Deck of cards made by Brown & Bigelow that presumably was handed out to attendees at a (fund raising?) dinner with then Vice President Spiro T. Agnew in Cleveland, Ohio on June 20, 1970.
Ultimately Agnew resigned as Vice President in response to criminal charges of tax evasion, bribery, etc. – the only Vice President in U.S. history to do so – but to those who lived through the civil unrest and turmoil of the Vietnam War in the late 1960s he was a galvanizing figure, the voice of the “silent majority,” often characterized Nixon’s “hatchet man” in defending the war and attacking anti-war activists (i.e., "effete corps of impudent snobs who characterize themselves as intellectuals"). At or about the time of this dinner, Agnew ranked high on many national “Most Admired Men” polls.
The cards are standard Brown & Bigelow cards. The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 standard Redislip Jokers. The cards are bridge size, measuring 89mm x 58mm, and come in the original box.
The cards are in excellent condition, “as new” or very nearly so. The box is in very good condition, structurally intact with a clean sample card, but with minor signs of wear and slight separation beginning where the sides of the box are glued.
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