New sets are among the best things about Magic. They scratch the itch that inspires all of us to play the game in the first place, and keep the game fresh by renewing the desire to solve deckbuilding puzzles and predict metagames with accuracy.
Cards like these are already showing up in several strong decks, as new cards are often the focal point when a new set is released. This is natural. Our minds gravitate to the plethora of new interactions and strategies that we can employ.
It's important to consider that these cards aren't entering a vacuum, however. There are eight sets that make up the Standard format, and Core Set 2020, while powerful, is only one of them. The old cards are every bit as important as the new ones and likely more so. The goal today is to shed light on some cards that are currently legal that tend to be forgotten amidst the deluge of new ideas, and point out ways that these cards can favorably interact with recent printings.