Mint, sealed double deck of terrific cards made by Carta Mundi, featuring Las Vegas photographs from the past 100+ years on each playing card. And the pictures are fascinating. As one would expect, there are quite a few pictures featuring celebrities and other entertainers that have been headliners in Las Vegas, including the Rat Pack, Wayne Newton, Ann Margaret, etc., and many historical pictures of the hotels and casinos that drive the city. But there are also a number of photos that go beyond entertainment and gambling – the atom bomb test c.1953 as seen from Fremont Street, the first Helldorado Days c.1935, Pres. Eisenhower at Hoover Dam c.1955, etc. Presidents Truman, Eisenhower, Kennedy, Johnson, and Reagan are pictured, as is Eleanor Roosevelt.
The images in this listing are from open decks of the cards, but the set for sale is still sealed. Each deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus a card in which the sources of the photographs are acknowledged and thanked. Most of the photos were culled from the archives of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. The cards are wide, measuring 88mm x 64mm. Each deck has its own card box, and both card boxes are in a larger box with a slot machine on it. The decks are said to be a “Limited Edition” but I’m not sure what that means. I don’t know when they were made, but they are no doubt of recent vintage.
The cards and boxes are all mint and the larger box is sealed.
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