Revisit Magic over the past 30 years.
Wizards of the Coast is celebrating the 30-year anniversary of Magic: The Gathering, featuring 30 promo cards that will get released with each set.
The 30-year Magic anniversary party began with the global release of Dominaria United (DMU) on Sept. 9. It will end with the launch of an MTG Standard-legal set during the first quarter of 2024. With each set release from DMU to 2024, WotC will provide local game stores with unique 30-year anniversary promo cards.
30 MTG promo cards will get released throughout the 30-year anniversary celebration, each featuring a Retro frame and a gold date stamp in the bottom left corner of the artwork. Some artwork is new, while other cards feature the original art. The date signified when the card was originally released. Each card will have the signature MTG promo stamp, and all are premium foils.
All MTG 30-year anniversary promo cards will be sent to local game stores, which are available for prerelease events. It is up to each LGS how the promos are distributed. Players can also seek to obtain singles on the secondary market.
A total of eight MTG sets will offer 30-year anniversary promo cards with that set’s prerelease event at an LGS. Most of the promo cards are in English, except for seven that were printed in other languages. The MTG promo cards printed in other languages were done intentionally, signifying Magic as a global game, and won’t get printed in English. Some cards will feature new art and flavor text.
A total of three Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for the DMU prerelease events.Serra Angel Ball Lightning Fyndhorn Elves
A total of four Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for the BRO prerelease events.Wall of Roots Wood Elves Windfall Loyal Retainers
A total of four Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for the ONE prerelease events.Kor Haven Vindicate Exalted Angel Temple of the False God
A total of three Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for the March of the Machine prerelease events.Eternal Witness Chord of Calling Niv-Mizzet, the Firemind
A total of four Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for The Lord of the Rings: Tales of Middle-Earth prerelease events.Tarmogoyf Glen Elendra Archmage Acidic Slime Terastodon
A total of four Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for the Wilds of Eldraine prerelease events.Hornet Queen Harvester of Souls Kalonian Hydra Goblin Rabblemaster
A total of four Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for The Lost Caverns of Ixalan prerelease events.Dragonlord Atarka Dramatic Reversal Path of Ancestry Beast Whisperer
A total of four Magic 30-year anniversary promo cards were printed for the unnamed 2024 MTG set that will drop in the first quarter. There is also one promo card from the set that hasn’t been revealed at time of writing.
WotC will also have additional promo cards released throughout the 30-year Magic anniversary. All competitive players who qualify for the third Pro Tour will get alternative art versions of Mystical Dispute, Thing in the Ice, and Snapcaster Mage. All Pro Tour promo cards have extended art and are foil.
Releasing during the first quarter of 2023 is the Dominaria Remastered set which will have its own set of promos given to local game stores for prerelease events. Promo cards for the set include counterspell, Birds of Paradise, Jester’s Cap, Time Stretch, Taryova, Benthic Druid, Sneak Attack, and Swords to Plowshares. All Dominaria Remasted MTG promo cards have a Retro frame and are foil.