My Account      view cartView Cart

Questions?   Call us!  
410-946-2442     877-946-2442
Follow us:   twitter facebook youtube
 


Sharpers Playing Cards by AssoKappa*
Item Number: TB6341

On Sale $5.68
Regularly $17.76
68% OFF

OUT OF STOCK

Qty:


Sharpers Playing Cards by AssoKappa*

Sharpers Playing Cards by AssoKappa*

Conceived by Gianfranco Preverino, known as the Italian leading expert in gambling, this deck reflects the two passions of its author: card sharping and music. "Sharpers," in fact, is synonymous with cheaters, but "sharp" in music means higher in pitch -- a semitone -- and is indicated by the sharp symbol.

The deck therefore combines both meanings of the word, mixing gambling elements with music, and the dominant theme on the back is the sharp symbol in music.

The back has a "One Way" design very easy to see even from afar (which makes it really useful and not just a curiosity). Those who know the principle might think that the writing "Sharpers" causes the One Way, but in turning the card by 180 degrees, it is clear that the word is identical, because it is an ambigram! They will believe, then, that the back is symmetrical... but in reality, it's not (it's like Tamariz's "Theory of False Solutions," applied to the back of playing cards).

The Ace of Spades is fascinating, whose design is made using two mirrored violin keys: but except for that Ace, all the faces are standard. So, the deck will not only be a Collector's Item, but also an alternative tool for those who want to use it in the "real world" without giving up the clarity of classic designs.

The author's hand is reproduced on the box. He's receiving a Queen of Spades, thanks to a gambler's hold-out. Two famous quotes about gambling can also be seen.

Cardicians will love this deck also for its great card-handling quality.


View similar items

Reviews



Do you own this product? Write a review.


You may also be interested in these items.

Titan Deck by Jose Morales*     Totem Deck Limited Edition out of print (Red) by Aloy Studios*     US President Playing Cards (BLACK Limited Edition) by Collectable Playing Cards*     Deviant-Moon-Tarot-Deck
Titan Deck by Jose Morales*
Totem Deck Limited Edition out of print (Red) by Aloy Studios*
US President Playing Cards (BLACK Limited Edition) by Collectable Playing Cards*
Deviant Moon Tarot Deck