ast Friday, Tom LaPille asked three questions at the end of Latest Developments. Well, he technically asked four, but the last three are the ones we're talking about today:
- Precisely eight cards have appeared in every core set from Alpha through Magic 2010. How many of these eight do you think will be in Magic 2011?
- Which of the eight cards are you most confident will be IN Magic 2011?
- Which of the eight cards are you most confident will be OUT of Magic 2011?
Before we get into the answers (by which I mean both the answers you gave and the real answers, let's talk about the history of these eight cards, much of which is borrowed from this Mark Rosewater article from 2005.
There were 283 cards in Alpha. Only 250 of those cards made it into Revised. We're down to eight cards that have been in every core set. Before we list them, here's the round-by-round breakdown.
Fourth Edition: 211
Fifth Edition: 151
Sixth Edition: 79
Seventh Edition: 60
Eighth Edition: 40
Ninth Edition: 24
Tenth Edition: 16
Magic 2010: 8
And here are the eight cards:
Rod of Ruin
So! Let's get some results!
How Many Cards Are Left?
Precisely eight cards have appeared in every core set from Alpha through Magic 2010. How many of these eight do you think will be in Magic 2011?
|None of them
And the winner is ... click here to find out!
Which Cards Made It?
In order to get a prediction from the crowd (that's you), we asked the same question in two different ways: which card do you think is in, and which card do you think is out? And here are the results!
If there's a consensus to be drawn from these two polls, it's that the community is pretty confident that Giant Growth is in Magic 2010. And the community is ... click here to find out
So Giant Growth is one of two cards that has made it through twelve core sets. And which is the other? Click here one last time!