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Hey gang,

Have you seen these? If you are a collector of cards this is a project that you should give some serious consideration...

Bicycle® MARBLE Playing Cards by Max

The NEW GENERATION of the TEXTURE SERIES by Max (Max Playing Cards)

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ABOUT THIS PROJECT...

Collectable Playing Cards and Max Playing Cards are proud to offer you the new Bicycle® MARBLE Deck, the FOURTH deck in the Texture Series and the very first with the Maiden Back™.

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In 2014 the Texture Series was born to offer those playing cards fans the nicest textured Bicycle® decks ever.

The TEXTURE SERIES has achieved MORE THAN 15,000 DECKS PRODUCED and around 2300 backers in the previous campaigns. WILL you MISS IT?


Combining the most popular deck, used by players, magicians and fans from around the world, and the most beautiful and realistic textures, the original Metal Deck, the Wood Deck and the Blue Metal Deck are already part of the collections of fans from around the planet with more than 15,000 decks produced and around 2300 backers in the three campaigns.

The original red metal deck is COMPLETELY SOLD OUT at retailers, available only from some secondary market sellers (for really high prices). The other decks in the series are still available but being limited will be sold out soon.

Only a few WOOD decks remain and they are available only in limited tiers (see R1-R3).

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Last year, the decision by USPCC of forbidding any change or manipulation over the "sacred" Rider Back™ urged us to release before the end of 2017 the very last deck in the series with the rider back on it.

Unfortunately, despite of the great embrace of our loyal backers, the Marble deck was not funded. Smile That was disheartening for Max as a creator because he really wanted to see this last Rider Back™ deck printed so he decided to stop and rethink about the future of the deck and the series.

The artwork was ready and approved for months, and we had not only one but two editions. The second one, the black edition, was waiting to be released as a stretch goal but, obviously, it wasn't ever offered.

Nevertheless, the feedback about that black edition was amazing and we thought it could be good to try to make it the standard and unique Marble deck of the series.

And that's exactly what we have done. To deal with the new USPCC's policy, after asking our backers, we have decided to use the Maiden Back™, quite similar to the Rider Back™, very popular among players and magicians and available for the texture change.

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Thus, if we achieve the funding goal, you will be able to enjoy the very first Maiden Back™ Deck of the Texture Series

The Texture Series is back... and the Marble Deck is back too.

We need your support to make this project a reality
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IT IS NOT MARBLE BUT… WHO CARES?

Hundreds of hours have been invested in this design to offer you one of the most amazing deck of the Texture Series. Every detail has been taken care of to make this deck a realistic marble deck made of the best Bicycle® paper stock printed by the United States Playing Card Company.

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For the design, several different types of real marble textures have been used to create something unique. White,red and grey marble decorate the faces on a black marble background to offer you something unique.

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The MARBLE DECK is a reinterpretation of the classic Bicycle® MAIDEN BACK™ deck using a set of textures to give the cards a real marble aspect.

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MAIN FEATURES

  • Printed by the United States Playing Card Company
  • Officially Bicycle® branded
  • Authentic Bicycle® stock and Magic (Air-Cushion™) finish
  • Fully customized faces with a marble theme
  • Customized classic Maiden Back™ in engraved marble
  • Includes a custom and numbered deck seal
  • LIMITED print run
  • Embossed and inner printed tuck box
  • Includes many features for magic routines


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Max is a collector and a magic enthusiast so the Bicycle® MARBLE DECK has been designed as a collectable item but thinking of magicians and card routines. For that reason, it has many features that allow magic tricks with only the deck or combining it with other Maiden Back™ decks.

  • Subtle one way cards with a two way aspect
  • Includes a Joker reveal
  • A card reveal on the tuck box
  • Comes with a double back gaff card

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Pledge here on Kickstarter and receive low introductory pricing and FREE USA domestic shipping. This Bicycle® de-bossed Marble Deck will retail for $14.95 USD once released to retail outlets.

INTERNATIONAL BACKERS WELCOMED

We know the shipping has become insane for all backers outside the USA. Even trying to keep the costs at minimum regarding the fulfilment, sending decks abroad is really expensive. As an international backer himself, Max wanted to, at least, offer a few Early Birds decks with discounted price only for International backers.

Please, give your support to this project and help this deck to become a NEW STANDARD MAIDEN BACK DECK. THANKS!

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Since 2012, Max Playing Cards has been beside playing cards artists, creators and companies. Looking for the inspiration behind the playing cards, near 2000 articles have shown all types of styles and designs trying to go beyond the features of the cards showing also part of their soul. The Texture Series is just another way to show the gratitude to all those members of this fantastic playing cards community and also another way to go on working for them all. Please, visit Max Playing Cards and join the newsletter to be in touch with the Playing Cards news.

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Collectable Playing Cards is the main Bicycle® Playing Cards producer on Kickstarter. With more than 60 decks successfully funded (and some more produced without crowdfunding) they have demonstrated a deep and solid experience to produce and also fulfill these campaigns. They also have a wide variety of playing cards available in their website so perhaps you want to visit their website and have a look while you enjoy this wonderful campaign.

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Important: This is a playing card deck made by USPCC, the biggest playing card company in the world. It is, obviously, a deck of cards made with paper (the very best and well known Bicycle® stock paper) so don’t expect to receive a deck made of real marble. I honestly wouldn’t have thought this remark would be necessary but don’t want to disappoint anyone with the final product. ALL the TEXTURE series decks have been created to pretend to be something different from the real material that the cards are actually made of.

All images are conceptual renderings of the final product exactly the same we have provided USPCC with. The final product may vary from the images supplied during this Kickstarter project due to the printing process. Thank you for your understanding.

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RISKS AND CHALLENGES

The Bicycle® Marble Deck has already been approved by USPCC for printing. We expect to receive the the decks by February 2019 and immediately begin shipping to all our backers. We do not anticipate any challenges with this project.

How do we print and ship out rewards so quickly? We have a very close relationship with USPCC. They are able to print our designs quickly and we have a state of the art fulfillment center to quickly ship out our backer rewards. With out you, our backers, we could not make this happen. A BIG thank you to Kickstarter and most importantly all of you!

Thank you! Smile

Mike Guistolse

Collectable Playing Cards

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