- Author/Editor: Cardini (Richard Valentine Pitchford)
- Publisher: Art of Play, Potter and Potter Auctions
- Date: 2018
- Size: Poker
- Condition: New
In collaboration with Art of Play and Pitchford Entertainment, Media and Magic, we present this Limited Edition deck to celebrate the life and career of Richard Valentine Pitchford (1895-1973). Under the stage name of Cardini, Pitchford's flawless sleight of hand, effortless charm, and infectious humor garnered him the adulation of fellow magicians and international audiences.
This deck is a modern poker-sized replica of the special Peau Doux playing cards Cardini used in performance of his legendary nightclub act "The Suave Deceiver." Special features include a vintage-inspired tuck box, letterpress-printed with gold metallic ink and embossed typography. Custom tax stamp, ace of spades, and matching jokers depicting a silhouette of Cardini, illustrated by Wade J. Callender. Limited Edition of 2,500. Printed by the United States Playing Card Company on the Art of Play proprietary crushed stock.
Orders of 12 or more decks will receive a complimentary White Glove Edition, in a specialized white tuck case, not otherwise available.