Magic 2013 is a core set with 101 commons, 60 uncommons, 53 rares, 15 mythic rares, and four variations of each standard basic land. This is the normal size for a large set of this era. Foil cards are included in booster packs with advertised odds of 1 : 67 cards. The set was printed in English in the USA.

Magic 2013 was sold in 15 card booster packs (which contain an additional ad card). Booster boxes have 36 packs.

The US printing uses sequential collation with C1/C2 common collation.

Packs are back-facing and have 10 commons followed by 3 uncommons, a rare, an ad card, and a basic land. If there is a foil card, it will appear after the land, displacing a common.

10 Commons | 3 Uncommons | 1 Rare | 1 Ad Card | 1 Land | |||||||||||

9 Commons | 3 Uncommons | 1 Rare | 1 Ad Card | 1 Land | 1 Foil |

Packs are evenly split between C1 commons and C2 commons. C1 packs have 3 A cards, 1-2 B, and 5-6 C. C2 packs have 3-4 A cards, 2-4 B, and 3-4 C.

A | A | A | B | C1 | C1 | C1 | C1 | C1 | C1 |

A | A | A | B | B | C1 | C1 | C1 | C1 | C1 |

A | A | A | B | B | B | C2 | C2 | C2 | C2 |

A | A | A | B | B | B | B | C2 | C2 | C2 |

A | A | A | A | B | B | C2 | C2 | C2 | C2 |

A | A | A | A | B | B | B | C2 | C2 | C2 |

When a foil appears in a pack, it will displace a common card. Common foils displace A commons and mostly appear in C1 packs. Uncommon foils displace B commons (which can result in a pack with no B commons). Rare foils displace C2 commons.

Uncommons are printed on one sheet with each card appearing twice (and one filler). This is divided into a 66-card A run (with 33 different cards each appearing twice) and a 54-card B run (with 27 different cards each appearing twice). Packs can have either 2 A cards followed by 1 B card, or 1 A card followed by 2 B cards. Since the runs are unbalanced, 2 A cards should mathematically happen 13/20 of the time.

Rare are printed in four runs across two sheets. (The labels of rare runs are not as easy to agree upon since they aren't really ordered within packs, but I've chosen labels based on their arrangements on the sheets.) The A and C runs each have 66 cards mostly filled by 16 different rare cards each appearing four times. This leaves two slots left for each of these runs which are taken up by Staff of Nin. The B and D runs each have 55 cards. The B run is mostly filled by 13 different rare cards each appearing four times, and the D run is mostly filled by 15 different mythic rare cards each appearing twice and 6 different rare cards each appearing four times. This leaves three slots in the B run and one slot in the D run which are taken up by Void Stalker. The A and B runs are the top and bottom halves of one sheet and the C and D runs are the top and bottom halves of another sheet. The likelihood of getting a card from a particular run is chosen to make sure all rare cards have the same rarity, (so 6/22 chance for A, 5/22 for B, 6/22 for C, 5/22 for D).

Picture of both common sheets are available. [2]

The A common run consists of 33 different cards each appearing twice. This is the top half of the A / C1 common sheet.

The B common run consists of 22 different cards each appearing three times. This is the top half of the B / C2 common sheet.

The C1 common run consists of 27 different cards each appearing twice plus Evolving Wilds, the short-printed common. This is the bottom half of the A / C1 common sheet.

The C2 common run consists of 18 different cards each appearing three times plus Evolving Wilds, the short-printed common. This is the bottom half of the B / C2 common sheet.

A picture of the uncommon sheet is available. [2]

The A uncommon run consists of 22 different cards each appearing three times. This is the top half of the uncommon sheet.

The B uncommon run also consists of 22 different cards each appearing three times. This is the bottom half of the uncommon sheet. (There is one filler space in the bottom right corner of the sheet that contains an extra copy of Knight of Glory.)

Picture of both rare sheets are available. [2]

The A rare run consists of 16 different rare cards each appearing four times plus two copies of Staff of Nin. (The other copies of Staff of Nin are in the C run.) This is the top half of the first rare sheet.

The B rare run consists of 13 different rare cards each appearing four times plus three copies of Void Stalker. (The other copy of Void Stalker is in the D run.) This is the bottom half of the first rare sheet.

The C rare run consists of 16 different rare cards each appearing four times plus two copies of Staff of Nin. (The other copies of Staff of Nin are in the A run.) This is the top half of the second rare sheet.

The D rare run consists of 6 different rare cards each appearing four times plus 15 different mythic rare cards each appearing twice plus one copy of Void Stalker. (The other copies of Void Stalker are in the B run.) This is the bottom half of the second rare sheet.

Most of the marketing cards in Magic 2013 have a token, tip, or emblem on the front face. In addition, there is a card that has an advertisement for Magic Duels on the front face. (The front has an ESRB rating and the back has PEGI.) They are printed on an 11 × 11 sheet with different items appearing different numbers of times. The choice of first card is mostly arbitrary.

Token Rarity | ||
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Liliana of the Dark Realms Emblem × 1 | Cat × 2 | Hellion × 2 |

Wurm × 2 | Beast × 3 | Ajani Tip Card × 4 |

Booster Draft Tip Card × 4 | Casual Formats Tip Card × 4 | Commander Tip Card × 4 |

Deck Construction Tip Card × 4 | Deck Proportions Tip Card × 4 | Defeating Planeswalkers Tip Card × 4 |

Empty Library Tip Card × 4 | Expansion Symbol Tip Card × 4 | Goat × 4 |

Limited Tip Card × 4 | Using Planeswalkers Tip Card × 4 | Bolas Tip Card × 5 |

Exalted Tip Card × 5 | Zombie × 5 | Drake × 6 |

Saproling × 6 | Duels 2013 Ad Card × 12 | Goblin × 12 |

Soldier × 12 |

There was a picture of the foil uncommon sheet available, but I don't have a link for it. Each uncommon card appears twice. The extra copy of Crusader of Odric is presumed to be a filler.

There was a picture of the foil rare sheet available, but I don't have a link for it. Each rare card appears twice, and each mythic rare card appears once.

[1] The common runs for US Magic 2013 were originally posted by Medussa on the MTG Salvation forums.

[2] A set of US Magic 2013 sheets featuring both common sheets, the uncommon sheet, and both rare sheets was posted in the Uncut Sheet facebook group by Brian Nocenti.