Collectors' Edition

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The backs of all CE cards featured a distinctive gold border.
A sealed CE box.

The Collectors' Edition of Magic: The Gathering was released in December 1993. Approximately 9000 sets were printed for the U.S. and Canada ("CE"), and another 5000 were printed for international release ("ICE"). The boxes (WOC6800, ISBN 4281806800) retailed originally for US$49.95.

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

Existing sets

The original announcement for the sets said that there were to be 10000 sets of the CE sets printed but, quoted in this newsgroup posting, Peter Adkison stated:

"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."

Over time, a vast majority of the sets have been opened for various reasons, such as for play, storage in card binders, or individual sale. Some of the cards, especially the ones representing the Power 9, were made into counterfeits, usually by rounding the corners and either "re-backing" them or carefully scraping the gold layer off.

Contents

Here follows a list of the contents of the set, arranged according to the order packaged within the sealed groups.

Pack 1 Pack 2 Pack 3
  1. Timetwister
  2. Armageddon
  3. Aspect of Wolf
  4. Wheel of Fortune
  5. Darkpact
  6. Dingus Egg
  7. Underground Sea
  8. Wrath of God
  9. Web
  10. Power Surge
  11. Mind Twist
  12. Stasis
  13. Braingeyser
  14. Veteran Bodyguard
  15. Fastbond
  16. Rock Hydra
  17. Nether Shadow
  18. Time Walk
  19. Blessing
  20. Kudzu
  21. Shivan Dragon
  22. Will-O-The-Wisp
  23. Island
  24. Drain Power
  25. Reverse Damage
  26. Time Vault
  27. Living Artifact
  28. Plateau
  29. Two-Headed Giant of Foriys
  30. Royal Assassin
  31. Nevinyrrals Disk
  32. Island
  33. Jayemdae Tome
  34. Sedge Troll
  35. Clockwork Beast
  36. Copy Artifact
  37. Kormus Bell
  38. Purelace
  39. Verduran Enchantress
  40. Helm of Chatzuk
  41. Earthquake
  42. Scrubland
  43. Demonic Hordes
  44. Mana Vault
  45. Mox Jet
  46. Thoughtlace
  47. Personal Incarnation
  48. Living Lands
  49. Illusionary Mask
  50. Goblin King
  51. Fork
  52. Bayou
  53. Howling Mine
  54. Demonic Attorney
  55. Gauntlet of Might
  1. Psionic Blast
  2. Phantasmal Forces
  3. Crystal Rod
  4. Green Ward
  5. Plains
  6. Karma
  7. Juggernaut
  8. Wall of Brambles
  9. Forest
  10. Channel
  11. Camouflage
  12. Goblin Balloon Brigade
  13. Mountain
  14. Dwarven Demolition Team
  15. Hypnotic Specter
  16. Swamp
  17. Black Knight
  18. Cursed Land
  19. Black Vise
  20. Phantom Monster
  21. Siren's Call
  22. Red Ward
  23. Resurrection
  24. Wall of Swords
  25. Celestial Prism
  26. Plains
  27. Wanderlust
  28. Lifeforce
  29. Forest
  30. Wooden Sphere
  31. Dragon Whelp
  32. Mountain
  33. Tunnel
  34. Uthden Troll
  35. Glasses of Urza
  36. Wall of Water
  37. Water Elemental
  38. Lance
  39. Plains
  40. Jade Statue
  41. Blue Ward
  42. Regrowth
  43. Ley Druid
  44. Forest
  45. Mountain
  46. Fire Elemental
  47. Wall of Fire
  48. Soul Net
  49. Sacrifice
  50. Scavenging Ghoul
  51. Gloom
  52. Swamp
  53. Wall of Air
  54. Island
  55. Air Elemental
  1. Island
  2. Flight
  3. Psychic Venom
  4. Island
  5. Circle of Protection: Green
  6. Plains
  7. Samite Healer
  8. Forest
  9. Craw Wurm
  10. Forest
  11. Fog
  12. Stone Rain
  13. Gray Ogre
  14. Mountain
  15. Earthbind
  16. Weakness
  17. Swamp
  18. Drain Life
  19. Island
  20. Blue Elemental Blast
  21. Phantasmal Terrain
  22. Island
  23. Holy Strength
  24. Disenchant
  25. Plains
  26. Pearled Unicorn
  27. Shanodin Dryads
  28. Forest
  29. Regeneration
  30. Mountain
  31. Disintegrate
  32. Hurloon Minotaur
  33. Mountain
  34. Raise Dead
  35. Swamp
  36. Pestilence
  37. Swamp
  38. Merfolk of the Pearl Trident
  39. Island
  40. Spell Blast
  41. Circle of Protection: White
  42. Mesa Pegasus
  43. Plains
  44. Holy Armor
  45. Forest
  46. Grizzly Bears
  47. Stream of Life
  48. Forest
  49. Mountain
  50. Dwarven Warriors
  51. Firebreathing
  52. Scathe Zombies
  53. Swamp
  54. Terror
  55. Paralyze
Pack 4 Pack 5 Pack 6
  1. Creature Bond
  2. Island
  3. Island
  4. Invisibility
  5. Circle of Protection: Red
  6. Healing Salve
  7. Plains
  8. Wild Growth
  9. Forest
  10. Ironroot Treefolk
  11. Tranquility
  12. Mountain
  13. Fireball
  14. Mons's Goblin Raiders
  15. Mountain
  16. Swamp
  17. Drudge Skeletons
  18. Unholy Strength
  19. Jump
  20. Island
  21. Prodigal Sorcerer
  22. Power Leak
  23. Plains
  24. Circle of Protection: Blue
  25. Guardian Angel
  26. Plains
  27. Forest
  28. Scryb Sprites
  29. Llanowar Elves
  30. Ironclaw Orcs
  31. Red Elemental Blast
  32. Mountain
  33. False Orders
  34. Dark Ritual
  35. Plague Rats
  36. Swamp
  37. Fear
  38. Power Sink
  39. Twiddle
  40. Island
  41. Plains
  42. Benalish Hero
  43. Circle of Protection: Black
  44. Mountain
  45. Giant Growth
  46. Forest
  47. Wall of Wood
  48. War Mammoth
  49. Hill Giant
  50. Shatter
  51. Mountain
  52. Swamp
  53. Frozen Shade
  54. Swamp
  55. Sinkhole
  56. Sea Serpent
  57. Island
  58. Unsummon
  59. Death Ward
  60. Plains
  61. Giant Spider
  62. Forest
  63. Lightning Bolt
  64. Mountain
  65. Howl from Beyond
  66. Swamp
  1. Sol Ring
  2. Consecrate Land
  3. Plains
  4. Serra Angel
  5. Conservator
  6. Ice Storm
  7. Wall of Ice
  8. Forest
  9. Basalt Monolith
  10. Flashfires
  11. Orcish Artillery
  12. Simulacrum
  13. Bog Wraith
  14. Swamp
  15. Animate Artifact
  16. Clone
  17. Icy Manipulator
  18. Plains
  19. Conversion
  20. White Ward
  21. Obsianus Golem
  22. Lure
  23. Forest
  24. Tsunami
  25. Hurricane
  26. Copper Tablet
  27. Wall of Stone
  28. Iron Star
  29. Mountain
  30. Earth Elemental
  31. Evil Presence
  32. Sengir Vampire
  33. Swamp
  34. Counterspell
  35. Steal Artifact
  36. Island
  37. Lifetap
  38. Swords to Plowshares
  39. Plains
  40. Ivory Cup
  41. Castle
  42. Forest
  43. Thicket Basilisk
  44. Instill Energy
  45. Keldon Warlord
  46. Mountain
  47. Living Wall
  48. Burrowing
  49. Deathgrip
  50. Swamp
  51. Wall of Bone
  52. Animate Dead
  53. Throne of Bone
  54. Feedback
  55. Control Magic
  56. Black Ward
  57. White Knight
  58. Library of Leng
  59. Berserk
  60. Rod of Ruin
  61. Orcish Oriflamme
  62. Stone Giant
  63. Mountain
  64. Demonic Tutor
  65. Nettling Imp
  66. Swamp
  1. Island Sanctuary
  2. Pirate Ship
  3. Balance
  4. Island
  5. Gaea's Liege
  6. Smoke
  7. Deathlace
  8. Tropical Island
  9. Ankh of Mishra
  10. Zombie Master
  11. Lich
  12. Island
  13. Volcanic Eruption
  14. Volcanic Island
  15. Mahamoti Djinn
  16. Farmstead
  17. Force of Nature
  18. Roc of Kher Ridges
  19. Warp Artifact
  20. Lord of Atlantis
  21. The Hive
  22. Chaoslace
  23. Forcefield
  24. Word of Command
  25. Vesuvan Doppelganger
  26. Savannah Lions
  27. Meekstone
  28. Timber Wolves
  29. Mox Pearl
  30. Granite Gargoyle
  31. Badlands
  32. Contract from Below
  33. Cyclopean Tomb
  34. Birds of Paradise
  35. Mana Short
  36. Crusade
  37. Natural Selection
  38. Taiga
  39. Mana Flare
  40. Lord of the Pit
  41. Disrupting Scepter
  42. Blaze of Glory
  43. Mox Ruby
  44. Cockatrice
  45. Magical Hack
  46. Northern Paladin
  47. Fungusaur
  48. Raging River
  49. Mox Sapphire
  50. Bad Moon
  51. Black Lotus
  52. Ancestral Recall
  53. Righteousness
  54. Savannah
  55. Lifelace
  56. Chaos Orb
  57. Sleight of Mind
  58. Tundra
  59. Animate Wall
  60. Sunglasses of Urza
  61. Elvish Archers
  62. Mox Emerald
  63. Manabarbs
  64. Jade Monolith
  65. Nightmare
  66. Winter Orb
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