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19 April
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BICYCLE LADYBUG cards. Small and lovely bugs are everywhere

A new and fresh deck breaks into the scenario of the cards: BICYCLE LADYBUG. This creation is the result of the collaboration between Will Roya (PlayingCardsDecks.com) with the artist Artur Rajch. The ladybug is undoubtedly one of the most endearing insects, always related to color and childhood. This time, the charming bug has been the inspiration for some amusing cards full of polka dots. The customization is complete in each and every one of the cards in which, obviously, red and…

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17 April
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LUMINOSITY Playing Cards. Norse mythology and an epic story of the struggle between good and evil

Nordic mythology and artistic talent come together in the latest creation of  Jody Eklund (Black Ink Playing Cards): LUMINOSITY. With this deck, Jody completely changes his usual retro-engraved style based on more recent stories to create an allegorical fantasy world inspired by Nordic mythological characters who play their roles in an epic story of struggles between good and evil masterfully narrated by Ricky Cassford. The joining together of fantastic literature and beautiful illustrations produces a unique, completely customized deck, in which…

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16 April
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BICYCLE SUPREME LINE Playing Cards. A “rider back” deck with many secrets for magic and cardistry

Sometimes I receive questions from my readers about stocks and finishes used to print playing cards. Although a thorough analysis of this topic would require a much longer article, it is possible to learn important aspects by observing the features of new releases. A good example is the new release by Di Fatta Magic: BICYCLE SUPREME LINE deck. Its appearance is that of a standard Bicycle rider back deck, with the traditional tuck case in red and blue colors. However…

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11 April
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Bicycle cards Fanatical Labs. A promotional deck … a collector’s item

Although getting them sometimes becomes a real nightmare for the most serious collectors of Bicycle decks, it’s great to find companies from any sector that dare to create promotional decks that turn into great collectibles. This is the case of the BICYCLE FANATICAL LABS. Fanatical Labs is a company specialized in the creation of software and business tools. Their products make life easier for those who want to get more out of their business by creating the tech that turns a…

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08 April
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Apollo 11 Playing Cards. One giant leap for mankind

One of the most famous (and also controversial) space missions in history was Apollo 11. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the first step of man on the moon and, to celebrate it, Robert Tomlinson (Barclay Mountain Co.) has launched a very special deck: APOLLO 11.     The deck gathers in its faces a complete collection of photographs, some of them extremely rare, taken from the NASA archives.     In addition to being a graphic tour through one…