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The National Playing Card Collection Day Decks

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The National Playing Card Collection Day Decks

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame October 17 - National Playing Card Collection Day This week Thursday is a special day for anyone who enjoys playing cards. That's because it's October 17th, which is officially recognized as National Playing Card Collection Day (NPCCD). You can visit the official NPCCD website, where you'll discover that this day was created to celebrate the growing hobby of collecting playing cards, and raise awareness about it. If ever you needed an excuse to share pictures of your personal collection of playing cards, to talk about your passion with fellow collectors, or even to buy a new deck...

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Portfolio52 and the National Playing Card Collection Day

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Portfolio52 and the National Playing Card Collection Day

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Portfolio52 Maybe you own a decent collection of playing cards. But have you heard of Portfolio52? If you haven't, then you really, really need to learn about it!Portfolio52 is the world's largest online playing card database. And it's completely free! This online web database enables collectors to manage their personal card collection. It's run by Alex Chin from Seasons Playing Cards, and if you've ever seen any of the decks he's created, you'll know that he's a man of passion, detail, and produces the highest quality. Portfolio52 is his pet project, which he has spearheaded for quite...

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5th Kingdom Deck Review: Hand-Drawn Art Playing Cards

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5th Kingdom Deck Review: Hand-Drawn Art Playing Cards

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame On Kickstarter thru October 21, 2019:https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pl ... t-by-uspcc Semi-transformation playing cards inspired by world cultures and creatures Cost: ~US$10 per deckCurrent funding level: just launchedKickstarter ends: Monday October 21, 2019I managed to get my hands on one of the 500 prototypes of this stunning deck that was produced earlier in 2019, and was very excited by the lovely artwork. Now this extraordinary deck is getting a high quality edition with a larger printing by USPCC with the help of Kickstarter crowdfunding.The artwork of this stunning deck is by Russian artist Maria Fedoseeva, who began a career in illustration and...

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC)

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Playing Card Manufacturer: Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameThis is the next article in a series where we profile some lesser known playing card manufacturers, ones that are typically dwarfed by industry giants like United States Playing Card Company (USPCC) and its new owner Cartamundi. Most of the competition consists of small fry, but there are some notable exceptions that you need to know about, especially this one: Legends Playing Card Company (LPCC) and its partner Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC). These two companies often collaborate and work together, and do the bulk of their printing in Taiwan.Ever since the custom playing card industry has...

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Q & A with Magician and Collector Lee Asher (President of the 52 Plus Joker American Playing Card Collectors Club)

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Q & A with Magician and Collector Lee Asher (President of the 52 Plus Joker American Playing Card Collectors Club)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Lee Asher? I first came across the work of Lee Asher many years ago. At that time I was exploring my long-time interest in card magic, and Lee had made some good contributions in that area. One of his signature tricks that he is well-known for is an ace routine called the Asher Twist. If you enjoy card magic, you'll appreciate the cleverness involved and the impossibility it apparently creates. Lee is skilled magician, and his name will be familiar to many from his work as a magic consultant. But Lee Asher's credentials extend much further than...

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