Magic: The Gathering Might Reprint Newer Cards With Old School Frame

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Over the years, Wizards of the Coast updated updated Magic: The Gathering's card frames and added new ones (like Throne of Eldraine'sShowcase cards) that totally look different from the original card frame introduced when Wizards launched Magic in 1993. Now it looks like the company is interested in reprinting popular newer Magic cards with the old school card frame.

Over on Twitter, Senior Magic designer Gavin Verhey recently brought up the idea of having newer cards featured in the original Magic card frame, and asked fans what commons and uncommons they'd want to see in the original card frame.

Magic's card frame had two major updates before. Back in 8th Edition in 2003, Magic was updated with the Modern card frame, which the name and cost, power/toughness as well as the types and expansion symbol were given their own boxes to elevate them from the card frame and enhance readability. Card names were printed in a more modern font (Matrix Bold, instead of Goudy Medieval).

Magic received another major card frame update when Magic 2015 was released in July 2014, and it introduced a special Magic font called Beleren, a holofoil stamp, revamped collector info, and decreased border size.

It would be great to see cards like "Path to Exile", "Faithless Looting", and "Fatal Push" get the old school card frame treatment.

Which popular newer commons and uncommons would you like to see printed in the original Magic card frame?

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