Memento Mori Playing Cards

Deck of cards by Chris Ramsay
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Designed by: Chris Ramsay
Includes matching jokers: Yes
Custom faces: Yes
Card finish: Magic
Printed by: USPCC
Box seal: No
Card stock: Crushed

Printed by USPCC
Printed by
USPCC
Card finish
Magic
finish
Card stock
Crushed
card stock
Faces
Custom faces

Memento Mori Playing Cards

9.95 usd

Deck of cards by Chris Ramsay ($9.95)

In stock. Order now — we'll send it first thing Thursday morning

Memento Mori by Chris Ramsay


This is the best selling custom deck of cards. Ever. 


Chris Ramsay, internet legend, designed his own cards, and this is what he created. 


Memento Mori is Latin for “remember you will die” and this philosophy is reflected in the amazing design of these cards. Featuring two isometric human skulls. Rather than being morbid, it’s more about how transient life and your pursuits are on this Earth. Our time is fleeting, and should be used wisely. 


Historians of playing cards often suggest a deck of cards is a reflection of greater things. The four suits to become the four seasons. 52 cards for 52 weeks in the year. If you add all the pips in a deck, you get 365 representing the days in a year. This deck could be seen as one year of your life. Something to help focus on the idea that our lives are ephemeral. 


But, they’re not just for the RamFans. Any magician, cardist and collector would be more than happy with these in their hands. 


Printed by the USPCC these faces of this deck of cards are white and sport an entirely custom design. The pips echo the main back design and look different to anything we’ve seen. The spades and clubs are a deep purple and the hearts and diamonds are a lighter pink. Despite these being unusual, it’s very clear which are “red” and which are “black”. 


Whilst the court cards have properties you’re used to, like a jack glancing to the right, and a king impaling himself with a sword to the head, they’re unusual. No traditional faces are on the characters on the cards. They look cool. 


As they’re printed by USPCC on bicycle stock, they behave just as you’d expect them to. They’ll faro straight out of the box and fan and spring well. No gimmicked cards, but additional cards contain a quote from Chris Ramsay himself explaining the Memento Mori philosophy and a link to a short video where Ramsay talks a little more about the ideas behind the deck. 


If you’re a fan of Chris Ramsay, well, you need these in your life. If you don’t know who Chris Ramsay is, but like unusual cards that handle well, you need these in your life. 


They’re a best selling deck of cards for a reason. Find out for yourself. And remember, Memento Mori. 

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Chris

I absolutely love this deck. Beautiful to look at and handle perfectly straight out the box.
I'm pretty sure you'll find that vanishinginc have about the best price on this deck too.

 
Reviewer

Alon

Absolutely amazing cards! They handle absolutely great! Look beautiful and have a beautiful card case. Great cards in general and definitely recommend to any magician, cardist or a card collector who wants a beautiful and fancy looking deck!

 
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Nathan

Beautiful cards for cardistry. Due to the crushed card stock and magic finish they handle like a dream and have become my new favorite deck for both magic and cardistry. Chris Ramsay has made a few decks over the past years. And while I own and appreciate every deck, this one holds a special place. I’m my opinion these are the perfect deck of cards.

Memento Mori Playing Cards by Chris Ramsay
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