A few years ago, the United States Playing Card Company reached out to ellusionist to inform them that their legal team were locking down the 'Rider Back' artwork. No longer would companies be able to gaff, stain, fade or alter the design in any way.
For over a decade ellusionist's Shadow Masters was their best-selling deck, year after year. One of the untouchables. As such, they decided to pool all available cash and stock-up, ordering as many as they could afford to prolong the moment of loss for as long as possible.
Only to be unleashed when all other Shadow Masters cards were officially gone, this last remaining version of Bicycle Shadow Masters has been in storage of over 3 years and is designed to be an accessible, usable, everyday deck meant for the hands more than the collectors' shelf.
Printed by The United States Playing Card Company.
Ellusionist was founded on January 1st, 2001 by Brad Christian with the goal of creating the best online training environment for people who want to learn high-impact, effective magic tricks.
Since then, Ellusionist growth has been unprecedented, boasting one of the largest magic forums on the internet with over 60,000 members.
Constantly pushing boundaries, in 2017 Ellusionist launched Magic Stream, an online subscription based streaming platform, giving its users the ability to view magic tutorials anywhere, on any device.
The power to perform magic beyond belief.