I've never seen the Fournier Spanish cards sold in the US but the factory was bought several years ago by US Playing Card so you might want to ask them. I don't think they're better than good American cards but they have some interesting qualities. They have good quality control and it's rare to see a deck that is printed off-center. They are flat, which is good for sleights or counts that use a back-to-back double. The quality of the printing is unsurpassable, especially the faces of court cards. They have been printers of postage stamps for 150 countries. I prefer American cards for fans and spreads. What else... Spanish cards faro better from the top down, might be the way they're cut. The stock is heavier, they're plastic coated and last longer. Still, good American cards feel like a better toy in the hands. Trouble is, many American decks are untold seconds, depending where you buy them and the price. I say this only by experience, can anyone confirm this?