Frantic Search - Illustration by Mitchell Malloy

Frantic Search | Illustration by Mitchell Malloy

Building and refining your Magic: The Gathering card collection is an exciting journey for players of all levels. That said, as your collection grows, keeping everything organized can feel overwhelming. That's where MTG collection trackers come in. These handy tools are designed to simplify card management, improve your gameplay, and give you a competitive edge.

This is why today, I’ll go over the best collection trackers for both the online and paper environment, exposing their pros and cons and ultimately choosing the best.

Without further ado, let's dive into it!

What Are Magic Collection Trackers?

Pin Collection - Illustration by Ben Maier

Pin Collection | Illustration by Ben Maier

Magic collection trackers aren’t just tools but your personal assistants in efficiently organizing and managing your Magic card collections. These trackers offer a variety of features that cater to individual player preferences and requirements. They excel at tasks like cataloging cards, tracking their value, and managing multiple decks, relieving you of the tedious manual work and saving you valuable time and effort.

It's worth noting that Magic collection trackers aren’t just one-size-fits-all solutions. They can function as third-party apps for software like MTG Arena or Magic Online or as standalone programs. This versatility empowers you to choose the setup that suits you best.

While using a third-party app can automate collection updates, it's important to consider that it may limit you to that specific program, potentially excluding your physical card collection. However, most of these trackers offer an export feature that allows you to transfer your collection data between different platforms, making it easier for you to manage your collections.

#8. Goatbots

Let's start with Goatbots, a botchain for MTGO that specializes in buying and selling cards. Beyond its primary function, it offers a range of features that can help you manage your collection more efficiently. For instance, it allows you to export your collection from the client directly to the website, providing an estimated value of your cards.

Goatbots Collection Tracker

Goatbots collection tracker

One standout feature of Goatbots is the ability to view your entire collection categorized by factors like value or price trends over time. Additionally, it offers a unique feature called “suggested swaps”.

Goatbots suggested swaps feature

Goatbots suggested swaps feature

This feature suggests cheaper versions of cards you own, potentially allowing you to make more cost-effective trades and increase your profit. However, it's worth noting that Goatbots lacks any means to upload or edit decks.

All in all, it's a very efficient tracker, considering it's free.

#7. Cardhoarder

Cardhoarder is primarily recognized for its two main services: the loan program and the MTGO bot chain. The loan program allows you to borrow cards for your MTGO decks, while the MTGO bot chain is a system that allows you to buy and sell cards on the platform. It's a trusted platform, renowned for fair prices and extensive stock availability.

One notable feature is the ability to export your MTGO collection directly to their website. From there, it provides an estimated value of your collection in both tickets and cash.

Cardhoarder uploaded collection

Cardhoarder uploaded collection

This feature combined with their deckbuilder allows you to identify which cards you already own for a particular deck and which ones you need to acquire.

Cardhoarder deck editor

Cardhoarder deck editor

While it may seem simplistic, its intuitive interface makes it one of my preferred methods for tracking my collection on MTGO. This tool is also free to use, as their main way of making profit is through their loan program.

#6. MTGGoldfish

As one of the most popular MTG websites, it's no surprise that MTGGoldfish has its own collection tracker, known as “Super Brew”.

MTGGoldfish Super Brew

MTGGoldfish Super Brew

MTGGoldfish's Super Brew feature is a powerful tool that allows users to find decks to build based on the cards they already own in their collection, either online or in paper format. Users can access Super Brew on the Goldfish website under the deck section. They choose their collection type and preferred format (e.g. Standard) and click “Brew” to generate results. The feature sorts Standard decks based on the cost to acquire the remaining cards, with options to sort by price, missing cards, or cost owned. This feature can be a game-changer in your deck building strategy, helping you make the most of your existing collection.

Users can explore individual deck lists, see which cards they already own, which they're missing, and the associated costs. They can also view common cards in the archetype and make substitutions based on their collection.

To use Super Brew, users must have cards in their Goldfish account, which they can add manually or import from supported programs. The feature is available to premium members for $6 a month, with a 30-day money-back guarantee.

While you can manually upload your collection by adding cards individually, you can't export it without the premium feature.

MTGGoldfish import/export features

MTGGoldfish import/export features

Since this is linked to the Super Brew feature, you probably won't use this as your main way to track your online cards, especially since other platforms like Cardhoarder offer similar features without a paywall. However, it's worth mentioning that having access to both online and paper prices is helpful, even though you have to organize your collection manually.

#5. TCGPlayer

The TCGplayer Collection Tracker, a tool used by Magic and Yu-Gi-Oh! players, is designed for convenience.

TCGplayer collection tracker

TCGplayer collection tracker

You can input your cards into the tracker, which provides an estimated collection value. It helps you avoid buying duplicate cards and allows you to track changes in card prices over time. The tracker is accessible through the TCGplayer app, making it easy to check your collection on the go. It even has a cool feature that lets you scan cards you own.

TCGplayer App download screen

TCGplayer App download screen

Additionally, the tracker updates automatically when cards are purchased from TCGplayer. It also offers filtering options to view cards by value or trading potential.

#4. EchoMTG

EchoMTG is one of the most comprehensive trackers available for managing paper Magic: The Gathering collections. It allows you to organize your collection by set values and percentages collected and provides a printable checklist for tracking cards during paper trades.

EchoMTG collection by Set

EchoMTG collection by Set

EchoMTG offers a range of premium features that can significantly enhance your MTG experience. These include a trading app, more frequent email reports, expanded collection and deck limits, trade teams, and even SMS price alerts that can be customized to your preferences.

EchoMTG market analysis

EchoMTG market analysis

#3. MTGA Assistant

Our first collection tracker for MTG Arena offers several tools to improve your MTGA experience. MTGA Assistant helps you understand how likely you are to draw certain cards, gives you ratings for cards when you're drafting, and connects with AetherHub's Metagame pages to keep you up to date on the game's current trends.

MTGA Assistant collection tracker

MTGA Assistant collection tracker

You can see how your card collection matches up with popular decks to help you decide what to build. And the best part? It's all free!

MTGA Assistant Deck Advisor

MTGA Assistant Deck Advisor

You can use it on multiple screens, so you can keep your main screen clear while you track your deck on another. Plus, your matches and drafts help AetherHub gather data about the game's trends, so you're part of the community.

The tool also tracks your deck's stats to see how you're doing, and there are calendars and news to keep you in the loop about events and updates in the MTG world and from your favorite creators.

MTGA Assistant personal deck stats

MTGA Assistant personal deck stats

While it has many features, it might not look as nice as other options. In the first few runs after installed, it doesn’t recognize your collection right away until after a few restarts. Also, I’m unsure how often they update their card ratings for drafting.

#2. Untapped

Untapped, like MTGA Assistant, offers similar tools to enhance your Arena experience. However, its main webpage boasts better graphics. Here, you can keep track of how your card collection is progressing.

Untapped collection tracker

Untapped.gg collection tracker

Untapped.gg Arena collection progress

Untapped.gg Arena collection progress

You also have the option to export your collection as a CSV file, but this feature requires a premium subscription.

Untapped.gg premium collection export

Untapped.gg premium collection export

While it also supports Limited card evaluations, it's important to know that Untapped card ratings are based on Luis Scott-Vargas insights, a highly successful Limited player in the MTG community. Similar to MTGA Assistant, these ratings are pulled at the beginning of each set, and it isn't clear how updated they are.

#1. Arena Tutor

Undoubtedly, the best MTG Arena tracker is Arena Tutor. Unlike the others, it functions as a standalone app, allowing you to manage its placement without using up resources by keeping web pages open.

Arena Tutor collection tracker

Arena Tutor collection tracker

Regarding tracking your collection, Arena Tutor offers multiple filters to monitor your progress based on card rarity. It also provides an estimation of how close you are to completing your collection by calculating how many Arena boosters you need to open or how many Arena drafts you need to participate in to complete a Magic set.

Arena Tutor collection tracker by card and set

Arena Tutor collection tracker by card and set

Furthermore, it offers several other free features, like the Draft AI helper, which is updated weekly five times during each set release, so you're always getting the newest insights and rankings. This feature assists you in drafting and also tracks your deck's win rate depending on the format you're playing.

Arena Tutor deck collection

Arena Tutor deck collection

Wrap Up

Arms Dealer - Illustration by Wayne Reynolds

Arms Dealer | Illustration by Wayne Reynolds

While several MTG collection trackers are available, Arena Tutor stands out as a top choice for MTGA enthusiasts like myself, as I no longer play paper Magic.

Regardless, thanks to its powerful Draft AI helper, which is updated weekly, Arena Tutor enhances every aspect of your MTGA experience. You can even use it as a preparation method for bigger paper events.

What do you think? Which was your favorite? Was there any tracker I missed? Let us know in the comments or on the Draftsim Discord!

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