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Can't stand the smell!

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The past several booster boxes that I have opened smell so bad...What the hell? The cards smell like they are being run through horrid smelling chemicals as a part of their "new" process. Is it a definitive way to tell a "real" card from a "proxy" or did they just do it, to kill us off slowly? Whatever the case might be, I still have a great time opening packs ( opening a box of Guilds now), but I could definitely do without that horrible smell. Any thoughts?

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Yeah, it's all pretty terrible. The cards feel bad too, when you're sorting through them it feels like your shuffling through sheets of sandpaper. I just sorted a bunch of cards and I could always tell when I'd hit a clump of Dominaria/M19 cards just by the feel alone. The smell is bad too!

It's an on-going problem in the MTG community. People have been complaining about it since the Kaladesh block and it's only gotten progressively worse with every set. It's also only a problem with United States boxes. People who have traveled overseas have confirmed that packs from different factories feel/smell fine. So it's just a US thing.

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1 hour ago, Affinity for MTG said:

Yeah, it's all pretty terrible. The cards feel bad too, when you're sorting through them it feels like your shuffling through sheets of sandpaper. I just sorted a bunch of cards and I could always tell when I'd hit a clump of Dominaria/M19 cards just by the feel alone. The smell is bad too!

It's an on-going problem in the MTG community. People have been complaining about it since the Kaladesh block and it's only gotten progressively worse with every set. It's also only a problem with United States boxes. People who have traveled overseas have confirmed that packs from different factories feel/smell fine. So it's just a US thing.

I agree about the feel too. Older cards had a much better feel. Hasbro must be trying to make even more money on mtg by using cheaper cardstock.

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For Ravnica they fixed the package/card issue. I just opened the booster box pulled 2 planeswalkers and a bunch of mythics. Very happy with the box

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On 10/6/2018 at 6:39 AM, Affinity for MTG said:

Yeah, it's all pretty terrible. The cards feel bad too, when you're sorting through them it feels like your shuffling through sheets of sandpaper. I just sorted a bunch of cards and I could always tell when I'd hit a clump of Dominaria/M19 cards just by the feel alone. The smell is bad too!

It's an on-going problem in the MTG community. People have been complaining about it since the Kaladesh block and it's only gotten progressively worse with every set. It's also only a problem with United States boxes. People who have traveled overseas have confirmed that packs from different factories feel/smell fine. So it's just a US thing.

Wonder if this is a new process they are using and the company they contract to print the cards did this on purpose or by accident.

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56 minutes ago, King of Jank said:

Normally when I crack a pack I take a big whiff, first time I did that on a GRN pack made me feel like I was huffing paint.

 

It's a good way to ensure you'll love everything you pull.

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