Wonderful deck made by ASS c.1986. It is generally known as the ASS “VIP” deck, although there was a run of these cards made for BASF, and occasionally the deck is described on the internet as the ASS “BASF” deck. The cards feature the brilliant original designs of G.M. Heesch on each of the court cards, depicting famous persons (i.e., “VIPs”) of the 20th century. There is no card identifying the celebrities depicted, but most are recognizable, including Salvador Dali, John Lennon, Ernest Hemingway, Charlie Chaplin, etc.
The deck has 52 suited cards, plus 3 Jokers. The cards are slightly large bridge size, measuring 92mm x 59mm, and come in a plastic box that is probably not original.
The cards and box are “as new.”
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