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Topic: Live on Kickstarter: Giobbi's Card College Playing Cards
Message: Posted by: EndersGame (Aug 1, 2020 10:43AM)
[b]Roberto Giobbi's [i]Card College Playing Cards[/i][/b]

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/cardcollege/card-college-playing-cards-limited-edition

[b][i]A special edition of playing cards as a tribute to a master magician[/i][/b]

[b]1x standard edition deck:[/b] US$3.95 each
[b]3x limited edition decks (Black Gold Box Set):[/b] US$60 ([i]500 only[/i])
[b]3x limited edition decks (Walnut Deluxe Set):[/b] US$150 ([i]100 only[/i])

[b]Kickstarter ends:[/b] August 31, 2020

This project will produce several sets of custom playing cards as a tribute to master magician Roberto Giobbi. The standard decks are priced at a remarkably low special Kickstarter price of just $3.95 each, which is a bargain considering the typical price of a quality deck of playing cards nowadays. Both have tuck boxes that immediately bring to mind the graphic designs of Giobbi's [i]Card College[/i] books, with a similar style and colours. These are red and blue backed cards, and the boxes are finished off with elegant silver lines for a classy touch.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/jSTtm1w.jpg[/img]

But the star attraction of the Card College decks are the limited editions. These are extremely limited, and are available only as a three deck set. How limited? Well try this: there will only be 500 of the Black Gold Box Set, and only 100 of the Walnut Deluxe Box Set. In the world of modern custom decks, those are very low numbers and very limited quantities, and it means that we can expect a large demand for these by discerning collectors.

The decks themselves come in three different colours: Wine Red, Dark Green, and Indigo, and make an immediate statement of class, with elegant touches of beautiful gold foil, to evoke a luxurious and stylish feel that complements the classic nature of the Card College series.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/zOFBIRm.jpg[/img]

The individually numbered tuck box has an innovative folding origami style design that is simultaneously impressive and exclusive. It turns the opening of the box into a small ceremony, as you can see in the animated gif [url=https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/029/772/056/1c9f970a6477f7ced216f9fdc3032ee9_original.gif?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1594371983&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=cc2c376df5a36dfac5a2697fa14af11c]here[/url].

[img]https://i.imgur.com/71SP63d.jpg[/img]

The Black Gold Box Set is made of high end matte black cardboard, with gold foil trimmings that match the visual style of the tuck boxes themselves. Once again this needs to be seen to be believed, and you simply must check out the animated gif that shows how opening the box looks [url=https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/029/770/252/4cb53b0e4d3eb8848df22f61830cf9a5_original.gif?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1594353060&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=cc3467d20f23e343ab0f66c77541d9ab]here[/url].

The Walnut Deluxe Box will be even more rare (only 100 made), and is handmade from black walnut wood, and immediately impresses.
The three included limited edition decks (gilded versions) are inside a wooden drawer which is lined with fine flannelette, and finished with a polished copper handle. See an animated gif [url=https://ksr-ugc.imgix.net/assets/029/847/473/105e673e8d5f7a1bb6cc563e1f8acfa5_original.gif?ixlib=rb-2.1.0&w=680&fit=max&v=1594946289&auto=format&gif-q=50&q=92&s=8a887721a139f41a3658fbe926fed0fa]here[/url] that shows how it looks to open the box.

[img]https://i.imgur.com/HHAEBXz.jpg[/img]

Here is a thread with more information about this project:

[b][url=https://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewtopic.php?topic=717543]Roberto Giobbi's new Card College Playing Cards[/url][/b]