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Magic: the Gathering Set Identifier

What does the back of the card look like?

Magic: the Gathering Card Back - Black
Magic: the Gathering Card Back - International Edition
Magic: the Gathering Card Back - Collector's Edition
Card Back - World Championship

All non-token/advertising Magic: the Gathering cards, to date, should have a back that looks like one of the above images.

  1. Black bordered with rounded edges
  2. Gold bordered with square edges and “International Edition” printed in the middle
  3. Gold bordered with square edges and “Collector’s Edition” printed in the middle
  4. Completely black with a reference to a World Championship event

This identifier system is based on the document produced by Mainstream Design (2001), and updated by 108Bits (2018), and Vince (2019). It has been updated by The Relentless Dragon, in 2021. All symbols, images, and set/card names are the property of Wizards of the Coast, a division of Hasbro, Inc., and used under educational fair use.