While we'll be the first to say that Playing Cards as an investment is not the wisest of choices, the value of certain decks is an interesting thing to take note of. With anything deemed to be a "Collectible" value comes into play for various reasons, from just knowing to gambling on the possible return on your investment.
Deck Watch is just a look at what some items are actually selling for in the market. Over time it should be interesting to see how values hold and or fluctuate month to month and what trends develop. Each month Deck Watch will feature the top 5 Playing Card decks, in terms of selling price*, in both the Modern, as well as Vintage categories.
David Blaine Create Magic (3) - $450.00 / 300.00
(3) = Indicates the number of this deck that sold
$450.00 / 300.00 = Indicates what the highest selling price was for the 3 (450) and the lowest of the 3 (300.00)
Average High End Selling Price= Indicated with a ▼/▲ and red or blue, depending on if the total has gone up or down from last month.
4. Zenith Playing Cards - $170.00
3. Red Fontaine Playing Cards (2) - $191.00 / 175.00
2. Mail Chimp Summer Edition - $200.00
1. Black Un-Branded Reserve Note - $240.00
Average high-end sale price for March Modern Decks: ▲ $190.00 for a single deck.
Top 5 Vintage Playing Cards
4. Spanish National Playing Cards c1900 - $450.00
3. White Star Line Maritime Playing Cards - $460.00
2. Russian Playing Cards c1930. - $1,725.00
1. England Geographical Playing Cards c1827 - $1,805.00
* Methodology: Items are filtered from ebay under the heading of "Playing Cards" for the prior month and only include actual Sold Items and not "Offer Excepted" listings. Selling price rank is based on a single deck listing unless the per deck price on multiple items ranks appropriately. Items that would normally occupy multiple slots will be consolidated into one listing which will include the number of times it sold and its highest/lowest selling price.
Deck Watch is intended to be purely informational entertainment. Kardify by no means is setting or guaranteeing posted values to specific items. The value of anything is based on your own personal opinion.