A History of Playing Cards

Tang Dynasty Playing Card

When you think of playing cards or a deck of cards, they seem normal and all around traditional. Many people grew up playing card games, whether around a campfire or even at family game nights. Because playing cards come in such a wide variety of styles, they can be used in many different ways. You’ll see playing cards in all sorts of places, like, casinos, magic shops or even with a magician at a magic show (often used as trick cards). They can also be used as promotional items, educational tools, in artistic ways, and they’re commonly also seen as souvenirs. Since playing cards have so much history behind them, they have quite a bit of value so they are also collected as a hobby but as well as monetary value. 

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