Better play your cards right, no booster packs

from Joey BADA$$ (Ft. Capital STEEZ) – Survival Tactics Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

Trading cards (for games like Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh, Magic the Gathering, etc.) are generally sold both in large prepackaged decks and randomized “booster packs.”

Being random collections of cards, booster packs are purely based off luck-if you got a great card in a booster, you’d feel like hot shit for a minute, but it’s not like it’s got some shit to do with you. However, Pro Era has skill, not just luck, going for them, so you’ll need more than good cards in your deck to test them.

“Play your cards right” is an expression that originates from gambling that essentially means to plan your moves before you make them, and be sure that you make them, well…right.

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