King of Cards is one of Houdini’s very first posters, maybe even THE first. It’s also one of the most widely reproduced.
One notable difference between an original King of Cards and the many reproductions is the large empty white space at the top of the poster (as shown in the image right). This is the area Houdini would print when and where he was appearing. Most reproductions crop the poster to the image, although Houdini’s Magic Shop (the seller of the eBay original) offers reproductions with the header intact.
This article first appeared on Houdini Lives.