Box Topper Cards

IndexStandard 1 (Amb) | Standard 2 Nat) | Standard 3 (Und) | Promotional


In order to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Magic, Wizards of the Coast decided to add to Eighth Edition one card of every set which had never been reprinted before, including the HarperPrism book promos, but excluding Unglued. With the exception of the cards originating from Starter and the reprinted HarperPrism promo card Giant Badger, these cards were also produced in an oversized version, measuring about 4" x 6" (11 x 15 cm). One random card was added to each box of Eighth Edition boosters which gave them their name "box topper" cards. All box topper cards are equally rare.

Box topper cards were released worldwide, with all cards being printed in English. However, box topper cards distributed in Europe vary slightly in appearance. Their corners match the corners of standard Magic cards, while their US and Asian counterparts feature very round corners, comparable to Limited Edition Alpha cards.

Six promotional box topper cards have been distributed on conventions in the USA. They feature a logo of the specific convention but look otherwise identical to their standard counterparts.


Eighth Edition booster pack box

 Internal Links  External Links
Eighth Edition Magic Arcana (E-3 promo card)
Magic Arcana (Eighth Edition box toppers)
Magic Arcana (Giant Badger box topper)

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STANDARD BOX TOPPER CARDS

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CARD NAME

 

ARTIST

 

SOURCE

 

DATE

001 Ambition's Cost Junko Taguchi Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
002 Avatar of Hope Mark Zug Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
003 Blinding Angel Todd Lockwood Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
004 Curiosity Jim Nelson Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
005 Diabolic Tutor Rick Farrell Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
006 Enrage Justin Sweet Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
007 Furnace of Rath John Matson Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
008 Guerrilla Tactics Ron Spencer Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
009 Intruder Alarm Luca Zontini Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
010 Llanowar Behemoth Hannibal King Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
011 Lord of the Undead Brom Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
012 Merchant of Secrets Greg Hildebrandt Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
013 Merchant Scroll David Martin Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
014 Mind Bend Tony Szczudlo Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
015 Mind Sludge Eric Peterson Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
016 Naturalize Tim Hildebrandt Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
017 Nekrataal Adrian Smith Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
018 Obliterate Kev Walker Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
019 Orcish Spy Greg Staples Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
020 Phyrexian Arena Carl Critchlow Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
021 Phyrexian Plaguelord Kev Walker Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
022 Plow Under Rob Alexander Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
023 Primeval Force Randy Gallegos Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
024 Rewind Dermot Power Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
025 Rukh Egg Mark Zug Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
026 Sage of Lat-Nam Allan Pollack Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
027 Savannah Lions Carl Critchlow Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
028 Skull of Orm Daren Bader Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
029 Suntail Hawk Heather Hudson Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
030 Two-Headed Dragon Sam Wood Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
031 Underworld Dreams Carl Critchlow Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
032 Vampiric Spirit Anson Maddocks Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26
033 Vexing Arcanix Jim Nelson Eighth Edition booster boxes 2003-07-26

PROMOTIONAL BOX TOPPER CARDS

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CARD NAME

 

ARTIST

 

SOURCE

 

DATE

001 Two-Headed Dragon Sam Wood E attendance bonus 2003-04-14
002 Savannah Lions Carl Critchlow Origins attendance bonus 2003-06-23
003 Avatar of Hope Mark Zug Grand Prix Bangkok side events participation bonus 2003-07-12
004 Phyrexian Plaguelord Kev Walker Comic Con attendance bonus 2003-07-17
005 Lord of the Undead Brom Gen Con attendance bonus 2003-07-23
006 Obliterate Kev Walker World Championships participation bonus 2003-08-06