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With evocative card images and illustrations by McKean, the 78 tarot cards in this set are accompanied by a softcover book with text by tarot expert Pollack and an Introduction by Neil Gaiman. Includes a black, velvet-like drawstring bag to hold the cards.
Paperback, 20th Anniversary Edition, 128 pages
Published December 2nd 2008 by Vertigo (first published 1995)
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Emily H. Sturgill
Aug 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: medium-advanced tarot readers
Recommended to Emily by: my intuition and inner guide.
This is by far my most favorite Tarot deck.The illustrations are gorgeous and the interpertations are quite detailed and in depth.As a bonus, it is gorgeous to look at and wonderful to use. However, I am uncertain if this would be the right deck for a complete beginner. This is one of five decks I currently use though and it is my favorite.
Allie Marini
Oct 05, 2020 rated it it was amazing
5 Stars for artwork & Vertigo interpretations
5 Stars for companion book, both in terms of content and publication/binding quality
5 Stars for packaging, box & card holding tray
3 Stars for card stock quality

*Gorgeous, eerie addition to a Sandman or DC Vertigo collection
*In-depth, intense addition to a tarot collection
*Best matched to an advanced or experienced reader -- card interpretations often diverge or take a circuitous path from the traditional RWS card interpretations; this might confuse a
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Billy Candelaria
Oct 13, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: tarot
This will be a good add on your sandman collection. 78 cards design by Dave Mckean and a small booklet written by rachel pollack and brief introduction from Neil Gaiman. I use this Tarot deck to do readings for myself and other people as well. downside , just be careful on using the cards, it can easily get crumbled.
Jukebox
Apr 16, 2011 rated it liked it
Beautiful artwork, but the actual quality of the cards is poor; the cardstock used is flimsy and has the punch-out tabs still around the edges.
Tazio Bettin
Mar 03, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reference
It would have been beautiful...

...if only Vertigo had printed these tarots decently.
The art is astonishing, no less could be expected from Dave McKean. It is by itself the main attraction of this item.

The box looks gorgeous, the book is splendidly done, there's even a nice bag for the tarots... but they're printed in cheap plastified paper, and the punch marks are horribly visible (where the tarots have been removed from the print sheet). I had to remove some paper slices that were still at
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Dharia Scarab
Oct 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Love this deck, have both an original printing and the reprint for the 20th anniversary of the Sandman.
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