"IT FOOLS THE CRAP OUT OF EVERYONE". http://t.co/HnJCk..
125 year Anniversary Bicycle deck (6 pack mixed) by USPCC - Trick
In stock: usually ships within 24 hours!
Order this product in the next 5 hours 28 minutes and it will ship TODAY!
Playing Cards produced by USPCC have been known for their exceptional quality for 125 years. The United States Playing Card Company is commemorating there 125 Year Anniversary with these Special Edition playing cards featuring a distinctive Vintage aesthetic with a signature metallic foil face on the special edition tuck case. Refined in either red or deep blue editions.
Customers who bought this also bought
Customer Reviews (showing 1 - 4 of 4)
Nice cards Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 1st, 2012
The cards have a nice back design different from the normal bicycle playing cards. These cards feel a little thinner than usual bicycle playing cards but still feel great with the air cushion finish =) overall great cards. Great for flourishes and fanning. =)
Did this review help you?
Awesome! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2011
I love this deck of cards. It handles like no deck I have ever handled before. The deck is basic enough that you can perform with it but nice enough that you can do flourishes and stuff with it. This is my favorite deck of cards I own. I perfer the reds to the blues but they are both very good and I strongly recommend them to you!
Did this review help you?
Favorite deck of cards!!!!!! Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 4th, 2010
It will be this year, 2010 (which I have spoken strangely about, but that's another story!) that the U.S.P.C.C (United States Playing Card Company) first opened their doors and released a force to be reckoned with (or a really great brand of playing cards). Families across the world have used these cards for entertainment, gambling, magic tricks, and for some people, weapons. From 1885-2010, the U.S.P.C.C has remained strong and very resourcefull when it came to entertainment. Then in 2009, they were bought out and stopped original production of the deck we have come to love and use. And this year, 2010, marks the 125 anniversary of Bicycle, bringing the 'Bicycle 125 Anniversary Edition' playing cards as well as my review.
After peeling open this deck of cards, I was shocked to find that it's no surprise these have been getting such rave reviews from some of the top NON Magic organizations. I have never been one for purchasing playing cards online, nor have I ever been one to review a deck of cards, but this year Christmas has come early. But after handling them, I can easily say that these playing cards have handled the smoothest and most elegantly. Theory11 has certainly put their effort over the top, setting a brand new bar the modern world has never seen before. And I say modern, because these cards are essentially a modernized version of one of the original designs for Bicycle's original brand name playing card.
There is a lot of really interesting history inside one small pack of these playing cards. And as a Magician-to-Magician, these cards were quite refreshing to handle and even just to lay eyes on! And I know, there are TONS (possibly HUNDREDS) of unique decks of cards out there that claim to be nothing but the best, but in all reality, nothing works better for everyone than the "original recipe". So the history: Inside the case, there are 2 playing cards you see first. Each one has the faded back design of the rest of the deck in different colors. So one card will have a blue back design, and one of them will have a red back design. Each one is faded. Printed onto each side of these cards, are very fun facts about the U.S.. Playing Card Company starting back at the roots of Military days where these cards were used for psychological warfare as well as escape routes for the prisoners. (Snapple can eat it)
Now to break into my more serious review mode, what you will find in a surprisingly impressive little package is very well thought out and also very special. It's wrapped like every other deck hanging on the shelf at your local Walgreens or Shoprite, but do not let that fool you. One thing I found wrong about this, is that on the website the cards are advertised with special edition foil deck seals. Well the seal on my deck was very thin (thinner than usual) as well as non-metalic. Perhaps it was a screw up on the printers fault, I don't know. I'm not a doctor. But one thing I did find interesting and worth your money, is the case. I know, it sounds really geeky, but I think I can speak on a lot of consumer's behalfs when I say we are tired of the plain old cardboard case that wears out with casual pocket use. All you needed to do was have one in your pocket when you sat down and your case would warp into something crazy. Well this material was very thick as well as glossy, like a photograph. It almost hurts your eyes when you look at it on a certain angle from the sun because of the metalic characteristics. Of course the design is a little souped up to look somewhat unique. One thing I was most impressed about though was the back design of the case. It felt good to see a case that doesn't have advertisements on them like those of the current owner of the U.S.P.C.C.
As for the actual deck itself, I would say right off the bat that these handle more gracefully than your average deck of playing cards (Maybe because the average deck of a family has been wrapped in a rubber band, dipped in water, and aged for 10 years) or maybe because these were produced on a more finely touched scale. I noticed that they were slightly more stiff than most other playing cards I have played with in the past, but not TOO thick. I would say just right. Of course the dealio with the back design is that it was printed as a modernized vintage illustration and they look almost like royalty somehow. The faces of the cards have changed as well. You could see from photographs of the deck that under every index of every card bares a little index that reads "1885-2010". Short but wise. And the way each pip was printed is more generic than usual, meaning that they have less shape to them but look wonderfull nonetheless. As for court cards, they look vintage and again, more generic. In fact, they almost look sad to me. At the border of the court cards reads "125th Anniversary Edition".
When you first pick up this deck of cards and sit down with them, I would say to stand back up. You will feel like an absolute card-star. WIth perfect fluidity to the quality of each card, you will never look at playing cards as simple pieces of paper (Err, um PASTEBOARD) ever again. I can be almost certain that you will not find this deck of cards at your Grandmother's house sitting in the drawer with a rubber band and lots of wear (Oh wait, did I already use this analogy? Crap). If perfectly symmetrical card fans or table spreads, second deals, faros, or even table riffle faros are your dream, then Erdnase's techniques pretty much execute themselves when these playing cards are at use.
Available at...wherever as well as most of your favorite Magic vendors. $4.95 per deck. Available soon for public demand! (I'll be first in line so watch it...)
Did this review help you?
AMAZING. Report this review
Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 3rd, 2010
Before I actually tried these cards, I a bunch of my friends were saying that they were amazing. I had looked at the ads, and seen the design. It was cool, but how much different could the stock be than ALL the other decks out there? I had just gotten some Propagandas and Centurions as well, so, at the time, I wasn't really into the whole, "New Deck" thing.
Well, I won a contest and got 6 decks of cards of my choice. I figured I would give into the pressure. I am VERY glad I did.
Man, the pictures can't do this thing justice. The box is BEAUTIFUL. The front is a FANTASTIC foil type thing that makes it literally glimmer. It is amazingly shiny and looks very professional. I would almost buy a deck JUST for the box. It is THAT cool. In addition, they come with cool stickers that are unlike the other advertisement ones. These stickers say "125 Years" inside of a spade and it really looks elegant.
The Back Design:
The cards themselves have a fantastic look to them, being based off of the rider backs, but with a much more classical look to them. The design is REALLY nice and busy with no space left without a nice, elegant piece of art.
I would also very much like to point out that the backs of these cards are really dark (which is good). It gives them a sense of refinement; these are more of a burgundy, or a brownish than really the bright reds of a normal bicycle deck.
The Front Design:
The front design of the cards is interesting. The reds are a very deep red, and the blacks are well... black. The normal spot cards look pretty similar to the normal bicycle cards, where as the rest are all very different.
I should like to point out that the pips all have a little logo under them that says the years, "1885-2010". I happen to like this, but you may not.
The Court Cards:
The court cards of this deck have a very nice color scheme, similar to that of the normal ones. What makes them different is that each court card has a nice, blue border that says, "125 Anniversary Edition". This looks REALLY cool.
The jokers in this deck are odd. One is based on the jokers they had in 1885, which is titled, "Best Bower" and has an old joker riding a VERY old bicycle. It looks REALLY awesome. The other joker is the same as a normal, nowadays joker, but with a logo that expresses the 125 Anniversary.
The Ace of Spades:
This Ace of Spades is incredible. It looks JUST like the ones printed back in 1885, having a VERY large profile with Lady Liberty standing in the center. It really must be seen to be appreciated.
The Overall Feel:
I will admit, I have been spoiled recently when it comes to cards. I have only been playing with the following for the past 6 months.
-Club Angel (Japan)
So, yeah. No "normal" bikes. So it would be VERY surprising if a stock would surprise me, or I thought so anyway.
These did. The stock is different than ANYTHING I have ever felt. These have a nice snap, a rather thick stock, and spread SO smoothly. I, once again, am used to the spread of "nice" decks. These are still the best I have ever felt.
EVERYTHING with these is even. A baby could use one little finger and push the deck of a bed of sand and it would be a PERFECT spread. Okay, so MAYBE not. However, these are the EASIEST cards to spread. Seriously.
One other thing I should point out is the sides. MOST decks out of the box have very ROUGH sides. They feel almost like sandpaper until you shuffle. HOWEVER, these 125's sides feel SUPER smooth right out of the box. This is a NICE luxury.
These Faro like a dream. Once again, the Propagandas Faro AMAZINGLY, and so Faro-ing isn't hard at ALL with the decks I am used to. But these 125's don't even have to be PUSHED. You touch them together and they faro. Perfectly.
These fan SO well, and look good doing so. I personally feel that the extra writing on the pips really help give a really nice look to it. Fans are perfect.
Due to the above descriptions, it should be obvious at this point that flourishing is great with these. Any cut is made easier with the fantastic stock and fluidity of these. They also stick together well, making them VERY nice for aerials.
Really, any magic trick should be able to be done with ANY deck of cards...
...which doesn't mean that a nice stock doesn't help.
These cards also look INCREDIBLY professional and I highly doubt that ANYONE (Laypeople included) would suspect ANYTHING more than just a nice, elegant deck of cards. These are well suited for real world performances.
The only good, well priced cards for performances used to be normal bicycles. They were great! However they then decided to change the stock when they moved the company, and now the cards are different. They are not as good, and not as smooth.
The 125's are a PERFECT alternative. The price point is INDEED higher than the normal bikes (5 bucks for each deck individually purchased on Theory11, 3.91 a deck if bought in packs of 6 on penguin) however the quality and look of these cards makes it worth the extra dough. The next part of the review explains why I still feel these are better alternatives.
These cards are probably THE most durable EVER.
My good friend Mark Tirone (Girspiggy) has been using the same deck of these for a LONG time. For almost 2-3 months now, he has been dropping them, stepping on them, spilling water on them. He even dropped them in milk. THEY STILL WORKED PERFECTLY AND FANNED JUST LIKE OUT OF THE BOX.
I have only had mine for about a week, but even after dropping and practicing flourishes with the same deck, they still feel RIGHT out of the box.
If you took GOOD care of them (unlike us ) they would last a LOT longer. Now, if you take into consideration THAT aspect of it, the luxury and quality pay for itself because you don't have to constantly replace decks of cards.
These cards are SERIOUSLY durable.
I really can't recommend this deck of cards enough. I am SO glad I was pressured into getting some. You should go buy them. Now. Like, right now. This instant. Stop reading. Go put some into your cart. Input your credit Card information (post it here if you'd like) and get some. These are the most amazing cards EVER. Don't wait.
As lame as it sounds, prolonged use of these cards CAN make normal bikes feel like they came straight out of a dollar store and were dropped in tar on the way home. These WILL spoil you, but they are a GREAT, cost effective alternative to Bikes.
Did this review help you?
More Featured Magic Tricks
0 0 : 0 0 : 0 0 remaining
Act Builder beta
Top Recent Reviewers
Get To Know Us
Shipping and Store Policies