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Curiosities from History that Shaped Our Modern Deck

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Those of us who enjoy personalized playing cards may succumb to the desire to be dismissive and cold toward an uncustomized, specifically a standard, deck of playing cards. You know what I'm talking about: your standard Bicycle rider-back deck, complete with "simple" courts and face cards. The type of deck we've all seen a billion times, to the point where we consider it totally standard, if not dull.

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Decks of Playing Cards Pictures

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These are the cards sold in our "Standard Deck of Playing Cards." 

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The History of the Standard 52-card Deck of Playing Cards

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This is because most of us have seen and used the modern deck of playing cards. A standard deck of Bicycle rider back playing cards looks very "normal" and "traditional" to us. But to people who lived in the past, a deck like this was not normal at all! The truth is that playing cards have changed a lot since they were first used hundreds of years ago. This is how our modern playing cards came to have a deck of 52 cards with four suits in red and black as well as two Jokers. It took hundreds of years and a lot of travel through many countries to make this happen. In fact, the most important parts of today's deck came from the different cultures and countries that playing cards had to go through in order to get to the present day.

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