The Alpha set was the first that was ever sold, beginning with Splinterlands' launch in May 2018. It was also the only set whose summoners and monsters were reused (in the Beta set) because of the initial low supply of the first Alpha cards.
Today, players earn a DEC bonus of 10% for each Alpha card used in battle. Alpha Booster packs have become exceedingly rare, but they can still sometimes be found on secondary markets like HIVE-Engine or Atomic Hub.
300,000 Alpha booster packs were created.
Because of the limited supply, Alpha cards also have the unique ability to be converted to Beta cards. This can be done through the Collection page of any card.