looking for a specific card deck...

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Dale Bower
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looking for a specific card deck...

Postby Dale Bower » April 6th, 2010, 11:59 pm

Hi all! Not a newbie (been doing magic about 60 years!)--and was a past forum member for several years, but my log-in stopped working so I "rejoined"...

Here's my "problem"--for years I've used a special deck of cards. It was a marketed effect, but I have no recollection of who made it or what it was called. I'd like to get a couple new back-up decks (mine's had a lot of use)--but no idea what to look/ask for.

It's a specially printed deck, with 3/4 of each card showing one of 52 cards, but the bottom right corner have all the same force card number & pip. Non-standard backs (not Bikes or FL)--does this ring a bell with anyone? What's the name of the effect, and/or where can I get this (or similar) decks? Thanks for any help!
*DALE*

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby mrgoat » April 7th, 2010, 9:40 am

I believe you are talking about the monte cristo deck?

MONTE CRISTO DECK (The "Perfect" force deck): A real "Bicycle deck" of all the same card (example 3/D)) When fanned or spread from one end, it shows a full, normal 52 card deck. When faned from the other end they are all the same card...

Cards By Martin used to do them...

This chap does, but says sold out.

http://www.magicbycardmaker.com/pageID_5072752.html

Drop him an email maybe?

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby Dale Bower » April 20th, 2010, 6:43 pm

Thanks for the e-mails & suggestions--what I needed was the MASTERMIND deck, and already have it ordered. Thanks! *DALE*

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby peter fox » April 29th, 2010, 3:01 pm

please tell me if you have at the moment a deck of bicycle Monte Cristo deck of cards? peter fox

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby peter fox » April 29th, 2010, 3:03 pm

looking for a Monte Cristo deck bicycle

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby The Magic Apple » April 30th, 2010, 10:46 am

It is now called the Mastermind deck, it comes in Red Bicycle. Retail is $30

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby Dale Bower » May 19th, 2010, 5:36 pm

Yes--the MASTERMIND deck is what I was looking for--it's the Monte Cristo deck with Bicycle backs. Available with choice of 2 force cards. I first found it at a shop on-line (after doing a search by name for Mastermind Deck) then have seen them offered lately on eBay. Now have 3 of them! Hope this helps! *DALE*

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby Richard Kaufman » May 19th, 2010, 6:36 pm

Henry Hardin's "Peerless Monte Cristo Cards" came with a blue Bicycle Rider back the day they were first printed by Theodore DeLand 100 years ago.
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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby CardMaker » September 19th, 2010, 10:48 am

Series 3 of the CardMaker Monte Cristo Deck is in stock now!
Special price until 11-30-2010 is EUR 24.50.

For further information take a stop here:
http://www.magicbycardmaker.com/pageID_2439969.html

Click on the picture there to go to the prices page.

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Re: looking for a specific card deck...

Postby Jonathan Townsend » September 20th, 2010, 8:30 am

Wow - that's a fun utility item. Congrats on getting them made and offering them. There's a killer item in the old Kaps notes that would be fun to do again too.
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