Saturday, June 18, 2011
JAQK Deck, Signature Playing Cards designed by JAQK Cellars. Reprinted by "Theory 11" The tuck case has embossed scrolls, The cards have metallic inks and stunning art work. the cards handle like a dream and were printed on the finest stock to ensure durability, fanning capability, and snap. JAQK playing cards are a collector's item that will draw compliments every time the cards are cut. So Jaqk cellars is a "winery" in California There slogan is "play a little" so they thought it would be cool to promote there wine with things like "playing cards" and "poker chips" etc... Well I have not yet tasted there wine but I can tell you they made a very cool deck of playing cards to go along with it. So cool that when the crew at "Theory 11" saw it they worked out a deal with "Jaqk cellars" to reprint the deck! Reprint the deck they did and they sold out of them in about 1 week! I suggest getting your hands on some of the "Jaqk" decks quick because soon I think they will become a collector items much like the "Absolute Vodka Deck" A good place to start your search is at my store www.the1eyedjack.com where you will find the "Jaqk Cellars" decks by "Theory 11" the "Original 1st edition Jaqk Cellars" decks, as well as hundreds of other decks of playing cards for collectors, magicians, wine lovers and fans of the "Stanley Cup Champion Boston Bruins" Go Bruins!!!
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Monday, October 25, 2010
Angel Back "Squeezers" 2 Deck Set, Limited. These decks have been reprinted in a limited run. The cards are printed on "bicycle stock" Each deck is factory new and sealed each deck has 2 jokers, a "history card" and a blank face card. Well I must say I have been collecting cards and selling them for a long time and certainly I am fimilar with the "Bulldog" Squeezer decks and they are a fine deck, but now there has been a "limited" Reprint run of the "Angel Back" Squeezers decks and I am very inpressed! the back design is a breath of fresh air from what seems like 12 new "Bicycle" decks coming out every month. They come in "red" and "Blue" back They are a nice quality card. The finish seems to be the same very similar to an "air cushion" they perform and handle very well. As a performer I would not hesitate to perform with them at all. They have a low"price point" so they are great for performing and collecting. To find the "Angel Back Squeezers" decks please visit my store @ www.the1eyedjack.com where you will find them as well as hundreds of other decks of playing cards for performers, collector, angels, bulldogs and everyone in between. Check out my video review of these decks.
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Monday, October 11, 2010
Black Erdnase Limited Edition Bee Deck Set. These Limited Edition Black Erdnase Bee Decks are printed on exclusive “Bee” Casino 825 paper and made with a special coating to ensure the best handling. They were cut the same way that the “gold seal Bicycle decks” by Richard Turner were cut, so they have “faro” and “shuffle” very well. The decks have a “Black smith back” name in honor of Marshall D. Smith the Illustrator of The Expert at the Card Table. The back design is actually made up of tiny reproductions of the hands in the illustrations of the book. The faces and art work of the decks are the original faces and style that were used by the USPCC in 1902. This design has a somewhat larger pip with smaller index. Each deck comes with 2 jokers and a “Ask Alexander “ card that has a web address for Ask Alexander which is a magic database that is part of ConjeringArts.org You must be a paid member of the site to access this data base. The decks do not have white borders.
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sentinels Deck, by Theory 11. Well here is the newest release in a long line of brilliant products produced by our friends at Theory 11. The Sentinels Deck. So here you go, The deck is just what you would expect form theory 11, dam cool and 1st class! The box is about as sexy as you can get and the "back design" is among my all time favorites! The quality is... well its theory 11, nuff said! The deck is great top perform with and handles very well. I must admit I am not in love with the face of the cards, the corner pips are very small and although I applaud the design work and originality its just does not get a "rise" out of me, the back design on the other hand "Swing" unbelievable! I love it! As far as for collector's well its not a "bicycle" deck, and that "brand" means a lot to many collectors, but if you are a hardcore "bicycle" fan and you don't pick up this deck just because it does not say "bicycle" you are a fool! This deck is just the current masterpiece from theory11 and I am sure there will be many more to come, great job guys as always I thank you for doing "good" for the playing card and the magic industry. To find the "Sentinels" as well as some "uncut sheets" of the "sentinels deck" please visit my store www.the1eyedjack.com Check out my video review of the Sentinels deck below
Sunday, September 19, 2010
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New Alchemy Deck, Bicycle Playing Cards, Limited Edition. The Alchemy Deck was inspired by iconic and retro Tattoo imagery. This deck was produced by the United States Playing Card Company and was printed as a "limited test run" At this time the usppc is undecided if they will or will not ever print this deck again. Every card in this deck has a different image on the face. So here is my thoughts, At first glance you will be taken back by the printing of this deck, The uspcc has come up with a way to take "full color" printing to the next level. The deck is a bit over the top, but it sure does have its place, The box is a perfect 10! This is what a "Skull" deck should look like. (Take note magic makers, a piss poor attempt even for you) The quality is OK, feels a bit thinner than a regular "bike" deck to me, but I am not sure how much the quality matters for this deck, I cant believe anyone is going to perform with this one. Overall my favorite thing about this deck is the way it looks sitting on the self, I don't care whats inside. This deck is a collectors sick wet dream! To find the "Alchemy" deck of bicycle playing cards as well as hundreds of other collectible decks of playing cards please visit my store www.the1eyedjack.com
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