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No. 17 - Bicycle branded and unbranded
"No.17 Playing Cards" is a custom designed deck of playing cards (poker size), printed by United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), Bicycle branded.
There is no specific theme in this deck, it's quite eclectic. The diamonds have clearly an Egyptian resemblance, but overall they belong to a parallel world. There is a thing that connects all the court cards: the text circling the background is a part of the Aeneid, a Latin epic poem written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans.
The Bicycle branded version has a cherry red back. The unbranded version has a back in beige/white with red accents.
- Pokers size
- Printed on Bicycle paper
- 12 illustrated courts
- 4 decorated giant aces
- custom pips
- 2 jester for jokers
- 2 gaff cards
- custom designed tuck-case
- custom seal
All the court cards are illustrated, the aces are giant and decorated. The pips have a custom design and placement.
The Bicycle branded box has the jester printed on the front. The unbranded version has the No.17 with the red feline (red foiling and debossing, no ink).