Multiverse Gift Box Cards

Index | 1996


The Multiverse Gift Box was released in November 1996. Featuring a mix of boosters from different sets in different languages, it was the first box to emphasize the international aspect of Magic. Additionally it offered a unique possibility to have a look at a future Magic set three months before it was released. WOC6562 and MSRP: $19.95

The Multiverse Gift Box contains:

* 2 special Visions preview booster packs each containing 15 Visions cards (Made in U.S.A.)
* 1 standard French Homelands booster pack (Made in Belgium)
* 1 standard Italian Alliances booster pack (Made in Belgium)
* 1 standard German Renaissance booster pack (Made in Belgium)
* 1 standard Japanese Chronicles booster pack (Made in Belgium)
* SKU: WOC6562
* ISBN: 1-57530-116-4
* GTIN: 7 42818 06562 7

10 of the 25 Visions cards differ slightly from standard Visions cards which qualifies them as unique cards. Art was cropped on the 10 cards, affecting more or less some of them. This was the first time that Magic: The Gathering cards were sold in a product before their official release.

The 25 preview cards are:

W Gossamer Chains (C)
W Jamuraan Lion (C)
W Peace Talks (U) *
W Warrior’s Honor (C)
U Knight of the Mistst (C)
U Ovinomancer (U) *
U Shrieking Drake (C)
U Undo (C)
B Dark Privilege (C) *
B Necrosavant (R) *
B Urborg Mindsucker (C) *
B Vampirism (U) *
R Wicked Reward (C) *
R Goblin Recruiter (C)
R Lightning Cloud (R)
R Rock Slide (C)
R Talruum Champion (C)
R Viashino Sandstalker (U)*
G Bull Elephant (C) *
G Feral Instinct (C)
G Giant Caterpillar (C)
G King Cheetah (C) *
G Lichentrope (R)
O Tempest Drake (U)
L Undiscovered Paradise (R)
(*) Slightly different from regular Visions cards

The Duelist in Issue #14 from December 1996, organized a Multiverse Gift Box contest called: "A picture is worth a thousand words" were you needed to match 5 images from the Visions preview cards with the 5 names corresponding to the Visions cards:
Necrosavant
Feral Instinct
Undo
Dark Privilege
Ovinomancer

Contest deadline was on December 31, 1996.
Grand Prize was: 1 Magic: The Gathering Multiverse Gift Box and a box of Visions boosters.
10 First Prizes were: 1 Magic: The Gathering Multiverse Gift Box and 10 Visions boosters.
25 Second Prizes were: 1 Magic: The Gathering Multiverse Gift Box and 5 Visions boosters.


Multiverse Gift Box product shot


Multiverse Gift Box close up front


Multiverse Gift Box close up back


Multiverse Gift Box advertisement from The Duelist Issue #14 Dec 1996


Multiverse Gift Box advertisement from Scrye Issue #18 Feb 1997


Visions Preview Booster (WOC6573) Vs Visions Regular booster (WOC6523)


Italian Alliances booster (WOC25020)
German Renaissance booster
Japanese Chronicles booster (WOC22008)
French Homelands booster (WOC20014)


1996 - Multiverse Gift Box Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Bull ElephantSteven WhiteVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
002 Dark PrivilegeTom KyffinVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
003 King CheetahTerese NielsenVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
004 NecrosavantJohn CoulthartVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
005 OvinomancerKevin WalkerVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
006 Peace TalksRoger RauppVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
007 Urborg MindsuckerTony DiterlizziVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
008 VampirismGary LeachVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
009 Viashino SandstalkerAndrew RobinsonVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES 
010 Wicked RewardD. Alexander GregoryVisions preview booster in Multiverse Gift Box1996-11YES