Saturday Night Contest - Your Favorite!

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Casey Rudd, May 30, 2020.

  1. My favorite deck in my humble collection of 8 T11 decks would have to be my green monarchs. It was the third ever deck I got and it has a lot of sentimental value in it.
     
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  2. My all time favorite deck or decks are the Monarchs. Monarchs have a very special place in my heart. When I started doing magic they were one of my original decks. Then as a started to really get into card I started to realize how nice and wonderful Monarchs are. After that I was confronted in a math class by a kid that I kind of knew. That kid that I didn’t really know incredibly well. But he asked me if he wanted to do the talent show at school, I agreed and was ready for what lied ahead. That from there turned into a friendship that has stayed strong. That friend is now my best friend. We did the talent show with multiple shows. He also shares my love on monarchs and have been the presents for multiple birthdays and Christmas’s. We are still best friends and plan on being for a long time. Monarchs are in my opinion very beautiful and amazing cards. I have done my best to get all the monarchs that I can afford. The only ones I don’t have are the white and gold monarchs. Which I have been saving for and doing woodworking to sell and safe for the other ones. I’m probably just rambling. I just wanna say that Monarchs and Theory 11 have helped me bond with family and friends and join community’s. They have helped me expand my card collection. Thank you so much.
     
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  3. Pretty tough to pick a favorite but if I had to go with only one deck, I'd go with the Copper Rarebit.

    Starting with the tuck case, it is extremely elegant and classy, hands down. In terms of just comparing tuck cases alone, I think JAQK is the only one who can come close into the argument. As with most T11 decks, the embossing is very detailed and finely printed, you know Jay Fletcher and T11 did not mess around!

    Then on to the cards, the back design is simply the inverted colors of the back tuck case, which I really dig when decks can pull that off. The copper color gives it a really unique vibe, it's not every day that you see a copper colored deck. Furthermore, every design of the card is fully customized, the artwork of each court card and pip are extremely mesmerizing. The slimness of the pips were an interesting take, especially during the earlier days of designing playing cards. Of course, as with every T11 deck, the quality of the cards are very nice but Rarebit is printed on a casino stock thus making them more durable than other standard or thinner decks, which is great for every day use especially card games with family and friends.

    Lastly, the play on the word "Rarebit" is also quite cool in my opinion. Since Rarebit is pronounced like Rabbit, the court cards and jokers all have rabbits on them. There are even some carrots on the tuck case itself! :) Fine and small details all around, which is what I always appreciate.
     
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  4. This is a hard one for me because they all are so unique and beautiful.
    I think my personnal favorite is the Contraband. I just love the amount of details on the tuck case and the back design.
    They also have very classy jack, queen and kings and the aces are simply astonishing.
    Easily one of my favorite deck in my collection and my favorite T11
     
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  5. The White Centurions deck is a deck that I've been searching for really long as its a really rare deck. A few years ago, I managed to obtain one at a good price. It has since become a favourite of mine because of its rarity but also the design. Its housed in one of those prototype boxes wbich I find really cool, especially because it was produced so many years ago. I've never been able to open it but have seen videos and pictures on it on the internet which look beautifuo
     
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  6. The Derren Brown decks are beautiful, but the deck that drew me in the most was my first, the Hudson. It is just stunning in its subtle details and looks like it came right out of an old time poker hall. Love it!
     
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  7. The Love Me deck.
    I like it because the deck can pretty much be used as a borderless deck and yet still have a design the doesn't "fully" cover the deck.
    And also because it is a pretty simplistic design.
     
  8. For me, it has to be the Monarchs V1. The design is classy and sophisticated. I always felt like I was holding a real piece of art whenever I used the deck. I love that red color of the box as well as the back of the cards. Sadly, later versions do not carry that and it's such a pity. It was also my first thin border deck and it was really great for Cardistry
     
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  9. I just recently picked up the light and dark side Star Wars Edition deck and love it. The face cards are gorgeous with their depiction of all the characters, and the cards themselves feel great to handle!
     
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  10. Bicycle Guardians.
    2 decks.
    May 15th, 2008.

    Technically not my first Theory11 purchase. That was a deck of Black Split Spades playing cards, purchased April 19, 2008.

    But still. The Guardians... I can remember the box, the bright white against dark art of it. The lettering. And the cards themselves. They felt like magic.

    Like if Moses had been a magician, and presented the world with 52 paper tablets.

    They were wonderful.
     
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  11. The Green Monarchs are the ones that make it to the top of my list. Ohhhhh man, I feel so classy when I take them out of my pocket to perform with them. Hell, I feel like a GANGSTER . I really think that the green monarchs speak to me!!
     
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  12. Tavern on the Green. The backs are nice, but the dual colored pips make this deck spectacular. The glint of gold during a spread is attention grabbing for card tricks. If I am playing card games with friends with this deck it elevates the entire experience. My friends who have never seen Theory 11 cards are absolutely blown out of the water with these. Inevitably, this allows me the opportunity to show off other Theory 11 decks I own. I have given all but 1 deck away of Tavern on the Green. Will continue to buy more of this particular deck. I never tire of working with it.
     
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  13. 5th & Laurel are my most favourite playing cards, the blue and the white look great.:)
     
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  14. My favorite design would probably be the Union deck. It gives off a formal and almost regal vibe, which I really like.
     
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  15. I'd have to go with a good ol' - fashioned GUARDIANS deck.

    Some of my favorite cards.
     
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  16. Having been a fan of theory11 since I first knew of them about 10 years ago, I find it hard to pick just one favorite theory11 deck. But maybe I'll just choose Voyager. Apart from the top notch quality, Voyager features stunning artwork that depicts just the spirit of adventure I am a fan of. B28E19A0-EC9E-4F91-B19F-438B1F20D582.jpeg
     
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  17. It’s definitely going to have to be the Guardians deck!!! I loved everything about its, from the backs, to the jokers and an amazing ace of spades. I performed with this deck for as long as a I possible could. I’m so happy that they’re not a scarce deck and I can continue to purchase them and keep a stock on hand in my collection. Thanks Theory 11!!! Good luck guys!!!
     
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  18. my favourite theory11 deck has got to be the Monarchs. it was my first ever deck i bought when i first started getting into magic, so it has a special place in my heart. the quality of the deck was superb, even though i live in a country that is very humid ( and could cause cards to warp and all that stuff), these cards still handle really great! in fact, i can say that they have gotten better over the years! :)
     
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  19. Contraband was the first deck that amazed me.
     
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  20. For me I think its the Monarchs, the first one i got was the Gold Monarchs!! :) Loved how beautiful that gold tuck case and the embossing looked! I also like the JAQK Amethyst Edition! It looks and feels like a really premium deck
     
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