Are those the ones that have little biplanes on them? Out of curiosity, I bought some at Long's drugstore recently.Originally posted by Bill Mullins:
Has anyone else seen the Ace cards
Another vote for STUD cards. They're light and slick and they come with four, count 'em four, identical Jokers in the pack.Originally posted by Glenn Godsey:
"Stud" cards from Walgreens stores are pretty good.
I thought USPC stopped making Aristocrats. I used to love them, but of course most cards are not what they used to be. May I ask where you were able to get them recently?Originally posted by RAY JAEGERS:
I've tried Aristocrat, but they had a slick finish that I did not like. ...
He uses them on his Routines tape(don't remember if he uses them on London Collection or not) so it's probably true.Originally posted by Steve V':
Is it true Hollingsworth prefers Stud cards? I found that kinda odd.
That's funny. When I see someone using Stud cards I just assume they're not gaffed, because most gaffs are only available in bicycle backs.Tommy Brown:
I have used "Stud" cards in the past and really liked them. The funny thing was I had other magicians see them and thought they were trick cards.
Actually, I did not hedge: Jumbo index cards are a bad choice, as they are harder to read than normal cards. Try it out yourself: Prop up some cards of each type, then look at them from a distance. Even from just a few feet away, you'll find the standard faces easier to read, because your eye uses the pattern of the pips rather than the index information.Originally posted by Rich Kameda:
If I remember correctly I think there was a Max Maven/Phil Goldstein article/piece in Genii or Magic years ago stating that jumbo indexes aren't necessarily better.
Back in the 60's, gaffs were only commonly made for Aviators (Fox Lake), and when magicians saw Bikes, they assumed that they were gaff free. So, I went to a lot of trouble to make all my gaffs in Bicycles to fool magicians. I still use some of them: my personal version of "Back-Flip" and my version of Bruce Cervon's "Dirty Deal" where each card back is associated (in my patter) with a card man; Vernon, Marlo, Jennings, Racherbaumer, Jimmy Grippo,etc. The back of the last card turned over is "Glenn Godsey, Magician".Originally posted by Pete McCabe:
That's funny. When I see someone using Stud cards I just assume they're not gaffed, because most gaffs are only available in bicycle backs.
What do you mean by this?Originally posted by Mark Johnson:
I like a good smile on my decks,
While I was in college, I used Longs branded cards, which were OEM'd Aviators, simply because they were so affordable (50 cents a deck when on sale).Originally posted by Glenn Godsey:
Back in the 60's, gaffs were only commonly made for Aviators (Fox Lake), ...
Secondly after I pointed out I had seen US magicians with them:Regarding the history of the name "League Back" for our Bicycle cards, this was just a name that our marketing department came up with when developing this different Bicycle back. I am sorry to inform you that there is no special meaning in the name, it is just a name.
I would like to confirm that league back Bicycle cards are only found in
League backs are freely available from www.cards4magic.co.uk or www.keithbennett.co.ukIt is my understanding that the League back cards are only found in
European markets because they wanted a way to distinguish the difference
between rider back and league back. They also have distinguishing marks on
other brands for the same reasons. I am not sure how the US magician
arrived at having league backs, maybe they do have friends that are sending
them the cards. I also think there may be web site in which they are
allowed to purchase for the UK. I am not sure of the cost on those decks,
they are probably not cheap though!
Hope this helps out!
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