Rainbow Deck - Commemerative Edition - Assembled from USPCC Fresh Decks

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Postby David O » 10/10/12 10:06 PM

Greetings Fellow Magii !!!

I apologize for my poor spelling above, but having just returned from the Genii 75th Bash, I thought that the above spelling would be more than appropriate.

For many years I have collected decks. Some from the Magic Shop, some directly from Van at USPCC, some from EBAY, some from playing card auctions, some as gifts, some from the designers of the decks themselves.

It occurred to me some years ago, that perhaps, at some point, I would be able to create soometing interesting from my playing card collection/accumulation.

I soon realized that a really cool white-bordered Rainbow Deck would be a distinct possibility. Thinking about this more seriously for the past several years, and even more intensely over the past several months, I finally, over the last two weeks, pulled out all of the decks of playing cards that I have acquired from around the world. I realized that I may have enough different USPCC Bicycle, Bee, Texan, Steamboat, Blaine, CARC, HOPC, Theory 11, Ellusionist, etc., decks to create a RAINBOW deck that had (almost-SEE BELOW) perfectly matched faces.

Spending untold hours, and pressing my family into a type of temporary, indentured servitude, I believe that we suceeded in creating a pretty darn good deck.

The "almost" above relates to the fact that some of the Aces of Spades are not the traditional "Bicycle" AS . Some are more stylized, some are less, just depending on the design of the original deck that they came from. They are not noticeable during a ribbon spread, unless they happens to be at the face of the deck. If that is sometning that bothers you, a red backed Bicycle AS, can be substituted, and may be preferable to some, since that will give you 2 red backed Bicycle cards to use with your favorite Rainbow deck routine.

All decks are packaged in a brand new red Bicycle card box. The boxes are the result of a ridiculous purchase I made a number of years ago, thinking that I would use these 144 boxes, to make all sorts of shrinking card boxes, switching card boxes, etc. Well, I guess it's not so ridiculous now, since each of my Rainbow Decks comes in a sealed in a new red Bicycle card box with a red Bicycle card sitting on top of each deck when it is opened.

The borders of the deck are all white and uniform. The faces of the cards are completely normal. All of the red pips are matching bright red, no darker shades as found on some of the Conjuring Arts produced decks.

The backrounds of the cards are all white, no off-white or faded tones.

Each decks was assembled from orignally sealed, fresh decks of USPCC playing cards. 52 different decks! I woud be more than happy to forward a list and photo of all of the decks that were used in this limited edition run.

Speaking of limited edition, and my use of the word "Commemerative" above, my original intention was to bring 45 of these decks to the Genii Bash, show them around during all the "free time" that I would have, and hopefully sell a few :-)

Little did I realize that there was almost NO FREE TIME during the Bash. Not that I am complaining, mind you. I heard from several attendees, and I agree, that Richard's BASH was one of the best magic conferences, we have ever attended.

I did show them around a little bit, and received some very positive feedback on the decks. In fact, several people mentioned to me that someone had recently posted a listing for hand assembled Rainbow Decks on the Genii Board, not too long ago. After doing a bit of research, I see that they were offered earlier this year in April, and sold out relatively quickly.

These decks will be priced identically, at $40 per deck, plus $5.00 to cover domestic shipping and handling.

The only method of payment I will be able to accept is through PAYPAL, and my PAYPAL e-mail address is:

LeMAGICo@YAHOO.COM

So if you have any specific or additional questions, please reach out to me directly at:

David Oestreicher
ROI Financial Group
8685 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY 14221

716-812-6198

doestreicher@nyl.com

Otherwise, thanks for your interest!
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Postby David O » 10/12/12 10:27 AM

I took some pictures last night with the deck spread face up and face down.

It faro shuffled perfectly, BTW :-)

If you would like me to send you the pictures, just message me or e-mail me.

Thanks,


David
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Postby Bill Mullins » 10/12/12 11:25 PM

I got to see one of David's decks, and they are quite nice. Short of USPCC printing up a deck, you couldn't do any better.

(And David -- it was nice to make your acquaintance.)
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Postby David O » 10/13/12 04:13 PM

Thank you Bill. It is always a pleasure to put a face to a name, and meeting you was no exception.

Who knew you could have so much fun with a Champagne bottle cork restraint?
I look forward to the next time. (Keep your minds focused on magic folks! In this specific case, a fine optical illusion ;-)


BTW, I am now including a red backed Bike AS with each deck, just because it seems like a good idea. (Thanks for the suggestion Steven!)
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