World Championships Decks Support Cards

Index | 1997 | 1998 | 1999 | 2000 | 2001 | 2002 | 2003 | 2004


As descendants of the Pro Tour decks, the World Championships decks are a series of high profile preconstructed decks for experienced players. Imitating the four most successful deck archetypes present at the annual World Championships, four new decks are released each year. All cards of these decks feature a golden border, a signature of the appropriate player, and a special backside and are therefore not tournament-legal. The decks are sold individually, but all decks of the same year share the same front.

Part of each deck is a bio card which provides some background of each player, a deck list card which lists the content of each deck, and a deck overview card which explains in short the core strategy of each deck released in the same year. Additionally, 12 blank cards are added to raise the number of cards per deck to 90.

Usually all blank cards are identical in each deck. However, in case of the 1999 World Championships deck by Kai Budde, a single blank card with bevelled edges was inserted, while all other 11 blank cards of that specific deck have plain edges.

For the 1998 World Championships, each individual decks were sold also bundled with a 60 minutes VHS video named "Road to the 1998 World Championships" (WOC82500) released in 1998 with an original retail price of $11.95.

2004 San Francisco was the last World Championships Decks released by Wizards of the Coast.
Ask Wizards - March, 2006

Q: "When are the 2005 World Championship decks scheduled to be released, and which decks will they be?"
--Paul
Hanover, New Hampshire, USA

A: From Jake Theis, Assistant Brand Manager for Magic: The Gathering:

"Hey Paul,

"We currently have no plans to release the 2005 World Championship decks. We try to have a full product offering for our fans, and the increased popularity of the Fat Pack seems to have gobbled up the demand for a fourth Magic product (after Boosters, Tournament Packs, and Theme Decks). Sorry, Paul.


Errors, misprints and typos. 13 cards are concerned
1998 Brian Selden Deck List: City of Brass only Chronicles (No Fifth Edition)
1998 Brian Selden Deck List: Lobotomy Visions instead of Tempest.
1998 Brian Selden Deck List: Orcish Settler instead of Orcish Settlers.
1998 Brian Selden Deck List: Pyroblast only Ice Age (no Fifth Edition)
1998 Ben Rubin Deck List: Pyroblast only Ice Age (no Fifth Edition)
1998 Randy Buehler Deck List: Force Spike only Legends (no Fifth Edition)
1998 Randy Buehler Deck List: Memory Lapse only Homelands (no Fifth Edition)
2000 John Finkel Deck List: Island only from Classic Edition (no Urza's Saga and Mercadian Masques).
2000 Janosch Kühn Deck List: Forest and Mountain only from Classic Edition (no Urza's Saga and Mercadian Masques).
2000 Janosch Kühn Deck List: Stone Rain only from Classic Edition (no Mercadian Masques).
2000 Nicolas Labarre Deck List: Forest only from Classic Edition (no Urza's Saga and Mercadian Masques).
2000 Tom van de Logt Deck List: Island and Plains only from Classic Edition (no Urza's Saga and Mercadian Masques).
2000 Tom van de Logt Deck List: Counterspell only from Classic Edition (no Mercadian Masques).


1997 World Championships deck (WOC06607)


1998 World Championships deck (WOC16613)


1999 World Championships deck (WOC06078)


2000 Janosch Kühn World Championships sealed deck (WOC06184) front and side


2001 World Championships deck (WOC88170)


Carlos Romão, Sim Han How, Brian Kibler and Raphael Levy 2002 World Championships decks


Daniel Zink, Dave Humpherys, Wolfgang Eder and Peer Kröger 2003 World Championships decks


Julien Nuijten, Aeo Paquette, Manuel Bevand and Gabriel Nassif 2004 World Championships decks


Road to the 1998 World Championships video sealed with Brian Hacker Deck


Road to the 1998 World Championships sealed video front and back

EXTERNAL LINKS
1997 World Championship Decks, Sideboard
1997 World Championships 1997, Event Coverage
"The "Buelher" 1998 deck, Magic Arcana
1998 World Championships Coverage
1999 World Championship Decks
World Championship Decks 1999, Feature Article
1999 Magic: The Gathering World Championships
2000 World Championship Decks
World Championship Decks 2000, Feature Article
2000 World Championship
Pro Players as Magic Cards, Sideboard
World Championship Decks 2001, Old Link
World Championship Decks 2001, Feature Article
Tom van de Logt 2001 World Championship Theme Deck
Alex Borteh 2001 World Championship Theme Deck
Antoine Ruel 2001 World Championship Theme Deck, Old Link
Jan Tomcani 2001 World Championship Theme Deck, Old Link
2001 World Championships Coverage
World Championship Decks 2002, Old Link
World Championship Decks 2002, Feature Article
Brian Kibler World Championship Decks 2002 Theme Deck
Carlos Romão World Championship Decks 2002 Theme Deck
Raphael Levy World Championship Decks 2002 Theme Deck
Sim Han How World Championship Decks 2002 Theme Deck
2002 World Championships Coverage, Old Link
2002 World Championships Coverage
World Championship 2002 Standard Decks, Feature Article
World Championship Decks 2003, Old Link
2003 World Championship Decks 2003, Feature Article
Daniel Zink 2003 World Championship Theme Deck
Dave Humpherys 2003 World Championship Theme Deck
Wolfgang Eder 2003 World Championship Theme Deck
Peer Kröger 2003 World Championship Theme Deck
Live Coverage of 2003 World Championship
2004 World Championship Decks, Old Link
World Championship Decks 2004, Feature Article
Julien Nuijten 2004 World Championship Theme Deck
Aeo Paquette 2004 World Championship Theme Deck
Manuel Bevand 2004 World Championship Theme Deck
Gabriel Nassif 2004 World Championship Theme Deck
2004 World Championships, Nuijten, Nassif Dominate Worlds, September 1-5, 2004

INTERNAL LINKS
World Championships Decks Support Cards
World Cards
MTG 1997 World Championships on ESPN2 Magnet
World Championships Playmats


1997 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card1997 World Championships decks1997-?YES 
002 Deck Overview Card1997 World Championships decks1997-?YES 
003 Jakub Šlemr Bio Card1997 World Championships Jakub Šlemr deck1997-?YES 
004 Jakub Šlemr Deck List Card1997 World Championships Jakub Šlemr deck1997-?YES 
005 Janosch Kühn Bio Card1997 World Championships Janosch Kühn deck1997-?YES 
006 Janosch Kühn Deck List Card1997 World Championships Janosch Kühn deck1997-?YES 
007 Svend Geertsen Bio Card1997 World Championships Svend Geertsen deck1997-?YES 
008 Svend Geertsen Deck List Card1997 World Championships Svend Geertsen deck1997-?YES 
009 Paul McCabe Bio Card1997 World Championships Paul McCabe deck1997-?YES 
010 Paul McCabe Deck List Card1997 World Championships Paul McCabe deck1997-?YES 
 


1998 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card1998 World Championships decks1998-?YES 
002 Deck Overview Card1998 World Championships decks1998-?YES 
003 Brian Selden Bio Card1998 World Championships Brian Selden deck1998-?YES 
004 Brian Selden Deck List Card1998 World Championships Brian Selden deck1998-?YES 
005 Ben Rubin Bio Card1998 World Championships Ben Rubin deck1998-?YES 
006 Ben Rubin Deck List Card1998 World Championships Ben Rubin deck1998-?YES 
007 Brian Hacker Bio Card1998 World Championships Brian Hacker deck1998-?YES 
008 Brian Hacker Deck List Card1998 World Championships Brian Hacker deck1998-?YES 
009 Randy Buehler Bio Card1998 World Championships Randy Buehler deck1998-?YES 
010 Randy Buehler Deck List Card1998 World Championships Randy Buehler deck1998-?YES 
 


1999 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card Version 11999 World Championships decks1999-?YES 
002 Blank Card Version 21999 World Championships Kai Budde deck1999-?YES 
003 Deck Overview Card1999 World Championships decks1999-?YES 
004 Kai Budde Bio Card1999 World Championships Kai Budde deck1999-?YES 
005 Kai Budde Deck List Card1999 World Championships Kai Budde deck1999-?YES 
006 Mark Le Pine Bio Card1999 World Championships Mark Le Pine deck1999-?YES 
007 Mark Le Pine Deck List Card1999 World Championships Mark Le Pine deck1999-?YES 
008 Matt Linde Bio Card1999 World Championships Matt Linde deck1999-?YES 
009 Matt Linde Deck List Card1999 World Championships Matt Linde deck1999-?YES 
010 Jakub Šlemr Bio Card1999 World Championships Jakub Šlemr deck1999-?YES 
011 Jakub Šlemr Deck List Card1999 World Championships Jakub Šlemr deck1999-?YES 
 


2000 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card2000 World Championships decks2000-?YES 
002 Deck Overview Card2000 World Championships decks2000-?YES 
003 John Finkel Bio Card2000 World Championships John Finkel deck2000-?YES 
004 John Finkel Deck List Card2000 World Championships John Finkel deck2000-?YES 
005 Janosch Kühn Bio Card2000 World Championships Janosch Kühn deck2000-?YES 
006 Janosch Kühn Deck List Card2000 World Championships Janosch Kühn deck2000-?YES 
007 Nicolas Labarre Bio Card2000 World Championships Nicolas Labarre deck2000-?YES 
008 Nicolas Labarre Deck List Card2000 World Championships Nicolas Labarre deck2000-?YES 
009 Tom van de Logt Bio Card2000 World Championships Tom van de Logt deck2000-?YES 
010 Tom van de Logt Deck List Card2000 World Championships Tom van de Logt deck2000-?YES 
 


2001 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card2001 World Championships decks2001-?YES 
002 Deck Overview Card2001 World Championships decks2001-?YES 
003 Tom van de Logt Bio Card2001 World Championships Tom van de Logt deck2001-?YES 
004 Tom van de Logt Deck List Card2001 World Championships Tom van de Logt deck2001-?YES 
005 Alex Borteh Bio Card2001 World Championships Alex Borteh deck2001-?YES 
006 Alex Borteh Deck List Card2001 World Championships Alex Borteh deck2001-?YES 
007 Antoine Ruel Bio Card2001 World Championships Antoine Ruel deck2001-?YES 
008 Antoine Ruel Deck List Card2001 World Championships Antoine Ruel deck2001-?YES 
009 Jan Tomcani Bio Card2001 World Championships Jan Tomcani deck2001-?YES 
010 Jan Tomcani Deck List Card2001 World Championships Jan Tomcani deck2001-?YES 
 


2002 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card2002 World Championships decks2002-?YES 
002 Deck Overview Card2002 World Championships decks2002-?YES 
003 Carlos Romão Bio Card2002 World Championships Carlos Romão deck2002-?YES 
004 Carlos Romão Deck List Card2002 World Championships Carlos Romão deck2002-?YES 
005 Sim Han How Bio Card2002 World Championships Sim Han How deck2002-?YES 
006 Sim Han How Deck List Card2002 World Championships Sim Han How deck2002YES 
007 Brian Kibler Bio Card2002 World Championships Brian Kibler deck2002-?YES 
008 Brian Kibler Deck List Card2002 World Championships Brian Kibler deck2002-?YES 
009 Raphael Levy Bio Card2002 World Championships Raphael Levy deck2002-?YES 
010 Raphael Levy Deck List Card2002 World Championships Raphael Levy deck2002-?YES 
 


2003 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card2003 World Championships decks2003-?YES 
002 Deck Overview Card2003 World Championships decks2003-?YES 
003 Daniel Zink Bio Card2003 World Championships Daniel Zink deck2003-?YES 
004 Daniel Zink Deck List Card2003 World Championships Daniel Zink deck2003YES 
005 Dave Humpherys Bio Card2003 World Championships Dave Humpherys deck2003-?YES 
006 Dave Humpherys Deck List Card2003 World Championships Dave Humpherys deck2003-?YES 
007 Wolfgang Eder Bio Card2003 World Championships Wolfgang Eder deck2003-?YES 
008 Wolfgang Eder Deck List Card2003 World Championships Wolfgang Eder deck2003YES 
009 Peer Kröger Bio Card2003 World Championships Peer Kröger deck2003-?YES 
010 Peer Kröger Deck List Card2003 World Championships Peer Kröger deck2003YES 
 


2004 - World Championships Decks Support Cards
SETNUMCARDNAMEARTISTSOURCEDATEINFO
001 Blank Card2004 World Championships decks2004-?YES 
002 Deck Overview Card2004 World Championships decks2004-?YES 
003 Julien Nuijten Bio Card2004 World Championships Julien Nuijten deck2004-?YES 
004 Julien Nuijten Deck List Card2004 World Championships Julien Nuijten deck2004-?YES 
005 Aeo Paquette Bio Card2004 World Championships Aeo Paquette deck2004-?YES 
006 Aeo Paquette Deck List Card2004 World Championships Aeo Paquette deck2004-?YES 
007 Manuel Bevand Bio Card2004 World Championships Manuel Bevand deck2004-?YES 
008 Manuel Bevand Deck List Card2004 World Championships Manuel Bevand deck2004-?YES 
009 Gabriel Nassif Bio Card2004 World Championships Gabriel Nassif deck2004-?YES 
010 Gabriel Nassif Deck List Card2004 World Championships Gabriel Nassif deck2004-?YES