2015 Spring/Summer Virtuoso Playing Cards
Well, we’re definitely falling behind schedule. But its not like anyone follows the schedule. Right? Right. Work has been draining the soul from me but we can relax with cards at home.
So, these went on sale after a short delay on uhhh….March 29th, 2015 on an early bird release. Well, this wasn’t as bad as say Jackson Robinson’s emerald tally’s which mostly sold out in like 5 minutes. You had around 9 hours for this one, but a lot of ppl gave up after a few hours delay. Well, I hear there’s still a lot of people out there who put in orders that went through, but haven’t received them.
Sounds like the system may have picked up more orders than they had in stock, so a second run is in the works for those willing to wait. How many decks are in existence? Would be nice to know really.
Anyways this deck was released pretty close to Virtuoso’s 10th anniversary, which is a nice milestone for being in cardistry so long.
For those that can’t, you can grab this deck off of ebay in the 15-20$ range. The original price was like 9.95, so 10$ a deck for a USPC printed deck with bright red and blue colors. You got the same custom royals and pip placements as the previous two Virtuoso decks, just with the adjusted color change. Fanning, spins, pirouettes and other sleights are supposedly more visually appealing.
The full over bleed box design is nice, and no seal means the deck should’ve been cheaper, but not having residue is nice too.
Is this deck worth 10$? For the softer USPC bike card stock, probably not. For cardistry performance, probably yes. For everyday use and practice, 10$ a deck is a pretty steep price by any standard.
Do I like the deck? Yes. I picked up a few bricks and the color and design are clean. I still like the original launch edition the most though. Also feels like the card stock is a lot stiffer on the original. The SS15 is soft in comparison.
Any guesses on what the color scheme will be in 2016? I’m gonna guess green and purple.