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If you want marked Rider Back cards, better get them now, because there probably aren’t any more coming out. iTricks contacted the United States Playing Card Company to get an explanation on the rumors that the card clearing house has put the kibosh on any altered Rider Backs, and the word is not good.

According to an employee of USPCC who requested anonymity, the marked decks will no longer be printed due to patent infringement legal issues. For example, if they print altered versions of the deck then they weaken their legal defense against another company printing knock-off versions that are only slightly different.

When asked why they had ever printed marked Rider Back decks, the USPCC employee replied, “we didn’t have a close eye on our legalities.”

So there you have it, straight from the (albeit not fully identified) horses mouth

  • tjrmaster

    even though it has 2 do with legal issues, i still think this is crap. is the ghost deck going 2 dissapear? is the black tiger going 2 b put into a cage? i wonder if they will still make the alternate colors such as the green, orange, pink and so on.

  • http://www.smappdoda.com/ Bizzaro

    This is why a lot of people have been moving over to the phoenix backed cards.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bbamagic Crow Garrett

    HAHAHA! Ghost deck, dissapear! Tiger Deck, put in a cage! That was a great play on words. But you do bring up a great point. What will this play on Decks like the Masters Deck?

  • http://www.siasynn.com/ SiaSynn

    The Boris Wild deck is already sold out up here in Toronto, and no more are coming :( sad day for the girl who hardly does cards…my kid totaled my deck!

  • http://www.smappdoda.com/ Bizzaro

    The Boris deck was originally produced as a VHS (what's that?) that showed you how to make your own.

  • JohnSturk

    @SiaSynn Actually, FUN Inc. is responsible for getting Boris Wild Marked Decks from USPCC. Just tell your local dealer to call us! We may not be able to get them printed again for a while (or ever), but there's no shortage… for now!

  • naquada

    the thing here is that its ONLY the backs in issue… so decks marked BY USPCC at factory will not be done.. misprinted BACKS etc.. anything that changes the brandmark of the riderback will not be produced.. what I want to know is USPCC's view on the various rumors doing round that 808's were being stopped.. something i totally dont believe… Pheonix are ok.. I've used them but i have alot of bricks here of blue bikes.. so no real reason to swap.. i use very few gaffed backs.. and any marked.. I make up myself.. ghosts/tigers/etc etc etc are custom printed.. DONT use the USPCC rider design and hence shouldn't be effected… if your really needing double facers/halves back and face/or other gaffs.. look at some of the info out there on card splitting… and make your own gaffs…

  • SiaSynn

    @ John…I'll let Morrissey's know.

    @ Bizzaro…hmmmmmmm ;) I'll look for it, though I remember the set.

    @ Naquada…I've been without the deck for over 6 months, and it hasn't reeeeeally changed my life. I'll get around to gaffing my own sometime. Was just sad the easy, lazy way was going kaputnik.

    ;)

  • naquada

    the thing here is that its ONLY the backs in issue… so decks marked BY USPCC at factory will not be done.. misprinted BACKS etc.. anything that changes the brandmark of the riderback will not be produced.. what I want to know is USPCC's view on the various rumors doing round that 808's were being stopped.. something i totally dont believe… Pheonix are ok.. I've used them but i have alot of bricks here of blue bikes.. so no real reason to swap.. i use very few gaffed backs.. and any marked.. I make up myself.. ghosts/tigers/etc etc etc are custom printed.. DONT use the USPCC rider design and hence shouldn't be effected… if your really needing double facers/halves back and face/or other gaffs.. look at some of the info out there on card splitting… and make your own gaffs…

  • SiaSynn

    @ John…I'll let Morrissey's know.

    @ Bizzaro…hmmmmmmm ;) I'll look for it, though I remember the set.

    @ Naquada…I've been without the deck for over 6 months, and it hasn't reeeeeally changed my life. I'll get around to gaffing my own sometime. Was just sad the easy, lazy way was going kaputnik.

    ;)