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Eclipse Comic Prototype Playing Cards MPC

$14.99 USD
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Eclipse Comic Prototype Playing Cards MPC

$14.99 USD

Eclipse Comic Prototype Playing Cards

An October 2019 Pip Box Club Selection - For more information on joining Pip Box Club click here.

This reproduction deck was first printed in 1876 by F.H. Lowere. It is note worthy as it was the first transformation deck printed in the USA and also the first transformation deck to include a joker. The deck was recreated digitally from scratch with special thanks to Columbia University for providing high resolutions images from the original deck from the Albert Field playing card collection.

  • Printed By MPC
  • Casino Grade European Card Stock
  • Smooth Ivory Finish
  • Replica Tax Stamp Seal
  • 52 Cards + 2 Jokers + 1 Ad Card
  • Limited Edition of 500
  • Illustrated by Azured Ox
  • Produced by Will Roya
  • 2019 Release

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
EndersGame Reviewer
A classic transformation deck from 1876 gets reprinted

The number cards of this deck are truly transformational in style, with lots of creativity and humor. The courts feature a one-way design that takes full advantage of the playing card canvas, and depict caricatures involved in amusing scenes and activities. The absence of indices was typical of the era, since these were only popularized in the late 19th century.

These deck also shows evidence of its American influence by the presence of the Joker (depicted as a Jester), which had until this point never been included before in a transformation deck.

A crowdfunded version is being produced with red backs and blue backs (in a higher quality version printed by USPCC), while this prototype has a green backed design, similar to what is shown on the back of the tuck box.

A must have with some things you should consider...

First of all, I came to know transformation decks thanks to PCD, and I've loved them since then. This deck some pretty cool illustrations, however, I've seen better.

My main problem with these is the material, I'm not sure if it's plastic or if it's paper, but anyway, the tuck case is thicker than the standard deck, and it's because each card is thicker.

The general feeling of the deck is not that good if you're used to the Bicycle finish, so you should have this in mind before buying it.

Other than that, the deck is pretty good.

Love the seal!

This deck has a great tuck design, but where it really stands apart is the seal. Love the old tax stamp seal it has. Nice back design and the jokers are really cool.

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