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Video review:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yKDUaB-syWg

You'll be entranced how the card backs in this new deck, Wonder Playing Cards, have a swirling pattern of intricate lines and colors to create a hypnotic spell.

It's like a time warp when spun or moved rapidly during cardistry moves. The yellow, red and blue spiral lines blur-- then you'll slowly focus on a simple eye design in the center of the card.

The custom Ace of Spades center pip repeats the colorful, circular mosaic bars from the back design.

The tuck front artistically plays on the Wonder name by placing the eye on the lower right-hand corner of the box, surrounded by the colorful maze of red, blue, and yellow. The tuck back authentically represents the playing card backs.

Add some Wonder to your magic or Cardistry.
Printed by USPCC
Custom printed Ace of Spades
2 specially printed face cards with a four-sided Chevron design, creating a giant X with the eye symbol in the middle
1 double-backed card

Find all of your favorite or hard to find cards here: https://rareplayingcards.com?rfsn=280990.3da4d
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Playing Card Plethora / New Kickstarter Deck
« Last post by ThaMantis666 on Today at 07:39:53 AM »
Hey guys,
20-year-old graphic designer here.
I just launched my first Kickstarter project and thought you might like it.
I designed a unique deck with vibrant colours called ARDOR.

Here's the link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/276230133/ardor-playing-cards

What do you guys think? Like the deck?
Kind regards,
Ian
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Rapidly ate breakfast before getting ready for the TOUR - the trip to USPC's factory! What can I say - it's an impressive facility, employs over 300 people and most of what else happened there can't really be discussed due to a non-disclosure agreement! 

Thanks for your report, Don!  And congratulations to the winners of this years Diamond Awards!

So does the above me that you aren't able to share any insights you gained about USPCC decks and how they are made?  For example, is there anything you gleaned that alters some of the conclusions suggested/discussed in this thread?
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Gold Revolvers by Daniel Madison
Released in October 2017
Printed by USPC

https://www.hocus-pocus.com/magicshop/

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High Victorian by Theory11
Released in October 2017
Printed by USPC

https://store.theory11.com/products/high-victorian-playing-cards

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The Dawson Lifetime Achievement Award went to Gene Hochman, given posthumously to his son, Mike.

Next year's convention will be in Cleveland.  It's a nod to the Chicago Playing Card Collectors, which is merging with 52 Plus Joker in the coming year - they specialize in single-card collecting!

I'm glad Dawson got an award named after him. The last time I sent an email to him, I never got a reply. I didn't know it at that time, but he was already hospitalized.

The Chicago club is probably the oldest organization in the world dedicated to collecting playing cards. I think they've been around since the 1950s.
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: The 2017 52 Plus Joker Convention - a Travelogue
« Last post by Don Boyer on Yesterday at 01:28:28 AM »
Wow, so much to tell, but not a lot of time right now.  I'll get back online tomorrow and give more of a recap.

I *will* say congratulations to our Diamond Award Winners
The Dawson Lifetime Achievement Award went to Gene Hochman, given posthumously to his son, Mike.
Playing Card Artist of the Year: Linnea Gits and Peter Dunham of Uusi, for the Blue Pagan and Hyde Park Mouldings decks.
Playing Card Deck of the Year: Golden Oath, by Lotrek of Oath Playing Cards.
Special Award given to Judy Dawson for her many years of service as editor of Clear the Decks.

Next year's convention will be in Cleveland.  It's a nod to the Chicago Playing Card Collectors, which is merging with 52 Plus Joker in the coming year - they specialize in single-card collecting!  I'm told that Cleveland was a popular destination for them.  It was further announced at the annual meeting that we're striving to get a deal for 2019 for taking the convention to...drumroll, please...NEW YORK CITY!  The details are still being worked out, but yeah, we're trying to get the Big Apple!  The club is looking to use some of its resources to help defray the overall costs involved with a New York convention, but it's all in the air as of yet, nothing's set in stone.  More information will be released to the club as we have more details to give.
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The Conversation Parlor / Re: 52+Joker Convention 2018
« Last post by Talisman on Yesterday at 12:02:48 AM »
Thanks, Cardfool
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The Conversation Parlor / Re: 52+Joker Convention 2018
« Last post by Cardfool on October 17, 2017, 08:32:20 PM »
Cleveland, Ohio...not sure of the dates
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Playing Card Plethora / Re: The 2017 52 Plus Joker Convention - a Travelogue
« Last post by Talisman on October 17, 2017, 06:09:42 PM »
Don, would you happen to know where the next convention is taking place?
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