Escondido, California Souvenir Playing Cards from Real Souvenir Playing Cards
Take a step back into history with our latest deck of playing cards from Escondido, CA. This historical deck of playing cards takes on the look of years gone by. Covering a span of over a hundred years, each card face highlights a photo ranging anywhere from the late 1800's to more recent years.
Not only does the deck feature historical photos, but the face cards are designed the way "souvenir" playing cards used to be! With the round photos, historical facts and fun information the deck is designed to be what a deck of souvenir cards should be...a souvenir. It seems anymore when you find a deck of souvenir playing cards they will have a unique photo on the back, but then have normal faces. Using normal faces on the decks has become a cheap way for manufacturers to get around what used to be a wonderful collectible!
The card back features original artwork from U.K. Playing Card Artist, Peter Wood. Holding to our motto of "Transforming the Playing Card Industry," the card back is made in the unique playing card art form we call "seek-n-find" art. This means that you can search for hearts, clubs, diamonds and spades hidden in the picture on the back of the cards.
Casino style playing cards with a black-out center make this deck not only great for collecting, but great to play with.
We are currently selling Edition 1.0 that has a printing of a little over 1000 decks. Get your deck early before they're gone!
Reminisce Times Past....
NEWT'S 'SOLITAIRE' THOUGHTS: Newt's Playing Cards is remaking history...one deck at a time.
This deck was Commissioned byThe Escondido History Center. Be sure to stop by and check out their museum in Escondido, CA.
What is the Difference between Bridge and Poker Sized Playing Cards?
Often times the size of a playing card is referred to as a "narrow" or "wide" deck of cards. While the narrow/bridge decks (2-1/4" x 3-1/2") are called "bridge" size, the wide/poker decks (2-1/2" x 3-1/2") are called "poker" sized.
FACT: BOTH sizes are usable for any normal card game as they are really just normal decks that are a different width. So it really doesn't make any difference which size deck you choose.
- It is said that the bridge sized decks were made for the "ladies" so that it was easier to hold.
- Often times the bridge or narrow sized decks do make it easier to hold more cards in your hand.
- In the U.S. the "poker" sized are considered the "normal" size.
- In pretty much the rest of the world, the "bridge" sized cards are considered the "normal" size.
Again, please remember that you can use the "bridge" or "poker" sized decks for pretty much any card game. The only difference is one is a 1/4" narrower than the other.
Some times we offer various other "sizes" of playing cards. They may be "enlarged" or larger than normal decks or they may also be smaller than normal decks.
Another varience on the "size" would be what we call "shaped" cards. The shaped cards have taken various shapes over the years and change in popularity. They do offer a nice change of pace to a normal deck of cards.
- Poker Size (2-1/2 x 3-1/2)
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