Alpha "Oops..." VII

Posted in Arcana on October 4, 2002

By Wizards of the Coast

One of the most famous misprints in Alpha (the very first edition of Magic) is the poor Elvish Archers.

The first printing of the card had the power and toughness reversed, making it a 1/2 first striker for ! I'm sure there was some consternation among players once they figured out that it was a rare, as even the correct version doesn't knock anyone's socks off.

Like most of the Alpha errors, the Archers were printed the way Richard Garfield intended -- as 2/1 -- in Beta.

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