Welcome to Plainbacks
Standard English Playing Cards and their History
Modern Cards from around the World
This website celebrates an iconic design, the standard playing card.
Over 900 packs shown in the galleries illustrate the variety and history of standard cards,
and are intended as a reference for fellow collectors and admirers of cards.
All images may be used for personal/ non-profit use. The images may also be used with an acknowledgement in private publications.
Plainbacks © Paul Bostock 2008 - 2020, Ken Lodge's Guide © Ken Lodge 2010 - 2020
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