First Look: The Blue Crown's Snake Oil Elixir Playing Cards by Randy Butterfield

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Come one, come all!!! Gather around to see the cure for what ails you! The Snake Oil Elixir Playing Cards are a nod to the Snake Oil Salesmen and Miracle Elixir Ads from the late 1800's. The deck is meticulously designed by Randy Butterfield of Midnight Cards and produced by The Blue Crown.

The tuck box features pen ink drawings of an old-school Con Man/Snake Oil Salesman and a menacing Snake. The overall tuck design is reminiscent of old Snake Oil Elixir Ads, including over-the-top quotes such as "The Greatest Playing Cards on Earth!" and "The Saviour of the Human Race".

Inside, the card backs feature a borderless Snakeskin pattern that is subtly asymmetrical in the center area.

The semi-custom Face Cards incorporate Arrco Courts and look like they're from the late 1800's. The Ace of Spades includes the Pen & Ink Con Man and Snake drawings.

The two unique Jokers complete the look with their Snake Oil Elixir Ad designs. The Snake Oil Elixir Deck is "Guaranteed to Cure all your Cardistry, Magic & Gaming Ailments!".

Printed by the United States Playing Card Co. and utilizes their amazing Magic Finish. Available from on May 4th.

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