Madison Dealers - Erdnase Green
Marked decks can cost between $20-$30, but Daniel wishes to offer his system at the price of a normal deck of cards as you can see above.
Dealers in Erdnase Green use the exact pantone color of the book Expert at the Card Table by S. W. Erdnase.
As used in 1902, these playing cards utilize an edge-to-edge borderless casino "gambling house" design. If you are worried about double lifts etc, perhaps it's time to stop relying on white borders to hide inefficiencies. These cards will help you to get good at what you do. Madison has used the edge-to-edge design for that single purpose since he was a teenager taking people's money in real games.
We cannot emphasize enough. The cards are printed to Daniel's specifications and are the essence of a standard held long ago. They almost fan themselves. Seconds are smoother than anything you may have been advantaged to feel before.
If you believe these fine playing cards fit your personal style, pick up a deck or twelve and put them through the wringer: bottoms, centers, shifts, palms, changes and switches. See how these trusted sleights feel in your hands.
DEALERS MARKING SYSTEM EXPLANATION As stated, there is a movie by Daniel Madison explaining the value of a marked deck and going over the system that is provided with Dealers. Here is an image that also explains the system which is meant to be a visual aid and reminder to the movie.
Markings are so tiny I can't see them without a magnifying glass. Need a Jumbo set for aging magicians. Otherwise, great handling cards.
I absolutely love these cards. In fact, I recently bought two bricks of them because they're so great. They feel amazing, look great, and the marking system is phenomenal. They are my current go-to deck, and likely will be for a long time.
However, the unfortunate gaff cards make this deck unusable for actual gambling routines, or even just trying to beat your friends in a no-stakes game of poker for fun/practice, which would seem to be the point of the deck.
The jokers are dead crows, one of which is an obvious gaff. For performing magic, this is cool and all, but will immediately raise suspicion at any card table, whether it's under the guise of a magic act or not. If you take the jokers out of the deck, you're still left with the worst problem of all: The KING OF DIAMONDS HAS A 9 OF CLUBS REVEAL.
Even if you're just letting someone examine the deck after a trick, as soon as they see the 9 of clubs on the king of diamonds they always ask about it. What am I supposed to say to that, that I got this deck from an online magic store? That does not help my case if I'm trying to convince them that the deck isn't marked or otherwise gimmicked.
It entirely defeats the purpose of having a fully marked deck if you're going to make it clear that it's not a standard deck of cards. It's especially frustrating because of how inconspicuous and professional the back design is, along with the amazing marking system. I love Daniel Madison and everything he does, but for the Dealers, he definitely should have focused more on the practicality of using this for gambling demonstrations and less on the artwork and gaffs.