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Bicycle Maiden Back Playing Cards (Blue)

The new alternative option to the classic Rider Back decks.
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For several years, there has been a restriction on gaffed playing cards that alter the traditional Bicycle Rider Back design. Enter the Maiden Back deck - which looks and feels so similar to a Rider Back deck that your audiences will never know the difference! What's more, is that gaffed possibilities are nearly endless with this alternative design.

Available in both Red and Blue backs with standard faces, plus the iconic Joker and Ace of Spades, the Maiden back deck is like the fraternal twin of the Rider Back deck. Comes housed in a classic-style Bicycle tuck box.


  • Available in Red and Blue
  • Classic-Style Bicycle Tuck Box
  • Traditional Faces with Bicycle Ace of Spades & Jokers
  • Gaffed Possibilities Available

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 19th, 2017
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These decks feel great and faro easily right out of the box. They also look very similar to Rider backs, which is a bonus. I bought a few of these decks to match some gimmicked cards that I bought from Penguin.
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 5th, 2017
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While everyone is entitled to their opinion...I personally like Maiden back design better because they look more like real Bicycle Rider back playing cards than the Mandolin back design does.

So, I guess each magician needs to decide what is best for them and their work environment :-)

PS: Hopefully USCC will change their policy and allow magicians to make gaff cards using traditional Rider Back cards again in the future.
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Great companion to the marked Maidens, with one caveat (as of Jan 2020) Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on February 3rd, 2020
These unmarked versions of the $5 marked Maiden decks are great for practice, crafting gaffs, and being able to let the spectator keep their card. But they handle slightly differently - they felt crunchy, it was difficult to shuffle, even a different feel just cutting the deck or dribbling the cards. When I tried a Faro shuffle the reason became obvious: these cards are cut backwards, the opposite of how the marked version of these cards are cut.

Bicycle switched to 'modern cut' some years back, but since then consumer demand for 'traditionally-cut' cards has been high in the custom/magic/cardistry market, and I haven't held a deck of modern-cut cards since 2017 or so. Which means these cards are also cut opposite to every deck of Bicycle cards I have.

I suspect that is the point: custom cards are made to whatever quality the customer is willing to pay for, and these decks were made to be inexpensive. Aside from the cut, they are great: the same finish and weight as the marked cards.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on March 10th, 2017
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I like the Mandolin backs better
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