Information Below the Text Box is the area on a card containing the illustration credit(s), legal text and collector numbers post-Exodus. For the legal text, the copyright was added from the start, the copyright year was added in Legends, and the trademark in Invasion. Magic 2015 revamped the collector info (adding set code, rarity and language). The Story Spotlight was added in Kaladesh.
From the Comprehensive Rules (Rivals of Ixalan (January 19, 2018))
- 212. Information Below the Text Box
- 212.1. Each card features text printed below the text box that has no effect on game play.
- 212.1a The illustration credit for a card is printed on the first line below the text box. It follows the paintbrush icon or, on older cards, the abbreviation “Illus.”
- 212.1b Legal text (the fine print at the bottom of the card) lists the trademark and copyright information.
- 212.1c Some card sets feature collector numbers. This information is printed in the form [card number]/[total cards in the set], immediately following the legal text.