Ninth Edition Box Set Cards

Index | English | French | German | Italian | Japanese | Portuguese | Russian | Simplified Chinese | Spanish


Ninth Edition is the tenth official print run of the Core Set and was released in July 2005. It consists of 359 cards and exists in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, and is the first set to also appear in Russian.

As it has been the case since Seventh Edition, there is a Ninth Edition box set called Core Game in existence which is aimed to be an introductory item to playing Magic and hence is categorized as a Starter Level product. It contains:

* 80 Ninth Edition cards divided into 2 decks and 1 Advanced Booster Pack (2 x 33 + 1 x 14)
* "Do Not Open" Advanced booster pack (14 cards), this pack has exactly the same cards in each copy of the 9th edition core game: Content of Advanced Booster Pack:
Blanchwood Armor
Dancing Scimitar
Mountain
Naturalize
Craw Wurm
Anaba Shaman
Forest
Core Game Advanced Booster Insert is sandwiched at this location, possibly to separate the cards between the gold and silver players.
Island
Rod of Ruin
Wind Drake
Honor Guard
Plains
Telepathy
Holy Day
* 1 standard foil Ninth Edition Serra Angel card
* 1 enhanced rule book with 9th Edition rules
* 1 CD which contains 2 explanatory test games, an online rule book, and the Magic: The Gathering Online software (English version only)
* 2 player guides which cover 1 demo game
* 2 playmats to explain the different game zones
* 2 cardboard life counters
* 1 consumer response card to provide feedback (English version only)
* 1 leaftlet carrying an activation code to receive a Core Game box set for Magic: The Gathering Online (English version only)

16 of the 80 cards, 9 of them being different, are exclusively available in the Ninth Edition box set. As a result, no foil versions of these cards exist. Being considered too weak for standard play, but being highly suitable to explain the basics of the game, these cards are part of Ninth Edition, but feature a special enumeration to distinguish them from regular Ninth Edition cards. For unknown reasions, the cards are assigned a number range of 10, yet there are only 9 different cards in existance. Designation 6/10 is unused.

The English and Japanese core games (the two-player game box designed for new Magic players) contain nine cards that don't appear in Ninth Edition booster packs. These cards have collector numbers that start with S, and they use the Ninth Edition expansion symbol. All of these cards are part of the Ninth Edition core set and are legal for play in all tournaments in which the Ninth Edition core set is legal.

S1 Eager Cadet (With new creature types: Human Soldier)
S2 Vengeance
S3 Coral Eel
S4 Giant Octopus
S5 Index
S7 Vizzerdrix
S8 Goblin Raider (With new creature types: Goblin Warrior)
S9 Enormous Baloth
S10 Spined Wurm

Note that there isn't a card numbered S6/10.

The card Sea Eagle was originally slated to be numbered S6 of the 10 card S-Series in the Core Game, but it was pulled from the product in favor of Wind Drake late in development. There were only 9 different S-Series cards printed in the 9th edition Core Game for this reason.

(Image of Wind Drake) <~In

Out~> (Image of Sea Eagle)

2 cards were also available in the Ninth Edition Demo booster of 22 cards, but not in the Ninth Edition Demo sampler of 10 cards:
Eager Cadet S1/10
Goblin Raider S8/10
The Ninth Edition Demo booster exists in different languages:
English, French, Italian, Spanish. Others might exist but it's not proven yet or they were only available as Demo sampler without the 2 cards.


The French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish versions of the box set are smaller. The English version exists also as a "Fast Track". They only contain:

* 22 Ninth Edition cards divided into 2 decks (2 x 11)
* 1 CD which contains 2 explanatory test games and an online rule book
* 1 playmat to explain the different game zones

Due to the drastic reduction of the card pool, only 2 of the 9 special cards, the Eager Cadet and the Goblin Raider, exist in French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish. The card numbers have not been adjusted to this change.


English Ninth Edition box set front and back


English Ninth Edition Advanced booster and demogame booster


Japanese Ninth Edition box set front and back


English, French, German, and Italian Ninth Edition box sets


Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese and Spanish Ninth Edition box sets

INTERNAL LINKS
Magic: The Gathering Online Cards
Ninth Edition Box Topper Cards
Ninth Edition Release Card
Compilation & Content of Demo Boosters and Samplers topic on the forum


English - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S3/10 Coral EelUna FrickerEnglish Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
002S1/10 Eager CadetScott M. FischerEnglish Ninth Edition box set
English Ninth Edition Demogame booster
English Ninth Edition Fast Track
2005-07-29
2005-07-29
2005-07-29
YES 
003S9/10 Enormous BalothMark TedinEnglish Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
004S4/10 Giant OctopusHeather HudsonEnglish Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
005S8/10 Goblin RaiderGreg StaplesEnglish Ninth Edition box set
English Ninth Edition Demogame booster
English Ninth Edition Fast Track
2005-07-29
2005-07-29
2005-07-29
YES 
006S5/10 IndexKev WalkerEnglish Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
007S10/10 Spined WurmCarl CritchlowEnglish Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
008S2/10 VengeancePaolo ParenteEnglish Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
009S7/10 VizzerdrixDave DormanEnglish Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
 


French - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001S1/10 Cadet impatient
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerFrench Ninth Edition box set
French Ninth Edition Demogame booster
2005-07-29
2006-09-05
YES 
002S8/10 Pillard gobelin
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesFrench Ninth Edition box set
French Ninth Edition Demogame booster
2005-07-29
2006-09-05
YES 
 


German - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/10 Eifriger Kadett
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerGerman Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
002S8/10 Goblin-Plünderer
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesGerman Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
 


Italian - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001S1/10 Cadetto Entusiasta
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerItalian Ninth Edition box set
Italian Ninth Edition Demogame booster
2005-07-29
2006-08-26
YES 
002S8/10 Predone Goblin
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesItalian Ninth Edition box set
Ninth Edition Demogame booster
2005-07-29
2006-08-26
YES 
 


Japanese - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S3/10 珊瑚ウシボ
Coral Eel
Una FrickerJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
002S1/10 熱心<な士官候補生
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
003S9/10 超大なべィ口ス
Enormous Baloth
Mark TedinJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
004S4/10 大ダコ
Giant Octopus
Heather HudsonJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
005S8/10 ゴブリンの略奪者
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
006S5/10 索引
Index
Kev WalkerJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
007S10/10 針刺ワーム
Spined Wurm
Carl CritchlowJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
008S2/10 復讐
Vengeance
Paolo ParenteJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
009S7/10 ヴィザードリックス
Vizzerdrix
Dave DormanJapanese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
 


Portuguese - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001S1/10 Cadete Impetuoso
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerPortuguese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
002S8/10 Goblin Salteador
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesPortuguese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
 


Russian - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/10 Нетерпеливый кадет
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerRussian Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
002S8/10 Нападающий гоблин
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesRussian Ninth Edition box set2005-09-24YES 
 


Simplified Chinese - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
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001S1/10 热切的军校生
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerSimplified Chinese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
002S8/10 精灵突击队
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesSimplified Chinese Ninth Edition box set2005-07-29YES 
 


Spanish - Ninth Edition Box Set Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001S1/10 Cadete ansioso
Eager Cadet
Scott M. FischerSpanish Ninth Edition box set
Spanish Ninth Edition Demogame booster
2005-07-29
2006-02-07
YES 
002S8/10 Incursor trasgo
Goblin Raider
Greg StaplesSpanish Ninth Edition box set
Spanish Ninth Edition Demogame booster
2005-07-29
2006-02-07
YES