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Deck View: David Blaine Gatorbacks



The long awaited release of David Blaine's Gatorbacks did not disappoint. The foiled and embossed custom tuck box and design work by long time Blaine collaborator Mark Stutzman produced a truly beautiful and functional deck of playing cards. Metallic inks were used throughout the deck and familiar Blaine court cards return on this deck which was produced by the USPCC.

The deck also features a custom Ace of Spades depicting an alligator rising out of the water to in an attempt to catch a bird. Also in the deck are two custom Jokers, one with an alligator and one with a young girl walking an alligator on a leash. It's been assumed the alligator is David's pet alligator and the young girl is a depiction of his daughter.

The Original Gatorback release sold out within hours to both fan fair and a bit of controversy. When visiting David Blaine's shop, there is a Black backed version of the Gatorback's that still says "Coming Soon", so the assumptions been made that another version will be released in time.

Overall the Gatorbacks have become a "Must Have" by many playing card aficionados. Available from JP Playing Cards. Use the code KARDIFY10 during check-out to get 10% off for orders over £50.
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