Golden Spike

Golden Spike Playing Cards
Golden Spike Playing Cards

Golden Spike Playing Cards(2014) by Jody Eklund

These cards were funded through Kickstarter. You can find the page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/910678389/golden-spike-bicycle-playing-cards/description. The Kickstarter is headed by Jody Eklund, of the recent successfully kickstarted Innovation playing cards. 45,600 pledged over an 18,000 goal. 250%. Wow this guy sure knows how to lead a campaign.

I’m not sure how much these cards are worth, but I picked up the trio of them for around 40. Not sure where the Black Ink deck came from since I don’t see it on the kickstarter page.

Golden Spike Aces
Golden Spike Aces

Anways if you just want the basic deck at a lower price go here: http://blackinkplayingcards.com/collections/the-golden-spike. 6$ for a dented deck, not bad. 13-15 for clean leftovers.

Jokers/Extras
Jokers/Extras

That bike guy on the rail almost looks like the normal Bicycle Joker.

Okay…after digging around it seems like the black ink decks were a bonus add-on at 13$ a deck. Seems like I got the set then at no extra cost. I’ll do a separate post later when I crack those open.

Details of Royal Cards
Details of Royal Cards

So what do I like about this so far. Well, first off it looks like Ellusionist’s Vintage series, but better. It also smells vintage, but that might just be me. Its a solid Bicycle deck, but I probably wouldn’t use it for say, card sleights. Maybe a game of poker.

Tabled Back Spread
Tabled Back Spread

Fans and spreads are okay, not too exciting. I think its the pencil sketchlike artwork of the backs, aces, and royals that stands out. When you fan the deck, it feels like old money. On a side note, I should be getting a pack of Federal 52 in sometime. Looking forward to that one.

Does this look like the face of MERCY!?!
Does this look like the face of MERCY!?!

Someone spent some time on these characters. Grenville M. Dodge is my favorite. Look at him with that knife-y sword. So adorable.

Tabled Rosetta
Tabled Rosetta

Well, who knows how long it’ll be until I get to the other 2 Golden Spike decks. They seem too beautiful to open, but someone’s got to do it.

–Kudos

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