Wonderful oversize deck of cards featuring “Alcatraz Inmate Slang,” made by Piatnik for the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy. Alcatraz Prison was in operation from 1934-1963, and is now a “museum” administered by the National Park Service. The four Aces have pictures of famous inmates, including Machine Gun Kelly and Al Capone, and the remaining suited cards each contain a word or phrase of Alcatraz “inmate slang,” along with a definition and sample use in a sentence, superimposed on the photograph that is the Ace for that suit. The Jokers contain biographies of the four famous inmates, and the text of Regulation #42. There is also an extra card that has a description of Alcatraz on one side and the Conservancy on the other. The backs of the cards are a picture of the famous island prison.
The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, plus the extra card described. As noted, the cards are very large oversize, measuring 178mm x 117mm, and come it the original box.
The cards are “as new,” and the box is the same, except for very minor shelf wear at a couple of the corners.
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