New Year, New Website!

I've been busy behind the scenes working on a new website for 52Kards, and it's finally ready to launch! Head on over to https://52kards.com to check it out. Any feedback is very welcome! There may be a few bugs and glitches that still need to be worked out, but for the most part everything seems […]

Close Up Card Vanish Tutorial

Close Up Card Vanish Tutorial

In this tutorial I'll cover a card vanishing technique that is ideal for close up scenarious. Most backpalming is typically done in a stage setting with your arm outstretched to your side, but this variation allows you to perform the vanish from someone directly in front of you. It also makes use of your second hand for cover so you can do the vanish slowly and with less risk of flashing when done at the proper angle.

How Kickstarter Works

How Kickstarter Works

Here's a quick video explaining what Kickstarter is all about and how we're using it to create the Black Mint Deck.

See the Kickstarter Project - https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/52kards/black-mint-playing-cards?ref=email

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Black Mint Prototype Deck Review

Join the waitlist - https://52kards.com/mint The Black Mint playing cards will be available on February 1st through Kickstarter. This is the first deck that 52Kards is producing and we are super excited about taking this project on! In this video I give an in depth review of the deck and the thinking behind it.

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The Black Mint Deck is coming soon!

  52Kards has had the goal to produce a custom deck of playing cards for many years. The time has finally come to make it a reality. We are proud to present the highly anticipated Black Mint deck. These playing cards provide a merger of form and function. The elegant back design is aesthetically appeasing […]

Bicycle Gold Label Deck Review

Bicycle Gold Label Deck Review

Get Gold Label Bicycle Cards - https://52kards.com/product/bicycle-gold-label/ We all love and use Bicycle playing cards. What's even better? Gold Label Bicycle. As specified by Richard Turner these sport the same classic back design but are printed on thicker card stock and have a traditional cut (which means they are easier to faro shuffle). Best of […]

3 Way Practicing Mirror

A close up pad is a incredibly useful accessory for tabled card work as the soft surface makes a number of various techniques easier and more reliable. Mirrors are also a tool that I highly recommend students use when practicing to make sure that your angles are right. Now you can get both accessories in one amazing product!

Sean Yang's 3 way mirror is not only a mirror, but also a portable close-up mat! It is made of high quality safety mirror which weighs only 240 grams. It is light, thin, easy to carry and most importantly shatterproof. Not only it has all the benefits of the old 3-way mirrors, it is now indestructible and lighter than ever. After being folded, its size becomes as small as an A4 paper, so you can easily carry it in any bag or briefcase. The velvet backing not only looks elegant, but it can also act as a close-up mat.

Svengali Deck

Svengali Deck Review

Here is a product review for the Svengali Deck. This deck allows you to do some incredible card tricks that could never be done with an ordinary pack of cards. It is one of the most popular trick decks available on the market and is incredibly easy to use too.

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Card Toon Trick Review

Card Toon by Dan Harlan is quite possibly the most charming card trick ever invented! A spectator names any card. You then show that each card in your deck has a little stick-figure magician drawn on it. The cards rush by one at a time, and the drawings become an animated cartoon! The stick-figure pulls a card from his top hat and turns it over to reveal the spectator's named card! Comes complete with specially printed deck.

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The Results to the #52KardsPhotoContest!

Thank you everyone who participated in the #52KardsPhotoContest! In total 824 photos were submitted. The photos had to include a reference to "52Kards" or "52K" to prove that it was taken specifically for this contest. I have featured a number of Honorable Mentions and Finalists in addition to the winners since there were so many great photos submitted!

Clean Tabled Card Control Demonstration

Clean Tabled Card Control Demonstration

This is a great technique that allows you to very cleanly push the card straight into a tabled deck while still maintaining control of it at all times.  

Banshees Cards for Throwing

Banshees Cards for Throwing

A deck review for the new Banshees Deck of Playing Cards specifically designed for card throwing. These cards are made out of plastic, and have a special cut out so that they whistle during flight. Highly recommended if you like throwing cards!

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My Equipment

I always get questions about what equipment and software I use to produce 52Kards. Here are the basics.