The Aladdin decks have also been around for awhile but ever since the USPCC moved to Erlanger Kentucky they have been out of print thus making these much more valuable than the STUD cards from the same variety box.
Amongst the variety box encore I received from Dan and Dave was a pack of STUD playing cards of the blue variety. They are produced for Walgreens as it says on its pack. STUD cards have been produced on and off for years now and though I’m not sure they are really rare enough to be in a variety box they certainly are a treat to Canadians that don’t have easy access to these cards.
Daniel Madison is a well known card manipulator and has been seen on Penn and Tellers Fool Me television program in the UK dealing a royal flush blindfolded. If you haven’t seen it look it up on Madison’s YouTube channel. Recently Daniel teamed up with Theory11 to create his own deck of cards.
Got some new decks in and on the way including the new Madison Players which I am really liking. Received a variety box encore from Dan and Dave. Have some altruism decks and crown decks coming from the blue crown. Also some tally-hos and my first smoke and mirrors v6 deck.
All these decks are going to get a quick and fair review.
Good news is my card handling skills are improving so I can get a little more in depth.
Until then have fun!
I’ve been playing around with different kinds of playing cards and have to say that initial impressions are still pretty well bang on. I would like to say that the ACE Authentic Plastic Playing Cards are fantastic for springs. A lot of fun with that. Still this deck is really just for playing games and with the smell they give off and it sticking to your hands after a while doing much cardistry handling would be a bad thing.
David Blaine’s cards designed by Mark Stutzman have been a huge success for magicians and cardists everywhere. They are are extremely exclusive cards with limited runs. They are even hard to find on Ebay for the most part. The cards themselves though deserve the credit even if they are not in any way extreme in design.
These decks designed by the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company are becoming extremely rare and expensive. They come in two colours – the blue I have here and the red that I do not have.