We're producing a deck of playing cards to honor the 50th Anniversary of Apollo 11. This deck of playing cards will feature famous photos in the public domain and rare photos that have been stored in the NASA vaults.
Fifty years ago, the world stared in awe as man made his greatest modern achievement. Over 400,000 men and women worked towards landing a man on the moon and returning him safely back to earth.
We’re asking you, the Kickstarter community, to help us commemorate the 50th anniversary of Apollo 11.
With the funds raised, we will be producing a collectible deck of playing cards. These playing cards will be extremely unique because each deck will be one of a kind.
From the makers of the Titanic Playing Cards, comes a new historical deck. This time we pay tribute to Apollo 11. The deck will feature a large collection of photos, many of which are extremely rare. This deck will be printed by WJ printing.
- Poker Size
- 56 Cards
- Linen Finish
- 300gsm Black Core Paper
- Custom Tuck Case
- Custom Individual Seals
In 2015, we honored the passengers of the Titanic by creating a individual seal for each of them. By doing this, it made each deck of playing cards unique to that passenger.
For the Apollo 11 project, we plan to do something very similar. For these playing cards, we're producing seals that represents named craters on the moons surface. We have a list of 1,569 named craters on the moons surface. Each deck will have a unique seal naming one of these craters. In addition to the name, the seal will also list the location, size and a photo of that specific crater.
For a select 23 backers of this project, we're creating a three deck pack that not only will have a crater seal but will also have a seal that represents one of the seas and another that represents one of the mountains on the moon.
Lunar Module Pilot Package - $11
This is our basic entry-level package. You'll receive one deck of Apollo 11 Playing Cards without any seal. This includes free shipping within the USA.
Price breaks at x2, x3, x6 and x12
Command Module Pilot Package - $15
With this package you'll receive one deck of Apollo 11 Playing Cards with a custom seal. Your custom seal will give you "ownership" of one of the moons many craters. The custom seal will display the name, size, location and a photo of your crater. In addition to this we'll give you a Apollo 11 Iron On Patch. This includes free shipping within the USA.
Price breaks at x2, x3, x6 and x12
Commander Package - $175
With this package you'll receive three decks of Apollo 11 Playing Cards with a custom seals for a crater, a mountain and a sea. Your custom seals will give you "ownership" of these features on the moons surface. The custom seals will display the name, size, location and a photo of your "moon property". In addition to this we'll give you a Apollo 11 Iron On Patch. This includes free shipping throughout the world. Unfortunately delivery to the moon is not available at this time.
This package is limited to only 23!
I would like to thank all the backers that have supported my projects in the past and all the backers who decide to back this project. Kickstarter and the playing card community is full of many wonderful projects, so it's a honor to be member of these two amazing communities.
I would also like to thank NASA for making available their photos. While they're not connected to this project, I still appreciate their help.
Risks and challenges
With any printing project you can have delays. Over the course of the project we may make improvements to the design of the cards and the seals. We we would love to hear your feedback on how we can make this the best project possible.
We have the appropriate approvals from NASA to use the imagery and any insignia associated with the Apollo program. With that said, we are not affiliated with NASA.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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