Phantom Deck

Trick by Joshua Jay
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Phantom Deck

29.99 usd

Trick by Joshua Jay ($29.99)

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Phantom Deck - magic

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 comes with a link to a special URL with a full online tutorial.

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.

IMPORTANT NOTE: The material used to create Phantom Deck may be prone to light scratches. This is completely normal and should not impact your ability to perform the effect.

 

Community questions about Phantom Deck

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  • Tony asks: What box does it come in? Is it custom, bicycle, Phoenix? Also is it 52 pieces of plastic or is each piece thicker than a normal card so it’s less than 52?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Hi there, These are about the thickness of a playing card and there are approximately 52 in each deck although this varies slightly. The box they come in says Phantom Deck on the box, much like in the product image, so you would need to place these in a new box if you were producing them in that way. We find most people slip them into performance without a box.
    • 2. John answers: Easy as they are signing the card you switch to the phantom deck in the other pocket. DONE JOHN WILLIAMS WELSH WIZARD
  • David asks: Do we have to furnish a regular deck of cards for the trick or is a regular or gimmicked deck come along with the clear cards. Also small hands makes me ask if there is palming involved. I assume there is.

    • 1. Steven answers: I have the original phantom deck which I love. I also have small hands which handling cards has never been a problem. Best
    • 2. Tony answers: The phantom deck comes with a pack of clear cards and an online instruction. You can do this trick without palming so the small hand doesn't matter.
    • 3. Todd answers: You will need your own deck to do some effects first. Eventually, you would have a card selected by a spectator and then switch in the Phantom Deck so all the cards except for their selection become clear. Joshua teaches you how to bring the Phantom Deck into play in a way where no palming is necessary.
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  • Dave asks: Is the phantom deck I bought at Blackpool convention the same as you are selling now bought them off George on your stand also have the originals when 1st released

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: We always try and improve products when we make new batches=
  • Mark asks: Do you need to carefully clean the transparent cards often? Do they get covered in marks/finger prints etc?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Unless you have very oily hands, the surface doesn't pick up many fingerprints. They will pick up minor scuffs with use, but my personal deck still looks great.
  • Jeffrey asks: Is this a "3.0 ish" release? By that, I mean, are the white edges better on this version than the last two (where there were some white edge issues). I have the 2.0 but would gladly buy this if it has been improved this respect. Thanks.

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: This isn't a "3.0" release, but the edges are very good in this batch!
  • Vince asks: Does the instructional video teach a deck switch that is used?

    • 1. Vanishing Inc. Magic responds: Yes
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Customer reviews for Phantom Deck

Reviewer

Ben

This looks AMAZING!!! I want this so bad. Can't wait until it comes out. I hope the deck switch he teaches is good, because this looks GORGEOUS.

 
Reviewer

Michel

It's been about seven years ago when someone showed me an Omni deck routine with single card sleeves. All cool but they seemed to handle terribly due to the thinness and flexibility, although carrying an extra feature: being able to put a selection inside. Maybe something to add to this in the future, but this is one hell of an amazing deck of plastic cards. Well done!

 
Reviewer

Steve

Simple, strong and effective. This by far is one of my go to effects if I really want to blow them away! The Phantom Deck brings the Omni Deck to a whole new level. The routine is simple and fool-proof ... no crazy sleights are involved. The instructional video is clear and to the point ... well thought out and fun to watch. Josh is at the top of his game and this effect is a result of his hard work. Highly recommended!

 
Reviewer

Robert

Ordered this last week and had it shipped to my parents house where I would be for Thanksgiving week. Opened it, watched the video, then performed it for the family - great reaction! This will go into my repertoire. The video instruction is quick, clear, and very helpful. Thanks guys for a great trick!

 
Reviewer

Greg

This is my closer to my close-up show. It is incredible and absolutely magical. I have yet to find a better closer.

Well done JJ! The bar is so high now, I look forward to seeing what comes next.

 
Reviewer

Ryan

Words can't describe it's greatness. It's EXTREMELY easy to perform, and the instructional video teaches it very well. there truly aren't any angles, as long as you perform well. This effect gets HUGE reactions, and has never failed for me.

 
Reviewer

Official review from MAGIC Magazine

From the February 2015 MAGIC Magazine. Reviewed by Peter Pitchford

This prop will make an excellent climax to a card set in which a normal deck has been in play. Phantom Deck will appeal to a broad audience of performers because it is so versatile. It is well within the reach of magicians of all skill levels and, with a little imagination and brainstorming, many ideas will come to mind.

 
Reviewer

Joe

best opener, best finisher. this trick is a beast! i love the reactions!

 
Reviewer

Jeremy

So I pretty much completely knew the entire trick from the trailer except for one small thing- the card vanish at the end. So I bought it. Killer trick with killer reactions. Great job once again Josh. What I like to do is use this in combo with the PRISM deck, where I do the ace location described, the deck color change, and then I have someone pick a card and then transfer right into the Phantom Deck routine. Great job once again.

 
Reviewer

Lewis

Perfect closer love it !

 
Reviewer

Jake

The Phantom Deck is Joshua Jay's take on the well-known Omni Deck plot. What makes Josh's so unique is opposed to just having a glass block in the spectators hand they now hold 52 individual clear plastic cards, and in the middle is their signed card! You can almost feel the tension after the spectator sees all the cards are clear and you spread through the deck slowly revealing that one card has not turned clear. It's really something that you have to see live to understand just how powerful it is. Another reason this is so great is because, as I've explained before more tangible you magic is the more connection your audience feels with it. In this trick, the audience supposedly feels the exact moment when the cards go from a normal deck to completely clear. Audible gasp's prove that doing magic in the spectators cans creates such a better reaction than if you were to make the deck clear!
Included is a well taught instant download, and the deck of clear cards. The one complaint I've heard from many is that the sides of the deck don't look like real cards. While it's true that it does look quite white and uneven, no spectator in the world will ever notice this. They are far too busy being mine blown that deck of cards turned clear. The last thing on their mind is "is it just me or is that card look a little bit off" of course they're off it's a deck of clear cards!

Overall, Phantom Deck is a winner, it's one of my favorite tricks to perform and a part of my walk around set. A good rule of thumb is: if it has Joshua Jay's name on it it's probably a good trick!

 
Reviewer

James

This effect works great to finish any card routine. You always have that one person who ask, "do it again" or "one more". However with this, there's nothing to continue on. Great product!

 
Reviewer

Tyler

This is absolutely amazing I got mine about 2 years ago and have got some amazing reactions with it. This is truly amazing this is the only omni deck type routine I've ever done and I don't see a need for any other kind. The ending with the card inside gets crazy reactions. Killer effect great job Mr. Jay

 
Reviewer

Paul

This looks awesome! This could be used in conjunction with the Invisible Deck. For example, here's how I would routine this: hand the Phantom Deck to a spectator in a white (or clear!) box, have them go through the Phantom Deck and "select" one of the cards (of course, they actually THINK of a card, but it's a fun way to get them to handle the deck in their hands), then have them turn over their "selected" card and insert into the middle of the deck. The spectator puts it all back in the box and then tosses it back to you from the audience. In the process of catching the deck in midair, do a deck-switch to a real Bicycle deck (the actual Invisible Deck). Then, go through the standard presentation of revealing their card. Just a thought!

 
Reviewer

Chirag

My favorite closer, I've been performing this for over 2 years now. I personally like it more than the Omni deck because your spectators see every card as an Omni (invisible object). Both parlor and close up should get you great reactions.

The tutorial video quality is great and Josh shares some more ideas on how it can be performed - apart from what you see in the trailer.

Josh knocked it out of the park with this one!

 
Reviewer

Garry

Phantom Deck, brillian, this deck is poker size deck, it feels great using this deck, even the edges of the phantom cards have been specially designed with white edges, to make it look like a normal deck of cards, it also comes with two very good videos on how to use this phantom deck.

 
Reviewer

Jim

I perform this effect at every one of my residency shows at The Mohegan Sun Casino in CT AND IT KILLS!!!!

 
Reviewer

Brent

Absolutely brilliant finishing effect to your card set. I work the corporate market & only use this when I have a group that is really into the magic having great fun & reactions..the comments & effect on the group after the revelation is so strong..highly recommended.

 
Reviewer

Christopher

Wow, this is amazing and worth every dollar. Pulled it straight out of box and preformed it on my family and they were mind boggled. They have been on my case all day on how i did this trick. AMAZING DECK. Joshua Jay has made us an absolute mirical here and i thank him. 10 out of 10.

 
Reviewer

Oliver

This is amazing, I use it all the time, great for building the moment up, each card is perfect and we'll produced, I would recommend this product to anybody, it's easy to switch aswell so it can be added into so many routines

 
Reviewer

Joel

This is great !! If Joshua Jay’s name is on it then you know its worth it.

 
Reviewer

Maksymilian

Great effect, better alternative for Omni Deck, can be done on close-up or on stage. I started using it instead of Omni Deck, it’s better I think. Every card turns transparent except the spectators chosen card.

 
Reviewer

Dan

The Phantom Deck effect not only looks great, but is also really easy to do - I first saw Joshua Jay perform this trick on a clip from a TV show I saw on YouTube and I expected some difficult sleight of hand, but it couldn't be easier - without giving too much away, it's partly done on the off beat and partly in plain sight.

I was performing this less than an hour after receiving it and have never had to go back to the instructions. This is a great trick for walkaround and table hopping, especially as a follow-up to another card trick or two.

The effect gets great results and while it's not exactly done in the spectators hands, it is done with their participation, and right under their nose.

The gimmick is really well made (and quite clever in construction), is very believable (nobody will see this coming) and should last you a long time. My only concern or negative about this, is that it's a one trick pony and does take up some valuable pocket space, however, with that said, I do use it.

All up, this is a purchase I am very happy with and happy to recommend to others.

 
Reviewer

Steven

This is a great phase to my ambitious card or just by itself. Think about it like the Omni deck but on crack. The actual deck itself is hard to shuffle due to the clumping of the cards. Definitely not for cardistry but that's ok because the spectators are blown away when they see the cards. There are a few ways that you could reach the climax. I like to make it seem like I fail the first time then lift up their hands and show them the deck.

 
Reviewer

Steven

If you are only gonna carry one gimmicked deck for your EDC make it this. This is great by itself or also as the final phase in your ambitious card routine. This is worth the money one hundred percent.

 
Reviewer

Bryan

This is the second deck I've got of these. (Let someone else buy the last deck as they needed it for a show ASAP). I've used these a few times and it's always gotten gasps when the cards are "gone". They are good quality and do work well with an o**i deck.

 
Reviewer

Gary

It uses a similar premise to that of the Omni Deck, where a deck of cards becomes transparent. The advantage of this over the omni deck is that at the end of the routine you can spread the cards and they all become transparent instead of a solid clear block.
Joshua uses a super method where as you spread the deck, the card that has previously been selected appears to visibly materialise in the middle of the transparent deck.
Be sure to check out how Josh incorporates it with Dan White’s “‘lit” on “the Better Show”.

Pros
The ‘change” is ultra surprising and visual.
Resets instantly
Can be performed in any surroundings.
It’s self working.

Cons
You need to carry an additional deck of cards.

 
Reviewer

Jani

 
Reviewer

Ofir

The deck is so simple, but very affective. This gets great reactions. Its omni deck on steroids.
I might get another deck sometime in the future.
Really recommend this to every close up magician, especially to card magicians.
Joshua is a great teacher.

 
Reviewer

Matthew

There's nothing bad to say about this product. Extremely easy to perform, and really powerful kicker ending to any card routine! Spectators are left in SHOCK after this. It's so different from other card tricks but so strong that your spectators are bound to remember you.

 
Reviewer

Daniel

This gets some of the biggest reactions of anything I perform! Highly recommend!

 
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Michael

 
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Mark

 
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Nathaniel

 
Reviewer

Pasquale

……… .Great Joshua Jay.
Great product and Clear and simple instructions.
10 Stars.

 
Reviewer

Daniel

Step by step, complete and thorough explanation as well as bonus routines, card handling and deck switch advice! Brilliant!!

 
Reviewer

James

this deck is very cool. I have always been an Omni deck guy, and even rolled my eyes at the phantom deck a time or two before I finally gave it an honest shot. Now that I have, I'm glad I did. I'm still not so sure its miles above the omni deck, but audience reactions will be the deciding factor. over all, I'm happy I finally gave this a shot.

 
Reviewer

Ava Angela

Really nice! I'm excited to use it.

When I saw the trailer, I was really baffled when the covered card vanished under Jay's palm. The technique, as explained, is simple but so clever. (In the part where Jay "riffled" to turn deck invisible, he executed a pass, didn't he? I think the sleight, whatever it was, should have been mentioned.) I think I will try a reveal using the slap in which only the selected card will stay between spectator's figertips.

 
Reviewer

B

I'm Soooo glad I scored this for $15 Black Friday deal...I haven't received my deck yet but just watched the download. There are no set in stone full routines taught, but that's not the purpose of this fine prop. It's meant to get the wheels turning in your brain on how you can incorporate this into your routine. Josh goes over different deck switches and some basic routine ideas, including a fantastic one from Andi including an omni deck and a nice idea to pair it with Joshs' Prism deck routine. I'm not sure if it's ok to share a routine I've been brainstorming over, but I'll post it anyway. We are all magicians here anyway, right???. I'm going to close with the Phantom but I'm going to do a basic 4-5 phase ambitious card where I finish with the pop rise of their bent card appearing on top. Whilst they look, I will turn and do the switch. Here's where I'm excited to see how this is might play out. I'm going to incorporate David Stones Tool in an interesting way to make the deck 'vanish' and go clear. This will be the last phase of the ACR. With a dummy card on top of Tool I will top switch their card with the top card and do a double, showing their card. I will take the double and insert 'their' card into the center of the deck saying I will make it instantly appear on top. I will show it to them one last time while sticking half way out by bending it up before I push it in. As an afterthought I will remove the top dummy card of the double after I've secretly shoved their card in. I'll say ' just kidding, that's too difficult', and take 'their' card and place it on top of the deck. Here's the moment their ??'s get fried. Without tipping TOOL, I put the deck in their hand and do the TOOL move to reveal their card is gone and the deck has vanished as well. I might secretly flip the deck over as I show a few single cards and then reveal their card with the the freaky slow fade of their signed face up card appearing in the center. I can't wait to try this out, I think it will slay! I'd love to hear your thoughts, especially from you Josh and Andi. I'm only a hobbyist card guy who does magic for my nieces, nephews and my restaurant co-workers, but with complete humility, I'm Reallllly excited to try this out and I hope it was ok to post this here, I just wanted to share my idea with other Phantom deck owners and those on the fence about it. I'm certain the Phantom deck will drop jaws and fully endorse it ??. I think it could play really well for those who own TOOL??.... Just my 2 cents and I hope you all consider trying this idea!!!!
Cheers!!!!
B

 
Reviewer

Stephen

Such fun! I tried this trick on my wife after only five minutes of studying it and you have seen her reaction! Surprise and delight! She asked me how I did it. I told her can you keep a secret? She said, "Yes". I said, so can I. We had a good laugh together! Thanks for a fun trick! Ingenious!

 
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David

 
Reviewer

Kevin

What a wonderful project! I would be happy with just the phantom deck alone but the level of detail provided is wonderful! I've been using the omni deck for years and now can't wait to transition to phantom! Or even a combination of the 2! As always- great service from Vanishing inc- I've only just ordered but got to see the download before receiving my product!!! Great service!

 
Reviewer

David

Very beginning magician here. Used the phantom deck at a New Year's Eve party as the closer of a small set just as recommended in the instruction video. Participant selected a card, I switched decks. When the deck went clear people screamed with surprise!

 
Reviewer

Breno

Extremely visual and baffling magic. Good as an opener or a closer, a very well thought substitute for the Omni deck. The reactions are amazing, people won’t believe their eyes after seeing the “vanish” of the deck. The video download included is also very good, even a beginner could master the moves

 
Reviewer

K

When you can see all these big magic stars perform Phantom Deck all the time on TV, stage, close up …, etc, you know that it is a great trick. The quality of the gimmick is beyond excellent. When you cover the top and bottom, the Phantom Deck looks just like a regular deck, even when you look at it closely. This is not like regular transparencies. The material used is very good and thick, so the entire deck will last you a lifetime. You can even shuffle the “cards”. The teaching is excellent as well, because Joshua Jay is a great teacher. I own most of his products, including books. The way he explains things is just very easy to understand and follow.

Some time ago, I remember seeing a magician performing it on TV, and he put a signed card in the middle. As he riffled the phantom deck, the real card slowly appeared. Everyone just went crazy at that moment. That is when I decided to buy this. I am also planning to use it with an omni deck to make it more magical for my audience. There are many ways to use the deck. It is true that you are only limited to your own imagination.

 
Reviewer

Michael

Jay was wonderful on the video and went through everything.

 
Reviewer

Allan

Not sure why, but I've been so much into the Omni deck. I just bought this because it was on a sale, and only after I bought it that I realized the main difference from the Omni deck, and for that I am really glad that I bought it. What I loved about it is that after the spectator returns his card to the deck, you are already clean.

 
Reviewer

Kelvin

Just adding another 5 star review to this amazing piece along with all the others. A lot of people compare this to the Omni deck and while you are doing one or the other in a gig or close-up set, after working with it quite a bit, it has a different feel to it when you peel off single cards from the top enough for me to say it's different on it's own. Just a masterpiece.

 
Reviewer

Lewis

This one is a real worker AND a real WINNER! My take/move on it is to use during a contactless routine is The Cardini Snap Change that brings the section to the bottom of the deck in two moments. After the showing of up to half of the deck of Phantoms, I perform a Paddle Move with the bottom half of the Phantoms. That way when the deck is put together. the selection is now in the middle of the deck for the second reveal.

 
Reviewer

Phillip

What more can I add to the many reviews praising the Phantom Deck? I give it a big thumbs up! This a wonderful alternative to the omni deck. Easy to do too. Jay's instructional video is thorough, and you'll perform this quickly after watching the video.

Startling to spectators !

I highly recommend it.

 
Reviewer

Kelvin

I've switched from the Omni Deck into the Phantom deck. This is a brain melter for the public. The Omni deck on a rare occasion I would run into a spectator who can feel that the deck is no longer a deck before the vanish happens. With the Phantom Deck, the cards really still feel like cards and the words of every single card disappearing makes more sense. Instead of making a deck vanish, you're making 52 pieces of card disappear which sounds better and harder in my opinion

 
Reviewer

Stephen

I can not give this product enough praise. I now have 2. It is well made and lasted me a long time. This is a true worker! I use this to close my ambitious card routine and people freak out. This creates magic in the spectators hands and it is amazing.

 
Reviewer

Mark

Wonderful deck and perfect instructions...a great new addition to my walk-around and close-up. Joshua always does a superb job of explaining all his tricks....making us all better magicians...Thanks JJ

 
Reviewer

Stephen

I have been using this for years and just purchased another. Great product but it won’t last forever. But I absolutely love it!

 
Reviewer

Oliver

Great twist to the classic Omni Deck! Joshua teaches you every little detail so you can perform this amazing routine knowing it's gonna be a blast. The reactions you will get are so strong, plus you can get very creative with the principles of the deck itself.

 
Reviewer

Brent

The Phantom Deck is the perfect closer for your close up or strolling set. I work the corporate market only and this 1 effect gets the most reaction and applause from groups that actually attracts people from other parts of the room as to whats going on and is a great advertisement for your next group or for call backs etc. Its simple, clean nad a real worker of an effect. It closes all my sets and cannot be topped as a finale. Obviously lots of fun & humour help[ during a routine Ive performed thousands of times.Highly recommended. Never ever had a problem with people in regards to the white edging etc

 
Reviewer

Kamil

Really good, clever idea, good qulity of prop and clear explanation with some additional ideas. I give it 4 stars because quality of recording was poor with going out of focus, zooms and even in one moment strange effect show on Josh face.

 
Reviewer

Evan

Another great visual, memorable effect from Joshua Jay! Awesome way to end a card routine and make an impression. I think the normal asking price is a bit steep for the one deck that you get, but if you can get it slightly discounted, it is a no brainer. I was also hoping the cards would have a nicer, spread-cushion finish to them, but this shouldn’t affect the routines meaningfully. Overall, a great addition to the card magician’s toolbox.

 
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Rafael

 
Reviewer

Matthew

Disappointing quality. Deck arrived scratched up, with cards of various sizes and discolouration down the side of the deck. Box was beat up and looked used. Vanishing Inc were excellent, as usual, and sent out an immediate replacement. However, the same problem existed with this deck also. The trick is wonderful. Combine with Greg Wilson's Cold Case for true miracles. But I'd favour a regular Omni deck as there is sadly appears to be a quality control issue here.

Phantom Deck by Joshua Jay