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Magic 2014

M14-symbol M14 Magic 2014, Magic's annual core set, features great new cards like Archangel of Thune, Kalonian Hydra, Garruk, Caller of Beasts, Xathrid Necromancer and Chandra Pyromaster, as well as powerhouse reprints like Mutavault, Scavenging Ooze, and the planeswalkers Jace, Liliana and Ajani.

Magic 2013

Magic-2013-logo Magic 2013 -- For the first time, a core set includes a gold card, Nicol Bolas Planeswalker. New mythic rares include the powerful Ajani Caller of the Pride, Liliana of the Dark Realms, Thundermaw Dragon and Sublime Archangel. M13 also presents the return of the Exalted mechanic and favorite cards like Rancor, Serra Avenger, Serra Avatar, Vampire Nocturnus, Gilded Lotus and Akroma's Memorial!

Magic 2012

Magic2012sign Magic 2012 -- The M12 core set is the first to print never before seen planeswalkers, in this case new versions of Chandra, Jace and Garruk. This core set features the return of the Bloodthirst keyword as well as many tournament staples such as Mana Leak, Incinerate, and Llanowar Elves.

Magic 2011

Mtg2011coresetlogo Magic 2011 -- Wizards of the Coast's 12th mtg expansion, this is the first core set to heavily feature a non-evergreen keyword, in this case the Scry mechanic. M11 Magic 2011 is the second to include new cards in a base set, such as the Titan cycle: Frost Titan, Inferno Titan, Primeval Titan, Sun Titan, and Grave Titan, the all-star Fauna Shaman and the amazing Knight Exemplar, and features the return of planeswalkers and mythic rares. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

Magic 2010

M10-logo Magic 2010 -- M10 Magic 2010 is the first core set to feature mythic rares, and marks the first reprinting of the powerful planeswalkers Garruk Wildspeaker, Liliana Vess, Ajani Goldmane, Jace Beleren, and Chandra Nalaar. Magic 2010 is also the first core set to print entirely new cards, such as the popular Baneslayer Angel and Vampire Nocturnus. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

10th Edition

Logo_tenth 10th Edition -- Wizards of the Coast's 10th Edition expansion is notable for being the first core set printed with black-bordered card frames. The set features Legends in a core set for the first time, such as Phage the Untouchable and Squee, Goblin Nabob, and reprints a variety of staples and powerful spells such as Crucible of Worlds, Wrath of God, and Pithing Needle. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

9th Edition

9e_core_set_logo 9th Edition -- Magic's 9th Edition consists of white-bordered reprints of cards from the game's glorious past, including many tournament staples like Llanowar Elves, Mana Leak, and the Ice Age and Apocalypse Painlands, as well as fan favorites such as Lord of the Undead, Elvish Piper, and Howling Mine. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

8th Edition

Logo_8th 8th Edition -- Wizard's 8th Edition core set is the first to feature the "modern" card-face, and includes notable cards such as City of Brass, Blood Moon, and Bribery. Eighth Edition marks the 10th Anniversary of Magic and to celebrate the event, this set was created with a very special concept in mind: it contains at least one new card never before printed in a Core Set from every Magic expansion ever produced by Wizards* (34 sets in all!). Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

7th Edition

7th Though 7th Edition is a collection of reprints of cards from Magic's past, new art was used for every card in the set. 7th Edition is the first core expansion to feature foil cards. White-bordered favorites in this set include Lord of Atlantis and Birds of Paradise. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

6th Edition

Logo_6th Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game set description, 6th Edition -- 6th Edition is perhaps most remarkable for marking a drastic overhaul of Magic's rules, transforming the game. Magic the Gathering "Classic" included the powerful Mystical Tutor, Vampiric Tutor, Enlightened Tutor, and Worldly Tutor, as well as blasts from the past like Armageddon and Zombie Master. Classic features 350 cards, including cards from these Magic expansions: Visions, Mirage, Alliances, and Weatherlight. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

5th Edition

5th Edition -- Wizards of the Coast continued to refine the base card pool with the massive 449 card 5th Edition core set. Standout cards in this set include Necropotence, Ball Lightning, and Sylvan Library. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

4th Edition

4th Edition -- Magic the Gathering continued its amazing rise with the 4th Edition core set. This white-bordered expansion includes still popular cards such as Swords to Plowshares, The Rack, Land Tax, and Balance. Released in April 1995, Fourth Edition was a new version of the Magic: The Gathering; basic set. In a continuing attempt to balance and add new flavor to the game, fifty-one cards were removed from the Revised Edition and 122 cards from previous expansions were added, bringing the total cards to 378. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

3rd Edition

Revised -- True to its title, the Revised core set eliminated overpowered cards from the base cardpool. The Power Nine, Berserk and Forcefield were not reprinted, but Revised did feature the Dual Land cycle, Demonic Tutor, and Sol Ring. The Revised Edition of the basic set was released in April 1994 with 306 cards. The white-bordered set "cleaned up" several rules and graphical oversights from the previous Unlimited basic set. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

Unlimited

These first 10 million cards sold out quickly, and in December 1993, the Unlimited Edition was released. This white-bordered set consisted of the same 302 cards as the Beta print run. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

Beta

After the Alpha print run of 2.6 million cards, some corrections were made and the remaining 7.3 million cards were released as the "Beta" set (302 cards). Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.

Alpha

Premiered at Origins '93 in July of that year, Magic: The Gathering; was first released to the general public on August 5, 1993. The "Alpha" set consisted of 295 cards. Relentless MTG Magic the Gathering trading card game store.