In what now seems to be asian tradition yet another custom Bee deck has been released to Asia. This are printed by the USPCC and are on their standard Bee stock and finish.
So this is my second review on a deck from One Widow playing cards. Another disclosure as noted on the previous. These were sent to me for review by One Widow.
The #02 deck is similar in many ways to the #01. Really what has changed is just the design. The physical properties of this deck are identical to the other.
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In my search for playing cards to add to my collection I have found many unique decks but many come from the main five online magic companies with a few exceptions. Here we have one of the exceptions. The 01 deck from One Widow. Disclosure – These decks were sent to me for review from One Widow but I assure you both decks that I have will be reviewed on the up and up.
The deck is unique from others that I have seen with a completely separate style of it’s own. Their inspiration, as posted on their website, seems to have derived from the traditional diamond back design seen on many casino decks like Bees and so on. Also completely different than a lot of custom decks lately these were designed in Canada and printed in Canada which to a Canadian writer is pretty fantastic. Alright enough gushing lets get in to the review.
The Massa deck was created for the Massa Casino by Casino Playing Cards Ltd which was owned by the Michael Massa. Because they were produced independently they have a unique stock and finish.
This Deck was featured by Dan and Dave in a video and the internet went crazy for them. They still are a prized deck by many and to purchase these cost a few pennies as well. So far this is the best deck I have seen or felt that is intended for advertising purposes.
At the moment the most expensive deck you can buy this was designed by Stranger and Stranger, released by Dan and Dave and manufactured by the USPCC.
At $25 a deck there has to be something to them. As you can see from the picture there is nothing standard about this deck.
These now sold out cards are the Professional Bicycle Skull and Bones playing cards designed by the Conjuring Arts Research Center for magicians and collectors. While the design to some may leave something to be desired it is still worth a mention as it is a unique entry by Conjuring Arts into what seems to be a more and more popular genre of playing cards.
The third and final installment of a three deck series has finally arrived. The Confidence Deck created and produced by Bedeceived and manufactured by the USPCC has been one of the most anticipated releases of 2013 by an independant company. And it does not disappoint. Continue reading “Confidence”
As a perk for Club 808 members, Bicycle is releasing exclusive decks just for them. The first deck in the series is the beautifully encased Bicycle Griffin deck.
Conjuring Arts has released a deck created by Lawrence Sullivan and designed by Mark Stutzman (the same artist that designed the David Blaine cards). There is a pretty in depth write up on the Conjuring Arts website so I’m not going to go in too great of detail in the history of the deck.