My heart skipped a couple beats when I first saw the 3D Metal Mechanized Playing Cards from artist Dale Mathis. I absolutely love gears and Steampunk style art, so I was very interested in learning more about Dale’s Kickstarter project. First of all, the Tuck Box (the box that holds the playing cards) is the 3D Mechanical part. The cards themselves are NOT metal except for ONE. It’s in the back of the deck and magnetizes it to the optional display frame thus causing it to become mechanical. Sounds confusing but you have to watch the video to fully understand. Dale’s Kickstarter project has already surpassed the $35,000 goal by over $65,000. A minimum pledge of $25 will pre-order one deck with shipping due in February – March 2014.