This is a standard bridge sized deck of playing cards featuring New York New York printed atop a gold image of the city skyline which includes the twin towers. These are typical souvenir shop style cards, still sealed in shrink wrap. When the cards were printed is unknown, though it seems unlikely that they were printed post 9/11.

New York New York

Front of deck

Joker card

Back of deck

Angel Ukiyoe Playing Cards

Front of deck

Ukiyo-e is Japanese art of woodblock printing which was popular from the 17th through the 19th centuries. This deck of playing cards is marked Angel Ukiyoe Playing cards, UK-1000, made in Japan. It is a poker sized, 56 card deck; 52 standard cards, two jokers, and two extra unsuited cards. Each card has a full-color artwork reprinted from famous ukiyo-e prints, with the artist’s name. Each card is different and the deck is packaged in a yellow-gold plastic box inserted into the original cardboard retail box. The cards are unused and cards, and packaging, are in excellent condition. 

Kennedy Kards Playing Cards

Front of deck

Kennedy Kards were published in 1963 by Humor House. This bridge sized deck has the standard 52 cards with one joker card (the joker is the Democratic Party donkey). The face cards are members of the Kennedy family as well as other officials. JFK is the Jack of Hearts, Jackie Kennedy is the Queen of Hearts, and Bobby Kennedy, the King of Diamonds. An informational card is included which proclaims, “Long live the King, Queen and Jack.” Lyndon Johnson was the Jack of Clubs, and within the year he would be president.

I have two decks of these. My first deck was won on an eBay auction and came with three Robert Kennedy for President buttons. The deck is open, and while the outer box is dirty and slightly warn the cards are in very good condition. I also have a second deck still sealed (pictured), but the plastic is yellowed, dried out, and cracking off. The package is in perfect condition underneath.

Additional cards included

Joker, information card, and Ace of Spades

Airplane Spotter Playing Cards WWII

Front of deck

Spotter Deck playing cards were first issued in 1943 to help train Civil Defense ground observers. This authentic reproduction deck includes three silhouettes on the face of the card: front view, side view and a view of the bottom of the aircraft as it would be seen from the ground. Includes airplanes from the United States, Great Britain, Germany, Japan and Italy.

This deck is produced by U.S. Games Systems, Inc., and is often found in military museum gift shops. This deck is unopened sealed in its original box.