Collector's Edition Box Set Cards

Index | 1993


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The Collectors' Edition of Magic: The Gathering was released in December 1993. 10000 sets were printed for the U.S. and Canada ("CE"). The set (WOC6800, ISBN 4281806800) retailed originally for US $49.95 and was printed in Belgium by Carta Mundi.

Each set was sold in a collector's box with 363 cards. This included one of each of the 302 cards from the Limited Edition Beta printing plus an additional 61 basic land cards. The cards were separated into 6 plastic-wrapped groups. The sorting and order of the cards related to the printing sheets and sorting process used, which explains the rare Islands.

The front are identical to the Beta printing, but have square corners. The reverse side has gold borders around the edges and gold printing saying "Collector's Edition".

The bottom of the box has this message:
"This special collectors' edition of Magic: The Gathering contains all 302 cards from the original Deckmaster series of playable trading cards. The complete set is augmented with duplicates of the many land cards, making a total of 363 cards. These cards are produced in a special collectors' format with square-cut corners and gold borders. So pick up the Magic: The Gathering Collectors' Edition and explore the whole world in one box."

According to Peter Adkison:

"Originally we were only going to do 10,000 factory sets, and we announced it that way. But then sales started coming in for WAY more than that. And then it started to take off in Europe. So, we decided to print another 5,000 for distribution primarily overseas, and call those the International Editions. Originally we intended to sell the Collectors Edition ones only in the US and Canada, and the International Editions only overseas.

But then the printer shorted us nearly 10% of the print run, i.e., nearly 1,000 less than what we ordered, on the Collectors Edition cards. And, as I said, we had orders for way more than 10,000 to begin with so the distributors (and consequently the retailers, and consequently y'all) were already pissed off (or would have been) at being pro-rated. Rather than pro-rate them again, we substituted in some of the International Editions."
I don't know if that was exactly the best thing to do, but, well, it seemed so at the time and so far no one has complained. There ya have it!

Sealed Pack 1 (55 cards)

Timetwister
Armageddon
Aspect of Wolf
Wheel of Fortune
Darkpact
Dingus Egg
Underground Sea
Wrath of God
Web
Power Surge
Mind Twist
Stasis
Braingeyser
Veteran Bodyguard
Fastbond
Rock Hydra
Nether Shadow
Time Walk
Blessing
Kudzu
Shivan Dragon
Will-O-The-Wisp
Island
Drain Power
Reverse Damage
Time Vault
Living Artifact
Plateau
Two-Headed Giant of Foriys
Royal Assassin
Nevinyrrals Disk
Island
Jayemdae Tome
Sedge Troll
Clockwork Beast
Copy Artifact
Kormus Bell
Purelace
Verduran Enchantress
Helm of Chatzuk
Earthquake
Scrubland
Demonic Hordes
Mana Vault
Mox Jet
Thoughtlace
Personal Incarnation
Living Lands
Illusionary Mask
Goblin King
Fork
Bayou
Howling Mine
Demonic Attorney
Gauntlet of Might

Sealed Pack 2 (55 cards)

Psionic Blast
Phantasmal Forces
Crystal Rod
Green Ward
Plains
Karma
Juggernaut
Wall of Brambles
Forest
Channel
Camouflage
Goblin Balloon Brigade
Mountain
Dwarven Demolition Team
Hypnotic Specter
Swamp
Black Knight
Cursed Land
Black Vise
Phantom Monster
Siren's Call
Red Ward
Resurrection
Wall of Swords
Celestial Prism
Plains
Wanderlust
Lifeforce
Forest
Wooden Sphere
Dragon Whelp
Mountain
Tunnel
Uthden Troll
Glasses of Urza
Wall of Water
Water Elemental
Lance
Plains
Jade Statue
Blue Ward
Regrowth
Ley Druid
Forest
Mountain
Fire Elemental
Wall of Fire
Soul Net
Sacrifice
Scavenging Ghoul
Gloom
Swamp
Wall of Air
Island
Air Elemental

Sealed Pack 3 (55 cards)

Island
Flight
Psychic Venom
Island
Circle of Protection: Green
Plains
Samite Healer
Forest
Craw Wurm
Forest
Fog
Stone Rain
Gray Ogre
Mountain
Earthbind
Weakness
Swamp
Drain Life
Island
Blue Elemental Blast
Phantasmal Terrain
Island
Holy Strength
Disenchant
Plains
Pearled Unicorn
Shanodin Dryads
Forest
Regeneration
Mountain
Disintegrate
Hurloon Minotaur
Mountain
Raise Dead
Swamp
Pestilence
Swamp
Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
Island
Spell Blast
Circle of Protection: White
Mesa Pegasus
Plains
Holy Armor
Forest
Grizzly Bears
Stream of Life
Forest
Mountain
Dwarven Warriors
Firebreathing
Scathe Zombies
Swamp
Terror
Paralyze

Sealed Pack 4 (66 cards)

Creature Bond
Island
Island
Invisibility
Circle of Protection: Red
Healing Salve
Plains
Wild Growth
Forest
Ironroot Treefolk
Tranquility
Mountain
Fireball
Mons's Goblin Raiders
Mountain
Swamp
Drudge Skeletons
Unholy Strength
Jump
Island
Prodigal Sorcerer
Power Leak
Plains
Circle of Protection: Blue
Guardian Angel
Plains
Forest
Scryb Sprites
Llanowar Elves
Ironclaw Orcs
Red Elemental Blast
Mountain
False Orders
Dark Ritual
Plague Rats
Swamp
Fear
Power Sink
Twiddle
Island
Plains
Benalish Hero
Circle of Protection: Black
Mountain
Giant Growth
Forest
Wall of Wood
War Mammoth
Hill Giant
Shatter
Mountain
Swamp
Frozen Shade
Swamp
Sinkhole
Sea Serpent
Island
Unsummon
Death Ward
Plains
Giant Spider
Forest
Lightning Bolt
Mountain
Howl from Beyond
Swamp

Sealed Pack 5 (66 cards)

Sol Ring
Consecrate Land
Plains
Serra Angel
Conservator
Ice Storm
Wall of Ice
Forest
Basalt Monolith
Flashfires
Orcish Artillery
Simulacrum
Bog Wraith
Swamp
Animate Artifact
Clone
Icy Manipulator
Plains
Conversion
White Ward
Obsianus Golem
Lure
Forest
Tsunami
Hurricane
Copper Tablet
Wall of Stone
Iron Star
Mountain
Earth Elemental
Evil Presence
Sengir Vampire
Swamp
Counterspell
Steal Artifact
Island
Lifetap
Swords to Plowshares
Plains
Ivory Cup
Castle
Forest
Thicket Basilisk
Instill Energy
Keldon Warlord
Mountain
Living Wall
Burrowing
Deathgrip
Swamp
Wall of Bone
Animate Dead
Throne of Bone
Feedback
Control Magic
Black Ward
White Knight
Library of Leng
Berserk
Rod of Ruin
Orcish Oriflamme
Stone Giant
Mountain
Demonic Tutor
Nettling Imp
Swamp

Sealed Pack 6 (66 cards)

Island Sanctuary
Pirate Ship
Balance
Island
Gaea's Liege
Smoke
Deathlace
Tropical Island
Ankh of Mishra
Zombie Master
Lich
Island
Volcanic Eruption
Volcanic Island
Mahamoti Djinn
Farmstead
Force of Nature
Roc of Kher Ridges
Warp Artifact
Lord of Atlantis
The Hive
Chaoslace
Forcefield
Word of Command
Vesuvan Doppelganger
Savannah Lions
Meekstone
Timber Wolves
Mox Pearl
Granite Gargoyle
Badlands
Contract from Below
Cyclopean Tomb
Birds of Paradise
Mana Short
Crusade
Natural Selection
Taiga
Mana Flare
Lord of the Pit
Disrupting Scepter
Blaze of Glory
Mox Ruby
Cockatrice
Magical Hack
Northern Paladin
Fungusaur
Raging River
Mox Sapphire
Bad Moon
Black Lotus
Ancestral Recall
Righteousness
Savannah
Lifelace
Chaos Orb
Sleight of Mind
Tundra
Animate Wall
Sunglasses of Urza
Elvish Archers
Mox Emerald
Manabarbs
Jade Monolith
Nightmare
Winter Orb


Collectors' Edition Card Back


Collectors' Edition product shot

EXTERNAL LINKS
Collectors' Edition, Magic Arcana
Collectors' Edition Contents

INTERNAL LINKS
International Edition Box Set Cards


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