One of the best everyday use marked cards for any magician from professionals to hobbyists. Designed with Maiden Backs to look just like the Bicycle Playing Cards magicians use on a daily basis, these “Marked Cards” by Penguin Magic will make you never want to use a normal deck of cards again.
We have to hand it to our friends over at Penguin. They absolutely crushed it with these “Bicycle Marked Cards”. They are an incredible blend of functionality and affordability.
Marked playing cards are a criminally overlooked card magic weapon because many magicians worry they will get caught. “Bicycle Elite Marked Cards” completely squash all these worries by looking and feeling identical to the Bicycle Playing Cards you’re likely already using. The same decks of cards your audiences uses for card games or sees on the shelf at the store.
The bold marking system can be quickly read at a glance, even from a distance. In fact, at first, you probably won’t believe that the spectator’s can’t see it. But, the way it’s carefully blended right into the natural design elements makes it practically invisible to the untrained eye. The fact these don’t look like a weird trick deck of playing cards automatically disarms your audience. We’ve even used these at magic conventions and they’ve gone unnoticed until we mentioned they were marked.
These “Marked Cards” don’t just look like an ordinary deck of cards, they’re also priced very similarly. Meaning you can, and should, use them just like any other deck of cards. They’ll be your new favorite everyday carry for close up magic performances.
Even if you don’t perform effects with marked cards, having a marked deck is one of the best safety nets in all of card magic. Pair it with an Invisible Deck and you’ll always have a way to save yourself when a trick goes wrong.
“Bicycle Marked Cards” are printed on Elite Stock by the United States Playing Card Company. This is the same incredible stock used on the super popular "Bicycle Elite Playing Cards". It offers perfect flexibility combined with smooth handling. The traditional cut also allows you to shuffle these cards like a dream.
Each deck comes with two downloads teaching you the best magic tricks with marked decks and how to get the most out of your marked playing cards.
As a special offer for the most serious card magic performers, there is even a version that comes sealed in Mnemonica order. That means you can take an unopened deck, have a spectator break the cellophane and then launch right into your favorite stacked deck routines.