a low price is something that probably won’t last much longer.
- It’s a great set and a fun box to open. I’ve opened quite a few Zendikar Rising boxes and it never got old. I think the value of the cards, the Expeditions and a great set will propel this one going forward.
- 36 PACKS + 1 BOX TOPPER. Get 36 Zendikar Rising Booster Packs plus 1 "Expedition Land" box topper—a celebrated land card with alternate art and a special frame inspired by the sky dungeons of Zendikar.
- THE BEST BOOSTER FOR DRAFTING. Open a box and draft with up to 12 friends for an unforgettable game night. (Note: Booster Drafts require more land cards than are included in a booster box.)
- FULL-ART LANDS AND DOUBLE-FACED CARDS IN EVERY PACK. Zendikar Rising brings a special kind of double-faced card to MTG: play the spell on one side or flip it over and play it as a land instead.
#8: Strixhaven School of Mages Set or Draft Booster Box – Price: $83-85
Much like March of the Machine above, Strixhaven School of Mages has two different booster box options that are priced pretty much the same. It comes down to whether you want the best cards from the Set Booster Box or MORE cards from the Draft Booster Box.
Again I always tend to lean SET BOOSTER when it comes to buying boxes because they have the best cards. But if you’re drafting with friends and just looking for a night of playing Magic The Gathering then the Draft Booster Box is excellent as well.
This Strixhaven set is not very strong and honestly I would probably pick any other box on this list before buying Strixhaven. This is a personal opinion but I didn’t really like the set, nor was opening packs very exciting for me. Maybe I need to pick up a few at this price and give it another try because reviewers on Amazon absolutely LOVE this set. Maybe it’s just me!
The draw to this set is the Mystical Archive cards you’ll find in every pack of both Set and Draft boosters. The Mystical Archive cards are a subset of cards within Strixhaven and are extremely popular. Finding the $40 Demonic Tutor is the one you want to get!
As with the other boxes on this list, you can’t really go wrong with anything sub-$100. This one is worth a look for players and collectors for sure.
WHY BUY IT?
- The Mystical Archive cards found in every pack will continue to prop up this set. There are still many that like Strixhaven as a set but those Mystical Archives will be the big draw to the booster boxes.
- It’s cheap. That’s really the main reason to buy the box. That and the chance of finding a Demonic Tutor. Otherwise I still believe there are better boxes on this list.
#9: Unfinity Draft Booster Box – Price: $80
If you’re looking to introduce someone to Magic in a fun way, then Unfinity is probably the box you want to buy. Unfinity is basically a Magic set designed with a touch of humor which makes it fun to draft and play.
This particular set is a combination of traditional Magic The Gathering, science fiction, the circus and weird animals. Yeah, it’s a little goofy and a bit Un-Magic like, but oddly it works pretty well.
If you want something that is not like any other Magic set you’ve ever collected, this is the one I would recommend. Just understand that there are very few valuable cards in the set and many of the Unfinity cards are not legal in certain formats. But if you’re just playing at home with friends and looking to draft and have a fun evening, Unfinity is awesome.
WHY BUY IT?
- Although I’m not personally a huge fan of the “UN” Magic sets, this one appears to be interesting and fun. For the price, it would make for a great Friday night draft with you and some friends or family.
- If you hunt hard enough, you can probably get the Draft Booster box somewhere in the $70’s. Keep your eyes on TCGPlayer as that’s the place you’ll find the cheaper boxes.
#10: Jumpstart 2020 – Price: $77
The Jumpstart products are unlike other booster boxes in that the pack format is different. Each Jumpstart 2020 booster box comes with 24-packs with 20-cards in each pack. Each pack is themed and the idea is to open two packs, combine them, add some lands and you have a playing deck.
I like Jumpstart a lot and have voiced my opinion about this product many times before. I just think it’s one of the best ways, especially for newbs, to play a fun game and make it different every time too.
The cards in set are mostly reprints, but that’s definitely not a bad thing. Some of the best sets in Magic The Gathering are mostly reprints because Wizards/Hasbro do not normally reprint bad cards. There’s a lot of value in this set both from a playing standpoint and a dollar value. I’m a HUGE fan and I’m glad it’s still at such a low price that everyone can continue to enjoy it.
WHY BUY IT?
- Jumpstart is a great concept and everyone will have fun not only ripping backs but building some really funky and fun decks.
- There are some really good cards in this set. I counted 6-cards alone that are worth north of $20 each.
- Jumpstart 2020 is also way better than some of the other Jumpstart versions out there (like Jumpstart Dominaria United for one) so stick with this set if you want to best bang for the buck.
- Grab two boosters shuffle them together and you’re ready to go. Jumpstart is a unique way to play Magic The Gathering (MTG) that lets you assemble a 40-card deck and start battling in minutes
- The Jumpstart booster box includes 24 booster packs each with 20 cards—enough for you and your friends to open your packs and get straight into the action again and again
- Each booster pack has 20 cards and a theme Will you get Cats and Dragons vs Elves and Unicorns. Pirates and Angels vs Dogs and Dinosaurs. Open your boosters and find out
WOW! SO MANY Magic Booster Boxes Under $99 – Wrapping It Up!
So there you go! There are other cheap booster boxes out there but these are TEN of the best Magic Booster Boxes under $99 as of September 2023. Prices change all of the time so check out the links above and see if you can snag one, two…heck just grab one of each! I already bought 3 of them just writing this!!
If you have any questions or would like to give your feedback on the best boxes in this price range I’d love to hear from you. Contact link is at the bottom of the page.
All for now. Make sure you stop by again and don’t forget, continue to invest and collect Magic cards! See ya back here soon.
Brian CooperBrian Cooper is the founder of Magic Card Investor and has been in the trading card industry since the 1980's and Magic The Gathering since 1994. Since then, his mission is to bring the nostalgia and joy of collecting trading cards to everyone and to help people learn about (and maybe even profit from) this fun and rewarding pastime.
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