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Piatnik “Alcatraz Inmate Slang” Novelty (Oversize) Playing Cards, Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy
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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