Bicycle Comic Playing Cards from Home Run Games – 2014 (Including some USPCC History)

I originally purchased these decks on eBay from PlayingCardDecks.com in October 2019, net price of $12.63 each. It was a great price, and these are fantastic cards -- just super fun. I've never gotten into collecting comic books (except for a brief phase of obsessing about Groo the Wanderer) but I enjoy those comics that … Continue reading Bicycle Comic Playing Cards from Home Run Games – 2014 (Including some USPCC History)

Aunt Susann’s Kopfüber — Beautiful and Joyful Cards from Berlin’s Sulu Trüstedt

People get into playing card collecting for a variety of reasons. Some are cardists, some like the rarity of a limited numbered deck, and others, like me, are in it for the art (mostly). I love stumbling on an opinionated, well executed, and unusual deck, something that makes me smile with delight. Culturae Animalis. Modern … Continue reading Aunt Susann’s Kopfüber — Beautiful and Joyful Cards from Berlin’s Sulu Trüstedt

Dausos the Full House of Gods (The Pantheon of Baltic Gods) — Tautvydas Kaltenis

Every card in this deck is gorgeous. But, before I get into that, I'm going to share my greatest annoyance: the backs of these decks are exactly the same, but the courts are different. While this is designed to make playing games that require two decks more entertaining, it means that I can completely lose … Continue reading Dausos the Full House of Gods (The Pantheon of Baltic Gods) — Tautvydas Kaltenis

Infinite Rule Luxury Playing Cards — Oaktown Supply

I back 3-4 Kickstarter campaigns a month. December was a heavy one at six projects, including Queen Bee (that I wanted to buy more of than I did), Neo Tokyo that just looks awesome (I probably should have bought more, but dark mode cards aren't my favorite), Blue Jay (that I also wanted more of), … Continue reading Infinite Rule Luxury Playing Cards — Oaktown Supply

Pocono Modern, The Retro Deck, a Tale of Two Kickstarters

Before I tell you how much I love these cards, let's take a trip back in time. Way back in 2014 and 2015, when I was just starting to look at custom playing card decks, there was already a thriving market. Enter the first Pocono Modern Kickstarter. The goal was a lofty $20,000, and it … Continue reading Pocono Modern, The Retro Deck, a Tale of Two Kickstarters

Uranus from Vanda Cards (2018), Acquired for Free, Which is Amazing

If you've watched Holey Moley 2: The Sequel, you can picture the denizens of my house at the mention of The Seventh Planet. We're all 12, and basically any joke about Uranus is a good joke. How did I get this great deck of cards for free? David Goldklang sent Stories Kickstarter backers a credit … Continue reading Uranus from Vanda Cards (2018), Acquired for Free, Which is Amazing

Selling Kickstarter Playing Cards on eBay – First Month Results – Back on eBay After a ~14 Year Hiatus

Some details below, but first, like every recipe site out there, I will now entertain (or maybe bore) you with a story. 15 years or so ago, I had a bee in my bonnet. I was 10 years into running a small custom software shop, and I was bored. Things were "OK" but I was … Continue reading Selling Kickstarter Playing Cards on eBay – First Month Results – Back on eBay After a ~14 Year Hiatus

Colliding Crowns Imps and Monsters Fantasy Playing Cards by Justin Hillgrove (2019)

Selling a couple extra on eBay. One of the things I love about custom playing cards on Kickstarter is that they're a great way for artists to build that community of 100 or 1,000 or 10,000 fans, and to capitalize on their work, often in a very DIY way. Now, I suspect that the more … Continue reading Colliding Crowns Imps and Monsters Fantasy Playing Cards by Justin Hillgrove (2019)