Summer Magic

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When the Revised Edition was in production in 1994, a number of problems with the set became apparent. The colors were washed out, the picture for 'Serendib Efreet' was wrong, and there was a growing concern with the Satanic images on some of the cards. The solution was to print a fixed version of the Revised Edition, code-named "Edgar", which has since come to be known as Summer Magic because it was printed in the summer of 1994. The cards were distributed in regular Revised Edition boosters – no Summer edition starters were produced.

Despite its intended function as a fixed Revised Edition, there were problems with Summer Magic. On some cards, the colors were too dark. 'Serendib Efreet' had its artwork corrected, but the artist credit was not. The artist name for 'Plateau' was not corrected. 'Hurricane' was printed with a blue border and became the most famous and most desired Summer Magic card of all. Because of all these flaws, the entire print run was recalled and destroyed which led to the great Revised Edition shortage of 1994. However, a few booster boxes survived and were shipped to locations in the U.S. and England. Probable locations include Texas and Ireland.

Summer Magic cards can best be recognized by their prominent 1994 copyright date (a feature missing in Revised), as well as their richer colors.

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