The choice of professionals!
BICYCLE is the recommended brand for all card work, especially tricks with ordinary playing cards and also card manipulations.
These are professional quality cards with Bicycle design backs
. The reason many magicians prefer Bicycle decks to store-brand decks is because most trick decks are made with Bicycle backs, and magicians want their decks to match so that nothing looks "suspicious" to the spectator.
Please note: This is a deck of playing cards only. No instructions. If you need card handling lessons, or are looking for card tricks and routines, please see our many books and DVDs of card tricks and instruction.
Choose BLUE back or RED back color design when ordering.
History and Trivia:
During WWII, the U.S. Playing Card Co. developed a special deck of cards for U.S. soldiers. The cards were specially made to peel apart when soaked in water, revealing a map printed on the inside of the two halves. These secret map card decks were supplied to American POWs along with the regular food and clothing shipments allowed to them.
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