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Federal 52 - A NEW Bicycle Playing Card Deck designed by Jackson Robinson inspired by US bank notes and currency.
Federal 52 - A NEW Bicycle Playing Card Deck designed by Jackson Robinson inspired by US bank notes and currency.
2,798 backers pledged $149,156 to help bring this project to life.

About this project

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This is more than a Kickstarter project to me, this is a life long dream come true to design a deck of cards inspired by currency. 

All my life I have had a love of traditional engraving designs of bank notes and currency. I have also always had a dream that I could one day design an entire deck of cards. Finally this is the realization of that dream, taking two elements that I love and have been inspired by my whole life, and melding them together into one fresh new idea, The Federal 52 Deck of Bicycle Brand playing cards. 

I hope that this project will inspire you. I hope that the amount of work and love that I pour into the designs shines through in the quality of these playing cards.

Be a part of the creation process as you follow me throughout the 40 day campaign and watch as the cards take shape and come alive.

The Federal 52 collection of Decks.

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UnBranded Federal 52, Branded Federal 52, Branded Gold Certificate, UnBranded Gold Certificate.

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I want to send a very special and very huge thank you out to my brother Taylor for giving up his free time to help me produce the Kickstarter video. Taylor owns a production studio in Birmingham Alabama called Six Foot Five Productions. His work is stellar in all accounts and I couldn't have done this without his help.

Here is a link to my brothers website:

http://sixfootfiveproductions.com/

Note: All images are simply examples of what the final art may look like. The process of creating a deck like this is ever changing, the designs you see in the images may vary slightly on the final product.

Risks and challenges

The main risk and challenges will be the production process once the project as been successfully funded. To help ease any road bumps during production I have already built a solid relationship with the reps at Bicycle and The United States Playing Card company. I also have spent hours studying other successful Playing Card projects of other creators that have gone before me.

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  • If you would like to add additional decks to your original pledge. Simply find the number of decks you would like to add and the appropriate pledge increase amount, located on the Deck Add On graphic. Then add the appropriate amount to your original pledge to add on extra decks.

    Here are the deck add on amounts:

    1 deck Add $15

    2 decks Add $28 ($14 per deck)

    3 decks Add $39 ($13 per deck)

    4 decks Add $48 ($12 per deck)

    5 decks Add $55 ($11 per deck)

    8 decks Add $80 ($10 per deck)

    Kickstarter's guidelines state that a creator can only offer a quantity of 10 of any one item to a backer so keep the total number of decks you would like to pledge for to under or equal to 10.

    If you would like to order more than 10 decks, please back the project first to make sure it gets funded then contact me to make arrangements for a larger order and then once the kickstart has closed then we can proceed with a larger order.

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  • This is a great question. My very first Kickstarter project was of a suicide king with a gas mask on his face. The shirt was also called Kings Wild. Because of the great response and support I received from that project I adopted the name as banner for everything that I would do on kickstarter. To me it represents the dream I have of doing more things like this deck of cards in hopes that might one day support my family %100 on my art, and the ideas that I produce. I also would hope that the term Kings Wild would become a name that is associated with awesome kickstarter that have a huge amount of effort, love, and time put into them, in order to produce the highest quality of reward for you guys, the backers.

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  • I am relatively new to international shipping, so I have taken my lead from other successful Kickstarter projects that I feel handled shipping in the most upfront and honest manner. Specifically I have modeled my shipping cost after those of Albino Dragon. This is a very informative blog post that they writtem that was the base for all of my shipping cost.

    http://albinodragon.com/shipping-call-it-the-fastest-bankrupt-kickstarter/

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  • No they are exactly the same deck. Every time I release a new Ace design I make 100 decks available at the the $11 pledge amount.

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  • Unfortunately when the pledge tiers were created there was only 1 deck. The Original Bicycle Branded Decks which are $15 each instead of $11. So the tiers are prices for those decks not the other three. Unless it specifically states other wise in the tier description when it says "decks" in the description it is only referring to Bicycle Branded Federal 52 Decks. If you would like any Bicycle Branded Gold Cert Decks, Unbranded Federal 52 Decks, Unbranded Gold Cert Decks you will need to treat those as add ons and adjust your pledge accordingly. Thank you for your patience.

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    1 Federal 52 Poster 18" x 24" / 1 color screen printed poster featuring the original card back design. / International Backers be sure to add $10 for shipping.

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    Customize one of the 14 Plate Numbers. (for the Federal 52 Deck Only)

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    Original, numbered Ace of Spades Pencil on 11 x 15 Archival Vellum. International Backers be sure to add $25 for shipping.

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    Federal Package 1 Fed 52 Uncut Sheet, 1 Gold Cert Uncut sheet, 3 Fed 52 Decks, 3 Gold Cert Decks / International Backers be sure to add $45 for shipping.

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    1 Gold Certificate Collectors Set / 1 Signed & Numbered Gold Cert Poster, 1 Signed & Numbered UnCut Sheet, 1 Signed & Number Gold Cert Deck, 3 Additional Signed UN-numbered Gold Cert Decks / International Backers be sure to add $45 for shipping

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    1 Federal 52 Collector's Set Includes: 1 signed & numbered Uncut Sheet, 1 signed & numbered 2 Color Screen Printed Poster of the "Two Way" Back Design, 1 Signed and numbered Federal 52 Deck, 3 Additional signed UN-numbered Federal 52 Decks. International backers please add $45 for shipping.

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    "Pick a card any card!" 1 Print to order 24"x36" full color Giclee print of ANY card or back design you want. International backers be sure to add $45 for shipping.

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    1 Hand Inked Ace on 11 x 15 Vellum / 2 Federal 52 Deck, 2 Gold Certificate Deck / International Backers be sure to add $45 for shipping (After pledging, message me to pick which ace you would like.)

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    1 Signed & Numbered (first edition) Gold Cert Poster, 1 Signed & Numbered (first edition) Gold Cert Deck, 1 Signed & Numbered UnCut Sheet (first addition) 3 additional signed UN-numbered Gold Cert Decks / International backers be sure to add $45 for shipping

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    First Editiona,1 Federal 52 Collector's Set Includes: 1 signed & numbered Uncut Sheet, 1 signed & numbered 2 Color Screen Printed Poster of the "Two Way" Back Design, 1 Signed and numbered Federal 52 Deck, 5 Additional signed UN-numbered Federal 52 Decks. International backers please add $45 for shipping.

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    1 of a kind, Development Inking of the original "One Way" Back Design of the Federal 52 Deck. Measures around 24" x 36" Ink on archival Vellum. 5 Federal 52 Decks, 5 Gold Certificate Decks / International Backer be sure to add $25 for shipping.

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    1 of a kind, Development Inking of the original "One Way" King of Spades of the Federal 52 Deck. Measures around 24" x 36" Ink on archival Vellum. / 5 Federal 52 Decks, 5 Gold Certificate Decks / International Backer be sure to add $25 for shipping.

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    1 of kind Development Inking of the Ace of Spades. Measures around 24" x 36" Ink on archival Vellum. / 5 Federal 52 Decks, 5 Gold Cert Decks / International Backers be sure to add $25 for shipping.

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    You very own custom Plate ID on the Front of the original Bicycle Branded Gold Certificate Tuck case. Also includes 2 bricks of any of the decks. You also have the option to have all of your decks signed. International shipping is included in the price of this tier.

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    You very own custom Plate ID on the Front of the unbranded Gold Certificate Tuck case. Also includes 2 bricks of any of the decks. You also have the option to have all of your decks signed. International shipping is included in the price of this tier.

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    Original One of a kind 24 x 36 pencil drawing on vellum, of the original 1 way back design. The very first drawing done in preparation for the Federal 52 Project. Will come signed and with 10 Decks of your choice. International shipping IS included.

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    You very own custom Plate ID on the Front of the original Bicycle Branded Federal 52 Tuck case. Also includes 2 bricks of any of the decks. You also have the option to have all of your decks signed. International shipping is included in the price of this tier.

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Funding period

- (40 days)