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Pioneers

Luxury-pressed E7

For those who love our Cohorts series, for their stock, design & their clear markings - You'll love *NEW* Pioneers too.

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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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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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Narayanan MV
Pioneers Marked Deck

Pioneers is indeed a pioneer in card magic and it's unbeatable !!

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Sumner Ribble
Wonderful Deck and Feel

These cards sport a delightful back design, with an ingenious marking system. Definitely worth it for any magician or card connoisseur.

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Aleksandr Soldatov
Great deck!

Beautiful deck!
Very smoothly.
It’s good for different manipulations.
I very like it🃏

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Cody
Classic Deck Design

Love these decks for marked card work because they are so easy to read while also putting the spectator at easy with the classic design feel of the cards. Spot on

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Jesus Garza
Great all around

Grabbed the pair of blue and red decks to fill out my cart, and because I had never had a marked deck before. I was briefly confused when i opened them, because I was convinced that they had sent me an unmarked version! Until i realized I was looking at the wrong spot, and that the markings are truly hard to spot unless you know they’re there. Ideal for a marked deck.
The cards look and feel great, designs on the jokers and ace of spades look authentically like an 1890 woodblock print, and the other aces even include *very* old photographs of attractions at the 1893 Chicago Worlds Fair. Typical Ellusionist high quality, what more could you need?

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William Neagle
Blast From the Past

I love decks that harken back to days when there were many card manufacturers such as Cohen, Doughery, and Samuel Hart. This, as a tribute to the 1893 Chicago World's Fair is spot on! This deck exudes artwork that you would find on a deck in that time period. That said, should I tell you these cards are, also, marked. You gotta love a deck that looks like it's plucked from time AND carries secrets. I know I do.

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Fernando Martínez Martin

Pioneers

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Nate Hunnicutt
Best playing cards

I love your cards and would love to win and then sell the phone to pay for my college ❤️

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QWERTY
Nice cards

I got the bakers dozen, just figured I would try something different from the normal rotation of decks I burn through. And I was pleasantly surprised. I am normally a USPCC person, in particular Tallys, Bee, and some elites. However these preform as well or better. The marking system is not the easiest to read but I think I will use these as normal decks and consider the. Marks a bonus. I would also prefer a standard double backer, to a bi-color one. In any event these have got me back to cycling ellusionist cards into my rotation. Give them a shot

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Christopher Turner
Great!

These look really great, they feel like quite a pice of art!


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