BoardGameGeek Reviewer EndersGame
Summary: An authentic look straight from 1889!
The Texan deck also has a long and distinguished history at United States Playing Cards, and was first printed in Cincinnati in 1889 by the ancestor company of USPCC, Russell, Morgan & Co. After going out of production for 80 years, USPCC has brought them back into circulation, using a yellowed tinting on the cards to give them an authentic antique look. Given their origin, this is one of the oldest brands of playing cards still being produced today!
The court designs are typical of the pre 19th century period in which this deck first appeared, being a genuine reproduction, and all the card faces and pips also originate from this time period. The overall impression these playing cards are intended to convey is a Texan style deck from the wild west.
The card backs feature a "lone star" emblem, to strengthen the idea that they have travelled forward in time, and have been taken straight from a nineteenth century El Paso saloon. Naturally, we're not to be fooled by the aged look - these cards handle as beautifully and smoothly as any new Bicycle deck. They can be enjoyed and appreciated by both card players and magicians, and their signature back design also makes them a good choice for card flourishing. - BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame