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Playing cards by Matt Busch

Matt Busch (born 1972) is an American artist. He had graduated from Macomb with an Associate of Arts degree in Graphic and Commercial Art in 1993. He also joined the Los AngelesArtAcademy and received a Bachelor Degree from the Art Center College of Design.

Matt lived in Los Angeles and worked on Hollywood in ’90s. Later he moved in Northern Detroit area and founded his own company Planetmatt Entertainment. Matt continues to work on Hollywood projects but also he has his own projects (filmmaking, comics and art).

This deck of playing cards is 54 iconic Pop culture images from the “Rock Star of Illustration”. It concludes 54 different Busch’s artworks.

The deck: 52 playing cards + 2 Jokers. Poker size. Playing cards are printed on casino cardboard with semi-smooth glossy finish (laminated).

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Waddingtons: Marvel Heroes Playing Cards by Winning Moves

These playing cards were produced by Winning Moves UK Ltd. under the trademark Waddingtons in 2008. The deck is dedicated to Marvel Heroes.

Marvel Worldwide, Inc. (commonly referred to as Marvel Comics) is an American company that publishes comic books and related media. Marvel started in 1939 as Timely Publications (founded by the pulp magazine publisher Martin Goodman) and by the early 1950s had generally become known as Atlas Comics. Marvel’s modern incarnation dates from 1961 – the year that the company launched Fantastic Four and other superhero titles created by Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, Steve Ditko, and many others. Marvel counts among its characters such well-known properties as Spider-Man, the X-Men, the Fantastic Four, Iron Man, the Hulk, Thor, Captain America, and Daredevil; antagonists such as the Green Goblin, Magneto, Doctor Doom, Galactus, Thanos, and the Red Skull. Most of Marvel’s fictional characters operate in a single reality known as the Marvel Universe, also known as Earth-616, with locations that mirror real-life cities such as New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

On August 31, 2009, The Walt Disney Company announced a deal to acquire Marvel Entertainment (Marvel Comics’ parent corporation).

The deck: 52 playing cards + 2 identical Jokers + 2 Ad cards. Bridge size. The deck is printed on casino cardboard with smooth finish.

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Playing Card Art: Astrobotanica Playing Cards by 14

14 (nickname of the artist) designs her deck of playing cards and a book based on her Botany in Wonderland project. The Botany in Wonderland series is inspired by hidden worlds, beings and species that might be found thriving in parallel universes. The name of the upcoming deck is “Astrobotanica Playing Cards”. Enjoy the incredible Botany world of semi-transformation playing cards.

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The Ace of Spades

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Playing Cards and Magazines: Norman Rockwell – Saturday Evening Post Deck

“Saturday Evening Post” playing cards were printed by U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC. in 2004. A double bridge collectiable set with a brief biographical booklet of Norman Rockwell.

A heartwarming collection of more than 54 different best-loved images of Norman Rockwell’s Saturday Evening Post covers from 1921-1962. His depictions of the common man engaged in the everyday moments of life have enduring universal appeal.” ~ U.S. GAMES SYSTEMS, INC.

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Playing Cards and Cartoons (Jokes): GGA Cartoon Playing Cards

These GGA cartoon playing cards were printed by Crown Distributing, Inc. in “?”. Poker size.

I don’t have any official information about the cartoonist. But in accordance with rumors the artist can be Bill Wenzel (a cartoonist best known as a widely published GGA*** artist for men’s magazines).

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