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Quality MTG Proxy Cards at an Affordable Price

Our MtG proxies use the latest printing technology, so they fit in perfectly with your existing decks.  These MtG proxy cards are printed and cut to the exact dimensions of a normal magic card.  We are constantly adding new cards, so check back often for the latest.  

Proxy King MTG Proxies

Magic the Gathering prices continue to rise, especially for vintage and reserved cards. Black Lotus is the most expensive Magic card of all time, and it sells for a whopping $500k+.

But many staple mtg cards that aren’t on the reserved list are still outside the price point of the average player. For example, Jace, the Mind Sculptor, is $40. Fetch Lands have decreased in price lately with reprintings. But to be competitive, a deck virtually requires Fetch Lands.

The point is that building a solid, competitive deck can cost you thousands of dollars. With proxies, you can make a highly competitive deck for a fraction of the cost.

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MTG Frequently Asked Question

Magic: the Gathering or MtG is a trading card game. It has a fantasy theme and has been around for decades. It’s a game that has a ton of depth. There are formats that are perfect for both competitive and casual players. 

It depends on the format. Typical Magic the Gathering standard play usually takes 30 minutes to an hour. Multiplayer formats like commander can take 1-3 hours.

What is an MtG Proxy Card?

A proxy card takes the place of an original magic card in your deck. Using proxies in place of original cards makes it so that you can keep your originals in perfect condition.

A proxy card is a ‘stand in’ for a card. In other word it’s a replica or replaces a card in your deck. There can be many reasons to use proxies. For example you might want to use a proxy to play with so you don’t damage a super high value card. If you have a $300 card or even a $30, you don’t want to risk bending it right? 

Another common reason that folks buy proxies is because they are on a budget. If you want to make a competitive deck, you need dual lands, fetch lands, and other extremely OP staples. These cards cost tens to hundreds or even thousands of dollars. Unfortunatley, many people are priced out of competitive play without proxy cards.

A third reason is play testing. Again, MtG cards are expensive. It’s nice to be able to experiment with a bunch of different high value cards and see what works before dropping loads of cash on original cards. 

We are known for having the highest quality Magic: the Gathering proxy cards in the market. Our proxy cards are suitable for casual games, or FNM. Use them in sanctioned tournaments at your own risk. 

Our cards use state of the art printing and production. Our cards are realistic, and have the same dimensions as a typical Magic Card. 

Note that we do have some variation in color between print runs. To the vast majority of people this won’t be noticeable. However, we do recommend sleeving your proxy cards when they are in play.

What is Special about Proxy King cards?

We wrote an in-depth blog post that explains why our proxy cards are the best.

The takeaway is that we are the original proxy maker. And, we strive to make the highest quality and most realistic proxies on the market.

We work with the best commercial printers in the world. No joke, our printing partner’s printing press is an 8-figure machine that is one of only six in the world. We also have an incredible design team working to ensure we get the details of our custom proxy cards precisely correct. From the print quality to the weight and dimensions of the card, we strive to be the best proxy maker out there.

Some other companies out there use cheap square stickers that they put on their cards. We don’t do that, we only print directly to high quality card stock. We only use or order waterproof stickers for our packaging and labels, not our proxies.

Does that mean you should try to pass them off as original? Of course not. But we engineer our proxies so that when you are playing FNM or kitchen table magic, people won’t notice.

We also have excellent prices. We print our proxies at scale, allowing us to price our cards at an affordable price.

Finally, our customer service is the best. Our team responds to messages daily, and we try to give you a great buying experience.

Wizards of the Coast doesn’t allow for proxy cards in official tournaments. That said, most playgroups are perfectly fine with using proxies. If you play with a closeknit, regular group we recommend talking to your MtG group to get their take.

If you are lone wolf player who joins commander night and plays in FNM we definitely recommend proxies. They can make your deck far more competitive on a budget, and it’s extremely unlikely that anyone will know or care that you are using proxy cards. 

If you just want to get some excellent, high utility Magic cards, we recommend Fetch Lands, Dual Lands, and/or Shock Lands, as your mana base is one of the most important aspects to your deck. Look at Triomes if you’re using 3+ color decks. Good land cards will help boost any deck.

From there, Mana Rocks are another way to ramp and boost the consistency of your deck and spellcasting.

Further recommendations are highly dependent on what type of deck and colors you are playing, as well as the format. If you have a color picked out for your deck, we recommend browsing the specific color sections to find cards that fit with your theme or deck structure.

Why Should People Use Magic Proxies?

Playtesting

Proxies allow you to try different strategies and combos in your decks without breaking the bank. So many of us play the game of Magic because of the depth of strategy. It’s fantastic to try out unique strategies without spending hundreds of dollars.
Anyone Can Make a Powerful Deck

With proxies, it’s no longer pay to win. As mentioned above, sky-high prices are one of the hardest things for new players. Proxies give all players a way to get great, powerful cards.

Keep Your Original MtG Cards in Mint Condition

If you have high-value Magic the Gathering cards, you don’t want to risk damaging them. Scuffs, creases, and knicks drop the value of cards dramatically. The difference between a gem mint 10.0 card and a 9.0 graded card is dramatic.

Custom MtG proxy cards let you boost your deck power without risking your OG cards.

Buying Proxy Cards Saves Money

Wizards of the Coast has a problem. They are stuck between a rock and a hard spot. The high cost of cards makes the barrier to entry for new players high. But, on the other hand, if Wizards of the Coast reprints all the super valuable cards, they risk alienating collectors who have been customers for years or decades.

Magic proxies solve this problem by giving affordable access to anyone while not taking away from the rarity and value of genuine Magic cards.

It depends on what you want to accomplish. 

You can print MTG proxy cards at home, or by using a service such as MPC. If you print them at home, you shouldn’t expect to be able to recreate super high quality or realistic cards. That said, it’s very cheap to do so and may work perfectly fine for your purposes. 

If you opt to print proxy cards through a 3rd party company, you can get a high quality result. However, it takes significantly more effort and time because you have to provide your own print files. Most companies also won’t print original art, so they won’t look realistic. Again, having a company print proxies for you can be a great way to get a bunch of casual playtesting cards.

Buying proxy cards is ideal if you are looking for high quality, realistic MTG cards. At Proxy King we try to make our proxies as realistic as possible. This lets you join games and play without people noticing you are running proxy cards in your Magic deck. We have created over 1,000 different MTG proxy cards that we print with high fidelity printers. 

Ordering FAQ

We are fast.  We typically fulfill orders within 2 business days.  Sometimes during peak periods the time to fulfill may extend to 3+ business days but this is rare.  

Note that once we fulfill your order, typical delivery times are 3-5 business days. However, we all know that USPS is pretty hit and miss, so it can take longer sometimes.

We offer a low cost economy shipping option.  For small orders (typically under about $35) this does not include tracking.  For larger orders over $35 we will automatically upgrade your shipping to include tracking at no additional cost.  USPS has not been super timely lately, so you can expect shipping to take around a week with economy shipping. 

We also offer expedited shipping which typically takes around 3 business days to deliver.  

If you need 2-day air shipping or overnight shipping, we can accomodate.  You can reach out and we will give you a shipping quote.  Typical prices for 2-day air shipping are $12-15 depending on zip code.  Overnight shipping tends to cost $30-35.  These are for domestic USA shipping only.

For international shipping, prices and timeline to deliver vary widely.  Shipping to Canada and Mexico generally takes 1-2 weeks.  There can be delays if the package gets held up at customs for a time.

Outside of North America, shipping times can take 3-6 weeks.  We can do air shipping via Fedex, UPS, or DHL, but it is generally costly.  Feel free to reach out if you’d like a quote. 

We are located in the United States in good ole’ Texas.  Our proxy delivery times are the fastest around due to our production and warehouse location, as well as our quick turn-around times.  

If you place an order that is north of $35 we automatically include tracking. 

Our system automatically generates e-mail notifications once we ship your order. Note that these message sometimes get filtered to spam so keep an eye on your spam folder.

If you create an account, you’ll also be able to login and see your order history and tracking numbers there.