Hello everyone, I am going to be reviewing the new Erlanger Tallies. This will only be a first impressions review as I want to let you know exactly what has changed. Let's get right in. Box: This box is similar to the Ohio Tallies but it does have some differences. The front of the box is exactly the same but the back is a little different. While the back design is still there, it is smaller. What I mean by this is that the back design is there but the white borders on it is much larger. I think this makes the box look worse, not better. At the bottom of the back it says "Original Circle Back". It has a black seal that says "The U.S Playing Card Company". Another difference is the bottom of the box (opposite of the top flap). It says all of the Jarden Corporation stuff and says Erlanger Kentucky. The sides say "The U.S Playing Card Company" and then "Linoid Finish, Made in U.S.A.". The original boxes will say the finish on one side and then have Cincinnati, Ohio on the other side. So I really just described the box for collectors but this isn't a deck that you will want to collect any time soon! Ad Cards and Such: You get 1 full joker that is basically a guy holding a whip and a guarantee joker that has all of USPCC's normal guarantees. You also get 2 ad cards that advertise for custom bicycle decks. Nothing special really. Look of the Cards: These cards look exactly the same as their Cincinnati counterparts and honestly, I rather like the look. It is the well known Circle on the back and Pirouettes look rather nice with this deck. The court cards and everything else looks like a standard USPCC deck. I love the Ace of Spades in this deck. It is a very extravagant Ace with TALLY~HO across the top with an Ace of Spades with a wheel inside of it. Really nice looking card and the wheel inside the ace looks good in pirouettes as well. Nice looking cards. Finish: This is an extremely slippery finish. I can't even do a normal flourish with them because the cards slip everywhere. Good thing about that though is that they fan well and spread well. If you are an avid fanner, definitely check this deck out. Double lifts and other such things are OK but I feel that these cards are a little too slippery. I like slippery cards as well but these cards take it a little too far. Even some fans won't stay together. They slide and fall apart. Really, really annoying. Overall, I don't think this is a good deck for beginners as they are very hard to control. Stock: Here is the worst part about this deck. It has astoundingly thin stock (at least for normal USPCC decks). If not thin, extremely floppy. The decks can be sprung (?) without any effort at all as soon as you open the box. And Le Paul Spreads are very easy as well. This is a bad thing for several reasons. The cards crimp like crazy! One spring and the cards looked like they were sitting in my usually hot mailbox for 3 hours! You would think that dribbles would be nice with suck soft stock but with all the crimps, the dribbles come out very choppy. Horrible stock and it doesn't even compare with Ohio decks. Also, the sides of the cards are extremely rough. Not very good for taking packets. Really quite sad. Flourishing: Like I said before, the cards fly everywhere and slip too much for good flourishes. If you are a fan lover though, they are pretty nice. Not a pressure fan lover but a thumb fan lover. Even putting a little bit too much pressure on the cards will crimp them. Magic: Because these cards are quite hard to control, they are not good for magic. While double lifts do stay together and the clipshift should be quite easy with the combination of soft stock and slippery finish, other moves are difficult or not advised. For example, palms would be horrible because the bends would be impossible to get out. Many gambling moves slide out of my hands and I don't like that at all. Overall, this deck is recommended only if you want to have some cards to completely destroy. I give this deck a 5/10 Hope you guys enjoyed the review. Note: Not all decks with black seals are from Kentucky. USPCC started to put black seals on deck boxes 8 months before they moved. I have 3 Ohio tallies with black seals. Just look for the differences on the joker. The joker will say where it is from.