I have just bought a set of Oath of the Gatewatch cards, and a few of them have a small shiny oval on the bottom center, like Corrupted Crossroads.

What does this mean?

  • 1
    It is similar to the Eye of Anubis that the yugioh cards have.
    – Neil Meyer
    Feb 5, 2016 at 6:36

1 Answer 1


As of the Magic 2015 redesign, rare and mythic rare cards will have a spot at the bottom of the card frame containing a small holofoil stamp. This has two effects:

  1. It makes it harder to produce counterfeit versions, so it's a sign of authenticity.
  2. It makes the card seem more special. Look, shiny!
  • 10
    Some promo cards (like the FNM promos) also have it regardless of rarity.
    – Autar
    Feb 4, 2016 at 8:31
  • Can you explain what FNM is?
    – tarun713
    Feb 4, 2016 at 16:32
  • 7
    Friday Night Magic
    – Zack
    Feb 4, 2016 at 16:55

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