When the legendary JAWS took society by storm, it instilled fear in millions. First created for the paperback release of Peter Benchley's bestselling novel, and later used as the poster art for Steven Spielberg's blockbuster film adaptation, artist Roger Kastel's depiction of JAWS has become one of the most recognizable images in pop culture history. Now 40 years later, celebrate the iconic image that cultivated a culture of fear of the merciless creature of the sea with our newest USPCC-printed deck—40 Years of Fear Bicycle® playing cards!
We invite you to take a plunge into the mysterious depths of the ocean to partake in an epic battle between man and the ultimate beast of the water by way of our death-defying decks. Will the bloodthirsty reputation of the deadly shark precede itself and turn mankind into dinner? Or will the tides turn in favor of humanity? Rock the waters at your next card game and decide who will come out on top—man or aquatic beast.
Open this striking tuck box to unleash the wrath of ruthless sharks and daring humans who elude death. A special thanks to the award-winning artist Roger Kastel who created the unforgettable iconic painting featured as the poster for the blockbuster film JAWS. We received licensing rights from Roger Kastel to use his legendary artwork as the main attraction for the front of our tuck box. The reverse side pictures a daring beauty scuba diving alone with a hungry shark following her trail.
Anchors aweigh and prepare to set sail through the treacherous waters of the sea at your next card game!
Harness the ultimate power of bloodthirsty sharks with our 40 Years of Fear Special Edition deck. The cover features the famous artwork by Roger Kastel with “40 YEARS OF FEAR” and the cut out of a shark’s deadly bite, with blood red card backs peeking through. The reverse side features the silhouette of a massive shark jaw in deep red against the background of a serene ocean.
Are you a bottom feeder or on top of the food chain in your games? Prove your place at the top with this first ever 360° USPCC printed diecut tuck! If you are a coldblooded predator of cards, then this special edition deck is for YOU!
Riveting encounters of unknowing humans and menacing sharks are exposed in this venturesome deck. Hand-illustrated images of each face card highlight the detailed beauty of humankind and the inherent nature of the wild beast. Do you have what it takes to stay afloat or will the game pull you down under?
We've painstakingly illustrated every bloody detail to capture the true honor and respect this themed deck deserves. After all, it's probably not good to disrespect a killing machine.
Our pip design is reminiscent of the script on sea scrolls that tells the tales of dangerous sea monsters. Created with smooth strokes illustrating fluidity, our pip design is indicative of the rhythmic movement of the waves in the ocean.
A monochromatic mirrored design of nautical elements adorns the back of these cards. Centralized around a stylized compass, a ship sails the sea with hungry sharks lingering beneath the vessel. A skull against the ship’s wheels warns of the catastrophic dangers of the water.
The borders of the cards are secured with a ship’s wheel and lighthouse to steer you in the right direction on your journey. A skull of an unfortunate seaman watches over your hand as a reminder of the dangers of the sea and of careless plays.
All hands on deck! Fiercely protect your cards from the dangers of wandering eyes with this ultimate card guard in an antique silver finish. Its oval shape and weighty feel makes this guy the man-eater of all card guards!
Looking for a good luck charm at your next game? Bestow good luck on your game with this dealer button. Crafted in the shape of a shark tooth with ridges along the edge, it will get your teeth sinking into the game!
Each of our standard edition decks will be sealed with our personal stamp of approval, adorned with the 40 Years of Fear logo!
Love the artwork of this deck and want to put it on display? No problem! Our uncut sheets of cards are perfect for framing!
Is it an optical illusion? No! Our precious decks along with lost shark teeth were mysteriously transformed into a LIMITED EDITION message in a bottle. Each bottle will be laser engraved on the cork, and limited to only 75!!!! A special thank you to magician Jaime D. Grant, who will ensure that no decks are damaged during the teleportation process. A truly unique way for shark hunters to showcase their prized decks!
Reminiscent of blood dripping from a well-satisfied shark, our crimson red seals only adorn our special edition decks!
Are you a shark of cards? Then this display is for you! This top-notch display showcases your prized playing deck, card guard, and dealer button against a mold of a menacing shark’s jaw. The front of the display will be laser-engraved with 40 Years of Fear: 1975-2015.
Risks and challenges
We have been in contact with The United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), and we do not foresee any problems with printing the cards, and the Bicycle pre-production team approved our designs. We have history of working with the USPCC on other decks and are very familiar with the process.
We also have a great history of working with a factory to who is very familiar with making card guards and dealer buttons. We use Coins For Anything. Therefore, we don’t expect there to be any problems with the production of these items.
- (38 days)