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Card Magic

Learn a short history of magic and find more information on this fascinating and entertaining art.

Our History

Dating back over a century, magicians around the world have used Bicycle® playing cards in their card magic routines.

Ken Klosterman’s Coolest Decks

The very best of Ken Klosterman’s historic and spectacular playing card collection.

A History of Playing Cards

Check out our verbal and visual history of playing cards, in all their gaming glory.

The Master of Playing Cards

Somewhere in Southwestern Germany during the 15th century, the first playing card artist created his masterworks.

Andrew Dougherty

A look at the life and decks of a groundbreaking playing card designer and innovator.

Transformation Decks

Read all about the history of transformation decks and learn why they’re so popular.

New York Consolidated Card Company

You can’t tell the history of playing cards without mentioning The New York Consolidated Card Company.

Famous Female Poker Players

Throughout history, women have been big advocates of the game of poker, as well as big-time players.

Learn About the Historic Deck

Our search for the story behind this mysterious deck.

The Cards of War

A look back at the relationship between playing cards and wars over the past 200 years.

Pictorial Playing Card Backs

A look back at the pictorial back cards that became so common at the turn of the 20th century.

A Brief History of the Joker Card

The history behind the most intriguing card of our 52-card decks is revealed.

A Brief History of Tarot Cards

Read all about the history and novelty of tarot cards.

The Story Behind Bulldog Squeezers

The historic Bulldog Squeezers Deck earned its nickname because the cards could be squeezed into a revealing fan.

Club 808

The Meaning of 808

Find the meaning of the number displayed on every deck of Bicycle® Cards.

The History of WSOP

Learn about the founding of The World Series of Poker, a tournament dating back to 1970.

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