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Card Shark Burns Down — The Phoenix Rises

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Card-Shark is the renowned creator of The Phoenix playing cards and other high quality magic props. In the last few years they have created several high-class vintage style decks and effects. Their booths and demonstrators have become dealer’s room staples at all the top magic conventions all over the world.

Saturday night their German warehouse went up in flames. They lost their extensive inventory of playing cards, DVDs, packaging material as well as the various machines that made all the magic happen to make the final products. Other rare and unpublished effects stored there will most likely never be produced.

The fire is still being investigated and owner Christian Schenk still does not know what exactly happened yet. He just knows that he was called in the middle of the night to go to his warehouse and witness the saddest vision in his life as an entrepreneur when he saw his warehouse and business engulfed in flames.

The warehouse was attached to a huge industrial hall that was subcontracted to several parties. It seems that the fire started there and quickly reached over to his warehouse as well. Christian hopes that in the next few days he will learn from the inspectors the source of the fire.

After dealing with the initial shock, the Card Shark team began to recover from the tragedy.
Here is the good news:

1. Nobody was injured!
2. Nobody died!
3. Card-Shark will certainly continue!

These are the plans for the near future and how you can play a role in it.

While the warehouse stored all kinds of originals and raw materials for the magic effects as well as some important machines for putting the items together, the Card Shark office and shipping department was not affected as this part of the business is based out of Christian’s house. Finished products are still in stock in Germany.

Card Shark will pause supplying dealers for a while as most of those products are finished in the warehouse. All the stock of raw material is lost completely. Card Shark has already established a special-order page for dealers, where they will turn off all the items and then, one by one, make them available again.

Fortunately, Card Shark also has a warehouse in the USA that stores most of the items for shipment to North and South American customers. That location will provide some relief as many finished items are stored there as well. They will immediately start reordering all important items to get back on track soon, depending on suppliers.

The Phoenix will rise from the ashes and you can help. You can support Card Shark by placing an order. Even if you are not immediately in need of any items, you can help out by ordering a “Rise from the Ashes“ Silver, Gold or Platinum Voucher. These can be used for a future order or even at conventions. You will help support the company by providing immediate cash flow. They will thank you with a nice discount and a present on your next purchase with them. To purchase a voucher, PLEASE CLICK HERE.

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