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The rise of custom playing cards is a fascinating trend in the magic industry, and it's spearheaded by theory11. Creative mastermind Jonathan Bayme has done an excellent job aligning Theory11 with some of the top movie and TV franchises in the world (you can listen to the story about how it all came to be here).
In addition to partnering with top brands, they produce the highest possible quality cards. So, while the price tags are steep, you’re paying for expert artistry and production. Every detail is considered and makes the offers worth the money.
Here are some of the best and most interesting Theory11 cards:
The Harry Potter collaboration is great because they creatively made four different decks based on the four houses in the books (Gryffindor, Ravenclaw, Slytherin, and Hufflepuff). Likewise, the court cards feature popular characters like Harry, Dumbledore, and Voldemort.
We’re going to expand our definition of cards to a box set because this one is just so magical. You can tell that theory11 is run by magicians because the attention to detail is profound. For example, the box opens by itself as if you’re using the force. How cool is that? The set comes with six decks of Star Wars cards, including two gold foil special editions.
Long before Theory11 was collaborating with top brands, they were still producing top playing cards, and Monarchs were the top of the line. While some of Theory11’s cards are purposefully ostentatious, Monarchs are legitimately classy and are used by top performers. They were also featured in the hit movie Now You See Me. Monarchs currently come in purple, red, green, black, and mandarin.
Inspired by The Infinity Saga and featuring details like the infinity stones, the Avengers cards are perfect for the dedicated fan of the MCU. Iron Man, Black Panther, and Captain America highlight the court cards, along with the rest of your favourite characters. No detail is spared–if you’re a Marvel fan, you’ll love these cards, which are available in multiple colours.
Many of the Theory11 cards are collaborations with famous movies, but the Basquiat and Keith Haring decks, respectively, celebrate famous artists instead. The two decks are testaments to the iconic artists, featuring their work and style over the entire deck. If you like custom cards with a quirkier bend, these are excellent choices.
Is it any surprise that Theory11 jumped on a Stranger Things collab? The team is smart about aligning themselves with magical brands, and Stranger Things is no exception. Enter into the world of the Upside Down, Demogorgons, and the Mind Flayer with this elite deck.