Do you want to print your own proxy but you’re not sure which size to make them? Do you want to count how many cards just by weighting them? You can do all of this (and more) with the useful information about MTG card size and other properties that we gathered here.
MTG Card Size
The size of each Magic the Gathering (MTG) card is 63 x 88 mm (2.49 x 3.48 in).
These MTG card dimensions mean they fit Standard Size card sleeves. This is the most popular size available for card game sleeves which are available in tons of styles and colors. Not all are equally well-made so you should keep an eye out for good quality sleeves that will withstand plenty of shuffling and handling.
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 x 39 mm (1.9 x 1.53 in)
- Modern border (2003-2014): 52.5 x 38.5 mm (2.06 x 1.52 in)
- Postmodern border (2014-): 53 x 39 mm (2.09 x 1.54 in)
MTG Card Weight
To get the weight of a Magic card, we weighted 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 one MTG cards weights 1.775 grams or 0.06 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.
|1 lb||256 cards|
|5 lb||1278 cards|
|3.91 lb||1000 cards|
|19.57 lb||5000 cards|
|1 kg||563 cards|
|5 kg||2817 cards|
|1.775 kg||1000 cards|
|8.875 kg||5000 cards|
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 quickly. You can also read about the Reserved List and why it was created.