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I grew up in a family of card players. My parents played Bridge. And I play a mean hand of Gin Rummy. I almost always win. Draw, knock, or discard - I'm a master at forming melds and can identify what deadwood to eliminate without the blink of an eye. Except when I play my 12 year old daughter. But that doesn't count because she's just a helpless kid.
And she probably cheats.
I'm also pretty good at Hearts. And Spades. Spit. What else.....oh, Pounce. I'm really good at Pounce. And Solitaire. Well, I kick ass at Solitaire. Even the incredibly difficult-impossible to win games of Solitaire. Can't recall the names, but I win. All of them. Always.
I also know how to shuffle without spraying cards everywhere. I know basic card etiquette - because of my uber-polite Grandmother. I know how to 'breast my cards'.
But card games aside, I've always sorta marveled at Bicycle Cards. Your standard deck, cheap, and plastic. Always with some weird pagan-like design. I know there is an endless amount of information on cards, the history of cards, games, terminology, etc. Me - I'm more into the feel of a deck and how I might kill at Go Fish.
This stunning deck is From the United States Playing Card Company. Made in the USA.
Commemorating the 125th anniversary, the Bicycle 125's feature a "distinctive, vintage aesthetic and metallic foil on the box."
- And the deck that will no doubt make me the 'Champion of the Universe' of all card games.