Exquisite Playing Cards
The Exquisites are one of the best all-around decks of cards we've encountered, and we recommend them highly. They are now entirely sold out from the manufacturer. The design for the back of the cards is ingenious. Although it is a bordered design, because it is printed against a solid white background and because the borders are very thin, the backs have a pseudo-borderless feel and so are useful for sleights that work better with either style of card. We like the look of the cards a lot and there's a kind of velvety feel to them as a result of the particular paper stock, coating, and precise cutting of the edges. One-way design on the faces. And don't forget the sideways tuck box. And there's that familiar face on the King of Spades.