Do you want to print your own proxies, but you’re not sure which size to make them? Do you want to count Magic cards just by weighting them? You can do all of this (and more) with the useful information about MTG card size and other properties, which we gathered here.
MTG Card Size
The size of each Magic the Gathering (MTG) card is 63 × 88 mm (2.49 × 3.48 in).
MTG Sleeve Size
The card of these dimensions fits into a Standard Size card sleeves. This is the most popular size available for card game sleeves, which are available in tons of styles and colors, so you have a lot of options to choose from.
However, you should keep in mind, that not all sleeves are equally well-made. That’s why you should keep an eye out for good quality sleeves, that will withstand plenty of shuffling and handling.
We’ve compiled a list of the best MTG card sleeves here, so take a look, if you’re interested. If you’re in a hurry, and just want to get to the best option, you can buy Dragon Shield sleeves on Amazon.
They are the golden standard of the MTG sleeves, but there are some other options as well, and we talk about those in the aforementioned article.
MTG Card Artwork Size
Through its history Magic had three different card frames. That’s why the size of the artwork on the MTG cards actually varies depending on the card age.
- Original border (1993-2003): 48.5 × 39 mm (1.9 × 1.53 in)
- Modern border (2003-2014): 52.5 × 38.5 mm (2.06 × 1.52 in)
- Postmodern border (2014-): 53 × 39 mm (2.09 × 1.54 in)
Here you can see how the cards changed in practice, with some help by Giant Spider. The difference between the original border and the modern border is clearly visible, while the changes between the second two are barely noticeable.
MTG Card Weight
To get the weight of a Magic card, we weighed 1000 cards. We did so for plenty of cards from different sets. The average weight of one thousand cards came to 1775 grams or 3.9 pounds. Therefore, a single MTG cards weights 1.775 grams or 0.062 ounce.
How to Count MTG Cards by Weight?
You can easily count your cards just by putting them on a weight scale, and take a look at tables below for easier conversions.
MTG Card Weight in Pounds
|1 lb||256 cards|
|5 lb||1,287 cards|
|3.91 lb||1,000 cards|
|19.57 lb||5,000 cards|
MTG Card Weight in Kilograms
|1 kg||563 cards|
|5 kg||2,817 cards|
|1.775 kg||1,000 cards|
|8.875 kg||5,000 cards|
Not that these are just approximations, and shouldn’t be used when you need the exact card count. However, if you want good estimation for a bulk card lot, these numbers will work just fine.
If you like useful information about MTG, check our other articles. For example our guide about Arena Vault has exact amount of cards you need to fill up the Vault — and how to do so faster. You can also read about the Reserved List and why it was created.