Return to the Gold Standard!
Richard Turner's brand new Gold Seal Bicycle Cards are The Gold Standard
in Bicycle Playing Cards and are now available to the professional magician,
gambler, card mechanic, and every playing card aficionado in search of a great
deck of cards. You asked for it-you've got it!
Magicians and cardmen from around the world have asked Richard many times
to employ the same card-making standards he developed for his Gamblers and Bee
Cards to create a top of the line deck of the most popular playing cards ever
produced, the trademarked 808 Rider Back Bicycles. The magic community also
asked that Richard include two traditional matching Jokers in his deck, as well
as a blank card with the Rider Bike back to use in reverse fans. Performers
of gambling-related acts will also find the blank card useful as a cut-card
when performing Greek-deals and other moves requiring a nondescript bottom card.
Each deck of Gold Seal Bicycle Cards is constructed using Bee
stock, world renowned for its flexibility, yet long-lasting durability. They
are stamped to a caliper/thickness that facilitates classic moves like bottom
and center dealing and are embossed to a depth that does not break down the
structural integrity of the card, yet still allows each card to breathe properly,
thereby reducing the gum-up and hangers often caused by finger moisture.
most importantly, since these cards were manufactured to Richard Turner's demanding
personal specifications, they are Traditionally Cut!
Unlike most of the cards manufactured today, the cutting
blade used in traditionally cut cards starts at the face of each card and punches
through to its back. As a result, a sharp edge is created on the backside of
each card and a rounded edge, which facilitates a flawless weave during each
shuffle, is formed on the card's face.
Traditionally cut cards ensure that
card men and magicians can easily interlace the cards to produce crisp, clean
shuffles, especially with some of the more intricate shuffling techniques like
the one-handed shuffle, and the faro shuffle, both in-hand, and on the table.
For over 100 years traditional card cutting was the norm, but the process
was changed about fifteen years ago. Casinos demand traditionally cut cards,
and so does Richard Turner. Shouldn't you?
If you demand the very best, be sure to look for the Gold Seal and gold label
certifying that your deck is "Traditionally Cut for the Professional."
So, take it from a fan whose interest in quality playing cards was piqued
four decades ago: a deck of Gold Seal Bicycle Cards simply feels right in the
hand, shuffles flawlessly right out of the box, and will enhance the performance
of professional magicians everywhere.
Bruce T. Samboy
Gambling regulator and longtime playing
"It does what it is supposed to and it does it very well,
so if you have a need for a traditionally cut deck of cards, this is the way
Dr. J. M. Ayala de Cedoz, MyLovelyAssistant 7/24/2015
"This is my favorite deck at the moment! If you are a serious magician
who wants to improve their magic, then this is the deck that can help you with
the sleights and with your tricks and routines."
"If you're serious about cards, serious about card collecting, serious
about flourishing, start buying the Richard Turner Gold Standard Deck."
David Kenney, Reviewer 7/6/2015