Showcase cards were introduced in Throne of Eldraine. Showcase is not one treatment but a catch-all term to cover a variety of different treatments of cards that embody the spirit of the relevant sets. On showcase cards, the art and card frame play into the set's theme.
Description[edit | edit source]
Each set has its own unique showcase cards. Which cards get the treatment (and usually, it will just be cards from that set), and at what rarity, will vary from set to set. Showcase cards replace cards of the same rarity as the non showcase card in booster packs. The showcase cards don’t require a mechanic with a new frame. That just happens to be the case for Throne of Eldraine.
List[edit | edit source]
|Set||Type of cards||Number||Style|
|Throne of Eldraine||Cards with Adventure.||#273-302 (30)||Art nouveau / storybook.|
|Theros Beyond Death||Gods and demigods.||#258-268 (11)||The constellations of Nyx.|
References[edit | edit source]
- Mark Rosewater (July 21, 2019). "Project Booster Fun". magicthegathering.com. Wizards of the Coast.
- Mark Rosewater (July 21, 2019). "Do the showcase frames mean that we are going to see a mechanic with a unique frame in every set going forward?". Blogatog. Tumblr.
- Mark Rosewater (December 05, 2020). "I thought that Showcase cards were going to be a regular thing, but it appears Theros has none?". Blogatog. Tumblr.