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Legends Deck, coming Jan 2013 from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« on: November 09, 2012, 10:25:33 PM »
 

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THIS IS A MUST READ!
Please note that the name of this deck has not been revealed yet.

Release Date: Late January, 2013
Where: Unknown

"This deck is going to shake up the magic and card collectors world. It represents a personal quest to produce the best quality deck of cards in the world, with no compromises. The cards are not printed at USPCC or with USPCC card stock. It is entirely new stock, finish, paper, cut tooling, etc.

David Blaine and Bill Kalush have collaborated extensively in the design and manufacture of this premium deck. We have visited factories worldwide to find the absolute best quality card, and then we improved on it using past expirence. Guaranteed you haven't felt anything as nice out of USPC in the past 8 years. The registration is incredible and the edges immaculate, not rough, uneven or furry like you see on current Bicycle decks.

That's just the card stock. The artwork is by legendary Mark Stutzman in collaboration with Lawrence Sullivan. There is a custom Tuck, Joker, and Ace. It's an stunning Asian themed card based of Japanese and Chinese mythology. A classic and timeless design, engraved by hand by one of the world's leading artists." - Lawrence Sullivan
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Re: NEW DECK- "Unnamed" Deck
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 10:30:36 PM »
 

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The back design looks pretty cool and I love the shade of blue. Can't wait for more info on this.
 

Re: NEW DECK- "Unnamed" Deck
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 11:14:59 PM »
 

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looks like another deck with a lot of hype but probably not a lot of creativity
 

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2012, 12:28:38 AM »
 

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This is a great find, Evan.

If I had to guess, it looks like the name of the deck is "Legends".

I think I may actually know a little bit about this "quest for the perfect deck" - some info I heard.  I supplied Kevin Reylek and Alex Pandrea a handful of non-USPC made decks from my collection maybe a half-year ago, which they in turn supplied to Bill Kalush to examine and test.  I can't really say which he liked best, but I really hope that he managed to secure the same printer - if he did, this is going to be one spectacular deck.

looks like another deck with a lot of hype but probably not a lot of creativity

Yeah, whatever.  'Cause we all know what crappy decks David Blaine puts out and the terrible quality of the CARC decks which Bill Kalush produces...
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Re: NEW DECK- "Unnamed" Deck
« Reply #4 on: November 10, 2012, 12:39:37 AM »
 

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all I'm saying is that if I had a nickel for every overhyped, underwhelming deck that came out recently, I'd have at least more than a couple nickels. I'll wait until I see more from the deck but I'm sick of blurry photos that show basically nothing of the deck accompanied by a bunch of words about how awesome the deck will be, and that's basically what this is so far: all words. Let the deck speak for itself.
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Re: NEW DECK- "Unnamed" Deck
« Reply #5 on: November 10, 2012, 01:26:59 AM »
 

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all I'm saying is that if I had a nickel for every overhyped, underwhelming deck that came out recently, I'd have at least more than a couple nickels. I'll wait until I see more from the deck but I'm sick of blurry photos that show basically nothing of the deck accompanied by a bunch of words about how awesome the deck will be, and that's basically what this is so far: all words. Let the deck speak for itself.

I have to concur with you on being fed up with "revealing" photos that don't really show much of anything.  And yes, some companies in the past (coughTEE-ELEVENcough) have severely overhyped decks which later turned out to be decent at most.

But neither David Blaine nor Bill Kalush are prone to such hyperbole.  Don't assume that because one or two companies are guilty of such marketing tactics that they are all guilty of the same.  Based on the description alone, this deck has a lot more creativity being put into it - and that's something I'd say without having seen a single photograph, blurry or otherwise.

Evan, I'd like to request that you retitle the thread with the suspected title in quotes and something about how it's a Blaine/Kalush deck.  I could do it myself, but this is your thread and I'd like you to make the decision.
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Re: NEW DECK- "Unnamed" Deck
« Reply #6 on: November 15, 2012, 06:27:20 PM »
 

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I agree with Don...it appears the deck may be called "Legends" and looks like the top of the tuck box is an ambigram that reads "Sullivan" right-side up and "Lawrence" upside-down.  I like how this deck looks. Mark is an incredible artist, in my opinion everything he touches turns to gold.  He painted an amazing watercolor poster for me about 4 years ago.
 

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« Reply #7 on: November 15, 2012, 07:34:44 PM »
 

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@Don, please change it to what you feel it should be. I really wasn't sure what to name the thread.
 

Re: NEW DECK- "Unnamed" Deck
« Reply #8 on: November 15, 2012, 10:03:24 PM »
 

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@Don, please change it to what you feel it should be. I really wasn't sure what to name the thread.


You do know that you can change the title of any thread you start, simply by changing the title in the first post, right?


I'll change it for you.


BTW: where'd you get the intel?
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« Reply #9 on: November 15, 2012, 10:07:56 PM »
 

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@Don, please change it to what you feel it should be. I really wasn't sure what to name the thread.


You do know that you can change the title of any thread you start, simply by changing the title in the first post, right?


I'll change it for you.


BTW: where'd you get the intel?
Yes, I know that.

The info was sent to me by Lawrence Sullivan, who I believe is part of this project.
 

Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #10 on: November 16, 2012, 12:24:25 AM »
 

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This title is so much more appealing. I hope the silver split spades come out together with these so as to save on shipping.
 

Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #11 on: November 16, 2012, 05:15:41 AM »
 

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No.852 is a brilliant touch...that's the area code for Hong Kong, where Lawrence and I based.

Lawrence is really smart guy, the design of this deck is very well thought out and some new design features made me feel like "why didn't I think of that!'

This is going to be a very impressive deck,  better yet, Lawrence have very good marketing ideas with this release.  He doesn't really just aim on playing card collectors, and I am very impressed of his strategies to present this deck to the public.
 


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Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #12 on: November 16, 2012, 08:54:51 AM »
 

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I am sold. Just gimme an address and a price. I love tigers and dragons. The backs incorporates many exotic animals. Split spades resemblance? I am hoping for more color variants.
 

Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #13 on: November 16, 2012, 12:40:47 PM »
 

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This title is so much more appealing. I hope the silver split spades come out together with these so as to save on shipping.


This deck isn't due out until late January, while some theorize that the Silver Split Spades Lions will come out on Black Friday.  You need to use one of those reshipping companies.


The info was sent to me by Lawrence Sullivan, who I believe is part of this project.


Awesome!  Thanks for the reveal.


No.852 is a brilliant touch...that's the area code for Hong Kong, where Lawrence and I based.

Lawrence is really smart guy, the design of this deck is very well thought out and some new design features made me feel like "why didn't I think of that!'

This is going to be a very impressive deck,  better yet, Lawrence have very good marketing ideas with this release.  He doesn't really just aim on playing card collectors, and I am very impressed of his strategies to present this deck to the public.


That area code is a very cool touch.  So, they're planning on going beyond the collectors' market?  I'm curious to know how.  If it's a trade secret, we'll just have to wait and watch it unfold!
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Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #14 on: December 03, 2012, 06:20:42 AM »
 

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I've got some new info!

The name of the deck is Legends.  And the decks will come in 3 initial colors:

Porcelain BLUE
Firecracker RED
Jade Metallic GREEN
 

Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #15 on: December 03, 2012, 06:40:46 AM »
 

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That. Looks. Amazing.
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Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #16 on: December 03, 2012, 07:41:38 AM »
 

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Any confirmation on when they will be released?   Or are we still sticking with sometime in January?
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Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #17 on: December 03, 2012, 08:39:08 AM »
 

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Wow, that really looks great! Like the dragons on the tuck box! :)

Can't wait to see the backs as well as the cards ;D
 

Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #18 on: December 03, 2012, 09:14:41 AM »
 

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Not particularly a fan of the theme, but it is a DB release and that tuck and design looks promising. I think I will pick these up if not for the actual design than more out of the curiosity of this new stock/finish.
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« Reply #19 on: December 03, 2012, 10:10:30 AM »
 

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Just such a shame that International shipping is so much.  *sigh*
 

Re: Legends Deck (?) - new from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #20 on: December 03, 2012, 11:11:47 AM »
 

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Oooh.
These look really nice so far! Hope they won't sell out as fast as the first White Lions.
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Legends Deck, coming Jan 2013 from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
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The box looks great.  And MrMollusk, it won't sell out as fast as the White Lions Series A decks...


...it'll sell out FASTER!


I'm really itching to see this deck.  It's the result of an effort on the part of many magicians and card men to find a suitable alternative (or perhaps even a replacement) for USPC in terms of quality and cost.  For David Blaine and Bill Kalush to sign off on it, it's got to be something good.

The initial images showed an unembossed box, with one showing the box in a David Blaine Porper Clip.  Could be a prototype, or maybe the deck will come in two versions - basic and deluxe?
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Re: Legends Deck, coming Jan 2013 from David Blaine and Bill Kalush
« Reply #22 on: December 03, 2012, 01:18:44 PM »
 

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arent the three colors are blue,red and green? we saw the blue one but the new pic of tuck box is purple tho
 

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« Reply #23 on: December 03, 2012, 02:26:11 PM »
 

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...it'll sell out FASTER!




I have NO money right now...
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...it'll sell out FASTER!




I have NO money right now...


You do realize that these aren't coming out for well over a month from now, right?  Save up your Hanukah gelt and cash in your Christmas gift cards...
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