Card clips and protectors are a great way keep rare or expensive playing cards safe from r repeated use or transportation, especially if you're a working magician who needs to keep your cards nice and crisp. Penguin Magic just launched a Kickstarter for a more unique kind of protector that's a bit more playful and cozy than your typical clip.
They're called Sockman's Original Playing Card Socks, and they're designed by magician Alvo Stockman to resemble the athletic footwear of yore, crafted with a "secret blend of cotton, polyester and spandex". They're not just old sock stitched together to hold a deck of cards either; they've been custom built from the ground up to snugly fit your favorite pack.
Right now, a minimum pledge of $10 will get you a pair of Playing Card Socks with free US shipping (an additional $10 will be added to your pledge to cover international shipping). Additional tiers offer discounted prices on larger orders, as well.
The Kickstarter campaign also contains a series of stretch goals, adding more colors and varieties to the available purchasing options, including socks with card names stitched onto them so you can incorporate them directly into your routine. At $10,000, Penguin Magic will even produce a custom deck of sock-themed playing cards.
As of press time, the project is at $690 of its $2500 goal, with 29 days left to go in the campaign. If you're interested in picking up a pair of socks for your playing cards, you can visit the project's Kickstarter page for more info.