Pro Tour NY 1996 Deck Support Cards

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The Pro Tour decks were the first of a series of high profile preconstructed decks for experienced players. Carefully chosen, they are imitations of the eight most successful deck archetypes present at the 1996 Pro Tour in New York. In order to avoid printing legal top rated tournament-level cards, all cards were made illegal for tournament play by printing them with a non-standard backside featuring the Magic The Gathering Pro Tour logo and labeled "Inaugural Tournament New York City February 1996.". Additionally the cards feature a golden border and are signed by the appropriate player. The sideboard cards, which have the same commemorative backs, the same gold bordered and “autographed” fronts also are noted with an "sb" symbol to show they are part of the sideboard. The eight decks were released alltogether in a Pro Tour Collector Set Inaugural Edition. This special commemorative set included a small booklet describing the first Pro Tour event and including more biographic information about the top eight competitors. Each set also includes a numbered certificate of authenticity autographed by Wizards of the Coast creator and then-CEO Peter Adkison. Only 20,000 of these sets were produced at a price of 125$. A 90 minutes VHS video of the 1996 Pro Tour New York event (WOC8031) which was produced by Mark Rosewater and featured commentary by Henry Stern was also released in 1996 with an original retail price of $14.95.

Part of each deck is a bio card which provides some background of each player and a deck list card which lists the content of each deck. Additionally 13 blank cards were added to raise the number of cards per deck to 90 except in Michael Loconto's deck were only 11 are found as this is the only deck with 62 cards and 15 sideboard cards.

Errors, misprints and typos

Michael Loconto Deck List didn't mentioned that out of the two Circle of Protection: Red in the sideboard, one is from Ice Age.

Bertrand Lestrée Deck List didn't mentioned that out of the four Circle of Protection: Green and Red in the sideboard, two are from Ice Age.

Shawn Regnier (Hammer) Deck List: The two Circle of Protection: Red in the sideboard, are from Ice Age not Fourth Edition.

Leon Lindback Deck List: Knights of Stromgald instead of Knight of Stromgald.

George Baxter Deck List: Knights of Stromgald instead of Knight of Stromgald.

Mark Justice Deck List Card mentioned 60 cards, but 2 were omitted: 2 x Incinerate IA.

Mark Justice Deck List Card mentioned 3 Pyroblast 4E in the Sideboard, they are from Ice Age.

* Deck I - Michael Loconto (Champion)
* Deck II - Eric Tam (Quarterfinalist)
* Deck III - Bertrand Lestrée (Finalist)
* Deck IV - Shawn "Hammer" Regnier (Quarterfinalist)
* Deck V - Leon Lindback (Semifinalist)
* Deck VI - George Baxter (Quarterfinalist)
* Deck VII - Preston Poulter (Semifinalist)
* Deck VIII - Mark Justice (Quarterfinalist)


Pro Tour NY 1996 deck Michael Loconto
Pro Tour NY 1996 deck Eric Tam
Pro Tour NY 1996 deck Bertrand Lestrée
Pro Tour NY 1996 deck Shawn "Hammer" Regnier
Pro Tour NY 1996 deck Leon Lindbäck
Pro Tour NY 1996 deck George Baxter
Pro Tour NY 1996 deck Preston Poulter
Pro Tour NY 1996 deck Mark Justice


Pro Tour NY 1996 Collector Set poster


Michael Laconto Pro Tour NY 1996 Deck 10 X 8 framed Uncut Sheet


Pro Tour NY 1996 Collector Box Set sealed side and front


Pro Tour NY 1996 Collector Box Set front


Pro Tour NY 1996 Collector Box Set back


Pro Tour NY 1996 Collector Box Set top and bottom


Pro Tour NY 1996 certificate of authenticity


Pro Tour NY 1996 booklet front and back


Pro Tour NY 1996 booklet page 1 and 2


Pro Tour NY 1996 booklet page 3 and 4


Pro Tour NY 1996 booklet page 5 and 6


Showdown in New York video front and back


Pro Tour NY 1996 Invitation Post Card front and back

EXTERNAL LINKS
On Tour, Part 1, Making Magic old link
On Tour, Part 1, Making Magic
Inside "Showdown in New York", Articles
An Oral History of The First Pro Tour, Ways to Play

INTERNAL LINKS
Pro Tour NY 1996 Box Set Cards


Bio - Pro Tour NY 1996 Deck Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Michael Loconto Bio CardMichael Loconto Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
002 Eric Tam Bio CardEric Tam Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
003 Bertrand Lestrée Bio CardBertrand Lestrée Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
004 Shawn Regnier (Hammer) Bio CardShawn Regnier (Hammer) Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
005 Leon Lindbäck Bio CardLeon Lindbäck Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
006 George Baxter Bio CardGeorge Baxter Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
007 Preston Poulter Bio CardPreston Poulter Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
008 Mark Justice Bio CardMark Justice Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
 


Blank - Pro Tour NY 1996 Deck Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Michael Loconto Blank CardPro Tour NY 1996 Michael Loconto deck1996-02-16YES 
002 Eric Tam Blank CardPro Tour NY 1996 Eric Tam deck1996-02-16YES 
003 Bertrand Lestrée Blank CardPro Tour NY 1996 Bertrand Lestrée deck1996-02-16YES 
004 Shawn Regnier (Hammer) Blank CardPro Tour NY 1996 Shawn Regnier (Hammer) deck1996-02-16YES 
005 Leon Lindbäck Blank CardPro Tour NY 1996 Leon Lindbäck deck1996-02-16YES 
006 George Baxter Blank CardPro Tour NY 1996 George Baxter deck1996-02-16YES 
007 Preston Poulter Blank CardPro Tour NY 1996 Preston Poulter deck1996-02-16YES 
008 Mark Justice Blank CardPro Tour NY Mark Justice 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
 


List - Pro Tour NY 1996 Deck Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Michael Loconto Deck List CardMichael Loconto Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
002 Eric Tam Deck List CardEric Tam Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
003 Bertrand Lestrée Deck List CardBertrand Lestrée Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
004 Shawn Regnier (Hammer) Deck List CardShawn Regnier (Hammer) Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
005 Leon Lindbäck Deck List CardLeon Lindbäck Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
006 George Baxter Deck List CardGeorge Baxter Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
007 Preston Poulter Deck List CardPreston Poulter Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES 
008 Mark Justice Deck List CardMark Justice Pro Tour NY 1996 deck1996-02-16YES