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(Last updated July 1st, 2014)



Lookup Card Buylist Prices

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Lookup Card Sets

What to know which sets/edition/expansion your magic cards are from? Use this handy guide to find out.

General Info
Many Magic cards have a symbol from their set on the right side of the card. If your card has one of these symbols, it is most likely from an expansion set. In the example below, the Champions of Kamigawa Expansion Symbol symbol denotes that this card is from the Champions of Kamigawa set.
Gifts Ungiven from Champions of Kamigawa
Base / Core Sets
The early Base / Core Sets did not have expansion symbols and are more difficult to determine which set they are from.

Alpha

- More rounded corners than any other Magic cards.
- Black bordered
- No expansion symbol
- No copyright date

Alpha Serra Angel

Beta

- Near identical to Alpha except they have regular rounded corners
- Black bordered
- No expansion symbol
- No copyright date

Beta Serra Angel

Unlimited

At first Unlimited and Revised / 3rd Edition cards look the same, but they have some very unique differences. Once you see them, its quite easy to tell them apart.

- White bordered
- No expansion symbol
- No copyright date
- Title text is more left justified than Revised / 3rd Edition
- Inside border is double beveled
- Ink is generally darker than Revised / 3rd Edition

Unlimited Serra Angel

Revised / 3rd Edition

- White bordered
- No expansion symbol
- No copyright date
- Title text is more right justified than Unlimited
- Inside border is single beveled
- Ink is generally lighter than Unlimited

Revised Serra Angel

4th Edition and 5th Edition

- 4th Edition has a 1995 copyright
- 5th Edition has a 1997 copyright
- White bordered
- No expansion symbol

4th Edition Date

5th Edition Date

6th Edition
(copyright 1993-1999)

- White bordered
- Unique expansion symbol

6th Edition Expansion Symbols

7th Edition
(copyright 1993-2001)

- White bordered
- Unique expansion symbol

7th Edition Expansion Symbols

8th Edition
(copyright 1993-2003)

- White bordered
- Unique expansion symbol

8th Edition Expansion Symbols

9th Edition
(copyright 1993-2005)

- White bordered
- Unique expansion symbol

9th Edition Expansion Symbols

10th Edition
(copyright 1993-2007)

- 10th Edition has versions
- Black bordered
- Unique expansion symbol

10th Edition Expansion Symbols

Magic 2010 / M10
(copyright 1993-2009)

- Magic 2010 / M10 has versions
- Black bordered
- Expansion symbol displays the shortened name of the set

Magic 2010 / M10 Expansion Symbols

Magic 2011 / M11
(copyright 1993-2010)

- Magic 2011 / M11 has versions
- Black bordered
- Expansion symbol displays the shortened name of the set

Magic 2011 / M11 Expansion Symbols

Magic 2012 / M12
(copyright 1993-2012)

- Magic 2012 / M12 has versions
- Black bordered
- Expansion symbol displays the shortened name of the set

Magic 2012 / M12 Expansion Symbols
Expansion sets
All these expansion sets are black bordered
Name/Copyright
Expansion Symbol
Avacyn Restored
(copyright 1993-2012)
Avacyn Restored Expansion Symbols
Dark Ascension
(copyright 1993-2012)
Dark Ascension Expansion Symbols
Innistrad
(copyright 1993-2011)
Innistrad Expansion Symbols
New Phyrexia
(copyright 1993-2011)
New Phyrexia Expansion Symbols
Mirrodin Besieged
(copyright 1993-2011)
Mirrodin Besieged Expansion Symbols
Scars of Mirrodin
(copyright 1993-2010)
Scars of Mirrodin Expansion Symbols
Rise of the Eldrazi
(copyright 1993-2010)
Rise of the Eldrazi Expansion Symbols
Worldwake
(copyright 1993-2010)
Worldwake Expansion Symbols
Zendikar
(copyright 1993-2009)
Zendikar Expansion Symbols
Alara Reborn
(copyright 1993-2009)
Alara Reborn Expansion Symbols
Conflux
(copyright 1993-2009)
Conflux Expansion Symbols
Shards of Alara
(copyright 1993-2008)
Shards of Alara Expansion Symbols
Eventide
(copyright 1993-2008)
Eventide Expansion Symbols
Shadowmoor
(copyright 1993-2008)
Shadowmoor Sight Expansion Symbols
Morningtide
(copyright 1993-2008)
Morningtide Expansion Symbols
Lorwyn
(copyright 1993-2007)
Lorwyn Expansion Symbols
Future Sight
(copyright 1993-2007)
Future Sight Expansion Symbols
Planar Chaos
(copyright 1993-2007)
Planar Chaos Expansion Symbols
Time Spiral
Time Spiral - Timeshifted
(copyright 1993-2006)

Time Spiral Expansion Symbols
Time Spiral - Timeshifted Expansion Symbols
Coldsnap
(copyright 1993-2006)
Coldsnap Expansion Symbols
Dissension
(copyright 1993-2006)
Dissension Expansion Symbols
Guildpact
(copyright 1993-2006)
Guildpact Expansion Symbols
Ravnica City of Guilds
(copyright 1993-2005)
Ravnica City of Guilds Expansion Symbols
Saviors of Kamigawa
(copyright 1993-2005)
Saviors of Kamigawa Expansion Symbols
Betrayers of Kamigawa
(copyright 1993-2005)
Betrayer's of Kamigawa Expansion Symbols
Champions of Kamigawa
(copyright 1993-2004)
Champions of Kamigawa Expansion Symbols
Fifth Dawn
(copyright 1993-2004)
Fifth Dawn Expansion Symbols
Dark Steel
(copyright 1993-2004)
Dark Steel Expansion Symbols
Mirrodin
(copyright 1993-2003)
Mirrodin Expansion Symbols
Scourge
(copyright 1993-2003)
Scourge Expansion Symbols
Legions
(copyright 1993-2003)
Legions Expansion Symbols
Onslaught
(copyright 1993-2002)
Onslaught Expansion Symbols
Judgment
(copyright 1993-2002)
Judgment Expansion Symbols
Torment
(copyright 1993-2002)
Torment Expansion Symbols
Odyssey
(copyright 1993-2001)
Odyssey Expansion Symbols
Apocalypse
(copyright 1993-2001)
Apocalypse Expansion Symbols
Planeshift
(copyright 1993-2001)
Planeshift Expansion Symbols
Invasion
(copyright 1993-2000)
Invasion Expansion Symbols
Prophecy
(copyright 1993-2000)
Prophecy Expansion Symbols
Nemesis
(copyright 1993-2000)
Nemesis Expansion Symbols
Mercadian Masques
(copyright 1993-1999)
Mercadian Masques Expansion Symbols
Urza's Destiny
(copyright 1993-1999)
Urza's Destiny Expansion Symbols
Urza's Legacy
(copyright 1993-1999)
Urza's Legacy Expansion Symbols
Urza's Saga
(copyright 1993-1998)
Urza's Saga Expansion Symbols
Exodus
(copyright 1993-1998)
Exodus Expansion Symbols
Stronghold
(copyright 1998)
Stronghold Expansion Symbol
Tempest
(copyright 1997)
Tempest Expansion Symbol
Weatherlight
(copyright 1997)
Weatherlight Expansion Symbol
Visions/span>
(copyright 1996)
Visions Expansion Symbol
Mirage
(copyright 1996)
Mirage Expansion Symbol
Alliances
(copyright 1996)
Alliances Expansion Symbol
Homelands
(copyright 1995)
Homelands Expansion Symbol
Ice Age
(copyright 1995)
Ice Age Expansion Symbol
Fallen Empires
(copyright 1994)
Fallen Empires Expansion Symbol
The Dark
(copyright 1994)
The Dark Expansion Symbol
Legends
(copyright 1994)
Legends Expansion Symbol
Antiquities
(no copyright)
Antiquities Expansion Symbol
Arabian Nights
(no copyright)
Arabian Nights Expansion Symbol
Specialty Sets
The Specialty Sets can be tricky as they often contain reprints that include the expansion symbols from previous editions.
Name/Copyright
Expansion Symbol
Anthologies
(copyright 1993-1998)
- White bordered
- All cards are reprints from Base Sets, Arabian Nights, Antiquities, Legends, The Dark, Fallen Empires, Ice Age, Homelands, Alliances, Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight, Tempest, Stronghold, Exodus, Urza's Saga, Portal, Portal Second Age, Portal Three Kingdoms, Unglued, and Arena League
- Each card has its original expansion symbols
Anthologies Expansion Symbols

Archenemy
(copyright 1993-2010)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Special Scheme Cards are also included in the Archenemy set, and include the same Archenemy expansion symbol

Archenemy Expansion Symbols
Battle Royale
(copyright 1993-1999)
- White bordered
- All cards are reprints from Base Sets, Arabian Nights, Legends, The Dark, Ice Age, Mirage, Visions, Tempest, Stronghold, Exodus, Urza's Saga, Urza's Legacy, Portal, Portal Second Age, Portal Three Kingdoms and Unglued
- Each card has its original expansion symbols unless its a base set reprint
Battle Royal Expansion Symbols
Beatdown
(copyright 1993-2000), White bordered

Beatdown Expansion Symbols

Chronicles
(copyright 1995)
- White bordered
- All cards are reprints from Arabian Nights, Antiquites, Legends and the Dark
- Each card has its original expansion symbols

Chronicles Expansion Symbols

Coldsnap Theme Deck Reprints
(copyright 1993-2006)
- Black bordered
- All cards are reprints from Ice Age and Alliances
- Each card has a similar expansion symbol to the original, but the symbols are somewhat updated and more modern - looking
- Not a typical individual set; found in the Coldsnap Theme Decks

Coldsnap Theme Deck Reprints Expansion Symbols
Collectors' Edition
(no copyright)
- Black bordered
- Same cards as beta
- Square corners
- Gold trim on back edges
- "Collectors' Edition" on back in gold lettering
Collectors' Edition Serra Angel
Collectors' Edition International
(no copyright)
- Black bordered
- Same cards as beta
- Square corners
- Gold trim on back edges
- "International Edition" on back in gold lettering
Collectors' Edition International Serra Angel
Deckmasters
(copyright 1993-2001), White bordered

Deckmasters Expansion Symbols

Duel Decks: Divine vs. Demonic
(copyright 1993-2009)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Features alternate or new artwork on several cards


Divine vs. Demonic Expansion Symbols

Duel Decks: Elspeth vs. Tezzeret
(copyright 1993-2010)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Features alternate or new artwork on several cards


Elspeth vs. Tezzeret Expansion Symbols

Duel Decks: Elves vs. Goblins
(copyright 1993-2007)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Features alternate or new artwork on several cards


Elves vs. Goblins Expansion Symbols

Duel Decks: Garruk vs. Liliana
(copyright 1993-2009)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Features alternate or new artwork on several cards


Garruk vs. Liliana Expansion Symbols

Duel Decks: Jace vs. Chandra
(copyright 1993-2008)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Features alternate or new artwork on several cards


Jace vs. Chandra Expansion Symbols

Duel Decks: Knights vs. Dragons
(copyright 1993-2011)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Features alternate or new artwork on several cards


Knights vs. Dragons Expansion Symbols

Duel Decks: Phyrexia vs. The Coalition
(copyright 1993-2010)
- Black bordered
- Reprinted cards with a new expansion symbol
- Features alternate or new artwork on several cards


Phyrexia vs. The Coalition Expansion Symbols
From The Vault: Dragons
(copyright 1993-2008)
- Black bordered
From The Vault: Dragons Expansion Symbols
From The Vault: Exiled
(copyright 1993-2009)
- Black bordered
From The Vault: Exiled Expansion Symbols
From The Vault: Relics
(copyright 1993-2010)
- Black bordered
From The Vault: Relics Expansion Symbols
Planechase
(copyright 1993-2009)
- Black bordered
- Special Plane Cards are also included in the Planechase set, with the same expansion symbol
Planechase Expansion Symbols
Portal
(copyright 1997), Black bordered
Portal Expansion Symbols
Portal Second Age
(copyright 1993-1998), Black bordered
Portal Second Age Expansion Symbols
Portal Three Kingdoms
(copyright 1993-1999), White bordered
Portal Three Kingdoms Expansion Symbols
Premium Deck Series: Fire & Lightning
(copyright 1993-2010)
- Black bordered
Premium Deck Series: Fire & Lightning Expansion Symbols
Premium Deck Series: Slivers
(copyright 1993-2009)
- Black bordered
Premium Deck Series: Slivers Expansion Symbols
Starter 1999
(copyright 1993-1999), White bordered
Starter 1999 Expansion Symbols
Unglued
(copyright 1993-1998), Black and Silver bordered
Unglued Expansion Symbols
Unhinged
(copyright 1993-2004), Black and Silver bordered
Unhinged Expansion Symbols
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