The amazing little stack of pasteboard pictures has fascinated humans since its invention during the Tang Dynasty in the 9th century. On this page you’ll find some very nice decks, links to card shops, and some articles we’ve written over the years. Enjoy!
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ACBL OFFICIAL PLAYING CARDS
Official Source of ACBL Playing cards and much more can be found at Baron Barclay Bridge Supplies
Gift Boxes and more!
BRIDGE SETS & CARDS
Beautiful cards from Richmond Bridge
Le Jardin de Mysore Bridge Cards
Luxury Gilt-edged Playing Cards
SIMON LUCAS BRIDGE SUPPLIES
Beautiful card sets from Simon Lucas
BRIDGE IN THE BOX
Bridge in the Box offers some lovely cards
Art Cards on Etsy
Etsy is great for vintage collectables, art cards and more!
Chimney Sweep Cards, circa 1950
Simon Drew’s Preposterous Playing Cards & Peculiar Playing Cards
UNIQUE AND UNUSUAL CARDS
Featured Deck: Roasters Coffee Shop
We love this new deck just posted on Penguin Magic (click to view enlargement). Limited to 2,500 decks, Roasters Coffee Shop is a small batch deck that’s 100% customized. Available singly or in 6-packs with custom half brick boxes, Roasters are printed by the United States Playing Card Company (free shippi Visit Penguin Magic to view and purchase →
Killer Bees Playing Cards Deck by Ellusionist is specifically designed with card players, magicians and card enthusiasts in mind. Like all superhero stories, Killer Bees were created by scientists to help re-populate their diminishing Bee population. We wanted to capture the darker bodies of these cold-face killers in our deck. Creating a harsh black back with toxic-waste yellow honeycomb design on the back. The black faces display custom pips and hold a sinister simplicity. A portion of each Killer Bee Deck sold is given to the IUCN organization to help support the honey bee population. Printed on quality Cardamundi B9 stock with a true linen finish. Purchase on Amazon here →
Home of the World’s Finest Magic Tricks, Tutorials and Playing Cards. This is one of our favourite sites and well worth a visit.
THEORY11 PLAYING CARDS
These are beautiful decks of cards – Theory 11 launched in 2007 with a team of 11 artists united with one purpose: Advance, Inispire, Create Wonder. Since that moment, theory11 has propelled forward to become the largest community of magic creators, with over 1,500 registered artists and hundreds of thousands of members around the world. Visit their beautiful website here →
Here is a set of Mandalorian cards from Theory11 – such beautiful artwork! Be sure to visit the website to see more
MORE UNIQUE CARDS
Black cards for the collector
Pop culture cards
Bicycle Retro Tin Gift Set
CUSTOM PLAYING CARDS
Many of you have asked if we know of a good service. Here’s one we found recently that looks perfect! Shuffled Ink Custom Playing Cards – and there’s a fun playing cards blog too!
These beautiful cards from Richmond Bridge are just what you’re looking for!
More custom cards!
Did you know you can tell a fortune with a regular deck of playing cards?
Many shops feature beautiful decorative cards and gift sets including:
London Bridge Centre Historical and vintage cards
Canadian Bridge Supplies Playing Cards and Bridge Sets including beautiful Theory11 Playing Cards
Playing Cards Only : Features playing cards and card games that are designed to be informative and entertaining for all ages.