Alternate 4th Edition



The so called Alternate 4th Edition was a parallel print run to 4th Edition. It was not produced by the Belgium printer Carta Mundi as usually, but the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). Alternate 4th Edition cards don't show the standard circle pattern but vertical serpentic lines and do not glow under black light due to a glossy UV protective coating.

This version of the Magic back had hitherto been used for rulebook covers etc. only, possibly it was erroneously transferred to the actual cards. The top right edge of the A in MAGIC  is dark, whereas it is lighter in normal cards.