Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards

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During the production of Magic cards, errors occur. Usually these cards are destroyed but in some cases a few of them survive or they are even kept intentionally.

Not all Prerelease cards without a Prerelease date are misprints. In some cases, the ink used for the date apparently has run out, thereby causing the date to be hardly recognizable. In case of real misprints, the date has not been printed on the card at all, and hence no stamp cards can be seen on the card.

Due to the almost identical design of older prerelease cards, copies of these cards without a prerelease date are supposed to exist, but are indistinguishable to standard cards and hence not listed.

This is the list of the different known variations that can be found on Misprinted Non-Standard Prerelease Error Cards:

Back upside down and miscut
Blurry date with no gold ink moderately overprinted back
Dark printing (extremely) and Missing date
Date with partial gold ink
Date and symbol partial gold ink
Date stamp on another card (regular and filler)
Date stamp on the back
Double stamped date
Extra dark
Extra date
Extra date upside down
Misplaced/shifted date in the text box
Misplaced/shifted date in the art box
Misplaced/shifted and upside down date
Misplaced/shifted date slightly overprinted front and back
Misplaced shifted date
Misprinted with square corners
Missing date
Missing date and symbol
Stamp overprinted (Slightly, moderately, greatly, the back of the card is affected as well)
Stamp overprinted with spilled gold ink greatly overprinted back
Stamp with no gold ink
Stamp with spilled gold ink
Triple stamped date

From 1997 till 2008 till 2007, Prerelease cards were only released in English.
Starting in 2008 till 2009, they were printed in 6 languages.
Starting in 2010 in 8 languages.
Starting in 2011 in 9 languages.
Starting in 2012 in 10 and 11 languages.

In 2014, starting with the Khans of Tarkir block, Prerelease date could be either on any Rare or Mythic cards. 3 new known variations took place since that time:
Date stamp in the wrong language
Date stamp on an Uncommon.
Misplaced cut date

Magic Rarities is currently not concerned with standard or unique misprinted cards. For these cards, please have a look at Squt's Misprint Page.


Stocking Tiger (Missing Date) from 3 Booster Packs Target

INTERNAL LINKS
Arena League Promos (English)
Compilation of Non-Standard Error Cards topic on the forum
Filler Cards
Guru Lands
Happy Holidays Gift Cards
Prerelease Events Promos
Release Events Promos
TopDeck Inserts
Worlds Cards

EXTERNAL LINKS
Squt's Misprint Page


Arena League Promos - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001338/350FoilIsland (Missing symbol)Donato GiancolaArena League prize
Arena League prize
1999-07-23
2000-06-01
YES 
 


Guru Lands - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Island (Misplaced upside down symbol)Terese NielsenGuru program reward.1999-07-12
002 Mountain (Misplaced upside down symbol)Terese NielsenGuru program reward.1999-07-12
003 Forest (Missing symbol)Source unknown1999-07-12
004 Island (Missing symbol)Terese NielsenSource unknown1999-07-12
005 Mountain (Missing symbol)Terese NielsenSource unknown1999-07-12
006 Plains (Missing symbol)Source unknown1999-07-12
007 Swamp (Missing symbol)Terese NielsenSource unknown1999-07-12
 


Happy Holidays Gift Cards - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001HH 2006FoilFruitcake Elemental (Partially printed date)Darrell RicheHoliday gift to to Wizardsí internal teams and business partners.
Special gift to all the Finish Line attendees for the Great Designer Search.
2006
2006
YES 
002HH 2006FoilFruitcake Elemental (Silver printed date instead of red)Darrell RicheHoliday gift to to Wizardsí internal teams and business partners.
Special gift to all the Finish Line attendees for the Great Designer Search.
2006
2006
YES 
003HH 2007FoilGifts Given (Missing Date)Jason ChanRandom draw prize at World Championships in New York City2007-12-6/9YES 
004HH 2009 Season's Beatings (Missing Date)Kev WalkerHoliday gift to Wizardsí internal teams and business partners.2009YES 
005HH2012FoilNaughty / Nice (No Date and Alternate Text)Greg StaplesHoliday gift to Wizardsí internal teams and business partners.2012YES 
006HH2013FoilStocking Tiger (Missing Date)Terese NielsenPromotional Card inside a 3 Booster Packs from Target2015-09YES 
 


Prerelease Events Promos - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001*101/155FoilAllosaurus Rider (Misplaced and upside down date)Daren BaderSource unknown2006-07-08YES 
0023/143FoilAvatar of Hope (Misplaced date)rk postSource unknown2000-05-27YES 
003*154/249FoilAjani Vengeant (Back upside down and miscut)Jason ChanSource unknown2008YES 
004122/143FoilBeast of Burden (Missing date and symbol)Ron SpearsSource unknown1999YES 
005*183/301FoilDemigod of Revenge (Missing Date)IzzySource unknown2008YES 
006*183/301FoilDemigod of Revenge (Stamp on the back)IzzySource unknown2008-04-19YES 
007 Dirtcowl Wurm (Extra dark)Dan FrazierSource unknown1997YES 
008 Dirtcowl Wurm (Misplaced date)Dan FrazierSource unknown1997YES 
009*143/150FoilDoor of Destinies (Missing date)Rob AlexanderSource unknown2008YES 
0106/143FoilFalse Prophet (Date and symbol partial gold ink)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999YES 
0116/143FoilFalse Prophet (Misplaced date)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
0126/143 False Prophet (Misplaced and overprinted date , moderately overprinted back)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
0136/143FoilFalse Prophet (Missing date and symbol)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999YES 
0146/143 False Prophet (Stamp with no gold ink)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
0156/143 False Prophet (Triple stamped date and moderately overprinted back)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
016126/145FoilFeral Throwback (Misplaced and upside down date)Carl CritchlowSource unknown2003-01-25YES 
017126/145FoilFeral Throwback (Missing date)Carl CritchlowSource unknown2003YES 
018100/143Foilफंगल्शम्ब्लर्
Fungal Shambler (Missing date)
Jim NelsonSource unknown2001YES 
01911/143Foilתהילה
Glory (Missing date)
Donato GiancolaSource unknown2002YES 
020*131/165FoilHelm of Kaldra (Missing date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2004YES 
021*18/165FoilKiyomaro, First to Stand (Missing Date)IttokuSource unknown2005YES 
022*87/180FoilKorlash, Heir to Blackblade (Missing date)Richard Kane FergusonSource unknown2007YES 
02367/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Extremely dark printing and Missing date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002YES 
02467/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Extra date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002-01-26YES 
02567/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Misplaced date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002-01-26YES 
02667/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Missing date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002YES 
027*259/301FoilLotus Bloom (Missing date)Christopher RushSource unknown2006YES 
028115/180 Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms (Missing date and symbol)Gao JianzhangSource unknown1999YES 
029115/180 Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms (Stamp with spilled gold ink)Gao JianzhangSource unknown1999YES 
03089/143 Monstrous Hound (Misplaced date)Dermot PowerSource unknown1998-06-06YES 
03189/143 Monstrous Hound (Misprinted with square corners)Dermot PowerSource unknown1998-06-06YES 
03289/143 Monstrous Hound (Stamp on the back)Dermot PowerSource unknown1998-06-06YES 
03389/143 Monstrous Hound (Stamp with no gold ink)Dermot PowerSource unknown1998YES 
034*161/165FoilOros, the Avenger (Missing date)Daren BaderSource unknown2007YES 
035*161/165FoilOros, the Avenger (Stamp on the back)Daren BaderSource unknown2007-01-20YES 
036119/143FoilΌ πλανώμενος Φελδδαγρίφος
Questing Phelddagrif (Stamp with no gold ink)
Matt CavottaSource unknown2001YES 
037262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Blurry date with no gold ink moderately overprinted back)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
038262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Date with partial gold ink)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
039262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Double stamped date)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
040262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Extra date)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
041262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Misplaced date slightly overprinted front and back )
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
042262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Misplaced shifted date Version 1)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
043262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Misplaced shifted date Version 2)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
044262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Stamp with no gold ink)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
045262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Stamp overprinted with spilled gold ink greatly overprinted back version 1)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
046262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Stamp overprinted with spilled gold ink greatly overprinted back version 2)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
04767/143FoilRathi Assassin (Stamp overprinted and moderatly overprinted back )Dana KnutsonSource unknown2000-01-29YES 
048 Revenant (Stamp with no gold ink)Terese NielsenSource unknown1998YES 
049*185/306FoilRyusei, the Falling Star (Missing date)NottsuoSource unknown2004YES 
050*139/165FoilShield of Kaldra (Missing date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2004YES 
05174/143FoilSoul Collector (Misplaced date)Matthew D. WilsonSource unknown2003-05-17YES 
05274/143FoilSoul Collector (Missing date)Matthew D. WilsonSource unknown2003YES 
053276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Extra date upside down )
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001-09-22YES 
054276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Misplaced and upside down date)
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001-09-22YES 
055276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Missing date)
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001-09-22YES 
056276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Stamp with no gold ink)
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001YES 
057*251/306FoilSword of Kaldra (Missing date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2003YES 
058*251/306FoilSword of Kaldra (Misplaced date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2003-09-20YES 
059*244/301FoilWren's Run Packmaster (Missing date)Steve PrescottSource unknown2007YES 
 


Prerelease Events Promos Date on other card - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
00022/143FoilAvatar of Hope - Date 27 May 00 on Foil Sheltering PrayersNelson DeCastroSource unknown2000
00026/143FoilAvatar of Hope - Date 27 May 00 on Foil Trenching SteedGreg & Tim HildebrandtSource unknown2000
00030/106FoilSword of Kaldra - Date 20 Sept 03 on Foil Assert AuthorityGreg HildebrandtSource unknown2003
001100/143FoilFungal Shambler - Date 26 May 01 on Foil Fungal ShamblerJim NelsonSource unknown2001
00216/143FoilGlory - Date 18 May 02 on Foil Phantom FlockDavid MartinSource unknown2002YES 
00350/143FoilLaquatus's Champion - Date 26 January 2002 on Boneshard SlasherRon SpencerSource unknown2002YES 
004110/180 火攻め
Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms - Date April 29,1999 and symbol on Fire Ambush
Tang XiaoguSource unknown1999YES 
 


Prerelease Events Khans of Tarkir Block Promos - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
000163/269 MFoilAnafenza, the Foremost (Misplaced date)James RymanSource unknown2014-09-20
000066/269 RFoilBloodsoaked Champion (Misplaced and upside down date)Aaron MillerSource unknown2014-09-20
000106/269 RFoilCrater's Claw (Misplaced cut date)Noah BradleySource unknown2014-09-20
000173/269 RFoilDeflecting Palm (Misplaced date)Eric David AndersonSource unknown2014-09-20
000036/269 RFoilDig Through Time (Misplaced cut date)Ryan YeeSource unknown2014-09-20
000151/185 RFoilDromoka, the Eternal (Extra date)Eric DeschampsSource unknown2015-01-17
000174/269 RFoil尘沙暴
Duneblast (Wrong language date)
Ryan Alexander LeeSource unknown2014-09-20
000176/269 RFoilFlying Crane Technique (Misplaced date)Jack WangSource unknown2014-09-20
000073/269 RFoil阴森肠占师
Grim Haruspex (Wrong language date)
Seb McKinnonSource unknown2014-09-20
000133/269 RFoilHardened Scales (Misplaced date)Mark WintersSource unknown2014-09-20
000133/269 RFoilHardened Scales (Stamp with no gold ink)Mark WintersSource unknown2014-09-20
000013/269 RFoilHigh Sentinels of Arashin (Misplaced and upside down date)James RymanSource unknown2014-09-20
0000185/69 RFoilMaster of Pearls (Stamp with no gold ink)David GailletSource unknown2014-09-20
000190/269 MFoilNarset, Enlightened Master (Misplaced and upside down date)Magali VilleneuveSource unknown2014-09-20
000144/169 RFoilRattleclaw Mystic (Misplaced and upside down date)Min YumSource unknown2014-09-20
000200/269 RFoil攻城犀牛
Siege Rhino (Wrong language date)
Volkan BagaSource unknown2014-09-20
000232/264 RFoilSilumgar's Command ((Misplaced and upside down date)Nils HammSource unknown2015-03-21
000027/185 MFoilSoulfire Grand Master (Misplaced date)Johannes VossSource unknown2015-01-17
000201/269 RFoilSultai Ascendancy (Stamp with no gold ink)Karl KopinskiSource unknown2014-09-20
000206/269 MFoilSurrak Dragonclaw (Misplaced cut date)Jaime JonesSource unknown2014-09-20
000209/269 RFoilTrap Essence (Double stamped)Raymond SwanlandSource unknown2014-09-20
000210/269 RFoilUtter End (Misplaced cut date)Mark WintersSource unknown2014-09-20
 


Release Events Promos - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001216/350 Rukh Egg (Missing the silver -10-)Mark ZugEighth Edition Global Celebration tournament participation bonus.2003-07-26YES 
 


TopDeck Inserts - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001201a/350FoilLightning Hounds (Missing Symbols)Andrew RobinsonSource unknown2000YES 
 


Worlds Cards - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001167/350FoilBalduvian Horde (Misplaced date)Brian SnōddySource unknown1999YES 
002167/350FoilBalduvian Horde (Missing date)Brian SnōddySource unknown1999YES 
003167/350FoilBalduvian Horde (Stamp with no gold ink)Brian SnōddySource unknown1999YES