Imagine at the end of your close-up performance, you cause every card in the deck to turn TOTALLY TRANSPARENT...in the SPECTATOR’S HANDS! Imagine no more—the Phantom Deck is here.
Building on the notion of the popular Omni Deck, The Phantom Deck is an entire pack of transparent, clear cards. When held together, they look, feel, cut, and shuffle like a normal deck...except that every single card is transparent. This allows you to make visual or surprise changes from a normal deck to an “invisible” deck of cards...yet it’s an invisible pack your spectators can touch and spread and feel.
The sides of the deck have been fuse-heat treated in white so they perfectly resemble a normal pack of cards. With one cover card on top, you can place the deck in a spectator’s hands, and she will be unable to feel the difference between the Phantom Deck and a normal pack.
The Phantom Deck was the surprise hit at Blackpool 2013, and sold out completely on the first day! This could very well become the closing piece in your close-up act.
Since publishing the Phantom Deck, two new credit developments have come to light. Luis de Matos, my esteemed friend, used the same concept (he called it the Crystal Deck) in 1987. And Darius Ziatabari and Lee Hathaway published an effect called The Crystal Method several years prior to the PHantom Deck, and one of the suggested uses was something quite similar to the Phantom Deck.