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Topic: Black Bee Casino Deck
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Dec 20, 2013 03:40PM)
I have recently acquired and unopen casino pack of black bee's. It is also signed by someone whos signature I am umfamilair with. I know the cards came from a convention in vegas that was being taught by jeff McBride some years ago. Does anyone know who this signature belaongs too and how rare is it to have unopened casino black bee's?
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Dec 20, 2013 03:44PM)
https://www.facebook.com/Peter.B.Steele

you should see the cards as my latest post
Message: Posted by: Absinthiste (Dec 30, 2013 06:24PM)
David Blaine. I have a brick of these. They were released as pairs, one sealed and one opened signed.
Not sure how rare they are, but aside from Theory11's Black Bee Stingers, I've not ever seen black bees.
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Jan 23, 2014 11:10PM)
Yup you are exactly right and I came across this which is the deck I have exactly. http://www.magicgeek.com/blog/2008/01/09/new-collectors-deck/ Crazy I have been hunting for this and even looked up gogle images using a picture I took of the cards. No results were found for the signature or the card design. They are still sealed and just signed on the box don't know if I want to open them or now now.
Message: Posted by: PeterSteele111 (Jan 23, 2014 11:17PM)
That was another thing too. I love black cards and coming across these in my magic shop when cleaning one day I was over joyed. I love using regular red and blue bee decks but to have a black one like this was pretty cool. Only thing holding me from opening them was the signature because I wasnt sure who's it was and didn't want to degrade the value by opening them. I cant find out much about them online except that a limited number where produced to be sold. Does anyone here know what a deck like this would be worth? 10-20 bucks?
Message: Posted by: Absinthiste (Jan 26, 2014 01:52PM)
Original selling price was $25 per set. I think the signed one alone sold a few months ago for about $50 on ebay.
And it looks like we're both mistaken about this deck being Bee. Apparently it's just the box and stock. I never opened any of them, but thanks to this site...
http://playingcards.wikidot.com/split-spades:bee
I wonder if these were released before or after Blaine starting selling his own cards.
I'm in the same boat as you about black decks. They look more elegant to me. My everyday deck preference is black Bicycle (the ones with white faces). Unfortunately gaffs for this back are nonexistent.