The first brand of cards introduced by the US Playing Cards in 1881, when it was still known as Russell, Morgan, and Co., was Congress and it is still currently the USPC's signature brand name for bridge cards and accessories. Congress cards feature a wide assortment of colorful and artistically-inspired back designs. Each Congress deck consists of the 52 standard cards (the Ace of Spades design is the same as that on Bicycle decks), two jokers, and an information card describing bridge scoring. We sell Congress cards sets of two decks: each deck bearing art complementary to the other (to allow for the common bridge practice of pre-shuffling an alternate deck for the next hand while the one deck is in play). Both standard and jumbo index cards (for the visually impaired) are available for most styles.
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