In 10th Anniversary Tribute, New Magic: The Gathering
Core Set Will Feature Cards From Every Magic Set Ever Introduced
MagicTheGathering.com offers sneak peek
June 9, 2003 (Renton, Wash.) – Magic: The Gathering
Wizards of the Coast has selected one card from every Magic set beginning with the originally released Magic: The Gathering base set, called Alpha
In all, 350 cards will be reprised in the new core set. Some of the cards will be those nominated by fans in last summer’s “Selecting Eighth Edition” promotion.
Coinciding with today’s announcement, Wizards of the Coast will launch the “Unveiling Eighth Edition” promotion on www.magicthegathering.com. Each day between June 9 and June 27 Wizards will reveal a selection of Eighth Edition cards on magicthegathering.com. The set officially releases on July 28.
Celebrating its 10th anniversary in 2003, the Magic: The Gathering game was created by award-winning game designer Richard Garfield and is published by Wizards of the Coast. Over the past 10 years, more than 6,000 distinct Magic cards have been created. The Magic game is available in 52 countries and nine languages, with more than 100,000 official tournaments sanctioned each year by the DCI
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