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Player Spotlight cards are Magic: The Gathering cards that celebrate a famous player, similar to Invitational Cards that were made in the years 1997–2007.[1] Player Spotlight cards were introduced in Throne of Eldraine.[2]

It is planned to choose the current World Champion for the player spotlight card. While they won't design it, they will consult with R&D on its selection and will appear pictured in the art.

Year World Champion Set Card
2018 Javier Dominguez Throne of Eldraine Fervent Champion
2019 Paulo Vitor Damo da Rosa Strixhaven: School of Mages[3] Elite Spellbinder
2020 N.A. N.A. N.A.
2021 Yuta Takahashi TBA TBA


  1. Mark Rosewater (May 3, 2021). "Odds & Ends: Strixhaven, Part 1". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Mark Rosewater (July 21, 2019). "Project Booster Fun". Wizards of the Coast.
  3. Mark Rosewater (November 25, 2020). "Are more planned/currently in the works?". Blogatog. Tumblr.