(1 review, 3 customer ratings) ★★★★★
You will receive four sets of 5 ESP cards (circle, cross, three wavy lines, square, star), a total of 20 cards. Two sets have a red Bicycle back and the other two sets have a blue Bicycle back. These cards were manufactured by USPCC on their standard air-cushion cardboard.
All cards are marked on the back in an easy-to-read way. A short glimpse is all you need to know which symbol it is. The Bicycle back design wonderfully camouflages the markings if you do not know where to look. These cards match regular Bicycle cards allowing combinations of effects with ESP symbols and standard card symbols.
(The markings are somewhat enlarged white areas along the long edges of the cards. The circle has a white spot in the upper-left/lower-right corner. The cross has it about a quarter down from the top of the left long edge. The three wavy lines have the spot in the middle of the long edge. The square has it three-quarters down from the top of the left long edge. And the star has the spot in the lower-left/upper-right corner. The markings are best seen when the cards are riffled with back towards you. You will see white spots jumping around.)
No instructions for effects are included. We assume you know what to do with these cards.
Reviewed by Phillip Dennis (confirmed purchase)
★★★★★ Date Added: Monday 22 July, 2019
These are excellent Zener cards for mentalism. Bought these since the Bicycle rider backs are perfect for use with readily available rider back gaff cards. If you have Larry Becker's World of Super-mentalism II
then with these and rider back gaffs you are set to perform ESPitome described there in. Of course many other ESP card effects will use these. The markings are also very easy to read (I have progressive lenses) making ESPitome a breeze. I bought two sets (needed for ESPitome). Probably should have bought three! Best $10 I've spent in a while.