No. 17 - Bicycle branded and unbranded
"No.17 Playing Cards" is a custom designed deck of playing cards (poker size), printed by United States Playing Card Company (USPCC), Bicycle® branded.
There is no specific theme in this deck, it's quite eclectic. The diamonds have clearly an Egyptian resemblance, but overall they belong to a parallel world. There is a thing that connects all the court cards: the text circling the background is a part of the Aeneid, a Latin epic poem written by Virgil between 29 and 19 BC, that tells the legendary story of Aeneas, a Trojan who traveled to Italy, where he became the ancestor of the Romans.
Printed on Bicycle paper
12 illustrated courts
4 decorated giant aces
2 jester for jokers
2 gaff cards
custom designed tuck-case
The Bicycle® branded version has a cherry red back. The unbranded version has a back in beige/white with red accents.
All the court cards are illustrated, the aces are giant and decorated. The pips have a custom design and placement.
The Bicycle® branded box has the jester printed on the front. The unbranded version has the No.17 with the red feline (red foiling and debossing, no ink).