J.J. Abrams gave a TEDtalk back in 2007 telling the audience all about a mystery box his grandfather gave him that he never opened. This box does open and inside you’ll find some special playing cards.
Inside the box, which is sealed with an alphanumeric lock and branded with the Mystery Box emblem, are 12 decks of Mystery Box Playing Cards that are individually wrapped in letterpress kraft paper with the Mystery Box emblem on the front. There is also a short letter from J.J. Abrams included within.
The box and the cards were designed by in part by Abrams and for each deck sold, Bad Robot Productions will make a $1 donation to 826 National, a non-profit that promotes creative writing workshops in schools.
See more pictures and the TEDtalk video after the break…