Foil Underlayers for Magic 2014

Posted in Feature on August 15, 2013

By Trick Jarrett

Patrick "Trick" Jarrett oversees web content and social media for Magic, and acts as the publisher of and Magic content on the web. He's an ardent Commander player and lover of the game he's played since Ice Age.

Foils are something that catch your eye. Like Wonka's golden ticket you open a booster pack and sometimes you discover one of our premium foils inside the pack. But as you can see, if you look at a premium foil, the card is not uniformly reflective.

We've shown these underlayers a few times before, but now let's look at some of them from Magic 2014 Core Set. I've picked out a few of my favorites.

With each of the cards below, click on the card image to reveal the foil underlayer.

First up, Chandra, Pyromaster.

Next, let's take a look at another red card—this time an uncommon: Young Pyromancer.

Here is a blue uncommon that has some fantastic art and looks even better as a premium foil: Opportunity.

When I looked through the premium foils of Magic 2014, I knew I had to highlight this card: Oath of the Ancient Wood.

I love the veins on that one and it really shows on the actual card.

But not to be outdone, here is Garruk, Caller of Beasts.

And lastly I wanted to show you all Dark Prophecy.

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