The 1993 set of AD&D trading cards contains 495 numbered cards, plus a second set of 60 "Ruby" cards. Each card has an image of a character, magic item or monster from a D&D world and the corresponding AD&D statistics on the back. The 1993 series includes a number of special mini-series with themes such as "Shopping at Auroras", "Ships" or "Arms of Greyhawk".
The cards were sold in randomized packs of 16 cards, release in three sets during the year. There were a total of 555 cards in the 1993 series. Unlike the previous two years, the 1993 "Factory Set" of silver-bordered cards contains only the 495 regular cards, and not the 60 special and promotional cards.
From the Series 2 box: "This year, there is a total of 495 regular collector cards, along with 60 rare cards that will only be available in the gold-bordered edition - rare cards will not be available in the factory set. The 1993 series features 12 nine-card mini-series, a brand new numbering system that allows collectors to instantly identify the rare cards, and even more special cards, like stickers and foil. Plus, a small number of the regular cards have been printed with a ruby-red border, providing even more ways to collect."