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The Bicycle® EVOLUTION features 56 fully customized playing cards from the future! Printed by the USPCC.
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The year: 2050. The place: Planet Earth. The United States Playing Card Company is still the leading manufacturer of playing cards in our galaxy. Decks are still part of the future. 

Introducing the Bicycle® Evolution: a magical, complex, and intricate deck of cards. The result is nothing short of incredible: Fascinating from every angle, this deck transcends time and space, from the edge of infinity to the depth of the absolute.

This is the future of playing cards, where tomorrow is celebrated in the present day.

                                                            EVOLUTION ACES

                                                   EVOLUTION NUMBER CARDS

                                                      EVOLUTION COURTS

About us:

We are a small team of people with background in television, Product Development, Distribution, and Industrial Design. We are passioned about playing cards, cardistry, and magic.

We design all of our products in house and for that reason we proudly value quality over quantity. Our most recent project was the Platinum deck that was successfully funded here on Kickstarter last July.

The Evolution deck is printed at the United States Playing Card Company/Bicycle® the choice of professionals and casinos for over a century! The deck features 100% original and custom art: faces, backs, court carts, box, and pips. Every inch of the deck is painstakingly customized.

EVOLUTION deck Features:

  • 56 Sophisticated playing cards from the future
  • 100% custom art from the faces to the pips
  • Quality, durable, Bicycle® stock
  • Custom Finish (a special blend that makes the cards handle smoothly and last longer than regular decks)
  • Printed in deep blue metallic inks - stretch goal
  • Inside of the box is printed (a very unique and rare feature in decks) - stretch goal
  • Premium box made with blue highly reflective foil that gives the deck a futuristic look - stretch goal.
  • Limited edition - will never be re-printed again


Tuck box:

Inside of the box (Special Stretch Goal):

EVOLUTION Card Cases:

Made from High Quality Anodized Aluminum  (the same material ipads are made of) the Evolution Cases are entirely made by a special laser proccess. No ink or silkscreen.

They look and feel like card cases from the future! Ultra light and highly resistant. The perfect match for your Evolution deck. 

These state-of-the-art Cases are guaranteed to last a lifetime and offer the best protection for your Evolution cards. They can be laser engraved with your own name. Contact us privately for more details. Available in Black and Dark Silver exclusively on kickstarter. 

EVOLUTION COIN:

Inspired by tomorrow, the Evolution coin is made from steel and crafted in intricate detail exclusively for collectors. This is a limited edition of 200 coins only and available exclusively on kickstarter. A rare collector's piece that you’re likely to never see twice.

SIGNED POSTER

These fine Art Prints are produced on a specialist textured artist paper that makes the colours rich and vibrant. The Premium Glossy european paper and inks are colour guaranteed for 70 years. Size: 5.90'' x 8.26''.

EVOLUTION Edition T-shirt:

Our Comfortable Cotton T-shirts are made of high quality Cotton. Affordable luxury, these heavy cotton t-shirts look and feel great. In addition to exceptional comfort, they are printed using rich, non-fading ink. Wear your playing card love! Available in all sizes. Kickstarter exclusive.

EVOLUTION POKER CHIPS:

Check update #9 to see how to add them to your pledge.

EVOLUTION PLAYING CARDS UNCUT SHEET:

These are pulled manually from the printing press in their most pure state: uncut. Can you imagine how your wall is going to look with one of these limited edition Uncut sheets? Each Uncut Sheet features 56 cards including jokers, aces, and gaff cards. The sheets are always printed in low quantities, thus rare. They are the most desired collector's item. Kickstarter exclusive. Limited Edition: only 50 available.

COLLECTOR'S EVOLUTION POKER SET:

You Receive a gorgeous custom Limited Edition EVOLUTION Poker Set made from sturdy aluminum, with the EVOLUTION brand on the box. The inside of the box is lined with soft black felt. Plus: 200 casino quality chips, 2 Signed Evolution Decks, 5 Dice and Dealer chips. These Poker sets are a premium item for collector's and for this reason ONLY 10 will be available.

Stretch Goals:

We have planned some exclusive features and exciting new rewards for every funding benchmark we achieve.

  • Reaching $15K - deck is funded and released
  • Reaching $25K - we will get the cards printed using exclusive deep blue metallic inks!
  • Reaching $35K - The inside of the box will be printed. This is a very unique and rare feature in decks.
  • Reaching $45K - The tuck box will me manufactured using a special highly reflective blue foil for a true Futuristic look!

Add-ons: 

Want to add extra items to your current pledge? 

 Click here to see how to do it. 

Funding: 

Your contributions will be used to print and manufacture the rewards of the Bicycle Evolution deck. All of our products are 100% proudly made in the USA. We have great pride in supporting our economy by using american based manufacturing, and delivering rewards with unparalleled quality to our backers. Thank you for making this happen!

Risks and challenges

We have had 4 successful projects funded here on kickstarter. Our last project: "Bicycle Platinum deck" is currently being printed at the USPCC and we estimate to deliver it by October.

There's nothing more important for us than getting your rewards delivered in a timely manner, and for that reason, we always ship our decks earlier than the estimated delivery date.

Without any delays from the printers, we expect to deliver the rewards for the Evolution deck by December (in time for x-mas!)

At Elite, we see you as a part of our brand, and this couldn't be possible without you and without the incredible dedication of a small but organized team with a vast experience in product development.

The design for the Evolution deck is finished, approved by USPCC and ready to be printed once we achieve our funding goal.

Thank you for being a part of the Elite brand!

The Elite Playing Cards team.

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    Receive 1 Evolution deck + 1 Limited Edition Aluminum Ace of Spades made from Anodized Aluminum.

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    NEW Reward: Evolution coin: Receive 1 Limited Edition Evolution coin and 1 deck.

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    Shirt Combo: Receive 1 Evolution Edition T-shirt and 2 Evolution decks.

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    EVOLUTION CARD CASE: Receive 1 Evolution deck. 1 LIMITED EDITION Evolution card case (Available in Black and Silver). LIMITED TO 100 of each ONLY.

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    UNCUT SHEET: Receive 1 UNCUT SHEET. Plus 1 deck. LIMITED STOCK.

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    HALF BRICK: Receive 6 Evolution decks.

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    Cases Combo: Receive 1 Evolution Edition BLACK CARD CASE. 1 Evolution Edition SILVER CARD CASE. Plus 1 deck.

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    SIGNED EDITION - Receive 2 Evolution decks, 2 regular Evolution decks plus 1 SIGNED and NUMBERED UNCUT SHEET.

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    UNCUT SHEET COMBO - You receive 1 UNCUT SHEET of the cards and 6 Evolution decks! LIMITED STOCK.

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    Receive 1 Brick of Evolution decks.

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    BACK FROM THE FUTURE COMBO: Receive: 5 Evolution decks, 1 Art Print, 1 Uncut Sheet and 1 Evolution Shirt.

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    EVOLUTION COMBO: Receive 10 Evolution decks, ONE 1 Art Print, 1 Uncut Sheet 1 Card Case and TWO 1 Evolution Shirt.

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    COLLECTOR'S EVOLUTION POKER SET: You Receive a Custom Limited Edition Evolution Poker Set, made from aluminum. Plus: 200 casino quality chips, 2 Signed Evolution Decks, 5 Dice and dealer chips. ONLY 10 poker sets available.

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    CREATE A GAFF CARD. You will help us design one of the gaffed cards of the deck and see YOUR OWN CARD become real. Make history and become part of the future. The only limit is your imagination. We reserve the right to reject offensive content. You will also receive 10 Evolution decks and 1 uncut sheet. Free Shipping.

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    COLLECTOR'S CUSTOM FRAMED UNCUT SHEET. You will receive One Bicycle Evolution uncut sheet framed in a exquisitely handcrafted contemporary wood picture frame ornamented with a flourish of bold modern details. Museum quality glass. This reward has a stately beauty. ONLY 1 will be ever made. Free US Shipping.

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