Beautiful Britain Series • Monday, November 23, 2015
The ‘Beautiful Britain’ series depicting seaside and country resorts was produced by John Waddington Ltd for the Great Western Railway and London and North Eastern Railway between 1924-1939.
Prime Arts • Saturday, November 21, 2015
Prime Arts Playing Cards were published in 2004 featuring the work of contemporary artists, illustrators and photographers.
Blog Post Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection • Friday, November 20, 2015
The Hoyle® Official Card Games Collection 2015 includes plenty of favourites, and also includes the official rules for the games as well as tips and strategies, allowing you to easily try out and learn new games.
State Historical Society of Wisconsin • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Souvenir deck from the State Historical Society of Wisconsin containing photographs from museum collections and archives on each card.
Bread & Honey • Thursday, November 12, 2015
A charming Victorian family card game involving Clowns, Queens, Kings, Maids and thirty-seven Blackbirds manufactured by Thos De la Rue, c.1900
Spin & Old Maid • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Lovely Victorian family card game with illustrations by the famous humorous artist, cartoonist and illustrator Richard Doyle (1824-1883)
Cartes Imperiales et Royales • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
‘Cartes Imperiales et Royales’ published by B. P. Grimaud & Cie representing imperial rulers and consorts from Austria, England, France & Russia, mid-19th century
Stop Thief & Snip-Snap • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Another late Victorian / Edwardian family card game by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1900 with beautifully illustrated period characters.
Moods & Faces • Monday, November 9, 2015
“Moods & Faces” round game by Thos de la Rue & Co Ltd,. c.1900
Cavalry Game • Sunday, November 8, 2015
The “Cavalry Game” manufactured by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd, c.1900-10
Gipsy Fortune Telling Cards • Wednesday, November 4, 2015
“Gipsy” fortune-telling cards with original artwork by Hylton Cock, published by Thomas de la Rue & Co Ltd., c.1910.
Tempest • Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Tempest is a family card game designed by W. Heath Robinson and published by Thomas de la Rue & Co. Ltd, c.1930
Archaeological find: old playing cards under the floorboards • Monday, November 2, 2015
The municipal archaeological service in Dordrecht (Netherlands) recently found some antique playing cards under the floorboards inside an old public bar.
Golliwogg • Sunday, November 1, 2015
The stories about the Golliwogg and the Dutch dolls were written by Bertha Upton (1849-1912) and illustrated by her daughter Florence Kate Upton (1873-1922)
Shop Item Tarjetas de la Felicidad • Saturday, October 31, 2015
“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” contain positive mental affirmations designed by Lauro Trevisan, a Brazilian priest, writer and proponent of Mind Power and Human Development
Non-standard deck by Maillard • Tuesday, October 27, 2015
Attractive deck by the Portuguese maker Maillard, c.1885 with scenic aces and German-style courts
Thomas Walters Transformation • Saturday, October 24, 2015
Hand-drawn transformation pack dated 1874 with the name Thomas Walters on the ace of spades.
Canadian National Railways • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
Canadian National Railways souvenir deck, dated to 1927. Every card is gilt edged, and carries a different photograph of Canada.
Playing Cards for Sale • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
I've decided to sell off some of the cards in my collection, along with my surplus packs. The vast majority are standard English, mostly from Britain, but I have non-standard packs to dispose of, too.
Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland Maritime Deck • Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Dutch Maritime pack designed by J.Verhoeven and printed by Speelkaartenfabriek Nederland c1938
A Motley Pack • Monday, October 19, 2015
A book titled “On The Cards” or “A Motley Pack” by Garnet Walch (1843-1913) was published in Melbourne (Australia) and illustrated by George Gordon McCrae in 1875.
Vincenz Raimund Grüner 1809 • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Transformation cards designed and engraved by Vincenz Raimund Grüner, Vienna, 1809
Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Schwarzkopf BC Bonacure playing cards promoting the ultimate hair perfection
“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” • Wednesday, October 14, 2015
“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” containing positive mental affirmations by Lauro Trevisan, Buenos Aires (Argentina) c.2001
Die Neue ÖVP • Monday, October 12, 2015
Promotional deck for the Austrian People’s Party (ÖVP) printed by Piatnik, 1996
Sony Tape Rock ‘N’ Pop Playing Cards • Monday, October 12, 2015
Deck featuring “18 Rock ‘n’ Pop” Superstars portrayed on the court cards and jokers by eight of Britain’s leading illustrators.
Blog Post Announcing Ken Lodge’s Blog • Saturday, October 10, 2015
We're excited to announce that Ken Lodge, one of the foremost experts on the standard English pattern, is relocating his blog to the World of Playing Cards. From now onwards you will be able to enjoy Ken's insights and opinions here from Ken's new blog page.
Hand-Painted Transformation, c.1800-20 • Wednesday, October 7, 2015
An early 19th century set of hand-painted transformation playing cards depicting contemporary scenes from Georgian society
Blog Post GoFishFriday playing cards designed and created by Daniel Campbell • Tuesday, October 6, 2015
GoFishFriday is a unique deck of playing cards designed and created in an offbeat and quirky horror-punk style by Catch Phrase Dan
A Pair of Transformation Packs • Sunday, October 4, 2015
Two similar but fascinatingly different hand-drawn transformation decks by the same artist, c.1875
Roberts Brothers Ltd, Gloucester • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
Roberts Brothers Ltd, Gloucester (Glevum Brand) ‘Old Maid’ card game, 1920s
J. W. Spear and Sons: ‘Zoology’ • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Quartet games with scientific illustrations became popular during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. J. W. Spear and Sons Zoology quartet game is a lesson in natural history.
Jacqueline Wilson Playing Cards • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
“Jacqueline Wilson” playing cards were illustrated by Nick Sharratt and published by Winning Moves UK Ltd in 2007
N.A.S.A. Aircraft • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Lessons of a Widowmaker and Other NASA Aircraft, c.2010
Chinese Roles of Beijing Opera • Monday, September 21, 2015
A very impressive deck of cards featuring 54 different images from “Chinese Roles of Beijing Opera” published by HCG Poker Productions, 2005
Empire Card Company: Star Playing Cards • Monday, September 21, 2015
The “Star” special pack of playing cards manufactured by Thomas De la Rue under their Empire Card Co subsidiary, c.1910
Grolsch Brewery • Sunday, September 20, 2015
A somewhat unusual deck specially designed for Grolsch Breweries evoking self-expression and independence of spirit, c.2012
Mercury One-2-One Situations • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Mercury ‘One-2-One Situations’ playing cards published by Mercury Communications
Secret Magic Cards • Monday, September 14, 2015
‘Secret Magic Cards’ published by Hanky Panky Toys Thailand Ltd., © World Magic International, 2006
Nu-Vue playing cards for TWA • Monday, September 14, 2015
Nu-Vue playing cards by Brown & Bigelow have novel courts and a special tint which are promoted as “the modern eye-saving concept in playing cards”
Ian Schrager Hotels • Saturday, September 12, 2015
Advertising/souvenir deck of cards associated with the Ian Schrager chain of luxury hotels
“Jeu de Bataille” • Saturday, September 12, 2015
“Jeu de Bataille” card game published by Éditions Willeb, Paris. The court cards represent characters from different nationalities or ethnic groups who are presumably engaged in battle
Blog Post Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker • Monday, September 7, 2015
Interview with Tom and Judy Dawson from 52 Plus Joker. Chatting about the history of playing cards, uses of cards and collecting.
Ainu culture • Friday, September 4, 2015
A terrific deck of cards made by Nintendo c.1979 with original designs on every card showing the Ainu, the indigenous people of Japan.
“Ilha da Madeira” Souvenir • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
“Ilha da Madeira” Souvenir playing cards with 54 colour views of the archipelago
Film Fantasy • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Pepys “Film Fantasy” card game based on MGM’s most popular 1939 film releases, issued just at the time when WW2 began
Pneumatic Series ‘F’ • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
De la Rue Pneumatic Series ‘F’ playing cards, c.1925
Rūfa • Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Rūfa is a game designed by Ernest Legh and manufactured by De la Rue. The object is to build a pagoda with specially-designed cards without causing the building to collapse.
Olivia’s Lucky Ladies • Tuesday, September 1, 2015
“Olivia’s Lucky Ladies” glamour model playing cards produced by Ozone Productions Ltd, USA, 2004
“Marine Lives of Maldives” • Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Souvenir deck from The Maldives depicting marine life in the Indian Ocean
Malaysia Airlines • Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Malaysian-made deck of cards produced for Malaysian Airline Systems (MAS)
Legendary Land’s End • Tuesday, September 1, 2015
“Legendary Land’s End” deck by John Hinde showing photographic views of Land’s End, Cornwall (UK)
Van Genechten: Tobacco advertising • Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Advertising decks made in Belgium by A. Van Genechten, 1960s.
Souvenir of Kos • Monday, August 31, 2015
Souvenir playing cards from the Greek island of Kos, published by Eurocard. Each card has a different scene, with many Greek and Roman antiquities and archaeological treasures.
Gemaco Playing Card Co. • Sunday, August 30, 2015
‘Gemaco’ playing cards produced for the Princess Cruises Casino
Lexicon • Saturday, August 29, 2015
The summer of 1933 saw the introduction of Lexicon, when a small edition was produced and sold to test the market.
Army Health Promotion • Friday, August 28, 2015
Health Promotion playing cards issued by the British Army with cartoons about army life and information on where to get health advice
Manchester United • Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Deck produced for Manchester United Football Club published in 2006
“Folklore” by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1982 • Monday, August 24, 2015
“Folklore” by Altenburger Spielkarten Fabrik, c.1982
‘Tarot of Musterberg’ • Sunday, August 23, 2015
Designed by Cesare Asaro to simulate decks from the 1700s or earlier, the Tarot of Musterberg is based on the traditional Tarot de Marseille but with an imaginary historical background.
Souvenir from Crete • Saturday, August 22, 2015
Souvenir from Crete - 54 full colour playing cards © Editions Eurocard.
Souvenir of Penang, Malaysia • Saturday, August 22, 2015
Souvenir of Penang with a different photograph on every card, manufactured by Yong Guan Heng & Co, Penang, Malaysia
Sense of Bulgaria • Thursday, August 20, 2015
Stylish Bulgarian souvenir playing cards with a different photo on every card, c.2000-2010
‘Starlight’ • Thursday, August 20, 2015
‘Starlight’ playing cards - brightening the lives of seriously ill children - published by Simon Lucas Bridge Supplies Ltd
Chinese Dragon Robes • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Deck featuring 54 different images of Chinese Dragon Robes that emperors, empresses and royal family members wear on important occasions
Nana Poker • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
Every card carries a different cartoon image in the Manga style, expressing moods and emotions.
Investing in Finnish Postage Stamps • Thursday, August 13, 2015
Playing cards featuring a selection of Finland's postage stamps made by Nelostuote Oy (Tactic Games), Pori, Finland
Shop Item Finnish Postage Stamps • Thursday, August 13, 2015
Playing cards featuring a selection of Finland's postage stamps made by Nelostuote Oy (Tactic Games), Pori, Finland, for the Posti Philatelic Centre.
Shop Item ASS Skat deck • Thursday, August 13, 2015
Standard 32-card German Skat deck; Französisches Bild
Shop Item Vegas Nite Roulette • Thursday, August 13, 2015
Vegas Nite Roulette card game plays like real Roulette
Screen Legends, 1991 • Thursday, August 13, 2015
‘Screen Legends’ playing cards published by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., 1991. Each card features a portrait of a famous film actor or actress.
World Tour Quiz Game • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
World Tour Quiz Game published by Tactic Group for Finnair involves recognising flags from different countries and their locations on the map.
Shop Item Spectrum World Tour Quiz for Finnair • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Spectrum World Tour Quiz is a card game published by Tactic Group for Finnair
“Hello Kitty” • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Waddington’s “Hello Kitty” themed deck produced in 2009
Hornby Playing Cards • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Hornby Playing cards are a retro deck designed and produced by Wild and Wolf copyright 2011
Arthur Lee & Sons Ltd • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
Advertising deck produced for Arthur Lee and Sons Ltd of Sheffield by Thomas De la Rue around 1958
Permalon Ltd • Monday, August 10, 2015
Miniature playing cards advertising "Perma" smoking-related products featuring the "Perma Girl" on the backs and Joker.
Czech Patience Cards • Sunday, August 9, 2015
Patience size playing cards published by Obchodni Tiskarny of Prague, under the brand “Casino”, with cartoon courts in the style of wood engravings.
Playboy Fragrances, 2010 • Saturday, August 8, 2015
In 2010 Playboy Fragrances (Coty) released a 'gaming' set promotion comprising two decks of identical cards, one set of five dice and poker chips.
Discover Wild Flowers of America • Saturday, August 8, 2015
"Discover Wildflowers of America Playing Cards" manufactured by Carta Mundi (US), and created by Mark Hamilton and Sea to Sky Photography.
Silhouette Aces of Spades and Coloured Jokers • Monday, August 3, 2015
In around 1955 De la Rue introduced a new coloured joker and a series of aces of spades with a silhouette of Thomas de La Rue which coincided with their 125th anniversary
Dudák - the Piper • Sunday, August 2, 2015
Dudák, meaning ‘Piper’, is a traditional Czech card game and this set has been specially illustrated for children.
Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels • Sunday, August 2, 2015
“Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels” playing cards based on the cult film, 1999
Piatnik: “Rococo No.2130” • Friday, July 31, 2015
Piatnik: Rococo No.2130 playing cards designed by Prof. Kuno Hock, c.1975
Honeywell Binary Playing Cards • Thursday, July 30, 2015
Promotional deck for Honeywell Computers by Brown & Bigelow c.1968 with the cards marked in binary notation
Southern Pacific Souvenir • Monday, July 27, 2015
Southern Pacific Souvenir of the Golden West playing cards - Sunset, American Canyon and Shasta Routes - published by the Interstate Company exclusively for Southern Pacific News Service, c.1915
Niagara Falls Souvenir • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Niagara Falls Souvenir Playing Cards copyrighted 1901 by the Niagara Playing Card Co. Buffalo NY PO Box 795. Cards have beautiful scenes of Niagara Falls
Panama Canal Souvenir • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Souvenir of Panama playing cards by USPCC 6th Edition produced in 1923
Views of Scotland • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
52 Selected Views of Scotland produced for United Cigar & Tobacco Co. Ltd, Glasgow, Scotland by Raphael Tuck & Sons Ltd.
Mao Zedong & International Friends • Monday, July 20, 2015
Playing cards celebrating the story of the Chinese leader and statesman Chairman Mao / Mao Zedong & International Friends
Blog Post Mantecore Playing Cards • Sunday, July 12, 2015
Mantecore playing cards, named as a tribute to magicians Siegfried and Roy's famous tiger. This pack has been inspired by a classic but designed for a modern generation.
Blog Post Dragons Playing Cards by Robert Burke • Sunday, July 12, 2015
A gorgeous deck of cards featuring the dragon art of Kerem Beyit and printed by the United States Playing Card Company
Tarocco Siciliano • Sunday, July 12, 2015
The highly individual Sicilian Tarot has the Italo-Portuguese suit system with straight, interlocking swords and batons, and maids instead of jacks
Apache playing cards by ‘Tonto Naipero’ • Friday, July 10, 2015
Apache rawhide playing cards by ‘Tonto Naipero’, c.1871
Ojibwa Native Indian Playing Cards • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
Ojibwa Native Indian playing cards hand manufactured on birch bark in imitation of standard French / English cards, c.1875
Blog Post Offically Licensed Firefly Playing Cards by Ben Mund • Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The first-ever officially licensed Firefly Playing Cards. A tribute to the Firefly TV series, featuring iconic symbols and images from the Firefly universe.
Première Guerre Mondiale 1914-1918 • Friday, July 3, 2015
“Première Guerre Mondiale 1914-1918” playing cards published by Éditions J.C. Dusserre (Maitres Cartiers Boéchat Frères), Paris
Miniature Disney Mickey Mouse cards • Thursday, July 2, 2015
Mickey Mouse card game is part of a promotion for Rübezahl Schokoladen GmbH (Germany)
Shop Item Waddingtons c.1925 • Thursday, July 2, 2015
Early Waddington's pack with anonymous ace of spades, c.1925
“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards • Thursday, July 2, 2015
“In der Fuehrer’s Face” playing cards designed in 1945 by Antonio Arias Bernal, a Mexican artist, but not published until 2002 by Bill Schroeder & M.R. Steele
Waddingtons ‘DC Comics Originals’, 2014 • Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Waddingtons ‘DC Comics Originals’ deck from 2014 featuring ‘Batman’,‘Wonder Woman’, ‘Justice League’ and ‘Superman’
Carta Mundi • Saturday, June 27, 2015
Carta Mundi was founded in Turnhout on 27 June 1970 by pooling the production and sales facilities of the three surviving companies: Brepols, Van Genechten and Leonard Biermans.
Blog Post Card Crawl, a mobile dungeon crawl card game • Saturday, June 27, 2015
Card Crawl is a Dungeon Crawler build around a modified deck of standard cards. The basic idea of the game is to clear the Dungeon (a fixed deck of 54 cards) without dying and as much gold as possible. The gameplay evolves around managing your limited inventory and health, by using equipment and special cards. Monsters and equipment cards are fixed, but each play trough you can use 5 special ability cards that can be chosen by the player (mini deck building). Different ability cards can be unlocked by spending the collected gold.
Blog Post Cats and Dogs Royale Playing Cards • Saturday, June 27, 2015
Two collectable sets of cards featuring Cats and Dogs as Royalty through the ages.
Monty Python Playing Cards • Friday, June 26, 2015
Monty Python playing cards marketed by ‘re:creation’ and made in China
Advertising deck by Middle East Manufacturing Co., Beirut • Friday, June 26, 2015
‘Eldar’ upholstery fabrics advertising deck by Middle East Manufacturing Co of Beirut, Lebanon, c.1960
Blog Post Revelation playing cards • Thursday, June 25, 2015
“Revelation” playing cards illustrated by Michael Messer
Blog Post 40 Years of Fear Jaws Playing Cards • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
This special pack celebrates the 40th anniversary of the film Jaws.
Blog Post Viridian Playing Cards by Kardify • Tuesday, June 23, 2015
Viridian playing cards are a modern twist inspired by the classics. Influenced by vintage design and refined by modern aesthetics.
Blog Post Omnia Playing Cards • Monday, June 22, 2015
Inspired by ancient symbology and traditional playing cards, Omnia is the third pack designed by Giovanni Meroni.
Blog Post Celtic Myth Playing Cards by Cultúrlán Enterprises • Monday, June 22, 2015
Celtic Myth playing cards are the third and final set of cards in a series based around the themes of Celtic mythology and society.
Blog Post Royal Pulp Playing Cards • Friday, June 19, 2015
Two beautifully crafted custom playing cards decks. Featuring brightly colored illustrations and gorgeous typography.
Blog Post Cultura Playing Card Deck by Mankin Chan • Friday, June 19, 2015
A full custom deck of playing cards, inspired by the different cultures of the world; including China, Italy, USA and the Netherlands.
Shop Item Universal P.C.Co., c.1930 • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Universal Playing Card Co. standard pack c.1930 with B/W Joker
Shop Item Yerba Armiño • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Spanish-suited playing cards for Yerba Armiño, Uruguay, 2006
Shop Item Mardon Son & Hall for Wills Scheme • Monday, June 15, 2015
De Luxe playing cards printed by Mardon, Son & Hall for the Wills scheme in tax wrapper, 1930s
Shop Item Naipe Side Car • Sunday, June 14, 2015
Standard English version of Naipes Side Car, manufactured by Luis A. Fourvel y Cía, Buenos Aires, in tax wrapper c.1945
Shop Item Poker Taurino by Carlos Ruano Llopis, Mexico, c.1950 • Sunday, June 14, 2015
Baraja Taurina published by Enrique Guerrero, Mexico, c.1949
Whist and Gaming Counters and Markers • Sunday, June 14, 2015
History.of Whist and Gaming Counters and Markers from the 18th Century to modern times.
Shop Item Astra Games: B.T. Phone Cards • Sunday, June 14, 2015
Astra Games for British Telecom Phone Cards, c.1985
Shop Item PolitiCards 2012 • Sunday, June 14, 2015
'Politicards 2012' designed by award-winning illustrator Peter Green
Shop Item As Vencedores • Saturday, June 13, 2015
Naipes “Superior As Vencedores” Mexican playing cards, c.2002
Shop Item C.W.S. Olive Soap • Saturday, June 13, 2015
C.W.S. pack for Olive Soap, c.1930
Trans-Siberian Express • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
‘Trans-Siberian Express’ playing cards designed by Veronika Nicolaeva, Az-Art Publishing House, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2015
Blog Post AO MATU Playing Cards by Nastya KFKS • Tuesday, June 9, 2015
A custom deck with magnificent characters, illustrations and tropical design. Inspired by the nature of the Polynesian islands. Wild and truly unique.
Shop Item Romagnole pattern • Sunday, June 7, 2015
Romagnole pattern by Guglielmo Murari, c.1920
Shop Item Naipes “El Torero” • Sunday, June 7, 2015
Naipes “El Torero” No. 1000 manufactured in Venezuela, c.1975
Shop Item Sicilian Pattern, 1942 • Sunday, June 7, 2015
Sicilian pack made by Masenghini of Bergamo, dated 1942
Blue Playing Cards • Saturday, June 6, 2015
“Blue Playing Cards” by Piatnik, 1960s, inspired by the Cubism art movement in which objects are analysed and reassembled in abstracted form
Teddy Bear playing cards for Quickbrew • Saturday, June 6, 2015
Teddy Bear playing cards designed by Peter Wood for Lyons Quickbrew Tea
Wallace & Gromit • Saturday, June 6, 2015
Wallace & Gromit playing cards published by Marks & Spencer, 2009
Shop Item Naipe Fino ‘El Fenix’ • Friday, June 5, 2015
Naipe Fino ‘El Fenix’ by Clemente Jacques y Cia S.A., Mexico, c.1968
Fantasy Italian style • Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Fantasy latin-suited pack with court figures in pseudo-medieval style, Fratelli Armanino, Genova, c.1890s
“Industrie und Glück” Tarok c.1905 • Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Piatnik & Söhne “Industrie und Glück” Tarok c.1905-1910
W.D & H.O. Wills Playing Card promotion of the early 1930s • Tuesday, June 2, 2015
The W.D & H.O. Wills Playing Card promotion of the early 1930s
Canasta • Monday, June 1, 2015
Canasta is a card game of the Rummy family which originated in Uruguay probably about 1947
Lion Brand No.1492 : Jet Fuels • Monday, June 1, 2015
Advertising deck for "Jet" fuels, and "Lion Brand" No.1429 manufactured in Belgium by Biermans, 1960s.
Olympic Games 2012 • Monday, June 1, 2015
Each card features a representation of a different sport at the London 2012 Olympic or Paralympic games.
Mr. Men™ & Little Miss™ • Monday, June 1, 2015
Mr. Men™ & Little Miss™ playing cards by Roger Hargreaves
Rivers Edge Products • Monday, June 1, 2015
Rivers Edge Products for the outdoor enthusiast include magnificent artwork on playing cards