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Run Playing Cards Standard Review

Official Review

December 6th, 2014 6:33am
Reviewed by Bryce Kuhlman
I don’t get why magicians are buying, and using, all of these custom decks. I guess I spent too many years as a working pro, where you’d get quizzical looks if you had anything other than Bicycle, Bee or Hoyle cards in your hands.

Of course, as a businessman, I think it’s a brilliant idea on the part of the people producing them. I just don’t think the people buying them are the ones out making a real living with magic (I could be wrong).

That being said, I’m completely in love with this deck and here’s why:

It feels sensuous and expensive. You’re creating interest just by opening the box. First, you pull off the “slip cover,” like the kind you’d find protecting an expensive book. Inside you find a green card case with gold embossing, a beautiful design and a big dollar sign right there in the middle.

Then the box opens from the side, not the top. Again, more intrigue.

The cards themselves have that gorgeous dollar logo on the back and art deco styled faces.

There are only two things I would change, and I realize these are personal. First, I would have made the red cards more red (they’re more like orange). Second, the card stock feels a tad bit bit flimsy, at least compared to the cards I normally work with.

In closing, let me be clear about my point of view. These cards would be perfect for a story. You’d never catch me doing a “normal” trick with them. They call for special attention.

Available at your favorite Murphy’s Magic dealer

Product info for Run Playing Cards Standard

Author: Brumbalow, Jason
Publisher: Murphy's Magic Supplies, Inc.
Average Rating:  (1)
Retail Price: $9.95
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Manufacturer's Description:

It's a sin to let a sucker keep his money. So, leave honor in your rear view mirror, because only two things matter in this world... this score, and surviving it. Run Playing Cards embraces nerves of steel and a clean getaway into a superior deck of cards, with a rebellious attitude.

Created & designed by acclaimed playing cards producer, Jason Brumbalow, the value and quality of the Run Playing Cards is unparalleled in its class. With a true survivor's attitude, this deck reveals its authentic, underground gambling roots in every inch of detail.

Raw, unruly attitude meets new-school design. Defiantly decked in gold foil from front to back, a bold design that drives home the pure essence of the hit and run survivor. The first deck in its class to come equipped with a hardened, protective, custom card case that's styled to perfection to achieve a raw, custom look.

This first, exclusive series of Run Playing Cards will come in 2 variations with the hardened case cover:
Run: Standard Edition - Gamblers Green and Gold (limited to 15,000 decks)
Run: Heat Edition - Crimson and Chrome (limited to 10,000 decks.

Born from the quality and proven reliability that you can expect from the US Playing card company, Run has a slipstream glide which provides an unmatched, responsive feel and is just plain durable as hell.

Let your chips fall where they may, but know where the exits are, because after the score, there's only one thing to do.....

Cards Created & Designed by Jason Brumbalow
Illustrated by Chris Yoon

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