Jeff Coon
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I've noticed some sellers of cards selling "half boxes" of 12 boosters. (example) Why would these 12 boosters be cheaper (per pack) than an entire sealed box of boosters? (example)

Is there some bonus that comes with the booster box itself?
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Bryan Wade
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My guess would be that there are a number of loot cards per box. Technically a person could open boosters until they found that many loot cards, and then leave the rest sealed. That way buyers think they may get a loot card, but in fact don't. In addition, they can combine unopened boosters from multiple boxes in this manner.
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Mick Reese
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This is exactly what happens. There are usually 2 loot cards to a box (in the later sets, and only one loot in earlier sets)

Someone will order a full case, and open packs in a box, to get the loot cards. If they pull both loots, they will leave the rest of the packs sealed and sell them off, the buy has little to no chance to pull a loot card.

Even worse than this, some will get a case of a set that has the most popular loot card, Spectral Tiger, and open boxes until they pull that one loot card - which is one per case - and then sell off the remaining boxes sealed, giving the buyer the illusion they have a chance at the Tiger loot card.
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