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 Post subject: Vintage 1800 Deck Review
PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2007 5:08 pm 
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Effect: ok these are pretty much new cards that lok a hundred years old. provided from "E"-llusionist

Experience:ok when i first opened up the deck i noticed alot of things. the sticker (even though still unripped) felt really old and used. when i did a fan everything felt very smooth. the cards look incredible. very high quality stuff.

The Good: the cards feel great, look great, and i noticed are great for DL (for all you beginner magicans). the box is amazing! looks veyr very old! they seem very professional and i have a hundred ideas for using it into a rountine.

The Bad: even though the cards feel good, they aren't very stiff. like they felt kinda "floppy". i dunno. hard to explain. wish it was more firm. also, not all the cards look alike. liek if you wanted to do a DL be aware that the backs have different "pattern" with how they look old. it is not that obvious, but still be aware of it. and last the deck is about 6$. that is alot considering i can get a normal biek deck for about a buck at walmart.

The Ugly: i happen to get a "messed up card" its not as horrible as Wildheart's but still. the bad thing is its only one card messed up. so i can guarantee i won't be trading in my deck.

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Overall: 7.5/10

this deck looks and feels very nice, but it seems like a very high quality tourist deck of cards for a cowboy ranch. if you are interested i say "go for it" but if it doesn't seem to be your thing i would tell you to "pass".


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card's back then only had spots, no pips :) a mildy observant person will know this.


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If you look closely at the 10 Spade, it has a significantly darker edge on the front and back. The only advantage I see in this is that you could use it as a key-card.

Also - not many antiques had bar-codes printed on the bottoms of their packaging.


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^^ yea also noticed that on the 10 S.


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 Post subject: Re: Vintage 1800 Deck Review
PostPosted: Sun Jan 31, 2010 9:26 am 
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Since I posted a link to this review and had a few strong disagreements with it thought I'd chip in my 2 cents. I agree with the floppy stock. It's just not a very powerful deck. I also agreed with its' DL qualities. It doubles good for two reasons, the somewhat sticky character of the finish and the yellowish faded color of the deck. As you have probably noticed, as an average deck with a white boarder ages it is the far edge of the card that discolors first. So an observant spectator might catch a flash of the yellowed edge and white boarder of the bottom card if a DL isn't executed properly. Therefore the fact that the entire deck is given a yellowed look will help disguise poor technique.

Here is my real disagreement, this thing fans very poorly. Out of the box this deck fanned worse than a dirty Fournier deck(a deck not touted for it's fanning ability). Combining poor fanning ability and a weak stock isn't a good combination.

My general impression of this deck? It looks like a deck that came out of the 1800s...and handles like one to! I could have rummaged through my Grandma's garage and found a deck that looked the same, handled the same, and it would have been free. I thought the whole point of spending 5 or 6 bucks on a deck like this was to have a deck that looked old but handled like a standard Bicycle deck.

Bottom line, there are some of you out there who need a deck like this for certain story lines. If that's the case I would recommend asking your grandparents if they have any old cards laying around. Only use this one if you have no other alternative.


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