Our next entry features a card that I've never played with. Yeah, yeah, yeah, I don't play with any of them now, but this is different. Back in the day I did, and this one was left out of the loop. Even when I had a crazy Elf deck, which this card seems perfect for. I think even competitively Gaea's Cradle (printed in Urza's Saga) suits mainly Elf decks in the Legacy format. It surged in popularity after some rule changes were made to "Legendary" cards.
I may not have ever played with it (or forgot I had over time?), but I've always admired the art. I'm fond of the flavor text too.
Gaea's Cradle is definitely one of my high-end cards. It's probably worth around $150 at the moment. And considering it's on the Reserved List (a list of cards Wizards of the Coast has sworn to never reprint again) there's a good chance that its value will continue to increase.
It's a real shame I never completed my playset. At this point, though, I think it's a bit too late for that. Actually, it's probably an even bigger shame, if not a crime, that I never gave more attention to this card and utilized it in my decks.
You win some, you lose some...
Do you own any Gaea's Cradles? If so, what decks do you play them in? Do you think it will continue to be a high value card being it's on the Reserved List?