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102. Authorized Cards
Alpha cards (cards from the first print run of the core set) may be used in decks containing non-Alpha cards only if all cards are placed in completely opaque sleeves and only if the sleeves could not be considered marked. If sleeves are not used, Alpha cards may be used only in decks that consist exclusively of Alpha cards.
Quote from useless_kodamaYes, they're legal. However, if you're mixing Alpha and non-Alpha cards, you must use opaque sleeves that hide the difference in the shape of the corners. From the Magic Floor Rules:
Quote from AzureShadowThis thread is full of idiots... Lightning Bolt is NOT being reprinted.
Many times has a writer in Wizards said so, because of the plain and simple fact that it's too powerful for what it costs. x/3 creatures shouldn't be able to die at instant speed for one mana without a signifigant drawback. (like PTE giving you a land)
I absolutely guarantee that LB will not be printed in M10, and you can quote me on that.
Quote from ErhnamDjinnopaque meaning non-see through sleeves. So yes colored sleeves are opaque.
Quote from XwtAlpha cards are legal indeed, but only in Vintage or Legacy format tournaments.
Quote from XwtAlpha cards are legal indeed, but only in Vintage or Legacy format tournaments. For more information about the tournament formats, you can browse the net or the mtg wiki.
Quote from useless_kodamaOr in formats where the card in question has been reprinted in a legal set. For example, Alpha Giant Growths are legal in Standard tournaments (with the right sleeves).