Pin-Up Bicycle Playing Cards
Pin-Up Bicycle Playing Cards
She's risqué but never explicit. She's flirtatious but fiercely independent. She's erotic but always safe for work, a welcome sight for your teenage cousin and prudish mother alike. She's the pin-up girl, an all natural American sweetheart created to win the adoration of men across the country. Printed on Bicycle's Air-Cushion Finish.
The Pin-Up girl craze started as far back as the late 1800's. Back then they were known as Calendar Girls. These lovely ladies were put onto Calendars to help spice up the ad industry. Needless to say, calendars sales were never hotter.
These women knew how to get their way and they did with style as sass. Pin-Up girls have always shown the best aspects of a woman, including their work ethic, their determination and their edge. Oh, and they made sure they looked fabulous when doing so.
War Time Girls. It started back in WWI When Gibson Girls were willing and ready to join the fight for their country! During WWII there was a peak in the Pin-Up with girls dressing a bit more scandalous and giving way to a golden age in US History throughout the 40s and 50s. Celebrities started getting in on the fun as well with Rita Hayworth as the leader of the pack. Little did we know it would open the flood gates to a whole new generation on bombshells.
60s Pin-Up brought with it the sexy swim suit and of course Playboy. Also with the help of Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren woman were beginning to feel a lot more confident in their skin.
We haven't seen as many appearances by these beauties in today's culture. Dita Von Teese and Katy Perry are a few that come to mind. However, these ladies always seem to make a comeback.
With a new era upon us we cannot wait to see what these Pin-Up ladies have in store. It has become an American Classic and that is why The Bicycle Pin-Up Deck has been created.
Almost as beautiful as the ladies. These pips really pop and appeal to the Pin-Up fashion patterns.
This deck is beautiful any way you look at it. The tuck has a great look to it. It even has a custom “Pin-Up” seal. The cards have the great USPCC/Bicycle Air Cushion Finish. They feel really good: A soft finish with just the right amount of snap. They faro perfectly.
The back’s of the cards have a pattern of solid white circles on a black background. A 1/2” siena colored horizontal “ribbon” splits the design. At the center of the card on the ribbon is what I would describe as a buckle (like a belt buckle) with white filigree pattern on it that I think looks out of place. If you examine the backs carefully you’ll see that it is a one-way design. The circle-dots are not concentric across the back. It is completely unnoticeable. Overall the backs are stunning.
The front’s of the cards are all custom designed. They are easy to read. The custom pips are also stunning but there’s no mistaking what they are. In the upper left corner just above the pip is either a black or Indianred circle with the number reversed out in white. The pip cards are stunning too. Two nearly identical Jokers are lady Harlequin busts (a two way design) holding a scepter with a heart pip on top.
The Court Card’s are the real soul of the deck! Each is a scantily clad young women posing in the style of a 1940’s pin-up poster. I’d say they are PG or PG13 at the most. They are beautifully done and lest I use the word “Stunning” again: They are that!
This deck will be a lot of fun to use.