HOLD NIGHT AND DAY IN THE PALM OF YOUR HAND
Just over four months ago I started learning magic tricks from Jarek 1:20 on YouTube's "How to Disturb Reality" channel because I was tired of watching movies in my dorm room. Learning magic became an integral part of my free time towards the end of the school year and I even purchased a few props necessary for some of the cooler effects. While searching the internet for a Black Scorpion Deck I discovered it was custom printed by the United States Playing Card Company. That's when I decided to create my own custom card deck. While I wanted to buy just one deck for myself, the minimum order for custom card decks is in the thousands, and so I'm sharing my creation with card enthusiasts around the world so that each of us need only buy a few.
Before making its way to the chopper, a deck of Bicycle cards starts out as a single uncut sheet measuring 22”x29”. These sheets are not cheap posters printed on flimsy gloss paper but are the sturdy makings of a bicycle card deck. During production I can ask the line manager to risk his fingers by reaching into the chopper to pull out these sheets (no need to worry, only those with the fastest reflexes perform this task). This unique item cannot be found anywhere else and few will be available after the printing because they need to be specifically removed. So snap up an UNCUT SHEET while you can.
HOW YOUR CONTRIBUTION PLEDGES ARE UTILIZED
Money raised will be used to produce a run of decks commissioned by USPCC. Each deck will have 56 cards, matching custom tuck-box and be wrapped in cellophane.
Profits from the Eclipse deck will be used to start a company and fund my next big idea. While I am having a blast with custom cards and look forward to creating another design, my long term goal as an engineer is to invent something. In the future you may even find that invention here on Kickstarter.
PRODUCTION QUALITY AND DELIVERY
The finished product will feel like any normal deck of Bicycle playing cards. It will be printed on Bicycle stock with an Air Cushioned Finish. These are not cheap knockoff brand cards that clump and bend. These are durable high quality cards printed by the United States Playing Card Company. Created in Adobe Illustrator the Eclipse deck is a high quality vector based design which ensures the preservation of detail. The basic run will be 2,500 decks with more printed as needed.
As for shipping I am prepared to order boxes, tubes, and peanuts once the Kickstarter ends. Also, family and friends are ready to help with packing. (Anyone can be bribed with pizza). I am a methodical hardworking individual and guarantee the fastest turnaround time I can provide.
Risks and challenges
The US Playing Card Company is the producer of the highest quality playing cards in the world - they have proven an ability to deliver excellent products with excellent consistency. The artwork has already been approved by Bicycle and I'm prepared to drop everything when the cards come in. Timing is everything. As soon as the funding goal is reached I will have Bicycle begin preparatory actions. In the case that we reach our goal early on everyone should receive their decks ahead of scheduled. So get to it. Grab a few decks for yourself and then tell a friend about this cool opportunity.
Special thanks to Molly Maturo for helping film and edit my intro video
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