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Dead Man's Deck
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Includes a blank facer: NoIncludes a double-backer: NoIncludes matching jokers: YesCustom faces: YesCard finish: B9Printed by: CartamundiBox seal: YesCard stock: Slimline
This iconic, beloved deck is back! And it's now printed on amazing slimline b9 stock from Cartamundi.
Legend has it that storied cowboy and gambler Wild Bill Hickok was holding Aces and Eights when he was shot in the back during a poker game in 1876— a hand that became known as the Dead Man’s Hand.
Now, you can relive the illustrious tales of Wild Bill Hickok and gambling in the Wild Wild West with the stunning Dead Man’s Deck. This limited edition, collectors deck of playing cards has been modeled after the one Wild Bill Hickok was using on that fateful day with its worn-look and vintage-style faces.
However, what truly makes this deck one-of-a-kind is the unmistakable bullet hole that carries directly through its center. Which, of course, is completed with splatters of blood dripping off the Aces and Eights.
Every Dead Man’s Deck comes with a commemorative musket ball lodged into the scorched bullet hole and is a must-have addition to any playing card collection.
This is a very interesting deck at a nice price.And kudos especially for it's arrival only two days later.
I love this deck, it’s such a cool idea.Whether you build a story routine around the deck or just use it as a novelty it’s awesome. Great product for a sensible price. Love it.
This deck of cards is incredible. It has a great story, and it has a lot of uses in an eerie setting. Overall it has great potential in any mentalist's hands. The hole in the center can be annoying, but if you practice with them a little, you won't even know it's there.
I bought two decks; one to use and one to collect. Very impressed with the overall deck including the blood on some of the cards. Right now I cannot think what to do with the deck, but I will pull it out at my next poker game and it will an interesting talking point.
A great deck, comes with two matching jokers off Wild Bill, on the face off the deck, you get the bullet holes, the black gun powder bullet burn smudges, and the blood splatters which looks different for each card, and you get the Ball/Bullet, this is a great deck to go with the cheating card routine, theres so much potential with this deck, and the deck handles as good as any other decent deck, considering the bullet hole, this doesn't interfere with the deck when handling it. On my mobile I use a gun app, choose your weapon and it has the loading the barrel sound as it turns, a firing sound, plus the gun flashes when you hold your phone.Be cool to change the Face cards to, Wild Bill and famous outlaws.
A great deck of cards. This is the classic deck of cards, which creates curiosity, right from the moment you place it on the table to perform a trick. I received it a few days ago, I did some routin with friends, and I can guarantee that people were very intrigued and distracted, that while I was telling them the legend, I was exchanging cards in front of their eyes and no one was he realized, incredible. I will also buy the other version without the central hole, so you can perform more routines. For me a very recommended deck of cards.
This deck is cool. I love the musket ball that comes with it. I bought a second one so that I could set it aside and preserve the deck with the musket ball included. This is a great deck for doing a variation on Joshua Jay's Bullet Card.
I’m not a big deck collector but I’m glad I got this. Very cool quality cards and while there’s no “routines” included persay, there’s a lot of applications / effects which could use it. I only wish they had made a matching deck with no hole through it.
I expected to see a hole and powder burns on some of the cards, but the hole is on all the cards. There is also fake blood on the cards. What really surprised me was when the lead minnie ball rolled out! I use it as a gag deck with my poker buddies.
This is a nice, novel deck with an interesting premise but to me it misses the mark a touch (pun intended). The jokers, if you can call them that, don't match the deck but are an old photo image of Wild Bill and another card explaining the history. Two 'proper' jokers would have been nice and if one matched the deck without the hole then this deck would become more than just a 'nice to have and hold' item. Collectors though will love it. Magicians? Maybe not as much.
I felt this deck was missing a fundamental part. A normal card with no hole to place on top of the deck. Very simple to do. I was shocked there wasn’t one in the pack. This deck is great to use if you have a team of creators to help you develop ideas on how to use a deck that always has a visible hole in it. Nice idea for a deck but very impractical for the average buyer.
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Rich asks: You show the deck first without the hall and then after he shot it as a whole?
James asks: Is the musket ball steel, or ? I could see some cool applications with that hole, the ball, and a decent gimmick (like a ring or similar)
Eugene asks: Was the bullet that killed Wild Bill actually a musket ball? I thought the gun was a .45 caliber revolver which, of course, did not use musket balls. But maybe you did better research.
Roy asks: is there a actual routine or video for this deck i bought??
Ralph asks: Why does the deck come without a celophane wrapping?
Steven asks: Is the hole symmetrically placed? Meaning, will it still line up perfectly if a card in the middle is turned around or flipped over?
Dale asks: Is there a way to stay on the Vanishing email list, but get OFF of the 'oh look, another 'collectable' (because we printed short on purpose) artsy deck" list?
Jeffrey asks: If the hole is not symmetrical, a reversed card will be exposed.This limits applications. Is the hole symmetrical? Are gaffed cards available?
Steven asks: Hi.DMD is beautiful.
Is there another deck with same back design w/out the hole???
Joseph asks: Is there any possibility of another run of these being printed?
Luke asks: Can this deck be used for poker, I heard it has a hole in it and I was wondering if it can actually be used in play or if it is just a novelty
Richard asks: Is there a difference between the first run and this run? If not, how is it a limited edition of it’s just a reprint and you will keep reprinting them after this?
Jim asks: I noticed that the backs can be used as a one way; nice touch. What do the initials on the back of the cards mean (PC, JBH, DT, DW)? (I'm guessing "JBH" stands for James Bill Hickock).
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