Marked Vintage 1800 Deck (Red)
No detail was left untouched-- artwork on each card was delicately hand-crafted by Ellusionist's top graphic team. Even the seal on the deck looks like it was left in a gritty New York alley "for a spell".
The cards are an illusion in themselves, because they may look very old, but they handle superbly. You have to keep telling yourself, this is a new deck of cards.
Available in red or blue backs, you'll quickly understand why these cards are so popular when you start using them yourself.
The cards look older than your aunt, but handle better than anything out there.
Pick up a deck, or 12, today.
I was skeptical about this deck when I bought it (already knowing where the markings were) When I received it, though, I was surprised to see that the markings, while easy to read and relatively large compared to other marked decks, were very difficult to spot if you didn’t know where to look. Even when taken to the movies, the markings won’t get spotted because each card has a slightly different pattern of scratches.
I really like how this deck seems to get better the more you use it, adding to its old look. I even had someone ask me “Dude, how long have you had those cards?” They were supposed to hear me tell them “About 2 days.”
The cards handle nicely, with Ellusionist’s “Performance coating” and Bicycle stock. There is an extra (unmarked) Queen of hearts, with a blue back.
If there was one thing I would change about this deck , it would be on the side of the tuck case, changing “Ellusionist Playing Card Company” to “United States Plaiying Card Company” in order to reduce any possible suspicion from using these cards. Other than that very minor thing, I am really impressed with these cards. If you haven’t purchased these already, do it. You really won’t regret it.
First off great deck! I LOVE the marking system even though I do agree it could be a bit more subtle. People never suspect anything is up since they are so used to Riderbacks. This is probably one of the most well thought out aspects of the deck- the familiarity it offers. I also love the fact that the more you use it the better it looks... somehow. Anyways my only complaint its that after a few weeks of use it started to become extremely clumpy, but maybe that just gives it more of an oldie deck charm like it should have! Love the deck definitely a must buy
I love this Deck! I have a few routines that use my "Grandfathers cards." These couldn't be more perfect!
Also I think if spectators see you work with an old haggard deck, they assume you can work with any set of cards.
Some have said the markings are obvious. I disagree! No one is looking! The markings are perfect and easy to spot. A. nice bonus on this deck. And receiving one bonus card with an opposite colored back is great. For routines like the Chicago Opener, you have to have a matching card. The cards feel great right out of the box!
Again, a great deck!