The first edition (#852) Legends deck was a collaboration between David Blaine, Bill Kalush and Lawrence Sullivan, with design from Mark Stutzman. Now into a second edition with new refinements and a choice of three colour schemes, the quality of the card stock and finish is where LPCC decks really stand out. The cards feel smoother right out of the box and have slip and snap qualities that make them perfect for flourishes, shuffle work, deals and more or less any kind of sleight of hand.
Sullivan’s concept behind Mark Stutzman’s artwork was to create something subtle, yet filled with detail: a unique blend of Asian and Western mythology:
“Growing up in Asia allowed me to source the Legends #852 factory in Taiwan and work with them extensively before printing the first Legends #852 run. Later down the road I shared the factory information with Bill Kalush, who started Expert Playing Card Company. Blaine and Stutzman helped with the design / artwork side of the first deck. Expert Playing Card Company is a separate entity from Legends Playing Card Company, but we have a very good relationship, and speak very often about projects, working together to come up with new innovations in the playing card industry.” -
#852 Legends are a breakthrough in playing card quality. New manufacturing methods were innovated to create this initial batch, which makes Legends a cut above the rest.
Legends No.202 Egyptian Edition
Legends Playing Card Company aspires to print the highest quality playing cards and packaging in the world, regardless of price. As a result, LPCC decks last up to five times longer than standard decks.
See also: ‘Serpentine’ Playing Cards→
Gnostic Playing Cards
Gnosis refers to knowledge based on personal experience or perception. In a religious context, gnosis is mystical or esoteric knowledge based on direct participation with the divine.
Bund18 Playing Cards
Member since February 01, 1996View Articles
Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.
Bosch Puzzle Playing Cards by Sunish Chabba, 2020.
Martin Mystère based on the comic book by Alfredo Castelli. The cards were designed by Giancarlo Alessandrini.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Paddington card game published in UK by Whitman.
In the 1970s Whitman Publishing Co. ordered a series of popular games from Hong Kong for the UK market.
Final Fantasy VII is a role-playing video game.
Mickey Mouse card game made in Taiwan.
Conjuring Decks by Universal Playing Card Co (Alf Cooke) and others...
De Land’s Nifty playing cards published by S. S. Adams Co, c.1930.
Vizaĝo playing cards created by Annette Abolins, 2017.
Gamagic Catalogue of Magic Card Tricks, c.1940. Everyone is familiar with playing cards, which makes them a ready medium for magical performance.
Fairy Brand Round Playing Cards No.200A
Colourful Jeu de Mémory card game made in Taiwan, distributed in France by CMP Group.
Stancraft “Split Deck”, 1979.
“Magic Poker Cards” are often found inside Christmas crackers along with party hats, puzzles and jokes...
‘Secret Magic Cards’ published by Hanky Panky Toys Thailand Ltd., © World Magic International, 2006.
Mantecore playing cards, named as a tribute to magicians Siegfried and Roy's famous tiger, 2015.
Viridian playing cards are a modern twist inspired by the classics. Influenced by vintage design and refined by modern aesthetics.
A full custom deck of playing cards, inspired by the different cultures of the world; including China, Italy, USA and the Netherlands.
Ridley’s Magic Trick Cards, 2011.
Jetsetter playing cards, inspired by aviation, air travel and jet-setting.
Mad Jack Miracle Pack by Chu’s Magic (Tobar) 1999.
‘Serpentine’ Playing Cards published by Legends P.C.Co., 2014.
Richard Valentine Pitchford, better known as Cardini, is one of that select band of performers who became legends during their own lifetimes
Legends Playing Card Company (founded 2013) aspires to print the highest quality playing cards and packaging in the world.
This set of cards published by DP Group Ltd (Japan) allows the performer to create different fans
Hong Kong Souvenir playing cards.
Playing Cards from Hong Kong. A large proportion of the world's souvenir and pin-up playing cards originate from Hong Kong.
Plants vs. Zombies UNO card set Chinese edition, licensed by Mattel East Asia Limited, 2011.
Beano Playing Cards published by Wild & Wolf, 2009.
The art of mystifying people is very old indeed. The first conjurers were priests who obtained power over simple minds by performing magical tricks which appeared to have a supernatural origin.
Portuguese Conjuring Playing Cards, c.1850.