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A luxury deck of collectible playing cards designed by Jackson Robinson in collaboration with No. 4 St. James.
A luxury deck of collectible playing cards designed by Jackson Robinson in collaboration with No. 4 St. James.
613 backers pledged $50,330 to help bring this project to life.

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TEXAS - Luxury playing cards designed by Jackson Robinson

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Growing up in rural West Texas, I developed a love for the State of Texas. I loved the beauty of the land and friendliness of the people. I came to understand the mystique of Texas, what John Steinbeck famously referred to as something more profound, something exceeding a mere “state of mind.”

Years later, as I first began designing playing cards, I dreamed that some day I’d introduce to the world a very special deck—a deck unlike any other—that would adequately express my deep affection for this place.

That day is finally here.

I’ve made certain that the decks in this series are worthy of their namesake, worthy of the millions of friendly, hardworking, self-determined people that have called it home. I’ve spared no expense for this project. From the highest quality playing cards available, to the most sophisticated printing methods for the packaging, I’ve overlooked no detail in the design and production of this deck.

With this series, I’m especially excited to finally unveil a new engraved intaglio tax stamp, which handsomely functions as a belly band. This is an unprecedented feature among luxury playing cards. Intaglio-engraved tax stamps have not been used for decades due to the difficulty of their production, which in turn leads to unfeasible costs. With this feature I not only get to honor my home state in a unique way, but also get to further challenge the boundaries of design within the playing card world.

You don’t have to be from Texas to appreciate the ideas that inspired these cards. Elegant and classic, they’re inspired by and represent universal concepts: freedom, friendship, hard work, bold living, natural beauty, innovation, and self-determination. In other words, Texas.

Premium Edition - Texas Playing Cards

Available in the following tiers on the right - A2, B2, D1, F1, G1, I1, K1

Also available as an add-on item.

Features & Specs:

  • Cards printed by the United States Playing Card company with an embossed finish.
  • Tuck case printed on premium stock featuring embossing as well as foiliing on the inside and outside of the tuck.
  • Metallic gold ink used on back and front of card design.
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Gold Edition - Texas Playing Cards

Available in the following tiers on the right - C1, D1, E1, F1, I1, K1 

Features and Specs: 

  • Only 750 produced 
  • USPCC Gold Gilded card edges 
  • Traditional intaglio-engraved tax stamp bellyband 
  • Tuck case printed on premium stock featuring embossing as well as foiliing on the inside and outside of the tuck
  • Cards printed by the United States Playing Card Company with an embossed finish
  • Metallic gold ink used on back and front of card design with hand numbered tax stamp
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Legacy Edition - Texas Playing Cards

Available in the following tiers on the right - H1, I1, J1, K1

 Features and Specs:

  • Only 50 produced 
  • Comes with a hand made Texas Pecan wood slip case with a hand numbered intaglio printed seal 
  • 24-Karat gold, hand gilding
  • Traditional intaglio-engraved tax stamp bellyband 
  • Tuck case printed on premium stock featuring embossing as well as foiliing on the inside and outside of the tuck
  • Cards printed by the United States Playing Card Company with an embossed finish
  • Metallic gold ink used on back and front of card design 
  • Hand numbered tuck case and seal 
  • Legacy Editions will be hand packed in raw Texas cotton from the oldest operating cotton gin in the US
  • Also comes with a complimentary Republic of Texas Passport with a Kickstarter exclusive seal and playing card, from the Texas Playing Card Deck, signed by Jackson Robinson
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Player's Edition - Texas Playing Cards

Only available as an add-on to an existing pledge tier.

Features & Specs:

  • Cards printed by the United States Playing Card company with an embossed finish 
  •  Metallic gold ink used on back and front of card design
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 Kickstarter Exclusive Republic of Texas Passport

This small, softbound booklet — slightly larger than an authentic passport — is a unique 40-page collection of historical documents, photos, and stories on the founding of the Republic of Texas.

The first few pages replicate the functionality of a contemporary passport, but are stylized as being issued by the former Republic of Texas. The pages that follow present a 26-page abridged history of the Republic, authored by distinguished professor and Texas historian A. Ray Stephens. Special Fibermark La Creme paper gives the Passport’s cover the feeling and appearance of extra fine leather.

Every Legacy Edition comes with a complimentary Republic of Texas Passport.

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 T-Shirt Add on,: $25 Dom. / $35 Int. per shirt.

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 Texas Collectable Dealer Coin. To add a coin to your existing pledge add $18 Dom. / $20 Int. to your pledge.

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Add on price list:

1x Players Edition Deck - $10 Dom. / $12 Int. (Must already be pledging for a tier before being able to add on a Players Edition Deck)

1x Uncut Sheet of the Texas Playing Card Deck - $20 Dom. $35 Int. (An uncut sheet are the cards on paper, front and back before they are cut. click here to see example)

1x Premium Edition Deck - $15 Dom. / $17 Int.

1x Kickstarter Exclusive Texas Passport - $25 Dom. / $40 Int.

12x (1x Brick) - Players Edition $110 Dom. / $134 Int. (Must already be pledging for a tier before being able to add on a Players Edition Deck)

12x (1x Brick) - Premium Edition $165 Dom. / $189 Int. 

1x Texas Playing Card T-Shirt Design (Either Design) $25 Dom. / $35 Int.

2 Inch Gold Finish Texas Collectable Dealer Coin $18 Dom. / $20 Int.

A very special thanks to the following collaborators

No. 4 St. James is a Texas lifestyle brand, the first and only one of its kind. They sell outstanding products from the top Texas makers, write engaging stories about life in Texas, and share beautiful photographs from across the Lone Star State.

 All hand gilding and intaglio engraved tax stamps are being masterfully produced by Thornwillow Press.

 All images and descriptions are representation of the intended final product. Final products may very from from images and descriptions.

Risks and challenges

Running a playing card project on Kickstarter is a big task. Luckily I have successfully completed over 12 playing card projects. From the running of the Kickstarter to itself to the fulfillment of rewards we will transparent and straightforward with you as a backer with every aspect of the process. If you have a question we do everything we can to answer it.

Kings Wild Project has packaged and fulfilled over 15,000 orders in it's almost three year existence. We will hand packing and fulfilling this project ourselves so that as much care and detail can be spent on packing and fulfilling as went into designing the cards themselves.

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