The Dapper Deck (USPCC Edition)

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Deck of cards by Vanishing Inc. Magic (From $8.00)

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The Dapper Deck (USPCC Edition) - magic

The Dapper Deck was an instant hit, and a sellout, when it was released in 2012. We are bringing this seminal design back, and now it's better than ever.

  • We have moved to USPCC for a softer, smoother, crushed-stock finish
  • The cards have the same gorgeous design and die-cut box, which was a first at the time it was printed.
  • A brand new custom seal never featured on any Vanishing Inc. deck
  • A new print pattern on the inside of the tuck case

We are also offering free brick case to anyone who orders 12 or more decks of cards.

There are cards you collect to display, and cards meant for USE by professional magicians. The Dapper Deck is meant to be used and enjoyed, best paired with a slim-fitting suit and a debonair performing style.


Custom faces: Yes
Includes matching jokers: Yes
Includes a blank facer: Yes
Printed by: United States Playing Card Company
Box seal: Yes
Includes a double-backer: Yes


 
 

Customer reviews for The Dapper Deck (USPCC Edition)

Mark Zust

Beautiful card design, gents! I assume this is Andi's handiwork? As a pseudo-fashionista, I'm a big fan of paisleys, so how could I not love these?! My order is in! I must ask the obvious question: after going through all the work to develop these gorgeous backs, how could they NOT be marked? In any event, excellent work, guys.

 

Mark Zust

Even though I wrote an earlier review BEFORE I received your new Dapper Decks, I feel compelled to let you and your customers know what an EXQUISITE deck this truly is! The backs are elegant, as are the court cards and aces. The built-in marking system is not only devious, but the read is super fast and easy. No counting or searching - just glance at the back and you've got it. Also, the card stock is firm but pliable, the cut feels great in the hand, and the finish is silky smooth. I tell you all this because I am NOT a card guy, but I am a pro and I LOVE these cards! I can't wait until you create a gaffed deck of various cards to match. As always, you guys set the standard. Thank you and keep up the fine work. Cheers.

 

Ken Robshaw

This is a brilliant deck of cards and have just become my favourites!

 

Josh Tolpa

Beautiful art, super-thin borders, lovingly-recolored classic royalty, bulletproof stock—a great workers' deck, especially if you like your cards stiff.

 

Derek Yoder

Defintely in top my Top 3 decks --
- Gorgeous design
- Smooth handling and perfect thickness
- Simple and fast marking system
- A workers deck with the right amount of style infused with standard courts and pips

 

Mike Faur

Unlike Mark here, I AM a card guy. I collect cards—but I'm picky. I don't just grab every Tom, Deck, or Hoyle that comes out. I'm on the lookout for panache, uniqueness, and of course, quality. I also handle all my cards; they don't just go in a case or on a stand. Therefore, when I say that these are, by far the highest quality cards I've ever held in my hand, I'm not just building hype or trying to score points with Andi & Josh. "Exquisite" is not a term I throw around easily, but that is the best term to describe them. I'm getting one, maybe two bricks of these as soon as possible. Thanks Vanishing Inc. for your impeccable taste and commitment to real quality.

 

BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame

SUMMARY: A colourful and affordable marked deck produced for magicians by Vanishing Inc

"Dapper" is an adjective used to describe gentlemen that are "neat and trim in dress and appearance", and synonyms include: smart, spruce, trim, debonair, neat, tidy, neat and tidy, crisp, well dressed, besuited, well groomed, well turned out, smartly dressed, elegant, chic, dashing. Andi Gladwin and Joshua Jay are two such dapper gentlemen, and they have created their very first deck of signature brand of playing cards designed for magicians, appropriately called The Dapper Deck. In this review I've covering the main Dapper Deck, which is available either in navy blue or in orange.

First of all, mention should be made of the stylish tuck boxes, which are custom designed with a spade-shaped cut-out that reveals the unique pattern on the card backs of both decks. The Orange deck is the most striking of the two, with its fiery orange colour - Joshua and Andi call it "Jerry's Nugget Orange", as a nod to the infamous Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards. The Navy Blue deck is basically a matching and identical deck, except that the card-backs feature navy blue as the dominant colour.

I particularly love the vibrant colour and design of the card backs on both decks. I also like the fact that this damask/paisley pattern is incorporated into a single pip on some of the number cards as well, and into the over-sized Aces - the Spades and Clubs use the colours of the blue deck, while the Hearts and Diamonds use the colours of the orange deck. Picking up the pattern/design of the main theme in this way really helps set this deck apart and makes it look stylish. The court cards have designs that are along traditional lines with some custom elements, but most importantly they feature a colour scheme that matches the rest of the deck. Yellow, red-orange, blue, and green are used for these, which results in a different look than typical court cards, but is completely in keeping with the overall feel of the deck. The colour of the red pips is especially noteworthy, because it is more of an orange/red than a traditional deck, which complements the colour scheme of the main design.

I'm a huge fan of the colours used by these decks. I've always loved the combination of blue and orange, and it emerges strongly here. They are colourful decks that remain very functional, and the Vanishing Inc team has succeeded in created something that can actually be used and worked with on a regular basis, while at the same time looking colourful and incredibly classy. The fashion design emerges in every aspect of this deck: it's obvious on the tuck-box and the card backs, but subtly present on the faces in the form of some pips, and on the court cards via the colour combinations used. It gives the entire deck a very unified feel, by ensuring that the design is present in a subtle way wherever you look.

The Dapper decks will especially have a strong appeal to magicians, who will appreciate that these decks come with their own subtle marking system. It's very easy to read, and yet it's not at all obvious; I've enjoyed played games of Cribbage and Whist with muggles using this deck (no, I resisted the temptation to cheat!), and nobody was the wiser. I would have loved to see this deck design also available in a non-marked version, but all along it has been Vanishing Inc's aim to create a great marked deck that was classy and affordable.

The Dapper deck was produced by Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC), using their Classic finish. This is probably the most popular finish for custom playing cards that are published by EPCC, and is comparable to the quality of a USPCC produced deck, but arguably better, with a traditional cut that has much cleaner edges and more durable card-stock. The Dapper deck isn't for everyone, and it's not even just for all dapper gentlemen. But it will especially have appeal for working magicians with a discerning taste and a gentlemanly look, and cardistry fans will also enjoy it a lot. I just love it because it's a lovely looking deck that is bursting with vibrancy, colour, and style! Especially if you're looking for a stylish and colourful marked deck, this is an terrific and very affordable choice courtesy of Vanishing Inc.

- BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame

 

Edgardo

I am a card guy and I gotta say:
-Love the back design
-Love the stock
-Love the faces
-Love the tuck case
-Love.... well, I LOVE EVERYTHING
The marking system is so discreet but obvious at the same it even fooled me, a card magician with 8 years of experience. I had to CALL them (Vanishing Inc) to know how to read them (By the way, Tim was super helpful and comprehensive). Excellent deck, buying a brick ASAP

 

Carlos Madeira

Just got mine. Everything is perfect, except I couldn't find any markings. I went to the movies and all. Not a hint. Until I finally found it. So simple and yet so invisible. Great work!