Waterproof and Washable These clear plastic cards are ideal for camping, picnics, the pool, the beach, or even kids eating peanut butter sandwiches!
Still, how do you tell if playing cards are marked? A marked deck is a deck with secret marks on the back of the card, that allow you to identify the value and suit on the opposite side, just by looking at the card back.
Hereof, who invented playing card?
Some scholars believe that playing cards were invented in China during the Tang dynasty around the 9th century AD.
KEM cards are considered the best in the industry, a standard in casinos and tournaments everywhere. Made of 100 percent cellulose acetate, they are flexible, strong, and they resist scuffs and breaks, all of which should ensure years of play from a single deck.
There are actually three different kinds of materials playing cards are made of: plastic, vinyl, and paper. Plastic cards are the most durable, highest quality cards and are used in almost all casinos.
For most magicians, paper playing cards have too many advantages to use plastic cards. The only advantage to plastic is if you are doing something like The Tossed Out Deck or any trick that involves audiences handling your deck constantly.
Bicycle is a plastic coated playing card. This means that there is only a fine film of plastic that is applied to a cardboard card stock. The plastic film will wear off within about 1 hour of play, thereby rendering the card useless in about 2-3 hours of play.
They are starting to clump if I use them more than 10 minutes at a time though, so they're about due for replacement. Washing hands before using them and keeping them clean seem to do the trick. They used to last around 2 weeks, but at the moment I have a few decks which have lasted about 2-3 months without clumping.
Over time these wooden blocks would be worn down, making the drawing less and less vivid. When copying these cards, manufacturers started skipping the moustache, because it wasn't visible anymore. This is also the reason why king of hearts looks like he is stabbing himself in the head.