Apocalypse Collation

Apocalypse is a small set with 55 commons, 44 uncommons, and 44 rares. These numbers are normal for a small set of this era. Foil cards are included in booster packs with advertised odds of 1 : 100 cards. The set was printed in the USA and Belgium.

Apocalypse was sold in 15 card booster packs. Booster boxes have 36 packs.

US Pack Anatomy

The US printing uses sequential collation with 10 × 11 sheets. Packs are back-facing with commons, then uncommons, and the rare last. If a foil card appears, it will appear as the last card in the pack after the rare (if any), displacing a card of the same rarity. This means, for example, a foil rare will replace the regular rare. (It is not possible to get more than one foil in a pack.)

11 Commons3 Uncommons1 Rare

There are two common runs, A and B. Run A contains 30 cards each twice, and run B contains 25 cards each twice. The first six commons are from A and the last five are from B. If there is a foil common, it can displace a card from either sequence. (Presumably, a card from A is displaced 6/11 of the time to ensure that A and B cards remain balanced.)

Common Runs

Run A contains 30 cards each twice. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Phyrexian RagerLay of the LandGoblin LegionnaireCeta DiscipleRaka DiscipleQuicksilver DaggerDega DiscipleDead RingersTemporal SpringUrborg Elf
Living AirshipGaea's SkyfolkBloodfire InfusionManacles of DecayPutrid WarriorDead RingersGlade GnarrRazorfin HunterCeta DiscipleBloodfire Infusion
Llanowar DeadHelionautUrborg UprisingGaea's SkyfolkGlade GnarrJiltLlanowar DeadRaka DiscipleManacles of DecayRazorfin Hunter
Zombie BoaLay of the LandPutrid WarriorJiltTundra KavuGoblin LegionnaireDega DiscipleUrborg UprisingSoul LinkUrborg Elf
Coastal DrakeConsume StrengthKavu GliderCoalition Honor GuardTemporal SpringPhyrexian RagerSavage GorillaConsume StrengthLiving AirshipTundra Kavu
Squee's EmbraceCoalition Honor GuardZombie BoaSoul LinkSavage GorillaCoastal DrakeQuicksilver DaggerKavu GliderHelionautSquee's Embrace

Run B contains 25 cards each twice. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Mind ExtractionBog GnarrShimmering MirageBloodfire DwarfDivine LightMournful ZombieTranquil PathIndexBloodfire DwarfShield of Duty and Reason
Quagmire DruidBog GnarrJaded ResponseDwarven LandslideStandard BearerNecra DiscipleStrength of NightIndexDwarven LandslideAngelfire Crusader
Quagmire DruidStrength of NightJaded ResponseMinotaur TacticianAngelfire CrusaderLast CaressTranquil PathReef ShamanSmashStandard Bearer
Mind ExtractionPenumbra BobcatWhirlpool RiderSmashDivine LightNecra DiscipleAna DiscipleShimmering MirageTahngarth's GlareShield of Duty and Reason
Mournful ZombiePenumbra BobcatReef ShamanTahngarth's GlareOrim's ThunderLast CaressAna DiscipleWhirlpool RiderMinotaur TacticianOrim's Thunder

Belgian Pack Anatomy

The Belgian Apocalypse printing uses striped collation with 10 × 11 sheets and 12 × 11 sheets. Packs are back-facing and contain 3 uncommons, 1 rare, and 11 commons (in that order). Foil cards are inserted only between stripes (in other words, after a card on the left side of the sheet before moving all the way back to the right), displacing a card of the same rarity.

3 Uncommons1 Rare11 Commons

Common Sheet

There is a single 10 × 11 common sheet that contains each common card twice. It has been reconstructed by observing pack openings. The choice of top row here is a mostly arbitary guess.

Dead RingersPenumbra BobcatIndexBloodfire InfusionStandard BearerGaea's SkyfolkQuagmire DruidTranquil PathShimmering MirageRaka Disciple
Angelfire CrusaderRazorfin HunterLast CaressStrength of NightCoastal DrakeBloodfire DwarfShield of Duty and ReasonPutrid WarriorMind ExtractionGlade Gnarr
Ceta DiscipleSmashGoblin LegionnaireHelionautDead RingersPenumbra BobcatJiltDwarven LandslideLlanowar DeadManacles of Decay
Zombie BoaUrborg ElfJaded ResponseSquee's EmbraceMinotaur TacticianDivine LightPhyrexian RagerBog GnarrReef ShamanQuicksilver Dagger
Tahngarth's GlareCoalition Honor GuardQuagmire DruidSavage GorillaRazorfin HunterWhirlpool RiderBloodfire InfusionCoalition Honor GuardNecra DiscipleStrength of Night
Gaea's SkyfolkIndexDwarven LandslideOrim's ThunderZombie BoaTemporal SpringLay of the LandCeta DiscipleSmashStandard Bearer
Urborg UprisingPutrid WarriorAna DiscipleShimmering MirageRaka DiscipleAngelfire CrusaderSoul LinkMournful ZombieUrborg ElfCoastal Drake
Kavu GliderDega DiscipleConsume StrengthMind ExtractionTranquil PathLiving AirshipTundra KavuLlanowar DeadDivine LightUrborg Uprising
Savage GorillaJaded ResponseBloodfire DwarfGoblin LegionnaireHelionautLast CaressBog GnarrJiltConsume StrengthMinotaur Tactician
Shield of Duty and ReasonPhyrexian RagerLay of the LandReef ShamanQuicksilver DaggerTahngarth's GlareManacles of DecayNecra DiscipleAna DiscipleSoul Link
Squee's EmbraceWhirlpool RiderTundra KavuDega DiscipleMournful ZombieTemporal SpringGlade GnarrLiving AirshipKavu GliderOrim's Thunder