Bicycle Edgar Allan Poe Playing Cards

Edgar Allan Poe front of deck

This Edgar Allen Poe deck features artwork by Dave Edgerly and is derived from such Poe classics as “The Masque of the Red Death”, “Murders on the Rue Morgue”, “The Tell-Tale Heart”, and “The Black Cat” as well as some of his more obscure works that true Poe fans will immediately recognize such as “Hop-Frog”, “The Gold Bug”, “The Oval Portrait”, and “Berenice”. The aces, face cards, and jokers are based on different characters. The deck will be printed by USPCC and feature the Bicycle Brand and were first printed in the summer of 2014. 

Bicycle branded Vincent's Royals

Vincent’s Royals front of deck

These limited edition cards had a onetime run of only 1100 decks and will not be printed again. Artist, Johnny Whamm, copied Vincent Van Gogh’s style to hand paint all of the face cards, based on Vincent’s own works. The joker cards are the two versions of his famous sunflower paintings. The back art is Starry Night. This deck is Bicycle branded, printed by USPCC, and is numbered 809 of 1100, sealed in its original packaging. These cards were printed March, 2016.

Bicycle Call of Cthulhu: The Writhing Dark

Front of deck showing the limited edition details

The Call of Cthulhu: The Writhing Dark Playing Cards features the artwork of Shane Tyree.  The cards are officially licensed by Chaosium Games, publisher of the Call of Cthulhu role-playing game, and are based on the stories of H. P. Lovecraft.

These cards were released in two editions, standard and limited. This deck is one of the limited edition decks, signed by the artist with a holofoil numbered seal.  Only 1,000 of these were produced, printed December, 2015. Additionally, the tuck box for the Limited Edition deck features raised faces, tentacles, and lettering.  The cards feature custom artwork and pips. 

Front of deck

Bicycle Dragon Back in blue boasts a mirror image dragon design on the front and four-way dragon design on the back. This style also comes in red, gold, green, and yellow. The heart and diamond pip colors match each color deck, and the face card colors correspond with the dragon colors. The Dragon Back Blue deck has blue and orange face cards, and the heart and diamond pips are blue. This deck comes with 2 standard Jokers (one color matching, one black and white), and a double backed gaff card.

This deck was released after supposedly being discovered by a USPCC employee looking through a book of old card back designs. The Dragon Back was designed decades ago, possibly in the early 20th century, but there is no record of it ever being produced.  – Playing Cards Wiki

This deck is sealed in original package.

Luchadores Playing Cards

Bicycle Luchadores Playing Cards

Bicycle playing cards issues special decks all of the time. This one celebrates the Lucha Libre! The deck contains 16 different Luchadores, including their  finishing moves. The deck also features hand-drawn number cards, court cards, and Jokers.

Issue year is 2014.