“Politicards 2012 casts today’s most popular political players as characters from classic feature films. Selected and ranked by national polls, the leading election year politicians, pundits and celebs are caricatured by Politicards creator and award-winning illustrator Peter Green.”

This deck a standard poker sized deck with 52 cards, each card face featuring a different caricature, with blue spade and club pips, and two jokers, the Democrat donkey and the Republican elephant. This deck is still sealed. Politicards have been issued for every election year beginning in 1996, though the first deck was released in 1972. I have a deck for every year except for 1996.

2012 Politicards, Guess who's who, doing what in D.C.?

Front of deck

Everyone's a wild card!

Back of deck

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