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Bicycle Centurions

Bicycle Centurions

Theory11 teamed up with WA007, an avant-garde design studio in America to design these card backs. They focus was to produce a playing card that looked great and handled beautifully. A research and development team worked closely with the US Playing Card Co. to achieve a finish unsurpassed quality and handling.

Bicycle Centurions were released to the market in March, 2008. See also Guardians


Delcine of English Court Cards - International Playing Card Society.
The Paris Pattern - Courtesty the World of Playing Cards.
Expos´┐Ż of early and contemporary European Standards - DXPO Playing Cards.
Celebrates the English Standard Playing Card as a cultural icon - Paul Bostok's PlainBacks.com


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