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The Top Aces of WWI playing cards is dedicated to the many flying daredevils who risked their lives for the ultimate thrill of victory
The Top Aces of WWI playing cards is dedicated to the many flying daredevils who risked their lives for the ultimate thrill of victory
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Top Aces of WWI Playing Cards

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"Fight on and fly on to the last drop of blood and the last drop of fuel, to the last beat of the heart" - Manfred von Richthofen (AKA...The Red Baron)

In World War I many saw being a pilot as a glamorous role. A position that would take them away from the mud and blood of the front lines. Aviation attracted young, energetic recruits who were keen to be trained in this new way of warfare. The need was high and the training was minimal.  If you survived, you had the opportunity to be one of the elite, the "Flying Aces."

A flying ace, fighter ace or air ace is a military aviator credited with shooting down several enemy aircraft during aerial combat. The actual number of aerial victories required to officially qualify as an "ace" has varied, but is usually considered to be five or more.

Inspiration

My fascination with flight started with my grandfather who was a "Jack of all Trades". One of my grandfather's greatest loves was flying. This project is dedicated to his joy of flying and to the many flying daredevils who risked their lives for that thrill.

Join this fascinating quest and my passion for historically profound characters, and larger than life sagas.

Features

  • Initial print run 2000 decks
  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Co. (Taiwan Factory) 
  • 54 completely custom playing cards. Each court, Ace and Joker cards will have original illustrations.
  • The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish (which is the highest quality card stock that Legends Playing Card Co. has to offer).
  • Tuck case will be printed CMYK

Features

  • Limited print run 1000
  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Co. (Taiwan Factory)
  • Metallic Inks 
  • 54 completely custom playing cards. Each court, Ace and Joker cards will have original illustrations 
  •  The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish (which is the highest quality card stock that Legends Playing Card Co. has to offer) 
  • Hot Stamp Foiling
  • Embossed Finish
  • The Tuck box material will be the same material as my most recent projects
  • Custom Numbered Seal

 Features 

  • Only 250 will be produced
  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Co. 
  • 54 completely custom playing cards. 
  • Each court, Ace and Joker cards will have original illustrations 
  • The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish (which is the highest quality card stock that Legends Playing Card Co. has to offer) 
  • Metallic Inks 
  • Hot Stamp Foiling 
  • The Slip Case material will be the same material as my most recent projects 
  • Custom Numbered Seal

Features

  • Only 500 will be produced
  • Printed by the Legends Playing Card Co. 
  • Metallic Inks 
  • 54 completely custom playing cards. Each court, Ace and Joker cards will have original illustrations 
  • The Cards will be printed on the Classic Finish (which is the highest quality card stock that Legends Playing Card Co. has to offer) 
  • Hot Stamp Foiling 
  • The 2 Deck Case material will be the same material as my most recent projects Custom Numbered Seal
  • Each Signature Reward will come with a 10 page book
  • The book will consist of all 8 Top Aces from the deck and a short bio about their accomplishments.

The Royal court designs that are missing are still being designed and will be revealed throughout the campaign.

King of Spades | Manfred Von Richthofen (A.K.A. Red Baron)

 Queen of Spades | "For Liberty or Death"

Jack of Spades | Andrew Beauchamp-Proctor 

  • South Africa Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 
  • Top South African ace 
  • 54 victories

King of Clubs | René Fonck 

  • France Aéronautique Militaire 
  • Top Allied and French ace 
  • 75 Victories

Queen of Clubs

 

Jack of Clubs | Francesco Baracca

  • Killed in Action
  • Italy Corpo Aeronautico Militare 
  • Top Italian ace 
  • 34 Victories

King of Hearts | Billy Bishop Canada 

  • Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 
  • Top Canadian and British Empire ace. 
  • 72 Victories

Queen of Hearts

 Jack of Hearts | Robert A. Little

  • Killed in Action
  • Australia Royal Naval Air Service, Royal Air Force 
  • Top Australian ace 
  • 47 Victories

King of Diamonds | Edward Mannock

  • Killed in Action
  • United Kingdom Royal Flying Corps, Royal Air Force 
  • Top British ace 
  • 61 Victories

Queen of Diamonds

 

Jack of Diamonds | Eddie Rickenbacker

  • United States US Army Air Service 
  • Top US ace 
  • 26 Victories

Add-ons can be added to any pledge at the $12 tier or above. The prices below include worldwide shipping. 

After you have backed the project at your chosen reward tier, click on the "Manage my Pledge" button at the right, and increase your pledge by the dollar amount of your chosen add-ons. 

  • 1x DECK | Top Aces of WWI - Standard Edition | $12 U.S. | $14 INT'L |
  • 2x DECKS | Top Aces of WWI - Standard Edition | $24 U.S. | $26 INT'L |
  • 6x DECKS | Top Aces of WWI - Standard Edition | $66 U.S. | $68 INT'L |
  • 12x DECKS | Top Aces of WWI - Standard Edition | $135 U.S. | $140 INT'L |
  • DEALER COIN ($15 U.S. | 17 INT'L |  (once the stretch goal has been unlocked, you will be able to add-on to your pledge amount)
  • ONE UNCUT SHEET | Top Aces of WWI - Standard Edition | $40 U.S | $45 INT'L |

$18,000 (UNLOCKED) | Top Aces of WWI is FUNDED! | Great News! You will receive all of your pledged rewards.

STRETCH GOAL #1 | $24,000 (UNLOCKED) | Dealer Coins Available For Add-on. | FREE Dealer Coins for Specified Reward Tiers

STRETCH GOAL #2 | $30,000 (LOCKED) | Custom Numbered Seal on Signature Series Cases | Any reward tier with the Signature Series in it, will now come with a Custom Numbered Seal (1-1000 for the Signature Sets)

STRETCH GOAL #3 | $40,000 (LOCKED) |  TBD

 

                                     

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Risks and challenges

As always, there may be unforeseen obstacles that may arise, but in preparation for this project I have surrounded myself with a knowledgeable team of people to minimize any problems.

The delivery date is a conservative date in order to make sure the production of the cards are not rushed. As a experienced creator, I know that it is necessary to have a high-end product and I am committed to delivering the best deck of playing cards.

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