Do you remember learning your first card game? How about winning at an old fashioned game of solitaire? Or that holiday tradition of Gin Rummy after dinner? Known for quality, heritage, and bringing people together for generations, Bicycle® playing cards have been a part of household gaming since 1885.
From professional card players to the neighborhood game night, Bicycle® playing cards are part of the gaming tradition.
Every Bicycle® playing card deck is specially crafted so that you can trust Bicycle® cards performance hand after hand. Great for all card games. Great for all players. One of the preferred decks of card magicians.
If you’ve ever looked at a modern Bicycle® Ace of Spades or Joker, you’ve probably seen the number “808” across the card face.
What does “808” mean? Many people don’t know the significance of that number, so we wanted to explain its origins in this article.
The United States Playing Card Company began as a printing company called Russell, Morgan & Company.
Russell and Morgan produced their very first deck of cards in a
A short while later, the numbers 202 and 303 were used when the firm printed decks under the “Army” and “Navy” brands.
The “Congress” brand and a few others were produced and given similar numbers in sequential order. Eventually Russell and Morgan introduced the Bicycle® line and assigned it the number 808.