What does Alpha mean in Magic: The Gathering?
Limited Edition Alpha
Limited Edition Alpha, commonly known as Alpha, is the first print run of Limited Edition, the first core set of Magic: The Gathering.
What are Alpha cards worth?
Each card from Alpha or Beta is worth some money, especially those that are powerful in-game or that have special nostalgic value, like fan-favorites Serra Angel and Shivan Dragon. Even the cheapest have price tags like Guardian Angel (Alpha printing = $6.61, Beta = $3.62, Unlimited =$0.37).
What is Alpha and Beta MTG?
Beta cards are black border cards that have a rounding to the card’s edges that most Magic players will be far more familiar with. Advertisement. On average, an Alpha edition Magic card will have rounded edges with a 2mm radius. Beta cards and most other printed MTG cards have rounded borders with a 1mm radius.
How many Alpha rares are there?
There are 116 rares, 95 uncommon cards and 74 common cards in the Alpha set.
How do I know if my Magic cards are Alpha?
ALPHA cards are black bordered and have very very rounded edges (2mm radius) compared to all other kinds of magic cards (1mm radius). Just pick up a black bordered card and overlay them on top of each other. If the corners are VERY different then you have ALPHA, otherwise you have BETA.
How can you tell if a MTG card is Alpha?
Although Alpha and Beta cards both have black borders, Alpha cards have significantly more rounded corners. On average, an Alpha edition Magic card will have rounded edges with a 2mm radius. Beta cards and most other printed MTG cards have rounded borders with a 1mm radius.
How much is an Alpha Black Lotus worth?
Peak price: $511,100 An Alpha Black Lotus autographed by designer and artist Christopher Rush ranks as the most valuable Magic: The Gathering card of all time, fetching over half a million dolalrs at auction.
How many alpha rares are there?