Created and printed by fellow member Mark Stutzman (Eloqui), and William Kalush (Expert Playing Card Company) exclusively for the 52 Plus Joker. This limited edition decks design is an homage to playing card historian, Tom Dawson. Fully customized.
Original decks had a typo: "Tiwan" on the bottom of the tuck and the 6 of Clubs were misprinted (they have 7 pips).
Complete decks should include corrected Tuck and corrected 6 of Clubs.
Designed by Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards), it tells of the process of Pulpwood (papermaking) and features a bark textured tuck, dual layered box, and dual layered foiled cards. The back design is designed after landscape architecture of a mulberry tree with the tree tops in the center, the grass around it and the roots below.
The 2019 52 Plus Joker Club deck was introduced at the 52 Plus Joker Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina by designer Lotrek of Oath Playing Cards. Lotrek's decks have always been the hallmark of custom playing cards in the collector's arena since he and his workshop in Greece always push for innovations in card designing and printing. He has created several high-end decks such as Arabesque, Silk, Fable, Icons, Damask, Ambassador, Sanctus, Liturgy, etc. This year's club deck features his elaborate design with his iconic foiling paired with the techniques of Expert Playing Card Company, resulting in a marvelous combination of intricate craft and luxury. "The Entertainer" 2019 club deck is cold foil (Sage Green) + hot foil stamped (Gold) on the back design, and cold foil on the faces with rich coloring. This is by far the highest sought after edition in the 52 Plus Joker annual club deck lineup.