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Special Guests
Set Information
Set symbol
Symbol description A star within a quintant
Set size ~10 per set
Expansion code SPG[1]
Special Guest

Special Guest Mana Crypt from The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.

Special Guests are a class of reprints found as part of The List in set boosters and also in collector boosters. They were introduced with the release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan.[2]

Description[ | ]

SPG expansion symbol

Expansion symbol

Special Guests are highly desirable, Masters release–level reprints with art and flavor text matched to the flavor of the plane or set they are included in.[2][3] They have their own set code (SPG) and expansion symbol, identifying them separately from The List cards.[4] The information below the text box indicates their set of origin next to the collector number. Cards found in set boosters are non-foil while those in collector's boosters are foil.

Special Guests are represented through the art style of the set they are included in but they are non-canon representations and are not intended to actually be on that plane.[5]

Much like The List or bonus sheet sets, Special Guests do not change their existing format legality.[5] They are only legal in formats they were already legal in and are not added to Standard legality.

History[ | ]

Prior to their full introduction, Wizards of the Coast included a non-foil Rafiq of the Many featuring new art and the Streets of New Capenna golden age showcase frame as part of the list for Streets of New Capenna.[6] Unlike future Special Guest cards, this version of Rafiq was only available in The List slot of set boosters and not in collector boosters.

Special Guest cards were officially introduced with the release of The Lost Caverns of Ixalan. With the introduction of Play Boosters for Murders at Karlov Manor, Special Guests became part of the List.[7] By Bloomburrow, Special Guests and The List were one and the same.[8]

Sets with Special Guests[ | ]

Set # Total
The Lost Caverns of Ixalan 0001 - 0018 18
Murders at Karlov Manor 0019 - 0028 10
Outlaws of Thunder Junction 0029 - 0038 10
Modern Horizons 3 0039 - 0053 10 + 5 textured foil versions
Bloomburrow 0054 -0063 10
Duskmourn: House of Horror 0064 -0073 10

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