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For the format, see Limited (format)

Limited Edition (also First Edition or 1st Edition) is the first Magic: The Gathering card set and core set, released in 1993. Limited Edition had two printings: Alpha and Beta.

Officially, this product's two printings were simply named Magic: The Gathering. The name Limited Edition was retroactively added based on the official name of the next base set, Unlimited Edition.[1][2]


  1. Wizards of the Coast (January 1, 2007). "Ask Wizards - January, 2007". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Wizards of the Coast (June 2, 2008). "Ask Wizards - June, 2008". Wizards of the Coast.