How to Build the Perfect Magic: The Gathering Card Singles Collection

Card games/Recreational activities
Chandler Lee
How to Build the Perfect Magic: The Gathering Card Singles Collection
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The world of Magic: The Gathering is huge, and there’s so much to learn! Even if you’ve been playing the game for years and know the ins and outs of how to win matches, there are still countless strategies to master, cards to collect, formats to follow, and more. And building your own collection can be one of the most exciting and rewarding parts of your experience in this universe! If you’re looking to start your own Magic collection, here are some helpful tips on how to build the perfect Magic card singles collection.

What is Magic the Gathering Singles Card Collection?

Magic the Gathering is a card game that is played with a deck of cards. Magic the Gathering Singles Card Collection are cards that are not in a deck but are individually sold for the purpose of being collected. These cards can be purchased from many different places including individual sellers on platforms. 

They can be divided into two different categories: 

  • Common Cards 

These cards are used by all Magic players and they are not rare or expensive to purchase. 

  • Uncommon Cards 

These cards cannot be found in any pack, but they do appear in some Booster packs.

These cards can be traded between players. If you are thinking about collecting Magic Singles, it is a good idea to get acquainted with rarer cards by purchasing some that appear frequently as many other players will have these for trade. If you want to start trading with other Magic players, then knowing what types of uncommon cards are out there will come in handy when deciding which ones you would like to have in your collection.

How to Build the Perfect Magic Card Singles Collection?

Building a Magic card singles collection can be an expensive hobby, but it does not have to be. There are many ways to collect cards that don’t involve spending hundreds of dollars at once. Some people like to start with the most recent sets and work their way back as they get older, while others prefer to collect popular cards from every set. The best way to build your collection will depend on what you enjoy about the game, which is why I recommend experimenting with different strategies until you find one that works for you. Here are some tips for building the perfect MTG card singles collection:

  • Start Slow 

Begin by purchasing just a few of your favorite cards or whichever ones you need to complete an existing deck. 

  • Focus On What You Enjoy 

Figure out if you want to focus on collecting only commons or rares, or something in between like uncommon or mythic rares. 

  • Buy What You Need To Complete A Deck 

It’s also important not to buy too many rare cards without first having decks that use them in order to justify the purchase; otherwise, you’ll wind up with lots of unplayed cards sitting in your closet.

  • Join A Magic Guild 

Joining a magic guild is another great way to make friends and trade singles since it’s so much cheaper than buying from stores.

  • Purchase Cards From Older Sets

It is usually cheaper to buy these older cards because they are less desirable. They can often still be very powerful and sometimes even more valuable than newer versions. In addition, because players usually stop playing with older sets after a new block comes out, there’s usually a lot more supply of these old cards around than the newer ones. 


Building a Magic card singles collection can be an expensive endeavor. However, it doesn’t have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to start your collection without breaking the bank. Use some of these tips and tricks and you’ll be on your way in no time. Remember to play smart, because after all, It’s just a game.

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