Today Dec. 6, 2013 Wizards of the Coast revealed this year's special holiday "Magic: The Gathering" card: A silver bordered foil Stocking Tiger. Revealed in an article by Trick Jarrett on DailyMTG.com, the company's employees and select partners receive this unique card as a form of appreciation for their valued contributions to the game and community.
Stocking Tiger - 5
Artifact Creature - Cat Construct (Promo)
Stocking Tiger enters the battlefield with a sealed Magic booster pack under it.
When Stocking tiger deals combat damage to a player, unwrap the booster pack and put it into your hand.
Just hope yours isn't full of coal golems.
Stocking Tiger can be a very powerful card, provided it deals combat damage to one of your opponents. You'll get from four to 15 extra cards in your hand. We recommend "Modern Masters" packs for some broken goodness like Path to Exile, Gifts Ungiven, or Sword of Light and Shadow. You'll want to stick away from "Fallen Empires" and (as Booster Tutor notes) "Homelands."
Although Stocking Tiger won't be legal in official DCI sanctioned tournaments, it's sure to show up in many Commander decks. Just hope that your opponent doesn't steal your Stocking tiger with a Control Magic and hit you with it. If they do, then they'll be the one who gets to open your booster pack and add the cards to their hand.
Previous holiday "Magic: The Gathering" cards include
- 2012 Naughty or Nice
- 2011 Yule Ooze
- 2010 Snow Mercy
- 2009 Season's Beatings
- 2008 Evil Presents
- 2007 Gifts Given
- 2006 Fruitcake Elemental
Expect to pay or trade a premium for Stocking Tiger. Due to its scarcity, it will no doubt become a highly sought after collector's item.
What expansion set will you use with Stocking Tiger? Let us know in the comment section down below.
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