Momentum Poker Deck
The Momentum Poker Deck by Artisan Tarot is, for all intents and purposes, more than just a deck for playing a game of poker. Printed on premium stock with a linen finish, this deck's meant to be handled and can stand up to some heavy lifting. Magic, cardistry, and yes, even poker -- I think this deck is good for them all.
The back design of the deck is, in my opinion, meant for cardistry. It's said to be inspired by movement and you can clearly see that with it's curved appeal.
What I find really interesting is that the back design is similar to, but not quite the same as, the design on the tuck. There are subtle differences between them, and I kind of think that that was done on purpose -- even the inside printing of the tuck has the elements of that curved design, albeit different (and not colored). My favorite part of the tuck is that it opens on the side though!
The faces of these cards are beautifully designed. The pips on all of the cards are custom -- nothing crazy, just custom enough to be different. Each Ace features a very large central pip too, so that's nice. The court cards, the Jacks, Queens, and Kings, are where the real design elements come to be seen. If you're not paying much attention, you might think that they're the standard courts. Upon inspection though, you'll notice that they're in fact custom-drawn -- and depending on which direction you hold the card you'll see a different design!
The deck consists of 55 cards:
- 52 playing cards
- Two non-identical jokers
- One double backer
The first edition of this deck is limited to 1,000 decks, so grab yours while supplies last!