Booster Wrapper Identification

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Booster Wrapper Identification

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:52 am

So I have been slowly scanning the boosters and writing down all the identifying features I can find and noticed a code on the modern boosters

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969041050 15096904105001 SP = Spanish Champions of Kamigawa Myojin of Infinite Rage Wrapper
969041900 15096904190004 PT = Portuguese Champions of Kamigawa Myojin of Life's Web Wrapper
150A3309103005 IT A33091030 = Italian Theros Arena Champion Wrapper
15020542190002 PT 205421900 = Portuguese Lorwyn Goldmeadow Stalwart wrapper

From what I can work out the smaller 9 digit numbers could be the set code.

In the longer number the 150 prefix could be the product type e.g. 150 means it is a booster.
Followed by the 9 digit set code specific to the language
Followed by the 2 digit wrapper identifying number 01 - 05
Followed by the 2 letter Language code SP, PT, IT etc. CT is Traditional Chinese

Not sure how this helps the company but If I had any of their other products I could probably confirm some of the unknowns such as what the leading 150 means and why they have 01-05 instead of 1-5 for the wrappers unless they are expecting to do more than 5 wrappers at some stage.

It also looks like the style has changed a bit, maybe evolved with time but it still looks like it has all the same components just in a different order.

Not sure why they need to repeat the 9 digit code either.

Anyway, I have been recording the 9 digit number as an identifier, I am not sure whether the 2 digit booster number is in alphabetical order according the the art or the artist but if it is the art then it will match my current system at least!

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Re: Booster Wrapper Identification

Post by l0qii » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:40 pm

They've been using this format of code for a long time. I've been tracking them myself, and can confirm that your analysis of the parts of the code is correct. Everything has a code: packs, boxes, other printed materials like rules inserts even have them.

The only thing I can add is that in the case of booster packs the 01-05 are usually numbered in order of the color of mana represented by the character on the front, so 01 - White, 02 - Blue, 03 - Black, 04 - Red, 05 - Green, If there are less than 5 different booster arts, the rule still holds, but renumbered appropriately

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Re: Booster Wrapper Identification

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:52 am

Thank you!

I couldn't work out the scheme for the Booster order but I have only just started recording them so really don't have many to go on!.

Now I will go back and record all the ones I missed!

Cheers
Mark

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Re: Booster Wrapper Identification

Post by dragsamou » Wed Apr 05, 2017 7:33 am

GlobalBoosterHunter wrote:
Mon Apr 03, 2017 3:52 am
Thank you!

I couldn't work out the scheme for the Booster order but I have only just started recording them so really don't have many to go on!.

Now I will go back and record all the ones I missed!

Cheers
Mark
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Re: Booster Wrapper Identification

Post by GlobalBoosterHunter » Wed Apr 05, 2017 10:25 pm

Thanks!

I will go back over the boosters I have already scanned, fortunately not too many of them so far. At least I don't have to go back too far but the two letter country codes are going to be a real help when asking for specific boosters.

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