I always keep an eye out for that next great deck of cards. So I knew that the MINT deck was one that I wanted to get my hands on and get a feel for what they had to offer. The first thing to look at is the nice foil work on the box, this is great but it's only on one side of the box and the inside as well. The design on the back of the cards have an excellent geometric pattern but I couldn't help but wonder what it might look like with the same shiny foil ink as the box. Being a bit older, I find the marking system useless as I do not have the eyes of an Eagle. It would seem strange ( Although very funny) to produce a large magnifying glass during a performance. Also I would love to have some decks without the white borderline as on the USPCC BEE decks. The pips are small and although I enjoy the traditional look, I find that it is useful to have larger. The tone of color on the face cards and pips is muted but I like a brighter color scheme as much as a vintage one. The feel and handling is excellent once you put a bit of work on them and they fan.. well .. fantastic! All in all a good deck of cards but I cant shake the feeling that they might have been great.