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Pioneers

Luxury-pressed E7
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2 Pack (1 Red, 1 Blue)
Half Brick - (3 Red, 3 Blue + Free Pioneer Coin)
Bakers Dozen - (6 Red, 6 Blue + Free Extra Deck + Free Pioneer Coin)
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$119.40
$89.55
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The Finest Marked Deck We've Ever Created 



They say that good design is appealing... but has no story - When it does, we call it art.

That's exactly what Pioneers are. They're so much more than a vintage-inspired deck. They are art.

The tuck box is constructed of exquisite laid card, capturing the texture of period-accurate paper. Debossed in all the right places, to create a 4th dimension of quality. 


On the back is a lady of liberty, with a phoenix at her feet. In her left hand is the flag of the United States - in her right is the lesser-known but equally poignant flag of Chicago. 

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The deck inside is printed on luxury-pressed E7 stock for that crushed but durable feel. This is the exact stock you've fallen in love with from our Cohort decks.

However, you won't notice any borrowed artwork here, Pioneers are fully custom, inside and out. From the distinctive deck seal to the impeccable pips. Every detail and line on the tuck, backs, aces, and jokers was painstakingly hand-drawn by renowned playing card artist Oban Jones.
The back design is a celebration of the 1893 World's Fair. A 600-acre spectacle that commemorated the 400th anniversary of Columbus' arrival to the new world.

The Pioneers deck looks like they've been plucked out of that gift shop in 1893, locked in a vault for over a century, and placed gently, into your awaiting hands. 

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Hidden in the design are 52 easily-readable markings, to use for either magic, mischief, or both. 

Pioneers are a celebration of exploration, scientific discovery, and innocent curiosity from a bygone era.  


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Customer Reviews

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Robert Pickering
Beautiful Deck

Great feel, easy to read, and just aesthetically appealing.

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Jeff Brown
Pioneers playing cards

Bought both red and blue , they are my favorites because they look & feel great
Love the Chicago worlds fair and thin design-works well for palming. Markings are well hidden.

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Terry Quan
Classic & Vintage

Just what i like ! The marking is great too, handle amazing

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Xavier Torres
Some of my favorites

Great marking system and amazing tuck and back design. The coin is gorgeous as well.

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Steven Dutton
Great Feel and Look

Love the pioneers and how they have the classic blue/red backing and the reveal cards are great for new ideas.

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Long Ta
another great creation from Ellusionist

Lets be honest, out of all the major Playing Card Design house, Ellusionist is probably among the top in releasing amazing marked deck, and only a few house that use the E7 stock from Cartamundi. The marking is so well hidden and can be read easily if you know what you are looking for. They really outdid themselves with this deck. The stock is soft straight out of the box. The marking is amazing. So stoked that I stock up during the Black Star Day sale.

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Jay Dubb
Pioneers Playing Cards

These have to be the softest thinnest cards on the planet. I haven't set them down since I opened them. Absolutely grabbing more. Gotta love ellusionist!! Good people great products decent price point. They got it all. Thanks again guys!!!!

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Chris Robinson
Best cards period

Not only are these fantastically marked, but they feel amazing. Definitely have become my every day carry

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Bryan B
Nostalgic and Artistic

Bought the half brick during the sale day and I can say without a doubt I am nothing short of pleased with my purchase. Beautiful cards and smooth handling plus the Pioneer coin reminds me of stories my grandfather would tell about using tokens at old carnivals and fairs. Truly a feeling of time travel, 5/5 stars all the way. I plan on keeping one red and one blue and gifting the others.

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Amazing Deck

Been really excited to get these, they feel great and the marking system is super simple!


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