Black border vs white border old card face.

  • #1
    Which do you prefer, black bordered cards from Xth or white bordered cards from 7th Edition and earlier that bear the old card face?

    This only applies to a handful of cards that are difficult to get black bordered, such as Wrath of God and Underworld Dreams, but I would rather have the oldface white bordered card.
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  • #2
    Black border in almost every single scenario. My favorite cards are 7th edition foils.
  • #3
    I do enjoy me some BB in every card face. There's almost no comparison for me.

    For card face's sake, I actually like the new one.
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  • #4
    That's a good question. It's a close call for me as I do like the old card face more than the new...but I think I like black borders even better.
  • #5
    umm... what difference does it make?

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  • #6
    i'll gladly take BB.

    i am curious with Xth and assuming the next cores are BB will this actually put WB stuff into demand? (eventually?)
  • #7
    Quote from dracomageat
    umm... what difference does it make?
    An aesthetic difference. That is, which do you think looks better than the other?
  • #8
    I almost always take BB over WB with the exception of cards that were available in Unlimited. I love the heavy inking on Unlimited cards and their Beta counterparts are almost always WAY more expensive. Similarly I will alway enjoy the old card face more than the new one, even with foils. Seventh foil Painlands over 9th/10th, MM foil Brainstorms over FNM foils, Judge/MM/7th foil Counterspells over FNM foil, etc. Anyhow in you example of Wrath, I would take Unlimited WB old face over 10th BB new face any day.
  • #9
    Black Border every time. The white border detracts from the look of the card to me unlesss it is a white card, but even then the black border looks better.
  • #10
    Quote from Spectral_Bears
    Anyhow in you example of Wrath, I would take Unlimited WB old face over 10th BB new face any day.
    Wrath in particular is an easeir call for me because of the artwork. Though I generally love Quinton Hoover and older cards, I find the new artwork much sexier. 7E Wraths are my favorite in spite of the white border - new art, old face.
  • #11
    Quote from Azerbaijan
    Wrath in particular is an easeir call for me because of the artwork. Though I generally love Quinton Hoover and older cards, I find the new artwork much sexier. 7E Wraths are my favorite in spite of the white border - new art, old face.
    That's why I heart the foils in that set so much. Amazing art, BB, old face, and shiny.
  • #12
    i think white bordered black cards look downright ugly compared to the black bordered ones. other than that i dont really care.
  • #13
    7th foil ARE indeed very pretty, i love drawing my 7th foil land. it had a cool symbol too. but i think black borders are much better than white. white just stands out too much.
  • #14
    Quote from Spectral_Bears
    I almost always take BB over WB with the exception of cards that were available in Unlimited. I love the heavy inking on Unlimited cards and their Beta counterparts are almost always WAY more expensive. Similarly I will alway enjoy the old card face more than the new one, even with foils.


    I will echo this with the exception of the foil part. Honestly, I could do pretty much without foils. But if I had to pick a favorite, I much prefer the new foiling style to the old one. So something like BB, old card face, new foiling technique.

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    i am curious with Xth and assuming the next cores are BB will this actually put WB stuff into demand? (eventually?)


    I doubt they will make a habit of printing core sets in BB. Doing so is a huge selling point that I see them doing every 10 years. In 2 years, look for the same WB garbage with a lot of the good cards included in 10th, disappearing.
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  • #15
    I actually kind of like the new face, honestly, and I will always want BB. The old/new cardface clashing doesn't bother me that much, but white borders do. I hope they completely do away with white borders, I don't think anyone will miss them.
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  • #17
    i love black border will only do those,

    also if i had to choose i would

    Newborder>old boder 100% of the time infact i go out of my way for new border cards.
    Such as my swords of plowshares and disencahnts, from the coldsnap precons, its just the old borders are so ugly to me...
    I dunno new borders are so much cleaner in my eyes >
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    Quote from Spectral_Bears
    I almost always take BB over WB with the exception of cards that were available in Unlimited. I love the heavy inking on Unlimited cards and their Beta counterparts are almost always WAY more expensive. Similarly I will alway enjoy the old card face more than the new one, even with foils. Seventh foil Painlands over 9th/10th, MM foil Brainstorms over FNM foils, Judge/MM/7th foil Counterspells over FNM foil, etc. Anyhow in you example of Wrath, I would take Unlimited WB old face over 10th BB new face any day.


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    I'd take BB nonfoil 10th over any WB, though. WB is ugly in ANY card frame.

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  • #19
    Black-bordered old face, always.

    To me, BB looks more professional and polished. WB doesn't look quite as classy. As for card faces, the new card faces are just going to be something we're going to have to accept, although the old card faces had a much more "fantasy" feel to it.

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  • #20
    Black-bordered almost always wins out over White-bordered, as does New-frame over Old-frame, at least for me. Although, the only time that I really care is when I like one artwork better.
  • #21
    Black Bordered-New Frame. I always hated white bordered, even with the old frame. I can't get at all for example, the 7th edition Duress: for me it's so ugly that I would kill anyone who doesn't have an urza, BB playset.

    Looking at mogg fanatic with post 8th frame, however, I think that it looks cool. I don't have nothing against the new frame. I like it in the same way I like the old one, and this most probably because I don't feel that sense of nostalgia of the veteran players because I started with mirrodin. However, no White border, please. ever. I love X mostly because it's BB. :D
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  • #22
    Easy call. I happen to think any card face other than the Classic one is ugly (Windows XP much?), and I could care less about border color.

    So white-bordered old card face for me.
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  • #23
    BB is my fave in all cases, i like the new border the best.


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    BB>WB. Just as why beta is more pimp to players compared to UL.

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