Magic the Gathering World Championship Deck Box (1996)
One of the scarcest magic boxes ever produced. The Pro-Tour New York deck set is a boxed set of the top 8 decks from the tournament.
The print run was 20,000 sets. This sealed box of decks is very rare.
The Pro Tour decks were the first of a series of high profile preconstructed decks for experienced players. Carefully chosen, they are imitations of the eight most successful deck archetypes present at the 1996 Pro Tour in New York. In order to avoid printing legal top rated tournament-level cards, all cards were made illegal for tournament play by printing them with a non-standard backside. Additionally the cards feature a golden border and are signed by the appropriate player. The eight decks were released alltogether in a Pro Tour Collector Set. Only 20,000 of these sets were produced.
Part of each deck is a bio card which provides some background of each player and a deck list card which lists the content of each deck. Additionally blank cards were added to raise the number of cards per deck to 90.
The 8 decks were played by:
Shawn "Hammer" Regnier
- Manufacturer: WOTC
- Product: Magic the Gathering
- UPC/Barcode: 742818068017
- Release Date: November 1st, 1996