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From Russell Kercheval, designer of the Brimstone deck, comes Americana.  An old deck taken straight from the wild west.
From Russell Kercheval, designer of the Brimstone deck, comes Americana. An old deck taken straight from the wild west.
1,045 backers pledged $26,953 to help bring this project to life.

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Jack McCall shot and killed Wild Bill Hickok over these cards!

I saw it happen, call me a liar and your next. It was such a problem (people getting shot over cards) that bartenders and lawmen alike were burying and hiding these exact cards from everyone.  While panning for gold in Utah, I came across an old wooden box that had the legendary cards in it!  Unfortunately, as soon as I opened the box the cards had started falling apart in my hands due to decay and rotting. Luckily, I have perfectly redesigned them from scratch and the good people at Bicycle have agreed to reprint them on casino grade paper! Yee-haw!

This deck is more than just a retooling of regular cards!

Custom Face Cards  -  Kings are now sheriff lawmen, Queens are serving beer at the saloons, and Jacks have become outlaw bandits!

Period Accurate Back - After studying old decks, photos, and a bit of inspiration I've come up with a classy and faithful back. The final design will be a TWO WAY back with edges that fade to 'white'.

Gaff Cards - You get to decide! Look at Update #4 to vote!

Weathered Look - Not just satisfied with adding a filter to existing cards, I went all out!  Cracks, tears, faded colors, and stains make it look like you found this deck buried in a mineshaft.

How Contribution Pledges are Utilized

Profits from the Brimstone + Revision 1 decks have been used to start the Circle City Card Company.  We opened a website, www.circlecitycards.com and have put the rest back into our latest deck, Americana.  Money raised will be used to produce a limited run of decks commissioned by USPCC. Each deck will have 56 cards, matching custom tuck-box and be wrapped in cellophane. Your help is needed to get this (and future) custom card decks out there!

Product Quality and Design

The finished product will be made to the EXACT production specs and feel of any standard Bicycle® deck you would find at a local retail store. Q1 325 paper with Bicycle's 'Magic Finish'.  These are not flimsy, cheap knock off brand cards but come from USPCC (Bicycle, Bee, Hoyle)  Designed with Photoshop and Illustrator these designs are made with the highest level of detail. 

Features of the Deck:

   ♠  Standard 52 Poker Playing Cards

   ♥  Two Joker Cards (One with Gaff Reveal)

   ♣  Two Gaff Cards (Check out update #4!)

   ♦  Custom Designed Tuck-Box

Uncut Sheets + Art Prints

Have you ever seen an uncut sheet of money or stamps? This is the same thing.  Uncut decks are HUGE collectors items, and are sold on eBay for hundreds of dollars. The only way to get them is to have a person pull them from the machine press before they are cut, or have a lot of scotch tape! The Americana uncut sheets are not reprints from Kinkos, they are the real deal, printed on card stock at the factory. They measure approx 23"x27".  The same goes for our art prints. Pick ANY card you like and I will have it printed on thick art paper ready for display in a frame. The art prints are 18"x24" and high resolution.  Both of these come rolled in a thick shipping tube.

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    You receive an ART PRINT of your choice! Pick a card, any card, and it will be printed on high quality paper for framing! Want some decks too? Just add $6/deck extra! + FREE SHIPPING (USA+Canada only - International add $20)

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    You receive an UNCUT SHEET of Americana cards! Want some decks too? Just add $6/deck extra! + FREE SHIPPING (USA+Canada only - International add $20)

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    BANG! - You will get an autographed UNCUT SHEET shot multiple times - 11 Americana decks, and another Americana deck shot with a bullet! - (FREE SHIPPING USA/Canada - $20 International)

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    You receive an Uncut Sheet FRAMED and matted in a antique style frame with museum quality glass + 24 Americana decks + Deck shot with a revolver + FREE SHIPPING - USA ADDRESS ONLY - ONLY ONE WILL BE MADE!

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