Uncut Sheets

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Not to be confused with the card block posters handed out as a part of The Countdown Collection.

Three framed Rare Foil uncut sheets, for Realms of the Elf-lords, Ents of Fangorn, and The Return of the King.

Uncut Sheets are the sheets of card stock upon which card images are printed. Sheets which are deemed acceptable are then later cut or punched, and the resulting cards are sorted into packs, either by hand (as was done for Starter Decks) or more automatically (as was done for Booster Packs).

Decipher was fond of awarding Uncut Sheets as awards (for both tournaments and various promotional retail programs), as they were easy to procure, had a striking poster-sized form factor, and in many cases were an incidental byproduct of the manufacturing process. Following Decipher's decline, many stored uncut sheets were sold off to resellers, and over the years some versions of these sheets that were not ever intended for redistribution (such as printing proofs or defects) have cropped up as well.

Dimensions and Details[edit]

English uncut sheets were 28.375 inches by 39.5 inches, which is approximately size B1+ paper, and arranged in an 11x11 grid. Printing was done in 5 layers; first a standard CYMK print for the card template + portrait, and then another black layer for the text; this was done so that international versions of the cards could be produced just by changing one of the print layers to minimize the work involved. Foil cards were produced by printing onto diffraction-foiled paper, and an additional blocking ink layer was printed first to mask out the foil effect before the CYMK + text layers were printed on top as normal.

From the start of the game's lifetime until at least Bloodlines, printing was performed by Teagle & Little (which has since been acquired, and its acquiring company appears to be defunct). Printings for later sets were performed by PBM Graphics Inc (later acquired by Consolidated Graphics).

Many details of released product had their origins in the practical realities of the limitations of these sheets. For instance, base sets were usually 365 cards, made up of 121 Rare, 121 Uncommon, and 121 Common cards, meaning that a complete set could be produced by printing exactly 3 sheets. (The 2 extra cards were Premium cards, and were placed on separate Starter Deck sheets which did not overlap with these more standard layouts.) Were the sheets produced differently, then the set count would most likely change to fit that reality, rather than the other way around.

International sheets are a very different story and vary wildly. Decipher did not manage the printing of most non-English product, and so the various international partners would adapt each set to a form factor compatible with local print operations. Some international sheets mimic the English 11x11 layout (albeit with much larger or smaller margins due to different paper sizes, going for B1 or possibly Arch E3), but many have a 10x10, 10x11 or 12x10 arrangement, which complicated matters. This was particularly true where the Premium cards were concerned, as most Starter Decks were not produced internationally. Even when they were, international starter deck sheets sometimes produced 2 decks of the same variety on one sheet, which would require 2 unique sheets to produce both decks.

Known Sheets[edit]

An up-to-date spreadsheet of all known sheets can be found here.

If you have any rare or high quality images of sheets, we would highly encourage you to contact the Player's Council or upload high-quality images of your sheets here to the wiki.

In particular, please let us know if you have any of the sheets marked as "not found" in the gallery below.


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The Fellowship of the Ring[edit]

Mines of Moria[edit]

Realms of the Elf-lords[edit]

The Two Towers[edit]

Battle of Helm's Deep[edit]

Ents of Fangorn[edit]

The Return of the King[edit]

Siege of Gondor[edit]


Mount Doom[edit]


Black Rider[edit]


Expanded Middle-earth[edit]

The Hunters[edit]

The Wraith Collection[edit]

Rise of Saruman[edit]

Treachery & Deceit[edit]

Age's End[edit]

Physical Products
Card Product Booster Packs
The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lords
The Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of Fangorn
Return of the KingSiege of GondorMount Doom
ShadowsBlack RiderBloodlines
The HuntersRise of SarumanTreachery & Deceit
Starter Decks The Fellowship of the RingMines of MoriaRealms of the Elf-lords
The Two TowersBattle of Helm's DeepEnts of Fangorn
Return of the KingSiege of GondorMount Doom
ShadowsBlack RiderBloodlines
The HuntersRise of Saruman
Deluxe Starter Sets The Fellowship of the RingThe Two Towers
Draft Packs Fellowship Draft PackTowers Draft PackExpanded Middle-earth
Card Variants Print Runs (First Edition, A Revision, B Revision, Duplicate Version) • ReprintsFoilTengwarLegends (RF)Legends Masterworks
Tengwar Anthologies The Fellowship of the Ring AnthologyThe Two Towers AnthologyThe Return of the King AnthologyThe War of the Ring Anthology
Complete Packs The Nine Riders CollectionThe Wraith CollectionAge's End
Prizes League KitsDGMA PrizesTournament Prize SupportTournament Foils
Promo Distribution Oversized CardsMagazine InsertsDVD InsertsRetail Reward IncentivesEvent PromosThe Countdown CollectionThe Weta CollectionLOTRO Promos
Other Two-Player QuickStart SetRace to Mount DoomWeta Book CardsProduct Box CountsUncut SheetsSpacer CardsCustomizable League CardsHunters Design-a-Card Contest
Unreleased Beta Cards Of Very Little Importance (Beta)Fortune of Fate (Beta)Always a Baggins in Bag End (Beta)Maiden of the Golden Ale (Beta)Ripples in the Pool (Beta)Of Very Little Importance (Beta)It's the Beard (Beta)There are NO Dwarven Women! (Beta)
Non-card Product Merchandise HatsT-shirtsPinsPostersPostcardsBindersAd SpotsDice
Magazines Scrye MagazineInQuest MagazineFan Club Official Movie Magazine

Scrye TTT Player's GuideScrye ROTK Player's Guide

Unreleased Merch 2002 Toy Fair CalendarFilm Cell CardsOfficial Signed Cards
New Line Fax Proofs Lithograph ProofsBalrog Promo ProofMines of Moria Booster Pack ProofsMines of Moria Card ProofsMines of Moria Packaging ProofsMines of Moria Poster ProofToy Fair Calendar ProposalMines of Moria Sell Sheet ProofRealms of the Elf-lords Promo ProofsFilm Cell Card Proposal