One of the under reported stories that we came across while at the SAM was the release of the new Bicycle 809 Mandolin Back playing cards that were designed with magicians in mind by Paul Harris & Richard Turner. Murphy's will be the exclusive wholesaler for the magic community.
Some of the features that Richard Turner specifically pointed out when he showed me the deck:
• Same finish as the 808's
• Die Cut face down instead of face-up
• The old style box design is back
• Because this is not the famous 808 design, all gaffs will be made available and allowed by USPC