Monday, April 23, 2012

Houdini is the King (of Diamonds)

The United States Playing Card Company, makers of Bicycle Playing Cards, has released a limited edition "Vaudeville Deck". The cards celebrate Vaudeville with custom artwork designed "to show that the era may be gone, but it is definitely not forgotten."

What I really like about this deck is the Kings are all magicians of Vaudeville's Golden Age, with Houdini himself as the King of Diamonds! The other magical Kings are Thurston (King of Spades), Carter (King of Clubs), and Alexander (King of Hearts). The Jacks and Queens pay tribute to antique fashion styles.

The back design shows stage curtains surrounding a crystal ball. The tuck case features the custom Vaudeville logo.

You can buy the Vaudeville Deck at or direct from The Blue Crown.


  1. Ordered. They look great. Should get them by the end of the week. Thanks for the post.

  2. Love these cards. I think they will look great framed. Thanks for the info.


  3. Cool. Happy to have brought these to your attention. I've ordered mine as well. :)