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Adventure showcase frame

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.[1] On showcase cards, the art and card frame play into the set's theme.

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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.[2]

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Release Set Type of cards Number Style Notes
2019-10 Throne of Eldraine Cards with Adventure 30 (#273-302) Art nouveau/storybook
2020-01 Theros Beyond Death Gods, Demigods and Nyx basic lands[3] 16 (#250-254 + #258-268) The constellations of Nyx This frame was reused for the original cycle of Therosian gods in Secret Lair Drop Series: Theros Stargazing.
2020-04 Ikoria: Lair of Behemoths Creatures with mutate and the five triome lands 35 (#279-313) Comic-book illustration
2020-07 Core Set 2021 Planeswalkers with their signature spells and five basic lands 29 (#285-313) Signature Spellbook frames Teferi features 4 slightly different artworks (#290-293).
The colored planeswalkers each feature 3 signature spells and a basic land depicting their home plane.
Ugin features no additional cards beyond his planeswalker card.[4]
2020-08 Double Masters Box toppers 40 (#333-372) Full-art First compilation set to feature Showcase cards.
2020-09 Zendikar Rising Cards with landfall 23 (#290-313) Hedrons and bright-colored travel posters[5]
2021-02 Kaldheim Viking Legends 34 (#290-323) Geometric patterns reminiscent of chiseled stone Viking art with "metal" artwork.[6]

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