Lowest price I've seen on a 12-pack of Bicycle playing cards - $16

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A deck a week? That’s a heck of a habit!


I reckon he’s just preparing for the worlds most awesome “Is this your card?” by hiding playing cards everywhere. And in 20 years time, the pay-off is going to be totally worth it.


And then there are all the other ones that are probably piling up just because they’re too pretty to use, or something.

I think they’re being eaten.


There must be a use for playing cards as a kitchen gadget that I’m unaware of.


If you are constantly practicing tricks with them that would be about right.


I need more than 12 cards to play…

A deck a week! Mark, you seriously need to invest in some Copag’s. Two decks for under $12, and they will last forever. (https://www.amazon.com/Copag-Poker-Regular-Index-Playing/dp/B001GQ3VHG/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1467760237&sr=8-1&keywords=copag+playing+cards)

Mark is going through the decks doing magic tricks.

Those are pvc plastic cards which are a bit thicker, and very very slick also while the stand up well to the abuse of poker and bridge games they are not suitable for tricks.

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A deck a week is the sign of a true worker. :grinning:

Non-magicians: Cards wear out quickly and get dirty, losing their smoothness and flow for certain kinds of sleight-of-hand work. I know magicians who use a new deck every night when they’re performing. Replacing them weekly isn’t unreasonable.

I assume Mark shreds his used cards and ferments them in his sauerkraut.*

By the way, Costco usually has a brick of a dozen bicycle decks for around $13. http://www.costcobusinessdelivery.com/Bicycle-Standard-Face-Poker-Playing-Cards,-12-ct.product.11675994.html

  • Possibly, he does not do this.

Haven’t you read Mark’s book on making your own marked cards?

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