Arrco cards have been preferred by magicians for years and were eventually purchased by the USPCC and produced in Cincinatti, Ohio. When the production of cards moved from Ohio to Kentucky many magicians and cardistry alike perceived a change in quality. What I have here are Arrcos that were made in Cincinnati.
The box design is fairly simple and gives you a glance at the ace of spades and on the back a good look at the back design of these cards. The faces and court cards are all standard Arrco design and the jokers are labelled plastic coated.
What I really love is the back design. It is very detailed and complex for a simple mirror image design and really gives you something nice to look at compared to a standard bicycle deck.
The stock feels like a standard bicycle stock with air cushion finish and handles just as well.
Back – 7/10
Face – 6/10
Finish – 5/10
Buy? If you can find some of the original Cincinnati decks I’m told they are a real treat compared to the Kentucky reprints. Buy them if you are a collector though as using these may get to be costly.