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
most importantly, since these cards were manufactured to Richard Turner's
demanding personal specifications, they are Traditionally Cut!
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.
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.
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."
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 card enthusiast