One of the most desirable finishes that any product can have is the patina it develops with years of use. These Bicycle 1800 Vintage Series Playing Cards by Ellusionist have the same sort of finish you’d expect to find on a deck of cards you unearthed from the bottom of your great-grandfather’s desk, but you can buy them right now and save yourself years of breaking in. Generally, we’re not fans of the pre-distressed finish, but playing cards have a nasty habit of getting creased and disgusting over time. These are brand new, so that’s not going to be an issue. They look good without the years of wear and tear.