Misprinted card with "upside-down" back?

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Post by the swiss » Mon Jun 21, 2010 5:02 pm

I have five:

Saga japonese: Artunement
Portal english: Thundering Wurm
Mercadian english foil: Arms Dealer
Invasion spanish foil: Liberar (Liberate)
Invasion japonese foil: Geothermal Crevice - with square corners

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Post by ende73 » Mon Jun 21, 2010 6:32 pm

Wow that makes a lot of different sets and languages, many more than I thought were out there.

Unless most of the cards from those sheets were lost or destroyed, it means there are quite a few to be found out there, including many staples.

I am intrigued by the faking process described above (thanks for that contribution): do those cards really end up looking so that you can't tell the back has been re-glued ?!

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Post by magicmisprints » Tue Jun 22, 2010 7:51 pm

This defect also occurred in Urza's Legacy - I have some non-foil commons of this type from that set.

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Post by BenBleiweiss » Wed Jun 23, 2010 10:28 pm

We currently have a foil Lure from Masques, and a non-foil Diabolic Edict from Tempest, both upsidedown :)

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Post by mystical_tutor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 5:31 am

I'm sorry to say but this all incorrect.

I have checked very carefully and none of the cards listed above have upside down backs.

These are the corrects cards... all other Magic cards are upside down.

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Post by Tha_Gunslinga » Fri Jun 25, 2010 10:30 am

I have the ultimate rarity. It's a card that has both the front AND the back upside-down.

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Post by mystical_tutor » Fri Jun 25, 2010 12:39 pm

Tha_Gunslinga wrote:I have the ultimate rarity. It's a card that has both the front AND the back upside-down.
ROFL......

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Post by misterpid » Sat Jun 26, 2010 12:13 am

The real question is "Does anyone have a copy of Topsy Turvy from Unhinged where both sides have the same orientation?" I'm not sure which side would be upside down in that case.
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Legends Presence of the Master (English or Italian)
Dark Sorrow's Path (English or Italian)
Non-English Contract From Below.

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Post by berkumps » Sat Jun 26, 2010 5:00 am

Tha_Gunslinga wrote:I have the ultimate rarity. It's a card that has both the front AND the back upside-down.
l0qii opened one of those misprints in a pack:

http://www.magiclibrarities.net/forum/v ... ght=upside

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Post by mystical_tutor » Sat Jun 26, 2010 1:56 pm

berkumps wrote:
Tha_Gunslinga wrote:I have the ultimate rarity. It's a card that has both the front AND the back upside-down.
l0qii opened one of those misprints in a pack:

http://www.magiclibrarities.net/forum/v ... ght=upside
I have opened a couple boosters with upside down cards in them.

I wish I had seen the original post, I may have been able to shed some light on this kind of "misprint".

We like to visualize a perfect mechanical sequence that is always predictable. When I visited CM that was pretty much what I saw.

However, the cards, after being cut must be collated and packaged. This process is occasionally interrupted. Mechanical problems, quality control inspections or just to show wide eyed visitors how things work. Cards went into hoppers by rarity from cutting and were then collated. At any point a human could interfere by taking, say, a handful of rares or a single common out of a hopper and inspecting them/it. They could then be returned to the hopper if the inspector was satisfied. Were they at the same 180 degree facing as when picked up? Maybe not. I suspect that the only concern was to make sure they were right side up. Other orientation was not important. Thus, cards 180 degrees out of sync were quite possible and are no indication that whole runs were "upside down".

This information is a decade old and relates only to that time in history and to that printer.

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just a new add

Post by fratrus2 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:27 pm

Got this one from french preview, looks like there was no other in France (as far as I know of course ). Pretty cool the guy who gave the cards didnt notice it :)
http://www.magiclibrarities.net/forum/v ... php?t=6902

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Post by Alien_Starfighter_Pilot » Tue Jul 20, 2010 12:49 am

Urza's Saga. a third of a tournament deck box had the commons miscut and top/bottom flip. a THIRD of a WHOLE BOX of URZA'S SAGA. Terrible.

I have a few more misprints, too. foils of Rift Bolt and Ivory Giant (Time Spiral) with severe miscut (of 5% top, 95% bottom), and a foil Brilliant Ultimatum (SOA) that the sorting machine almost ate (the back is gouged quite well, almost like railroad tracks). A top-crimped Phyrexian Colossus (8th), too. and I want to say I have a foil where the foil is crinkled on the face of the card, but I can't find it right now.

then again, with as many boxes as I've opened, I can't always expect perfection.

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Post by mystical_tutor » Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:34 am

fratrus2 wrote:Got this one from french preview, looks like there was no other in France (as far as I know of course ). Pretty cool the guy who gave the cards didnt notice it :)
http://www.magiclibrarities.net/forum/v ... php?t=6902
Don't know which thread to answer this under.

Please remember. Yes there was at least a whole sheet of these miss cut.
BUT these are escapees from the trash bin. You may have the only one still in existance. There is no way to tell how many were recaptured and met their fate in the shredder/incinerator.

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yup

Post by fratrus2 » Wed Jul 21, 2010 3:27 am

well was just to say this can still occur nowadays even with cards which are usually hand checked both by quality control and by ppl making the tournaments :)

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Post by stewr » Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:45 am

I have 11 and have tried to get more:

5 foils from Marcaian Masques (1 rare, 1 uncommon and 3 lands)
1 Planeshift foil common
1 Portal Rare (Earthquake)
2 Prophecy foil uncommon
1 Weatherlight common (miscut back)
1 Apocalypse rare (Ice Cave)

all in English.

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