Time Spiral was released on October 6, 2006. It contained 301 new cards and a subset of 121 separately numbered reprints called timeshifted. Timeshifted cards appeared once in each booster pack and had a purple expansion symbol.
The card layout imitates the pre-8th Edition one, yet it was completely new designed. The measurements of the frame and its beveling are different; for instance, the top part was increased in height to allow the letters g, p, and y to be written without cutting the bevel of the art box. This layout is used for several Judge Rewards promos as well. Foil cards aren't printed the same way either. Formerly, art and mana symbols weren't shiny and the frame lettering was done with white ink; neither applies to timeshifted foils. All Time Spiral cards are front cut and made in the USA.