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2 DECKS ~ USPCC-sealed
on 9 January 2017
♠ The United States Playing Card Company (USPCC)
♠ BICYCLE® PLAYING CARDS
♠ 2 PACKS ~ ONE RED/ONE BLUE
~ Made in the USA (2013 on my boxes)
Until I read some of the reviews on here, it had never crossed my mind that there could be fake decks of cards. Nor did I know any of the history, e.g. profiles such as ‘one-eyed jacks’ and which King doesn’t have a moustache...so I have learned quite a lot in recent accidental research. You can even find out how Bicycle Playing Cards® are manufactured, online.
Bought to replace a deck that had seen better days, these arrived the day after ordering. The two sealed decks were supplied directly by Amazon, in a cellophane-type wrap with an easy tear strip.
Albeit it is quite sticky once broken/removed; the key to authenticity is the ‘ACE of SPADES’ seal on the individual card packs to show that these are the quality BICYCLE® brand (last image refers). The back of the BLUE pack in my set also carries the capitalised wording:
♠ ‘EVERY TIME YOU OPEN A FRESH DECK OF BICYCLE® PLAYING CARDS, YOU ARE HANDLING 125 YEARS OF EXPERTISE. WE PROUDLY CRAFT EACH DECK USING CUSTOM PAPER AND COATINGS, SO YOU CAN TRUST THE BICYCLE PERFORMANCE HAND AFTER HAND.’ ♠
These are ‘standard-size’ playing cards with an easy-on-the-eye design on the reverse. Each quality, coated card measures around 3.5” x 2.5”; the size for POKER, I believe.
Included with each deck are 2 x JOKER cards plus a couple of cards detailing the website for 75 card games/rules along with details of a FREE APP for when 'you are bored of playing the same old games’.
There is no stickiness with these cards. They are nice in hand and those who can do fancy things with cutting & shuffling (not me) manage very well with these.
We had much fun over the festive period and the first week of the New Year playing ‘the same old games’ and I can see these great cards lasting years!
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