6 x 9 Cards

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6x9 cards are named for their size of about 6" x 9" (16 cm x 22 cm).
According to precised measurements, they are: 6.25" x 8.75" (15,8 cm x 22.2 cm)

Although not usable for regular play, many people have used them to create oversized fun decks.

Most of the 6x9 cards were distributed in the Arena League in the years 1997 to 1999. Changing with every Arena League season, they were awarded for the best four placements for each season and as a special prize chosen by the organizers of each season. Additionally, some cards were given out as a participation bonus. Participation cards were given out at the beginning of each season, prize cards at the end of each season. As before, player rankings were determined by a complex point system similar to the DCI ranking and match reports had to be sent to Wizards of the Coast by every store where they were analyzed and player ranks were calculated. This system was replaced with a much simpler system beginning in 1999. Along with the renaming of the Arena League into Arena Outpost League, players received 2 points for winning a match and 1 point for losing a match. Points were now organized by each store separately.

Due to a continually decreasing popularity, oversized cards were discontinued after the Radiant 1999 season. The prize cards of this last season are extraordinary rare, and the oversized painland cards Sulphurous Springs and Underground River were never published at all.

* The oversized Chaos Orb was inserted into InQuest #12 magazine from April 1996
* The oversized Black Lotus was inserted into Scrye #15 magazine from July 1996
* The oversized Juzám Djinn was inserted into The Duelist #12 magazine from September 1996
* The oversized Jester's Cap was inserted into The Duelist #18 magazine from August 1997
* The oversized Shivan Dragon was inserted into the The Duelist #21 magazine from January 1998

The Caravan Tours was an early Magic promotion concept in the years 1995 and 1996 where Wizards of the Coast employees and hired artists traveled through the United States and visited fantasy stores in order to advertise Magic the Gathering and other Wizards of the Coast games. Two oversized cards, Serra Angel and Hurloon Minotaur, were given out during these events to visitors.

The oversized Alternate Art Serra Angel was part of the Serra Angel comic from August 1996, one of the last and therefore rare Armada Comics publications.

The oversized Aswan Jaguar card was distributed in the first 50,000 boxes of the Microprose Magic: The Gathering computer game released in April 1997.

The oversized Incoming card was distributed as a participation bonus for the release tournament of Unglued that took place at GenCon, Milwaukee, Wisconsin on August 6–9, 1998. GenCon is a large gaming convention taking place in Indianapolis since 2003, California, and in different locations in Europe. In May 2002 it was taken over by Peter Adkison, former Chief Executive Officer of Wizards of the Coast.

The oversized Thorn Elemental was inserted into the Starter Gift Box released in July 1999 which is an enhanced version of the Starter 2 Player Starter Set.


InQuest #12 magazine front cover
Scrye #15 magazine front cover
The Duelist #12, #18, #21 magazines front covers


Serra Angel Armada comic front and back illustrated by Rebecca Guay


Magic: The Gathering computer game front


Starter Gift Box

EXTERNAL LINKS
Alternate oversized Serra, Magic Arcana
The Lowest DCI Number, Magic Arcana

INTERNAL LINKS
Arena League Promos(English)
Armada Comics Book Inserts
InQuest Fantasy Cards
InQuest Magazines Gallery
MicroProse Computer Game Cards
Scrye Magazines Gallery
Scrye Set List Cards
The Duelist Inserts
The Duelist Magazines Gallery


Arena 1997 Participation Bonus - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 PlainsTony RobertsArena League participation bonus for 19971997-05-30YES 
002 IslandTony RobertsArena League participation bonus for 19971997-05-30
003 SwampTony RobertsArena League participation bonus for 19971997-05-30
004 MountainTony RobertsArena League participation bonus for 19971997-05-30
005 ForestTony RobertsArena League participation bonus for 19971997-05-30
 


Arena 1997 Radiant - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Icy ManipulatorDouglas ShulerArena League Radiant 1997 season first prize1997-05-30
002 Wheel of FortuneDaniel GelonArena League Radiant 1997 season second prize1997-05-30
003 Erhnam DjinnKen Meyer, Jr.Arena League Radiant 1997 season third prize1997-05-30
004 Erhnam DjinnKen Meyer, Jr.Arena League Radiant 1997 season fourth prize1997-05-30
005 Balduvian HordeBrian SnōddyArena League Radiant 1997 season special prize1997-05-30
 


Arena 1997 Summer - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Library of AlexandriaMark PooleArena League Summer 1997 season first prize1997-07-18
002 Vesuvan DoppelgangerQuinton HooverArena League Summer 1997 season second prize1997-07-18
003 Fallen AngelAnson MaddocksArena League Summer 1997 season third prize1997-07-18
004 Fallen AngelAnson MaddocksArena League Summer 1997 season fourth prize1997-07-18
005 Sol’kanar the Swamp KingRichard Kane FergusonArena League Summer 1997 season special prize1997-07-18
 


Arena 1997 Harvest - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Mirror UniversePhil FoglioArena League Harvest 1997 season first prize1997-09-05
002 BalanceMark PooleArena League Harvest 1997 season second prize1997-09-05
003 City of BrassMark TedinArena League Harvest 1997 season third prize1997-09-05
004 City of BrassMark TedinArena League Harvest 1997 season fourth prize1997-09-05
005 Autumn WillowMargaret Organ-KeanArena League Harvest 1997 season special prize1997-09-05
 


Arena 1997 Autumn - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 NecropotenceMark TedinArena League Autumn 1997 season first prize1997-10-24
002 Ivory TowerMargaret Organ-KeanArena League Autumn 1997 season second prize1997-10-24
003 Guardian BeastKen Meyer, Jr.Arena League Autumn 1997 season third prize1997-10-24
004 Guardian BeastKen Meyer, Jr.Arena League Autumn 1997 season fourth prize1997-10-24
005 LhurgoyfPete VentersArena League Autumn 1997 season special prize1997-10-24
 


Arena 1998 Participation Bonus - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Adarkar WastesGary LeachArena League participation bonus for 19981998-01-02
 


Arena 1998 Winter - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blinking SpiritL. A. WilliamsArena League Winter 1998 season first prize1998-01-02
002 Zuran OrbSandra EveringhamArena League Winter 1998 season second prize1998-01-02
003 DeflectionMike RaabeArena League Winter 1998 season third prize1998-01-02
004 DeflectionMike RaabeArena League Winter 1998 season fourth prize1998-01-02
005 Black KnightAdrian SmithArena League Winter 1998 season special prize1998-01-02
 


Arena 1998 Tempest - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 EarthquakeRichard Kane FergusonArena League Tempest 1998 season first prize1998-02-25
002 Personal IncarnationKev WalkerArena League Tempest 1998 season second prize1998-02-25
003 Nether ShadowDiTerlizziArena League Tempest 1998 season third prize1998-02-25
004 Nether ShadowDiTerlizziArena League Tempest 1998 season fourth prize1998-02-25
005 RecallRichard Kane FergusonArena League Tempest 1998 season special prize1998-02-25
 


Arena 1998 Spring - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Baron SengirPete VentersArena League Spring 1998 season first prize1998-04-10
002 Greater Realm of PreservationSteve LukeArena League Spring 1998 season second prize1998-04-10
003 Enduring RenewalHarold McNeillArena League Spring 1998 season third prize1998-04-10
004 Enduring RenewalHarold McNeillArena League Spring 1998 season fourth prize1998-04-10
005 Sibilant SpiritRon SpencerArena League Spring 1998 season special prize1998-04-10YES 
 


Arena 1998 Radiant - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 All Hallow’s EveChristopher RushArena League Radiant 1998 season first prize1998-05-29YES 
002 IncinerateBrian SnōddyArena League Radiant 1998 season second prize1998-05-29
003 Swords to PlowsharesKaja FoglioArena League Radiant 1998 season third prize1998-05-29
004 Swords to PlowsharesKaja FoglioArena League Radiant 1998 season fourth prize1998-05-29
005 DisenchantKevin McCannArena League Radiant 1998 season special prize1998-05-29YES 
 


Arena 1998 Summer - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blacker LotusChristopher RushArena League Summer 1998 season first prize1998-07-17YES 
002 Mirror Mirror rorriM rorriMKaja FoglioArena League Summer 1998 season second prize1998-07-17
003 Squirrel FarmRon SpencerArena League Summer 1998 season third prize1998-07-17
004 Squirrel FarmRon SpencerArena League Summer 1998 season fourth prize1998-07-17
005 Infernal Spawn of EvilRon SpencerArena League Summer 1998 season special prize1998-07-17
 


Arena 1998 Harvest - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Force of NaturePete VentersArena League Harvest 1998 season first prize1998-09-04
002 ShatterstormJames AllenArena League Harvest 1998 season second prize1998-09-04
003 PyroblastKaja FoglioArena League Harvest 1998 season third prize1998-09-04
004 PyroblastKaja FoglioArena League Harvest 1998 season fourth prize1998-09-04
005 Dark BanishingJohn MatsonArena League Harvest 1998 season special prize1998-09-04
 


Arena 1998 Autumn - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 JokulhaupsMike KerrArena League Autumn 1998 season first prize1998-10-23
002 HurricaneCornelius BrudiArena League Autumn 1998 season second prize1998-10-23
003 HydroblastKaja FoglioArena League Autumn 1998 season third prize1998-10-23
004 HydroblastKaja FoglioArena League Autumn 1998 season fourth prize1998-10-23
005 Order of the White ShieldRuth ThompsonArena League Autumn 1998 season special prize1998-10-23
 


Arena 1999 Winter Participation Bonus - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 BrushlandTom WänerstrandArena League Winter 1999 participation bonus1999-01-01
 


Arena 1999 Winter - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 PoxScott M. FischerArena League Winter 1999 season first prize1999-01-01
002 StormbindNéNé Thomas & Phillip MosnessArena League Winter 1999 season second prize1999-01-01
003 PyroclasmPat MorrisseyArena League Winter 1999 season third prize1999-01-01
004 PyroclasmPat MorrisseyArena League Winter 1999 season fourth prize1999-01-01
005 Drain LifeAndrew RobinsonArena League Winter 1999 season special prize1999-01-01
 


Arena Tempest 1999 Participation Bonus - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Karplusan ForestRandy GallegosArena League Tempest 1999 participation bonus1999-02-11
 


Arena 1999 Tempest - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Squandered ResourcesRomas KukalisArena League Tempest 1999 season first prize1999-02-11
002 Cadaverous BloomAlan RabinowitzArena League Tempest 1999 season second prize1999-02-11
003 Natural BalanceJohn MalloyArena League Tempest 1999 season third prize1999-02-11
004 Natural BalanceJohn MalloyArena League Tempest 1999 season fourth prize1999-02-11
005 ProsperityDan FrazierArena League Tempest 1999 season special prize1999-02-11
 


Arena 1999 Spring - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Vampiric TutorGary LeachArena League Spring 1999 season first prize1999-04-02
002 Infernal ContractRoger RauppArena League Spring 1999 season second prize1999-04-02
003 MeditateSusan Van CampArena League Spring 1999 season third prize1999-04-02
004 MeditateSusan Van CampArena League Spring 1999 season fourth prize1999-04-02
005 AbeyanceThomas GianniArena League Spring 1999 season special prize1999-04-02
 


Arena 1999 Radiant - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Cursed ScrollD. Alexander GregoryArena League Radiant 1999 season first prize1999-?-?
002 Crimson HellkiteGerry GraceArena League Radiant 1999 season second prize1999-?-?
003 DissipateRichard Kane FergusonArena League Radiant 1999 season third prize1999-?-?
004 DissipateRichard Kane FergusonArena League Radiant 1999 season fourth prize1999-?-?
005 FireballJockArena League Radiant 1999 season special prize1999-?-?YES 
 


Magazine - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Chaos OrbMark TedinInQuest #12 magazine addition1996-04
002 Black LotusChristopher RushScrye #15 magazine addition1996-07
003 Juzám DjinnMark TedinThe Duelist #12 magazine addition1996-09
004 Jester's CapDan FrazierThe Duelist #18 magazine addition1997-08
005 Shivan DragonMelissa BensonThe Duelist #21 magazine addition1998-01
 


Other - 6 x 9 Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Hurloon MinotaurAnson MaddocksWizards of the Coast Caravan Tours attendance bonus
Wizards of the Coast Caravan Tours attendance bonus
1995-08
1996-08
002 Serra AngelDouglas ShulerWizards of the Coast Caravan Tours attendance bonus
Wizards of the Coast Caravan Tours attendance bonus
1995-08
1996-08
003 Serra AngelRebecca GuaySerra Angel comic book addition1996-04
004 Aswan JaguarPat MorrisseyMicroProse Magic: The Gathering PC game addition1997-05
005 Incoming!Quinton HooverUnglued release tournament participation bonus at GenCon1998-08-06
006147/173 Thorn Elementalrk postStarter Gift Box addition1999-06-19