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Magic: The Gathering'sMasters 25 will finally be released this Friday, but after seeing Alpha Investment's box-opening video showing two Masters 25 booster boxes with identical rares and mythic rares, and a Redditor's photo showing Masters 25 cards with ink blots, some people in the Magic community have expressed their concerns about the possibility of seeing these issues in the boxes that they've preordered. Since only a small sample of people have complained about issues after opening Masters 25 boxes so far, it's too early to tell how big the issues will spread but another video has surfaced that would make many of us sigh in relief.
Over on Dark Sphere's YouTube channel, a new video showed a London store opening eight boxes of Masters25, and apparently, no print issues were found. Watch the one-hour and forty-four-minute video below:
As you can see in the video above, the results are totally different from Rudy's video, but nothing has been debunked or proven with this sample size. Could it be just a regional problem? Did Rudy just happen to experience an extreme case? There's no way to know for sure right now. We'll have to wait until the release day to see whether or not a significant amount of people will see these print issues in their boxes.
Just in case you're wondering why they're able to get Masters 25 early days before the release date: stores are allowed to open product early so that they could have singles available on the set's release day.
Masters 25 will have 249 cards. Its MSRP price for each booster pack is $9.99. It will be available on March 16, 2018, in English, Simplified Chinese, and Japanese languages.