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AMEX is the only creditor that backdates. I am not sure why they are allowed too and why other banks/finance companies don't.....maybe something in their original charter as a travel and leisure card?
I currently have the "Dawn of Discover" design. It is very close the original 1986 design with the obvious exception that it does not say "Sears Financial Network" and it does not have an embossed Sears Tower. It also has a matte flat finish as it is one of the biodegradable cards. My favorite Discover design was the 1999-2005 ish Discover Platinum before they changed it to Discover More with the dots and black Discover logo.
Fun fact: Discover used to issue their account numbers based on where the account was opened. For instance, a Discover opened in CA would be 6011000X; WA, OR, NV, UT, CO, WY, MT, AZ, NM, AK and HI had 6011009X; IL was 6011006X, FL 6011003X etc. The 7th digit decreased as you moved east with the exception of CA. This has since changed and they seem to be issuing random numbers for the past few years. 60112XXX was a Private Issue (had a different Cashback Bonus set up). Just something I noticed.....