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 2007, Prerelease cards were only released in English.
Starting in 2008 till 2009, they were printed in 6 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish.
Starting in 2010 in 8 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
Starting in 2011 in 9 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.
Starting in 2012 in 10 and 11 languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish and Traditional Chinese.

It was in 2000 that the First Prerelease Events Promos were printed in three dead languages for the Invasion block:
2000: Raging Kavu (Invasion) is printed in Latin.
2001: Questing Phelddagrif (Planeshift) is printed in Classical Greek.
2001: Fungal Shambler (Apocalypse) is printed in Sanskrit.

The Odyssey block featured cards printed in non-Roman scripts:
2001: Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Odyssey) is printed in Arabic.
2002: Laquatus's Champion (Torment) is printed in Cyrillic.
2002: Glory (Judgment) is printed in Hebrew.

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
Guru Land MISPRINTS!!! Only know copies to exist, Topic on the Forum

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)Terese NielsenSource unknown1999-07-12YES 
004 Island (Missing symbol)Terese NielsenSource unknown1999-07-12
005 Mountain (Missing symbol)Terese NielsenSource unknown1999-07-12
006 Plains (Missing symbol)Terese NielsenSource unknown1999-07-12YES 
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 Wizards’ internal teams and business partners.
Special gift to all the Finish Line attendees for the Great Designer Search.
2006
2006
YES 
002HH 2007FoilGifts Given (Missing Date)Jason ChanRandom draw prize at World Championships in New York City2007-12-6/9YES 
003HH 2009FoilSeason's Beatings (Missing Date)Kev WalkerHoliday gift to Wizards’ internal teams and business partners.2009YES 
004HH 2012FoilNaughty/Nice (Alternate Text and Upside down Back)Greg StaplesHoliday gift to Wizards’ internal teams and business partners.2012YES 
005HH 2012FoilNaughty / Nice (Alternate Text, No Date and Upside Down Back )Greg StaplesHoliday gift to Wizards’ internal teams and business partners.2012YES 
006001/001 P HolidayFoilMishra’s Toy Workshop (Stamp with no red ink)Jung ParkHoliday gift to Wizards’ internal teams and business partners.2014
007HH 2013FoilStocking 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*183/301FoilNEED UPGRADE
Demigod of Revenge (Extra date) Version 1
IzzySource unknown2008YES 
006*183/301FoilNEED SCAN
Demigod of Revenge (Extra date) Version 2
IzzySource unknown2008YES 
007*183/301FoilDemigod of Revenge (Missing Date)IzzySource unknown2008YES 
008*183/301FoilDemigod of Revenge (Partially printed date)IzzySource unknown2008YES 
009*183/301FoilNEED SCAN
Demigod of Revenge (Stamp on the back)
IzzySource unknown2008-04-19YES 
010 Dirtcowl Wurm (Extra dark)Dan FrazierSource unknown1997YES 
011 Dirtcowl Wurm (Misplaced date)Dan FrazierSource unknown1997YES 
012*142/165FoilNEED SCAN
Djinn Illuminatus (Misplaced and overprinted date , moderately overprinted back)
Michael SutfinSource unknown2006-01-21YES 
013*143/150FoilDoor of Destinies (Missing date)Rob AlexanderSource unknown2008YES 
0146/143FoilNEED SCAN
False Prophet (Date and symbol partial gold ink)
Eric PetersonSource unknown1999YES 
0156/143FoilFalse Prophet (Misplaced date)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
0166/143FoilFalse Prophet (Misplaced and overprinted date , moderately overprinted back)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
0176/143FoilFalse Prophet (Missing date and symbol)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999YES 
0186/143FoilFalse Prophet (Stamp with no gold ink)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
0196/143FoilFalse Prophet (Triple stamped date and moderately overprinted back)Eric PetersonSource unknown1999-05-29YES 
020126/145FoilFeral Throwback (Misplaced and upside down date)Carl CritchlowSource unknown2003-01-25YES 
021126/145FoilFeral Throwback (Missing date)Carl CritchlowSource unknown2003YES 
022100/143Foilफंगल्शम्ब्लर्
Fungal Shambler (Missing date)
Jim NelsonSource unknown2001YES 
02311/143Foilתהילה NEED SCAN
Glory (Extra date upside down )
Donato GiancolaSource unknown2002YES 
02411/143Foilתהילה
Glory (Misplaced date and overprinted date, moderately overprinted back)
Donato GiancolaSource unknown2002YES 
02511/143Foilתהילה
Glory (Missing date)
Donato GiancolaSource unknown2002YES 
02611/143Foilתהילה NEED SCAN
Glory (Stamp with no gold ink)
Donato GiancolaSource unknown2002YES 
027*131/165FoilHelm of Kaldra (Missing date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2004YES 
028*18/165FoilKiyomaro, First to Stand (Missing Date)IttokuSource unknown2005YES 
029*87/180FoilKorlash, Heir to Blackblade (Missing date)Richard Kane FergusonSource unknown2007YES 
03067/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Extremely dark printing and Missing date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002YES 
03167/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Extra date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002-01-26YES 
03267/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Misplaced date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002-01-26YES 
03367/143FoilВоин Лакватуса
Laquatus's Champion (Missing date)
Greg StaplesSource unknown2002YES 
034*259/301FoilLotus Bloom (Missing date)Christopher RushSource unknown2006YES 
035115/180 Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms (Missing date and symbol)Gao JianzhangPortal Three Kingdoms English 2-Player Starter Set.1999YES 
036115/180 Lu Bu, Master-at-Arms (Stamp with spilled gold ink)Gao JianzhangSource unknown1999YES 
03789/143 Monstrous Hound (Misplaced date)Dermot PowerSource unknown1998-06-06YES 
03889/143 Monstrous Hound (Misprinted with square corners)Dermot PowerSource unknown1998-06-06YES 
03989/143 Monstrous Hound (Stamp on the back)Dermot PowerSource unknown1998-06-06YES 
04089/143 NEED SCAN
Monstrous Hound (Stamp with no gold ink)
Dermot PowerSource unknown1998YES 
041*161/165FoilOros, the Avenger (Missing date)Daren BaderSource unknown2007YES 
042*161/165FoilNEED SCAN
Oros, the Avenger (Stamp on the back)
Daren BaderSource unknown2007-01-20YES 
04389/350FoilOvertaker (Misplaced date)Clyde CaldwellMercadian Masques Prerelease participation bonus.1999-09-25YES 
044119/143FoilΌ πλανώμενος Φελδδαγρίφος
Questing Phelddagrif (Stamp with no gold ink)
Matt CavottaSource unknown2001YES 
045262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Blurry date with no gold ink moderately overprinted back)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
046262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Date with partial gold ink)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
047262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Double stamped date)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
048262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Extra date)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
049262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Misplaced date slightly overprinted front and back )
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
050262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Misplaced shifted date Version 1)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
051262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Misplaced shifted date Version 2)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
052262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Stamp with no gold ink)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
053262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Stamp overprinted with spilled gold ink greatly overprinted back version 1)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
054262/350FoilKavu Furens
Raging Kavu (Stamp overprinted with spilled gold ink greatly overprinted back version 2)
Arnie SwekelSource unknown2000-09-23YES 
05567/143FoilRathi Assassin (Misplaced date)Dana KnutsonSource unknown2000-01-29YES 
05667/143FoilRathi Assassin (Stamp overprinted and moderatly overprinted back )Dana KnutsonSource unknown2000-01-29YES 
057 NEED SCAN UPGRADE
Revenant (Misplaced and overprinted date)
Terese NielsenSource unknown1998YES 
058 NEED SCAN
Revenant (Stamp with no gold ink)
Terese NielsenSource unknown1998YES 
059*185/306FoilNEED SCAN
Ryusei, the Falling Star (Missing date)
NottsuoSource unknown2004YES 
060*139/165FoilShield of Kaldra (Missing date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2004YES 
06174/143FoilNEED SCAN
Soul Collector (Misplaced date)
Matthew D. WilsonSource unknown2003-05-17YES 
06274/143FoilSoul Collector (Misplaced and upside down date)Matthew D. WilsonSource unknown2003YES 
06374/143FoilSoul Collector (Missing date)Matthew D. WilsonSource unknown2003YES 
064276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Extra date upside down )
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001-09-22YES 
065276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Misplaced and upside down date)
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001-09-22YES 
066276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Missing date)
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001-09-22YES 
067276/350Foilباسلْ ليسك - الحجر واللسان
Stone-Tongue Basilisk (Stamp with no gold ink)
Wayne EnglandSource unknown2001YES 
068*251/306FoilSword of Kaldra (Missing date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2003YES 
069*251/306FoilSword of Kaldra (Misplaced date)Donato GiancolaSource unknown2003-09-20YES 
070*244/301FoilWren's Run Packmaster (Missing date)Steve PrescottSource unknown2007YES 
 


Prerelease Events Promos Date on other card - Misprinted Non-Standard Error Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
00022/143FoilNEED SCAN
Avatar of Hope - Date 27 May 00 on Foil Sheltering Prayers
Nelson DeCastroSource unknown2000
00026/143FoilNEED SCAN
Avatar of Hope - Date 27 May 00 on Foil Trenching Steed
Greg & Tim HildebrandtSource unknown2000
00030/106FoilNEED SCAN
Sword of Kaldra - Date 20 Sept 03 on Foil Assert Authority
Greg 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 
00350/143FoilNEED SCAN
Laquatus's Champion - Date 26 January 2002 on Boneshard Slasher
Ron 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