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Foreign White-Bordered (FWB) Core Sets are foreign white bordered editions of Revised, Fourth Edition and Fifth Edition.[1][2]

The first black bordered printing in a foreign language was in some cases immediately followed by a white bordered printing of the same set. There are two versions, one white bordered and one black bordered, of the French, German, and Italian Revised Edition. Unfortunately these white bordered cards are basically indistinguishable from their Fourth Edition counterparts. Japanese, Portuguese, and Spanish have white and black bordered versions of Fourth Edition. For Chinese (traditional) and Korean there are only the black bordered versions of Fourth Edition, and Chinese (simplified) only has a white bordered version of Fifth Edtion, but not black bordered version altogether.


  1. Core Sets.
  2. FWB and 4th Edition. The Green Disenchant Project.