If these guys are interested, they just type "marked bicycle deck" into Google, and get:
- Trickshop with a Ted Lesley version
- Farmarx hand marked bicycle deck
- Penguin with the Wild Bicycle deck
Marked Bicycle decks have always been around (they were available thirty years ago). However, up till now, they were all handmarked. The fact that NOW the deck is machine printed, just means the deck will last longer. However, as long as the price remains high, lay people won't be buying them. When the prices drop to $5, that is the moment that the consumer will see these in Duane Reade. That's the moment Joe Public will be reading the marks on the back.
Magicians will always be accused of using marked cards. I often get suspicious laymen testing the cards to see if they are strippers or long/short pairs. Why? Because they can buy these decks for $3. People KNOW about marked cards, but very few have ever seen them. Worse yet, just because they can't see the marks doesn't mean they aren't marked! How can you convince someone that you haven't got WMD? Just because they can't find them, doesn't mean that you aren't using them! ;)