Filler Cards

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Magic cards are printed on sheets. Usually the number of cards in a set and the rarity distribution are chosen in a way that all slots on a sheet are filled but occasionally, especially when printing box sets or preconstructed decks, some slots remain unused. These slots are then occupied with filler cards. Normally these cards are sorted out prior to packaging, but sometimes a few of them slip through. A Vanguard Filler and a Black Filler card with Pokemon Back are known to exist from uncut sheets.

Regarding the Vanguard sheets, Series #1 has all 49 (7 x 7) spots filled with Vanguard cards. There is an odd distribution of the 8 cards, probably so some of the extras could be given out as promos. The Series #2 sheet has 6 copies of each card. The bottom right spot is left white, and has the typewritten word "Blank" as the only identifying feature. The word is sized at ~ 14 point font, is about 1/4 to 1/3 down from the top, and is to the left of center. If the sheet were to be cut (to a normal cut for Vanguard cards) it would probably look like filler #50: Two Sides Black Border filler card. The difference would be that the black borders would be on the top and left, and this Vanguard filler would contain the word "blank".


Two Sides Black Border "Blank" filler card from Vanguard Series 2 uncut sheet.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.

Regarding the Black Filler with Pokemon back, the filler card, in the top-left corner of the sheet, is pure black. If it were to be cut with rounded corners like a normal card, it would be filler #19: Black Round Corner filler card . If it were cut with square corners (The easiest way to cut this sheet) it would be filler #24: Black Square Corner filler card. Since the sheet is uncut it could be either.

MTG PRODUCTS SOURCES FOR FILLER CARDS
Filler cards can come from different MTG products, for very few of them it is unknown from which sources they were distributed at the moment:
* Booster
* Box set
* Demo Game booster
* Preconstructed theme deck
* Premium Series deck
* Prerelease event
* Prerelease pack
* Printing Facility
* Redeemed set
* Starter deck
* World Championships deck

Demogame boosters are given away as a free product to advertise Magic: The Gathering. They were handed out at MTG Events, conventions, also distributed to stores to potential new players and they were also part of the Guru program. They exist in different languages and some of them included a filler card.

CONTENTS OF PORTAL SECOND AGE AND STARTER 2000 DEMOGAME BOOSTERS
24 Portal Second Age cards (No special cards)
Forest
Forest
Island
Island
Mountain
Mountain
Plains
Plains
Swamp
Swamp
Alaborn Trooper
Volunteer Militia
Wild Griffin
Talas Airship
Talas Merchant
Talas Scout
Darkmor Scorpion
Moaning Spirit
Prowling Nightstalker
Raging Goblin
Ogre Berserker
Goblin Raider
Plated Wurm
Norwood Ranger
Black Border/Black Border Filler Card
Portal Second Age Sample Game Sheet


German Portal Second Age Demogame booster with 2000 copyright date WOC21066


Portuguese Portal Second Age Demogame booster WOC23080


Spanish Portal Second Age Demogame booster WOC24079


Starter 2000 Demogame booster WOC17085


Starter 2000 English with Dutch rules Demogame booster WOC30036


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card from Alternate Fourth Edition Uncommon 10 uncut sheet front.


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card from Alternate Fourth Edition Rare 18 uncut sheet front.


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card from Alternate Fourth Edition Rare 19 uncut sheet front.


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card with Two Sides Black Border back from Alternate Fourth Edition Rare 18 uncut sheet back.
This filler was never found in a Starter so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Border Foil ? with Barcode Filler Card and MTG Back from Korean Journey Into Nyx Foil Rare/Mythic uncut sheet.
There's also Black Border Foil ? with Barcode Filler Card and MTG Back from Korean Journey Into Nyx Foil Uncommon uncut sheet.


Black Border with Barcode Filler Card from M13 Foil Uncommon uncut sheet. Back is normal MTG Card.


Black Border Foil ? with Barcode/ Black Border Filler Card with Holofoil Stamp from Eldritch Moon Rare/Mythic Melt and Double Faced cards uncut sheet front.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Border Foil ? with Barcode/ Black Border Filler Card with Holofoil Stamp from Eldritch Moon Rare/Mythic Melt and Double Faced cards uncut sheet back.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Border Foil with Square Barcode from Dark Ascension Foil Common uncut sheet. Back is normal MTG Card.


Black Border Long Stripes Foil Filler Card from Innistrad Foil Uncommon uncut sheet. Back is normal MTG Card.


Foil Filler Front/Black Border Stripes Black Border Filler Card Back from M12 Foil Uncommons uncut sheet.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Round Corner or Black Square Corner Filler Card on top left from Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks with Pokemon Back uncut sheet.


Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks uncut sheet with Pokemon Back.Label


Black Round or Square Corner Filler Card on top left from Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks uncut sheet with Pokemon Back.


Black Round or Square Corner Filler Card from Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks with Pokemon Back uncut sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Foil Star Filler Card from Japanese Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Rare uncut Sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Foil Star Filler Card from French Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Uncommon uncut Sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Shiny Filler Card on from Italian Urza's Legacy Foil Common/ Uncommon uncut sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Shiny Filler Card from Italian Urza's Legacy Foil Common/ Uncommon uncut sheet (Flash to show the shiny/foil on the filler).

Modern Masters 2015, uncut regular and foil sheets are 11 X 11.
MYTHIC sheet: contains one Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram.
RARE sheet: contains 3 Foil Discard Fillers with Hologram and 12 Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram.
UNCOMMON sheet: contains one Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram.
COMMON sheet contains 22 Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram.
So, if you take the 4 Uncut sheets, that's a total of 35 Foil Discard Fillers (32 Foil Discard Fillers and 3 Foil Discard Fillers with Hologram). For the 4 Uncut sheets not foil, it's also 35 Discards Non foil fillers (32 Discard Fillers and 3 Discard Fillers with Hologram). This is the first time ever that so many fillers will be on 4 Uncut sheets. Meaning that the regular Discard Filler will be probably one of the most common filler in existence (As it comes from 7 different sets since 2012), the Foil Discard filler will be also widely spread, the Foil and non Foil Discard filler card with hologram will be the rarest ones out of the Modern Masters 2015 set.


Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram (row 11) from Foil Mythic Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


3 Foil Discard Fillers with Hologram (first 3 filler cards on row 10) and 12 Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram from Foil Rare Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


Foil Discard Filler with Hologram (row 10) and Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram (row 11) from Foil Rare Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram (row 11) from Foil Uncommon Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram (row 10 and 11) from Foil Common Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


Overzized Archenemy Black Round Corner Filler Card Front and Back.


Overzized Commander Filler Card from Commander Deck with Foil "BLANK" Letters Front and Back.


Commander Proof uncut sheet.


Commander 2015 (Spanish, Simplified Chinese, German) 7 X 7 Press Approval uncut sheet with 4 Overzized Foil Discard Filler Cards front and back
(This filler was never found in a Commander 2015 pack so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab)


Oversized Planechase Filler card Front and Back.

INTERNAL LINKS
Guru Lands
Test Prints, Press Checks and Production Anomalies
Alt 4th Filler Card?, Topic on the forum
Need help with fillers #55/#56, Topic on the forum
New Filler card to be added on the website, Topic on the forum
Where the 4 different M Fillers cards are coming from ?????, Topic on the forum
New Filler Card Mystery about the source, Topic on the forum


Images - Filler Cards
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001 Alternate Fourth Edition Filler CardFrom 4th Edition Alternate Starter Deck1995-05YES 
002 Black Border Filler Card From English Onslaught boosters
From English Mirrodin boosters
From Champions of Kamigawa boosters
From Magic 2010 boosters
From English Innistrad boosters
From Return to Ravnica boosters
From M14 redeemed set
From Conspiracy boosters
From Fate Reforged Prerelease seeded pack
2002-10
2003-10
2004-10
2009-07
2011-09
2012-09
2013-07
2014-06
2015-01
003FoilBlack Border Foil Filler CardFrom English Mirrodin boosters
From Ravnica Theme deck
From Return to Ravnica boosters
2003-10
2005-10
2012-09
004FoilBlack Border Foil Filler Card with Holofoil StampFrom From the Vault: Angels box set2015-08-21YES 
005 Black Border with Barcode Filler CardFrom M13 boosters
From Dragon's Maze Italian boosters
From Theros boosters
From Khans of Tarkir boosters
From Dragons of Tarkir boosters
From Eldritch Moon boosters ? (TO BE VERIFIED)
From Kaladesh boosters
From Aether Revolt boosters
2012-07
2013-04
2013-09
2014-09
2015-03
2016-07
2016-09
2017-01
YES 
006 Black Border with Barcode Misprint Filler CardFrom Theros boosters
From Khans of Tarkir boosters
2013-09
2014-09
YES 
007FoilBlack Border Foil with Barcode Filler CardFrom Journey Into Nyx boosters2014-04YES 
008 Black Border with Barcode/ Black Border Filler CardFrom Eldritch Moon boosters ? (TO BE VERIFIED)Date unknownYES 
009FoilBlack Border Foil with Square Barcode Filler CardFrom Dark Ascension boosters2012-01YES 
010 Black Border/Black Border Filler CardFrom German Portal Second Age Demogame boosters with 2000 copyright date
From Portuguese Portal Second Age Demogame boosters
From Spanish Portal Second Age Demogame boosters
From English Starter 2000 Demogame boosters
From English with Dutch Rules Starter 2000 Demogame boosters
From Amonkhet Bundle (tokens pack)
2000
2000
2000
2000
2000
2017-04
011 Black Border/Black Filler CardFrom English Portal boosters1997-05
012 Black Border Filler Card / Face the Hydra BackFrom Face the Hydra deck2013-09YES 
013 Black Border - Black Cross Filler CardFrom English Planechase Decks
From French Planechase Decks
From German Planechase Decks
2009-09
2009-09
2009-09
YES 
014 Black Border Stripes/Black Border Filler CardFrom French Dissension boosters
From Russian Dissension boosters
From English Gatecrash boosters
2006-05
2006-05
2013-01
015 Black Border Stripes/Two Sides Black Border Filler CardFrom Alara Reborn boosters2009-04
016 Black Border Long Stripes Filler CardFrom English Innistrad boosters2011-09
017FoilBlack Border Long Stripes Foil Filler CardFrom English Innistrad boosters2011-09
018FoilBlack Foil -White Cross Filler CardFrom Fire and Lightning Premium Series Deck2010-11YES 
019 Black Round Corner Filler Card From English Mirage boosters (TO BE VERIFIED) . There's no filler on Mirage sheets.
From English Urza Saga Special Delivery Preconstructed Theme Deck
From English Invasion Preconstructed Theme Decks
From English Judgment boosters
1996-10
1998-10-12
2000-10
2002-05
YES 
020 Black Round Corner - Beast of Burden Date/Symbol Filler CardFrom Urza's Legacy Prerelease Beast of Burden1999-02-06
021FoilBlack Round Corner Foil Star Filler CardFrom Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Uncommon Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
From Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Rare Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
1999
1999
022 Black Round Corner - Glory Only Date Filler CardFrom Judgment Prerelease Glory2002-05-18
023FoilBlack Round Corner Shiny/Foil Filler CardFrom Urza's Legacy boosters
From Judgment boosters
1999-02
2002-05
024 Black Square Corner Filler CardFrom Carta Mundi1996
025FoilBlack Square Corner Foil Star Filler CardFrom Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Uncommon Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
From Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Rare Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
1999
1999
026 Discard Filler CardFrom M13 Event Deck
From Duel Decks: Sorin Vs Tibalt Deck
From Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning
From Duel Decks Anthology
From Fate Reforged Intro pack
From Duel Decks Elspeth vs. Kiora
From Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Regular sheet)
From Oath of the Gatewatch booster
From Commander 2016
From From Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might
From Hour of Devastation
2012-07-07
2013-03-15
2014-09-05
2014-12-05
2015-01-23
2015-02-27
2015-05-22
2016-01-22
2016-11-11
2017-03-31
2017-07-08
027 Discard Misprint Filler Card Version 1From Duel Decks Anthology (Jace vs. Chandra)2014-12-05YES 
028 Discard Misprint Filler Card Version 2From Duel Decks Anthology (Jace vs. Chandra)2014-12-05YES 
029FoilDiscard Foil Filler CardFrom Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Foil sheet)2015-05
030 Discard Filler Card with Holofoil StampFrom Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Regular sheet)2015-05YES 
031FoilDiscard Foil Filler Card with Holofoil StampFrom Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Foil sheet)2015-05YES 
032 Fifth Edition Filler CardFrom 5th Edition Starter Deck1997-03YES 
033FoilFoil White Filler CardFrom Production Department of WOTC
From English Dissension boosters
From Alara Reborn Booster
1998/1999
2006-05
2009-04
YES 
034FoilFoil White - One Top Side Black Border Filler CardFrom Lorwyn boosters2007-10
035 Gold Border Filler CardFrom 2003 World Championships Wolfgang Eder deck2003-?YES 
036 Green Filler Strip Filler CardFrom Carta Mundi1993-1995YES 
037 Green Long Strip Filler CardFrom Carta Mundi1993-1995YES 
038 Mandria di Uri / Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Aurochs Herd / Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Darrell RicheFrom Coldsnap Italian boosters2006-07YES 
039 M Circle - Black Filler CardFrom 1996 Pro Tour Decks (TO BE VERIFIED)1996YES 
040 M Filler CardFrom 1996 Pro Tour Decks (TO BE VERIFIED)
From Urza's Block preconstructed decks. (TO BE VERIFIED)
From Urza's Legacy booster. (TO BE VERIFIED)
1996
1998-1999
1999
YES 
041 M White Border - M and Circle White - Grey Filler Card Version 1Source unknownDate unknownYES 
042 M White Border - M and Circle White - Grey Filler Card Version 2Source unknownDate unknownYES 
043 MTG Back/MTG Reversed Back Round Corner Filler Card From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
044 MTG Back/MTG Reversed Back Misprint Round Corner Filler Card From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
045 MTG Back/MTG Reversed Back Square Corner Filler Card From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
046 Overzized Archenemy Black Round Corner Filler CardFrom Archenemy Decks2010-06
047FoilOverzized Commander Filler CardFrom Commander Decks2011-06
048 Oversized Planechase Filler cardFrom Planechase Game Decks2012-06
049 Silver Filler CardFrom Unglued boosters1998-08
050 Silver Border Filler CardFrom Unhinged boosters2004-11
051 Troupeau d'aurochs / Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Aurochs Herd / Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Darrell RicheFrom Coldsnap French boosters2006-07YES 
052 Two Sides Black Border Filler Card Version 1From Planar Chaos Preconstructed Deck Endless March2007-02
053 Two Sides Black Border Filler Card Version 2From Theros boosters
From Theros redeemed set replacing basic lands
2013-09
2015
054FoilTwo Sides Foil Black Border Filler CardFrom Conspiracy Prerelease pack and was supposed to be a foil promo Magister of Worth2014
055 White Filler CardFrom WotC R&D Department (used for play test card)
From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
Date unknown
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
056 White/MTG Back Misprint Filler Card From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
057 White - Wren's Run Packmaster Date/No Gold Ink Filler CardFrom Lorwyn Prerelease Wren's Run Packmaster2007-09-29
058 White-Black Filler CardFrom English Legions boosters2003-01
059FoilWhite Foil - Black Filler CardFrom English Legions boosters2003-01YES 
060FoilWhite Foil - Black Square Corner Filler CardFrom English Legions boosters2003-01YES 
061 White-Black - Feral Throwback Only Date Filler CardFrom Legions Prerelease Feral Throwback2003-01-25
062 White/White Filler CardFrom P3K Simplified Chinese boosters1999-07
 


Card Pack Supplement - Filler Cards
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001 Card Pack SupplementDifferent Promos boostersDate unknown