This mini deck measures 58mm x 38mm and was printed in "British" Hong Kong, which would date it pre-1997 (likely well before). The spade ace logo is identical to the Skore MLB baseball team decks of the 1980s, which were first printed in Hong Kong and then Taiwan. It has a cardboard tuck box which is somewhat larger than, but reminiscent of, a matchbook. The joker design is similar to the children's decks of the time, with a clown holding balloons and the hands of children.
The ONE Playing Cards Portland Edition was especially made for Cardistry-Con 2019 which was held in Portland, Oregon and takes on the colors of the Portland flag. The green signifies the green City and the forests, the yellow for agriculture and commerce and blue for the rivers of Portland. The color combination of the flag just works on the ONE deck creating stunning displays when performed with. Manufactured by MPC using the renown new combination of card stock and varnish for a softer, lighter and much smoother touch for card flourishes. See the video and learn more about The ONE Playing Cards.
Supreme quality playing cards
Linen air light card stock with BETA varnish for superb handling, a brand new development especially made for cardists and magicians.
Box sealed and cellowrapped
As seen at Cardistry-Con
"Not for playing…" as written on the box
Limited to a one-time production run of 1,500 decks
The concept which determined the aesthetics of this deck was created by Alex Tse who aptly named the deck called The ONE for several reasons. The design is based on the number 1. This is the 1st deck ever that uses this completely new development by MPC on playing cards. The aim was to create the best possible deck in terms of feeling and handling for performing Cardistry and card magic. This deck is "the one". Limited to 5500 copies.