This magician's deck, consulted on by a dozen card pros, is the ultimate for performers. The first edition of Artifice Playing Cards attained perfection, elegance and commanded attention. But perfection was just the beginning. Due to overwhelming demand, the functional border on the back was added to improve upon the deceptiveness of sleights requiring the alignment of cards, such as a Push Off Double or Elmsley count, allowing anyone to perform 'reversed' card effects and improve upon the deceptiveness of their sleights. Printed at the US Playing Card Company with casino-grade stock for control and durability, and for the highest quality control available. Sleek black back.