Bicycle 808 Rider Back Playing Cards

Bicycle 808 rider-back playing cards are one of the most well-known and recognized decks of cards. Whether you’re spending time with friends and family or enjoying a game of card at the casino, you can count on Bicycle playing cards to provide quality and durability for years.

Traditionally Cut

Card players who have been playing for any length of time understand the importance and satisfaction of playing cards. This is why Richard Turner’s Gold Seal Bicycle Playing Cards are the perfect choice for magicians, gamblers and anyone who enjoys a great deck of playing cards.

The Gold Seal Bicycle Playing Cards are made from Bee stock that is world renowned for its flexibility, yet long-lasting durability. They are stamped to a caliper/thickness which facilitates classic moves, such as bottom and centre dealing. They are also embossed to a depth that allows the card to breathe, reducing gum-up and hangers that can be caused by finger moisture.

They are also printed using a trademarked Air-Cushion finish, which helps them retain their slip, snap, and long-lasting wear that more gamers demand.

USPCC-brand Bicycle playing card are made from the same stock as their standard stock. They are finished with their Air-Cushion finish so they are ready to use straight out of the box.

Rider Back vs. the Standard

The main difference between a standard issue Bicycle deck and a Rider Back deck is the design of the Jokers. Modern Standard Bicycle decks have fully colored Jokers instead of the old-fashioned black-and-white Jokers that were part of older Bicycle Rider Back decks.

There are other subtle differences between the face cards of both types of Bicycle playing cards, too. The Ace of Spades on a standard Bicycle deck is printed in blue, while the Lady Liberty Ace of Spades on a Rider Back deck is printed red.

Both bicycle playing cards can be purchased in red or blue. Each deck contains 52 cards. There are 13 cards per red and two black suits and two Jokers. Current decks also contain a couple of extra cards, typically an advertising card and another card ranking poker hands.

Both types of Bicycle decks are a staple in playing card games for more than 130 years. However, some people wonder if there are any differences between the standard and rider-back Bicycle cards. At first glance, both decks look the same with their standard faces and a Bicycle logo on the ace of spades.

A closer look at both decks will reveal the main difference. The tuck boxes on a Rider Back deck are completely different from the ones on a Standard Bicycle deck. The Rider Back tuck boxes typically display a recognizable Bicycle design, while the Standard tuck box offers some sort of text or advertising copy.