Is the 2018 Artisan Black deck White Black? or is it Black Black? wait, maybe it is White Black? :-)

llafoe63

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I just noticed the 2018 Artisan Black deck has two tuck case variations... an expected case with Black on the front, AND an unexpected case with White on the front! Has anyone noticed this before? I'm guessing it was a print error that was obviously corrected at some point? Does anyone know if the Ace of Spades has a different month-date on the Black Black deck vs the White Black deck?
 

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Ramon O.

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wow, a nice find! I'm attaching an image of my Black Artisan deck with 2018 seal. Now we can also collect artisan with printing errors? 😂
 

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j.bayme

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Hey llafoe63, I'm sad to say that doesn't look like a printing error, but an actual counterfeit deck. The fonts (actually custom typography developed for Artisans) aren't correct, and the sticker seal isn't correct, either. Please contact our support team here ASAP and let us know exactly where you found it, and our legal team will investigate and pursue this immediately!

Appreciate the heads up and looking out for us!
 
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llafoe63

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Hey llafoe63, I'm sad to say that doesn't look like a printing error, but an actual counterfeit deck. The fonts (actually custom typography developed for Artisans) aren't correct, and the sticker seal isn't correct, either. Please contact our support team here ASAP and let us know exactly where you found it, and our legal team will investigate and pursue this immediately!

Appreciate the heads up and looking out for us!



I found them on eBay. There are at least two sellers (one with one deck for sale and the other with ten decks for sale). I'll send you an e-mail.

Interesting you mentioned counterfeit. I saw this image on a retail site in China (AliExpress). The cards pictured are from 2017. They have several pictures with the known date codes 05-17 and 06-17 but this image has pictures with date codes 10-17 and 12-17. Ironically both double (month) the known dates. This is the only time I've seen these date codes. Not sure if it was a coincidence, I just haven't seen them, or if they were counterfeit too. It's hard to see in the image; I'll foward that link to you too.
 

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llafoe63

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This is my list of Artisan decks. I'm still waiting to receive most of them so I'm not sure the date codes for some of the Ace of Spades. I found images for four of the decks with more than one month/year code on the Ace of Spades; maybe they're counterfeit too?

Seal
Ace of Spades
Black
11/12​
11/12​
Black
04-13​
04-13​
White
04-13​
04-13​
Black
01-14​
01-14​
White
01-14​
01-14​
Black
08-14​
08-14​
White
10-14​
10-14​
Black
12-14​
12-14​
Black
2015​
White
05-15​
05-15​
Black
06-15​
06-15​
White
08-15​
08-15​
White
2015​
12-15​
Black
2016​
Black
12-16​
12-16​
Black
2017​
05-17​
10-17
White
2017​
06-17​
12-17
Black
2018​
10-18​
03-18
White
2018​
10-18​
Black
2019​
05-19​
Gold
2019​
08-19​
White
2019​
08-19​
07-19
Black
2020​
White
2020​
Black
2021​
Gold
2021​
White
2021​
07-21​
Black
2022​
01-22​
White
2022​
 
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