This interesting deck of "E-Z" cards made by E-Z Playing Card Co. in 1952 is rhomboid shaped. [According to Webster's Dictionary, "a parallelogram with oblique angles and only the opposite sides equal."] The design is not mere whimsy. The idea is that cards this shape are more comfortable to hold -- hence, the name. They have small indices in the upper right and lower left corners which Dawson/Hochman indicate are to prevent pulling out the wrong card. FWIW, I think the cards may be more comfortable to hold, although I don't know what would happen if one attempted to shuffle the deck, or to play a game with them.
The deck is a full 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers. The cards are not only irregular shape, but short as well, measuring 81mm x 58mm. They are accompanied by the original wrapper, which is loose and has its tax stamp, and they come in the original box.
The cards are in mint condition, no longer sealed but only recently removed from the wrapper. The box is in excellent condition, with only slight signs of age and wear, primarily at the corners.
Reference, Dawson, The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p.299, O25.
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