Welcome back for year 3 of the Orbit Playing Card brand where we enter the era of the Nebula Purple Orbits. The first edition was blue, the second edition was red, so it only makes sense that I combine the two colors to make the third editions purple. The shade I used is more of a matte purple which I have always loved. I have always wanted to see that color on a modern deck of cards. The third editions are my first deck not created through Kickstarter. I guess one could say I have already been kick-started. (I’ll see myself out.) I made 2500 decks the last two times, this time around I decided to up the dosage since the demand is much higher now. I printed 7500 decks and only now am I starting to see that maybe even this was too small of an order for the demand I’m seeing. The blue Orbits sold out in a few months, the red Orbits sold out in 6 days. I’m noticing a trend here. I’m not sure how quickly the third Editions are going to sell out but we’ll see. I have no expectations going into this. I have heard of unopened blue Orbits going for $40-$50 on eBay. I told you guys a long time ago that I’ll keep making more Orbits, thus making the value of all the previous Orbits go up.
The intricate and minimal lines make it look detailed without looking cluttered and taking attention away from the circle. I wanted to keep the center of attention on the main circle and make sure nothing else was competing with it. We went through a few different renditions before we came to this final design.
This was my first time using a traditional cut on the cards. The seasoned card expert can tell the difference. The Richard Turner deck was also traditionally cut and those who have handled those can certainly feel the smoothness in the faros.