"Over the years Bicycle’s Rider Back deck has unfortunately become known for poorly cut edges, off centered printing, variants in color tone, and sand paper type finishes. For this reason I am more likely to purchase a set of sponge balls than a pack of Rider’s.
After handling the Masters…it’s night and day.
They unquestionably last longer than your normal Rider Back (I have honestly been using them, and using them, and...).
They exit the box ready for show. No need for ‘breaking-in’
(the edges are smooth like TH9's).
Tricks with the aces have become habit just for the pleasure of seeing the spade go by.
I just can't believe that you're selling a deck that lasts four times as long as a normal for almost the same price as that normal. Wait, that's a good thing, nevermind that." - Dan Buck
This deck is meant to be the same. On the surface,
Ellusionist's new Masters Edition Playing Cards appear
to be completely normal, red-backed Bicycle cards.
Underneath the surface lies remarkable quality never before seen in a normal deck of Bicycle Playing Cards.
Featuring premium, casino-grade card stock, the Masters Edition represents the most high-end playing cards printed at the United States Playing Card Company (USPCC).
The only aesthetic changes are a redesigned, revolutionized Ace of Spades and an amp'd up box.
Premium, casino-grade card stock
UV500 Elite Airflow Finish
Exceptionally smooth handling for flourishers
This product was added to our catalog on Friday 18 May, 2007.