Last updated on October 7, 2023

Swallow Whole - Illustration by Svetlin Velinov

Swallow Whole | Illustration by Svetlin Velinov

Are you wasting your money on Magic cards? MTG booster boxes are really exciting to buy and own. There’s always the exciting mystery of what could be in the box for your collection, or a night of some drafting or sealed fun with your friends. The only downside is they can get very pricey, so it’s worth trying to get them at wholesale prices when possible.

Today I’m going to explore the different ways to get your hands on wholesale MTG booster boxes so you get the most bang for your buck. The saying goes that Magic is a game of expensive cardboard, so let’s see if we can cut some of those costs a bit!

How Much Do Retailers Get Booster Boxes For?

Henzie Toolbox Torre - Illustration by Johannes Voss

Henzie Toolbox Torre | Illustration by Johannes Voss

I spoke to a local retailer to get an idea for the average cost of MTG booster boxes and was quoted “about $100, but usually a little over $100.” The manager couldn’t give me exact figures.

This particular retailer is a local game shop that carries more than just Magic products, it has a healthy selection of MTG products and accessories and a fairly large community of players. It sells booster boxes anywhere from $130 up depending on the set.

While I always encourage supporting local game stores, sometimes you want to save a few bucks on your collection. This is why you wanna look at wholesale offerings too.

What’s the Typical Retail Price?

There’s no “typical” retail price since the cost of an MTG booster box can vary greatly depending on the set (e.g., a booster box from Streets of New Capenna would be a fraction of the cost of a Double Masters box).

Most boxes hover around the $100 range, plus or minus around $20 depending on the set. The lower range tends to be about $80 while newer or more popular sets get up around the $120 range. These aren’t very far off from what you’d pay at full retail price.

Places to Get Wholesale Magic Booster Boxes

There are plenty of resources online to get MTG booster boxes for cheap. Let’s go over some resources for getting Magic booster boxes at wholesale prices.

Supply Leader

At Supply Leader you can find lots of wholesale items on top of Magic booster boxes. You need to create an account to request wholesale pricing, as most of these places do. Once you create an account, though, you should be all set.

Hill’s Wholesale Gaming

Like most wholesale retailers variety and supply of booster boxes can vary, but Hill’s Wholesale Gaming has some of the lowest prices I’ve seen online. They ship out of Pennsylvania and accept a number of secure payment methods.


While it may not seem that intuitive, eBay might still net you some of the cheapest booster box options you can find. I’ve seen several draft booster boxes for well under $100.

eBay is also a generally safe place to grab booster boxes, especially if the seller has sold hundreds of them.


I can’t mention eBay without also mentioning Alibaba. If you don’t mind waiting for longer shipping times, you can get MTG booster boxes from Alibaba at prices well under what you’d find them for from Amazon or typical online retailers like TCGPlayer.

The downside is that most options you find require you to buy a minimum number of units or boxes.

Wrap Up

Supply Caravan - Illustration by Nils Hamm

Supply Caravan | Illustration by Nils Hamm

These are just some of the places where you can find Magic booster boxes at wholesale prices, or at least prices cheaper than what your LGS might sell them for. While I always encourage you to support your local game stores as much as you can, they may often be out of stock of the particular boxes you want, or maybe you want to save a good chunk of cash.

Do you know of any other places to get your hands on booster boxes for wholesale (or just a cheaper) price? Let me know in the comments below or over on the Draftsim Twitter.

That’s all from me. Stay safe, stay healthy, and wash your hands!

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    Rita Tuten April 10, 2023 8:57 am

    My 25 year old son had invested thousands in his Magic the Gathering cards. His car was broken into, and the bag containing his cards was taken 2 years ago. He is getting married, and his 20 year old brother would like to surprise him for his bachelor party to play a booster set he has wanted, but is older. Can you assist me, the mom who has been requested to see if I can purchase it, but quite over my budget. It is anywhere from $700 to $800 every site I’ve looked on.
    Do you know where I can find this new at a discounted price? I greatly appreciate your help.
    Brand: Magic The Gathering
    Item Type: Booster Box
    Series: Innistrad
    Company: Wizards of the Coast
    Release Date: September 2011
    Stock #: 202307
    UPC: 653569656722

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      Dan Troha April 10, 2023 9:13 am

      Hi Rita – yes, unfortunately the market price of this set has gone up over 10 years because it contains some very valuable cards. There isn’t really an alternative to get unopened Innistrad cards for cheaper. I would suggest you send your other son some of our alternative suggestions from this article and maybe they can find another set that is really fun:

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