Squirrels in the Magic: The Gathering multi-verse are usually represented in silver-bordered cards from Unhinged, Unglued, and Unstable, which are not meant for any sanctioned tournament play, but did you know that there's a time in Magic history when squirrels were actually featured in black-bordered cards that were legal in Standard or Extended formats back then? Just check out these examples from the '90s MTG sets:
Sadly, these days, you won't see squirrels in Standard-legal MTG expansions released in recent years. However, MTG head designer Mark Rosewater wants them to be taken seriously again, and see them back to their black-bordered card frames, and he recently told a fan on Twitter that he hasn't given up: "I've been trying for years to get them back into black border," Rosewater said on Twitter. "I haven't given up."
I've been trying for years to get them back into black border. I haven't given up.— Mark Rosewater (@maro254) October 7, 2019
Rosewater went on to retweet a post about how there were propagandas back that declared war on squirrels in 1918, Califronia.
You can’t argue with history. : ) https://t.co/x4DuXihkA9— Mark Rosewater (@maro254) October 16, 2019
Squirrels may seem like a silly creature type in a multi-verse full of dragons, zombies, fairies, and knights, but it would be interesting to see them featured in black-bordered MTG cards again. We'll probably see more silver-bordered squirrels in the upcoming Unsanctioned product.
Would you like to see squirrels return in black-bordered cards for future MTG sets?