Filler Cards

Index | Fillers | Misprinted Fillers | Card Pack Supplement


Magic cards are printed on sheets. Usually the number of cards in a set and the rarity distribution are chosen in a way that all slots on a sheet are filled but occasionally, especially when printing box sets or preconstructed decks, some slots remain unused. These slots are then occupied with filler cards. Normally these cards are sorted out prior to packaging, but sometimes a few of them slip through. A Vanguard Filler and a Black Filler card with Pokemon Back are known to exist from uncut sheets.

Regarding the Vanguard sheets, Series #1 has all 49 (7 x 7) spots filled with Vanguard cards. There is an odd distribution of the 8 cards, probably so some of the extras could be given out as promos. The Series #2 sheet has 6 copies of each card. The bottom right spot is left white, and has the typewritten word "Blank" as the only identifying feature. The word is sized at ~ 14 point font, is about 1/4 to 1/3 down from the top, and is to the left of center. If the sheet were to be cut (to a normal cut for Vanguard cards) it would probably look like filler #50: Two Sides Black Border filler card. The difference would be that the black borders would be on the top and left, and this Vanguard filler would contain the word "blank".


Two Sides Black Border "Blank" filler card from Vanguard Series 2 uncut sheet.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.

Regarding the Black Filler with Pokemon back, the filler card, in the top-left corner of the sheet, is pure black. If it were to be cut with rounded corners like a normal card, it would be filler #18: Black Round Corner filler card . If it were cut with square corners (The easiest way to cut this sheet) it would be filler #23: Black Square Corner filler card. Since the sheet is uncut it could be either.

MTG PRODUCTS SOURCES FOR FILLER CARDS
Filler cards can come from different MTG products, for very few of them it is unknown from which sources they were distributed at the moment:
* Booster
* Box set
* Demo Game booster
* Duels Deck
* Intro Pack
* Preconstructed theme deck
* Premium Series deck
* Prerelease events
* Prerelease pack
* Printing facility
* Research and development WotC
* Redeemed set
* Starter deck
* World Championships deck

While most of the fillers have a regular Magic: The Gathering back, some fillers have a different one (misprinted are not included). This is the list of the known different backs, others might exist but they are not found for the moment:

Regular Sets
* Black Border
* Black Border Stripes
* White



Special Sets
* Blue Border - Black Cross MTG back
* Face the Hydra MTG Back
* World Championships Berlin 2003



Demogame boosters are given away as a free product to advertise Magic: The Gathering. They were handed out at MTG Events, conventions, also distributed to stores to potential new players and they were also part of the Guru program. They exist in different languages and some of them included a filler card. It is not known at the moment if those Portal Second Age and Starter 2000 Demo Game boosters contain a filler card:

Portal Second Age English with Norwegian/Danish Rules (Regler pä norsk Danske regler vedlagt) on a Green Sticker. WOC31009 Made in the U.S.A. ©1993-2000
Portal Second Age English with Norwegian/Danish/Finnish/Swedish Rules (Regler på norsk Danke regler vedlagt Suomenkieliset säännöt regler på swenska) on a Green Sticker. NO WOC Made in the U.S.A. ©1993-1998
Starter 2000 English with Greek/Turkish Rules. WOC34013 GTIN: 7 42818 34013 7 Made in the U.S.A. ©2000
Starter 2000 English with Norwegian/Danish/Finnish/Swedish Rules (Regler på norsk Danke regler vedlagt Suomenkieliset säännöt regler på swenska) on a Green Sticker. WOC31016 GTIN: 7 42818 31016 1 Made in the U.S.A. ©2000
Starter 2000 English with Polish/Russian/Czech Rules (Zasady gry po polsku (Russian Cyrillic) Pravidla V Cestine. WOC32016 GTIN: 7 42818 32016 0 Made in the U.S.A. ©2000
Starter 2000 French. WOC20171 GTIN: 7 42818 20171 1 Made in the U.S.A. ©2000
Starter 2000 German. WOC21137 GTIN: 7 42818 21137 6 Made in the U.S.A. ©2000
Starter 2000 Italian. WOC25094 GTIN: 7 42818 25094 8 Made in the U.S.A. ©2000
Starter 2000 Portuguese. WOC ? GTIN: ? Made in ? ©2000

CONTENTS OF PORTAL SECOND AGE AND STARTER 2000 DEMOGAME BOOSTERS
24 Portal Second Age cards
1 Special Portal Second Age card: Black Border/Black Border Filler Card

Volunteer Militia
Plains Version 2
Talas Merchant
Wild Griffin
Island Version 3
Talas Airship
Forest Version 3
Plated Wurm
Alaborn Trooper
Plains Version 3
Talas Scout
Island Version 2
Black Border/Black Border Filler Card
Raging Goblin
Mountain Version 2
Darkmor Scorpion
Moaning Spirit
Swamp Version 3
Prowling Nightstalker
Mountain Version 3
Ogre Berserker
Goblin Raider
Swamp Version 2
Norwood Ranger
Forest Version 3
Portal Second Age Sample Game Sheet


German Portal Second Age Demogame booster with 2000 copyright date
SKU: WOC21066
Made in Belgium
©1993-2000


Portuguese Portal Second Age Demogame booster
SKU: WOC23080
Made in Belgium
©1993-2000


Spanish Portal Second Age Demogame booster
SKU: WOC24079
Made in Belgium
©1993-2000


Starter 2000 Demogame booster
SKU: WOC17085
GTIN: 7 42818 17085 7
Made in the U.S.A.
©2000


Starter 2000 English with Dutch rules (Nederlandse spelregels) Demogame booster
SKU: WOC30036
GTIN: 7 42818 30036 0
Made in the U.S.A.
©2000


Starter 2000 Spanish Demogame booster
SKU: WOC24112
GTIN: 7 42818 24112 0
Made in the U.S.A.
©2000


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card from Alternate Fourth Edition Uncommon 10 uncut sheet front.


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card from Alternate Fourth Edition Rare 18 uncut sheet front.


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card from Alternate Fourth Edition Rare 19 uncut sheet front.


Alternate Fourth Edition Filler Card with Two Sides Black Border back from Alternate Fourth Edition Rare 18 uncut sheet back.
This filler was never found in a Starter so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Border Foil ? with Barcode Filler Card and MTG Back from Korean Journey Into Nyx Foil Rare/Mythic uncut sheet.
There's also Black Border Foil ? with Barcode Filler Card and MTG Back from Korean Journey Into Nyx Foil Uncommon uncut sheet.


Black Border with Barcode Filler Card from M13 Foil Uncommon uncut sheet. Back is normal MTG Card.


Black Border Foil ? with Barcode/ Black Border Filler Card with Holofoil Stamp from Eldritch Moon Rare/Mythic Melt and Double Faced cards uncut sheet front.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Border Foil ? with Barcode/ Black Border Filler Card with Holofoil Stamp from Eldritch Moon Rare/Mythic Melt and Double Faced cards uncut sheet back.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Border Foil with Square Barcode from Dark Ascension Foil Common uncut sheet. Back is normal MTG Card.


Black Border Long Stripes Foil Filler Card from Innistrad Foil Uncommon uncut sheet. Back is normal MTG Card.


Two Sides Foil Black Border/Black Border Stripes Filler Card Back from M12 Foil Uncommons uncut sheet.
This filler was never found in a booster so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab.


Black Round Corner or Black Square Corner Filler Card on top left from Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks with Pokemon Back uncut sheet (printed by PBM).


Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks uncut sheet with Pokemon Back.Label.


Black Round or Square Corner Filler Card on top left from Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks uncut sheet with Pokemon Back.


Black Round or Square Corner Filler Card from Invasion Blowout and Dismissal Theme Decks with Pokemon Back uncut sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Foil Star Filler Card from Japanese Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Rare uncut Sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Foil Star Filler Card from French Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Uncommon uncut Sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Shiny Filler Card on from Italian Urza's Legacy Foil Common/ Uncommon 10 x 11 uncut sheet.


Black Round or Square Corner Shiny Filler Card from Italian Urza's Legacy Foil Common/ Uncommon 10 x 11 uncut sheet (Flash to show the shiny/foil on the filler).


Black Round or Square Corner Shiny Filler Card from English Urza's Legacy Foil Common/ Uncommon 10 x 11 uncut sheet printed by Yaquinto Printing Company.


Black Round or Square Corner Shiny Filler Card from English Urza's Legacy Foil Common/ Uncommon 10 x 11 uncut sheet printed by Yaquinto Printing Company close up.

Modern Masters 2015, uncut regular and foil sheets are 11 X 11.
MYTHIC sheet: contains one Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram.
RARE sheet: contains 3 Foil Discard Fillers with Hologram and 12 Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram.
UNCOMMON sheet: contains one Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram.
COMMON sheet contains 22 Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram.
So, if you take the 4 Uncut sheets, that's a total of 35 Foil Discard Fillers (32 Foil Discard Fillers and 3 Foil Discard Fillers with Hologram). For the 4 Uncut sheets not foil, it's also 35 Discards Non foil fillers (32 Discard Fillers and 3 Discard Fillers with Hologram). This is the first time ever that so many fillers will be on 4 Uncut sheets. Meaning that the regular Discard Filler will be probably one of the most common filler in existence (As it comes from 7 different sets since 2012), the Foil Discard filler will be also widely spread, the Foil and non Foil Discard filler card with hologram will be the rarest ones out of the Modern Masters 2015 set.


Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram (row 11) from Foil Mythic Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


3 Foil Discard Fillers with Hologram (first 3 filler cards on row 10) and 12 Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram from Foil Rare Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


Foil Discard Filler with Hologram (row 10) and Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram (row 11) from Foil Rare Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


Foil Discard Filler with No Hologram (row 11) from Foil Uncommon Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.


Foil Discard Fillers with No Hologram (row 10 and 11) from Foil Common Modern Masters 2015 uncut sheet.

OVERSIZED FILLER CARDS


Overzized Archenemy Black Round Corner Filler Card Front and Back.


Overzized Commander Filler Card from Commander Deck with Foil "BLANK" Letters Front and Back.


Oversized Planechase Filler card Front and Back.


Commander Proof uncut sheet.


Commander 2015 (French, Japanese, Italian ) 7 X 7 uncut sheet with 4 Overzized Foil Discard Filler Cards with Holofoil Stamp front and back. There are four of each general in French, three of each general in Japanese and two of each general in Italian. MTG Back.
This filler was never found in a Commander 2015 pack so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab


Commander 2015 (German, Simplified Chinese, Spanish) 7 X 7 Press Approval uncut sheet with 4 Overzized Foil Discard Filler Cards with Holofoil Stamp front and back. There are four of each general in German, three of each general in Simplified Chinese and two of each general in Spanish. MTG Back.
This filler was never found in a Commander 2015 pack so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab


Commander 2015 (German, Simplified Chinese, Spanish) 7 X 7 uncut sheet with 4 Overzized Foil Discard Filler Cards without Holofoil Stamp front close up. White back.
This filler was never found in a Commander 2015 pack so far, that's why it's not included in the Fillers tab

INTERNAL LINKS
Guru Lands
Test Prints, Press Checks and Production Anomalies
Compilation & Contents of Demo Boosters and Samplers, Topic on the forum
Alt 4th Filler Card?, Topic on the forum
Need help with fillers #55/#56, Topic on the forum
New Filler card to be added on the website, Topic on the forum
Where the 4 different M Fillers cards are coming from ?????, Topic on the forum
New Filler Card Mystery about the source, Topic on the forum


Fillers - Filler Cards
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001 Alternate Fourth Edition Filler CardFrom 4th Edition Alternate Starter Deck1995-05YES 
002 Black Border Filler Card From English Onslaught boosters
From English Mirrodin boosters
From Champions of Kamigawa boosters
From Magic 2010 boosters
From English Innistrad boosters
From Return to Ravnica boosters
From M14 redeemed set
From Conspiracy boosters
From Fate Reforged Prerelease seeded pack
From Dominaria boosters
From M19 deckbuilder's toolkit
2002-10
2003-10
2004-10
2009-07
2011-09
2012-09
2013-07
2014-06
2015-01
2018-04
2018-07
YES 
003FoilBlack Border Foil Filler CardFrom English Mirrodin boosters
From Champions of Kamigawa boosters
From Ravnica Theme deck
From Return to Ravnica boosters
2003-10
2004-10
2005-10
2012-09
004FoilBlack Border Foil Filler Card with Holofoil StampFrom From the Vault: Angels box set2015-08-21YES 
005 Black Border with Barcode Filler CardFrom M13 boosters
From Dragon's Maze Italian boosters
From Theros boosters
From Khans of Tarkir boosters
From Dragons of Tarkir boosters
From Eldritch Moon boosters ? (TO BE VERIFIED)
From Kaladesh boosters
From Aether Revolt boosters
2012-07
2013-04
2013-09
2014-09
2015-03
2016-07
2016-09
2017-01
YES 
006FoilBlack Border Foil with Barcode Filler CardFrom Journey Into Nyx boosters2014-04YES 
007 Black Border with Barcode/Black Border Filler CardFrom Eldritch Moon boosters ? (TO BE VERIFIED)Date unknownYES 
008FoilBlack Border Foil with Square Barcode Filler CardFrom Dark Ascension boosters2012-01YES 
009 Black Border/Black Border Filler CardFrom German Portal Second Age Demogame boosters with 2000 copyright date
From Portuguese Portal Second Age Demogame boosters
From Spanish Portal Second Age Demogame boosters
From English Starter 2000 Demogame boosters
From English with Dutch Rules Starter 2000 Demogame boosters
From Amonkhet Bundle (tokens pack)
2000
2000
2000
2000
2000
2017-04
010 Black Border/Face the Hydra Back Filler CardFrom Face the Hydra deck2013-09YES 
011 Black Border-Black Cross Filler CardFrom English Planechase Decks
From French Planechase Decks
From German Planechase Decks
2009-09
2009-09
2009-09
YES 
012 Black Border Stripes/Black Border Filler CardFrom French Dissension boosters
From Russian Dissension boosters
From English Gatecrash boosters
2006-05
2006-05
2013-01
YES 
013 Black Border Long Stripes Filler CardFrom English Innistrad boosters
From German Duel Decks: Ajani vs Nicol Bolas
2011-09
2011-09
014FoilBlack Border Long Stripes Foil Filler CardFrom English Innistrad boosters2011-09
015 Black/Black Border Filler CardFrom English Portal boosters1997-05
016FoilBlack Foil-White Cross Filler CardFrom Fire and Lightning Premium Series Deck2010-11YES 
017 Black Round Corner Filler Card From English Mirage boosters (TO BE VERIFIED) . There's no filler on Mirage sheets.
From English Urza Saga Special Delivery Preconstructed Theme Deck
From English Invasion Preconstructed Theme Decks
From English Judgment boosters
1996-10
1998-10-12
2000-10
2002-05
YES 
018 Black Round Corner - Beast of Burden Date/Symbol Filler CardFrom Urza's Legacy Prerelease Beast of Burden1999-02-06YES 
019FoilBlack Round Corner Foil Star Filler CardFrom Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Uncommon Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
From Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Rare Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
1999
1999
020 Black Round Corner - Glory Only Date Filler CardFrom Judgment Prerelease Glory2002-05-18YES 
021FoilBlack Round Corner Shiny/Foil Filler CardFrom Urza's Legacy boosters
From Judgment boosters
1999-02
2002-05
022 Black Square Corner Filler CardFrom Carta Mundi1996
023FoilBlack Square Corner Foil Star Filler CardFrom Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Uncommon Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
From Urza's Destiny Foil Common/Rare Uncut Sheet (Any 8 languages)
1999
1999
024 Discard Filler CardFrom M13 Event Deck
From Duel Decks: Sorin Vs Tibalt Deck
From Duel Decks: Speed vs. Cunning
From Duel Decks Anthology
From Fate Reforged Intro pack
From Duel Decks Elspeth vs. Kiora
From Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Regular sheet)
From Oath of the Gatewatch booster
From Commander 2016
From From Duel Decks: Mind vs. Might
Welcome Deck 2017
From Hour of Devastation
From Commander 2017
From Challenger Deck
From Commander 2018
2012-07-07
2013-03-15
2014-09-05
2014-12-05
2015-01-23
2015-02-27
2015-05-22
2016-01-22
2016-11-11
2017-03-31
2017-04-15
2017-07-08
2017-08-25
2018-04-06
2018-08-10
YES 
025FoilDiscard Foil Filler CardFrom Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Foil sheet)2015-05
026 Discard with Holofoil Stamp Filler CardFrom Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Regular sheet)2015-05YES 
027FoilDiscard Foil with Oval Holofoil Stamp Filler CardFrom Modern Masters 2015 Edition (From Foil sheet)2015-05YES 
028FoilDiscard Foil with Round Holofoil Stamp Filler CardSignature Spellbook: Jace2018-06-15YES 
029 Fifth Edition Filler CardFrom 5th Edition Starter Deck1997-03YES 
030FoilFoil White Filler CardFrom Production Department of WOTC
From English Dissension boosters
From Alara Reborn Booster
1998/1999
2006-05
2009-04
YES 
031FoilFoil White - One Top Side Black Border Filler CardFrom Lorwyn boosters2007-10
032 Gold Border Filler CardFrom 2003 World Championships Wolfgang Eder deck2003-?YES 
033 Mandria di Uri/Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Aurochs Herd/Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Darrell RicheFrom Coldsnap Italian boosters2006-07YES 
034 M Circle - Black Filler CardFrom 1996 Pro Tour Decks (TO BE VERIFIED)1996YES 
035 M Filler CardFrom 1996 Pro Tour Decks (TO BE VERIFIED)
From Urza's Block preconstructed decks. (TO BE VERIFIED)
From Urza's Legacy booster. (TO BE VERIFIED)
1996
1998-1999
1999
YES 
036 M White Border-M and Circle White-Grey Version 1 Filler CardSource unknownDate unknownYES 
037 M White Border-M and Circle White-Grey Version 2 Filler CardSource unknownDate unknownYES 
038 MTG Back/MTG Reversed Back Round Corner Filler Card From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
YES 
039 MTG Back/MTG Reversed Back Square Corner Filler Card From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
040 Overzized Archenemy Black Round Corner Filler CardFrom Archenemy Decks2010-06
041FoilOverzized Foil Commander Filler CardFrom Commander Decks2011-06
042 Oversized Planechase Filler cardFrom Planechase Game Decks2012-06
043 Silver Filler CardFrom Unglued boosters1998-08YES 
044 Silver Border Filler CardFrom Unhinged boosters2004-11
045 Troupeau d'aurochs/Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Aurochs Herd/Black Border Stripes Filler Card
Darrell RicheFrom Coldsnap French boosters2006-07YES 
046 Two Sides Black Border Filler CardFrom Planar Chaos Preconstructed Deck Endless March2007-02
047FoilTwo Sides Foil Black Border Filler CardFrom Conspiracy Prerelease pack and was supposed to be a foil promo Magister of Worth2014
048 Two Sides Black Border/Black Border Stripes Filler CardFrom Alara Reborn boosters
From Magic 2012 boosters
2009-04
2011-07
049FoilTwo Sides Foil Black Border/Black Border Stripes Filler CardFrom Alara Reborn boosters
From Scars of Mirrodin boosters
From Magic 2012 boosters
2009-04
2010-10
2011-07
050 Two Sides Large Black Border Filler CardFrom Theros boosters
From Theros redeemed set replacing basic lands
2013-09
2015
051 White Filler CardFrom WotC R&D Department (used for play test card)
From Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
Date unknown
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
YES 
052 White - Wren's Run Packmaster Date/No Gold Ink Filler CardFrom Lorwyn Prerelease Wren's Run Packmaster2007-09-29YES 
053 White-Black Filler CardFrom English Legions boosters2003-01
054FoilWhite Foil-Black Filler CardFrom English Legions boosters2003-01YES 
055FoilWhite Foil-Black Square Corner Filler CardFrom English Legions boosters2003-01YES 
056 White-Black-Feral Throwback Only Date Filler CardFrom Legions Prerelease Feral Throwback2003-01-25YES 
057 White/White Filler CardFrom P3K Simplified Chinese boosters1999-07YES 
 


Misprinted Fillers - Filler Cards
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001 Black Border with Barcode Misprint Filler CardFrom Theros boosters
From Khans of Tarkir boosters
2013-09
2014-09
YES 
002 Discard Misprint Version 1 Filler CardFrom Duel Decks Anthology (Jace vs. Chandra)2014-12-05YES 
003 Discard Misprint Version 2 Filler CardFrom Duel Decks Anthology (Jace vs. Chandra)2014-12-05YES 
004 MTG Back/MTG Reversed Back Misprint Round Corner Filler CardFrom Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
005 White/MTG Back Misprint Filler CardFrom Beatdown box sets
From English Seventh Edition boosters
From English Eighth Edition box sets
2000-10
2001-04
2003-07
 


Card Pack Supplement - Filler Cards
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001 Card Pack SupplementDifferent Promos boostersDate unknown