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Here's where it all started. One of the scariest cards in Magic to see on your opponent's side, and one of the most reassuring to have on yours. This is also my favorite Island art - the colors and layout are very relaxing and peaceful. And it's a genuine island too!
Posted By: Trygon_Predator (4/23/2012 8:21:29 AM)


Ahhh, a real island, back from the days when islands were actually islands... not rivers or lakes or aqueducts or open oceans like you get today.
Posted By: Kirbster (7/7/2012 11:59:20 PM)


This is the rare one, according to this article: http://www.wizards.com/magic/magazine/article.aspx?x=mtg/daily/mm/26
Posted By: C5r1a5z0y (7/27/2012 8:45:41 PM)


Most disappointing rare you could ever open... in Alpha, your rare could be a mox or a lotus. Instead, you get an island.
Posted By: Zetan (11/25/2012 7:52:43 AM)


Which one was the rare one?
Posted By: GainsBanding (8/23/2009 5:52:59 PM)


Yeah, I've heard that one of the Alpha islands was printed as a rare, but Gatherer doesn't show which one. Which one is it? Are they ashamed to show it?
Posted By: TDL (10/14/2010 8:11:28 PM)


birds of paradise, this is the island
Posted By: MrDressup (5/29/2010 10:52:21 AM)


One of the most broken cards in magic...
Posted By: Volcre (9/12/2009 1:55:55 PM)


Looks more blue than the other one.
Posted By: Ibn_Shisha (5/4/2010 5:40:05 PM)


Pretty much the best Basic Land.

Maybe the best Magic card ever...
Posted By: UrzasSlurpeeMachine (8/18/2012 11:59:59 AM)