Mint, sealed deck of the Nixon "Politicards," copyright 1971 by Politicards, sold in 1972. It is a narrow (i.e., bridge/whist size) deck, with 52 cards, plus 2 jokers, plus an insert card that lists the figures depicted. Another mint set of these cards (without the box) is also for sale in this shop (T00001162), and images of the faces of the cards can be seen at that listing.
Each card is an engaging color caricature designed by Peter Green of a different prominent figure of the Nixon era, as follows:
JOKERS: William F. Buckley & Norman Mailer.
CLUBS: A—Capitalist Elephant K—Strom Thurmond, Senator, South Carolina Q—Martha Mitchell, Wife of Attorney General J—Ronald Reagan, Governor of California 10—Nelson Rockefeller, Governor of New York 9—Gerald R. Ford, House Minority Leader 8—Barry Goldwater, Senator, Arizona 7—Hugh Scott, Senator, Pennsylvania 6—Jacob K. Javits, Senator, New York 5—Billy Graham, Pres. Chaplain 4—Edward W. Brooke, Senator, Massachusetts 3—James L. Buckley, Senator, New York 2—Paul N. McCloskey, Representative, California
SPADES: A—Presidential Elephant K—Richard M. Nixon, President Q—Patricia R. Nixon, Wife of President J—Spiro T. Agnew, Vice-President 10—John N. Mitchell, Attorney General 9—Melvin R. Laird, Sec. of Defense 8—Henry A. Kissinger, Foreign Policy Advisor 7—William P. Rogers, Secretary of State 6—J. Edgar Hoover, FBI Director 5—Bob Hope, Comedian 4—Patricia Nixon, Daughter of President 3—Julie Nixon, Daughter of President 2—David Eisenhower, Nixon Son-In-Law
HEARTS: A—Liberal Donkey K—Edmund S. Muskie, Senator, Maine Q—Jane Fonda, Political Activist J—Edward Kennedy, Senator, Massachusetts 10—Mike Mansfield, Senator, Montana 9—Hubert Humphrey, Senator, Minnesota 8—J. Wm. Fulbright, Senator, Arkansas 7—George McGovern, Senator, South Dakota 6—Birch Bayh, Senator, Indiana 5—William Proxmire, Senator, Wisconsin 4—Ralph Nader, Consumer Advocate 3—Eugene McCarthy, Former Senator, Minnesota 2—John V. Tunney, Senator, California
DIAMONDS: A—Hard Hat Donkey K—Lyndon B. Johnson, Former President Q—Lady Bird Johnson, Wife of Former President J—George C. Wallace, Governor of Alabama 10—Richard J. Daley, Mayor of Chicago 9—Lawrence O’Brien, Democratic National Chairman 8—John B. Connally, Secretary of Treasury 7—Wilbur D Mills, Representative, Arkansas 6—Carl Albert, Speaker of the House 5—Lestor Maddox, Lieutenant Governor, Georgia 4—John V. Lindsay, Mayor of New York 3—Jesse Unruh, Former Speaker of the House 2—Samuel W. Yorty, Mayor of Los Angeles
As noted, the cards and box are mint and sealed.
Again, there is another mint, sealed deck of these cards for sale in this shop for $25, but without the box (T00001162).
Reference: Fournier, Playing Cards, North America 225.
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