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TOOLS FOR THE PLAYING CARD COLLECTOR


This area teaches you how to start, grow and manage your playing card collection. The information provided in this section is designed to educate and encourage the new playing card collector. If you have any questions or would like to see more tools added, please contact me.


TOOLS TO HELP YOU: with your playing card collection

New to collecting playing cards?

Welcome Guide To Collecting Playing Cards


Let me be one of the first to welcome you to the fascinating recreation of collecting playing cards. You probably have lots of questions, and need to find answers.

You've come to the right place because I'll take you by the hand and teach you what you need to know about card collecting.

You're urged to use the internet, your local library, and other resources available so that you may learn as much as you can about cards. If you seek even more information, then I highly suggest that you join 52 Plus Joker (Playing Card Collector's Org.)


Download your complimentary welcome guide to collecting playing cards.






How to grade your playing card collection?


Experts Tom & Judy Dawson discuss how to grade your collection. Take a moment to listen to a short interview that will help get you started.


Beginner Card Collecting Information -- (08:04) seconds in length



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How to store your card collection for maximum longevity.

Playing Cards prefer a 68 F (20 C) and a relative humidity range of 30%-40%. They can be stored in temperatures as low as 30-40 F (-1 through 4 C), as long as the humidity stays constant between 30-40%. For maximum longevity, a consistently dark, dry, and cool area is the best place to store cards.

READ MORE ABOUT PLAYING CARD STORAGE



Join the world's largest online forum for collecting cards.

Anyone interested in collecting playing cards from the rank amateur, to the seasoned pro, will find much to capture their attention. Forge strong friendships and indulge in a guilt-free passion.

JOIN THE DISCOURSE FORUM FOR COLLECTING PLAYING CARDS



Download a spreadsheet to keep track of your collection.

The 52 Plus Joker Organization wants to make sure you have access to good resources that help you collect and manage your playing card collection.Take a moment to download an excel spreadsheet specifically designed to help you organize your playing card collection.

DOWNLOAD THE SHEET TO TRACK PLAYING CARDS




Purchase the best resource for collecting cards.

The Hochman Encyclopedia of Playing Cards by Tom and Judy Dawson allows collectors to finally develop a general understanding of the history, beauty and relative rarity of a wide range of different types of American cards. It's considered the ultimate resource for card collectors.

PURCHASE THE HOCHMAN ENCYCLOPEDIA OF PLAYING CARDS



Download a spreadsheet to keep track of your collection.

The 52 Plus Joker Organization wants to make sure you have access to good resources that help you collect and manage your playing card collection.Take a moment to download an excel spreadsheet specifically designed to help you organize your playing card collection.

DOWNLOAD THE SHEET TO TRACK PLAYING CARDS



Discover how to date your USPCC decks.

The following useful information, designed to assist collectors in dating their U.S. decks, is produced here courtesy of the 52 Plus Joker Organization. It appeared originally in an article by Margery Griffith, then curator of the United States Playing Card Co. Museum in Cincinnati, in their quarterly bulletin 'CLEAR THE DECKS' in April 1991.

DISCOVER HOW TO DATE YOUR PLAYING CARDS



Learn how to grade your playing card conditions.

These descriptions were developed by Mr. Gene Hochman at the time of writing the original volumes of the Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards and have stood the test of time. Listen to Tom and Dawson, playing card experts, casually discuss how to grade the conditions of your playing card collection.

LEARN HOW TO GRADE YOUR PLAYING CARDS



Read an interview about collecting w/ a past IPCS president.

As past president of the International Playing Card Society (IPCS), Cláudio Décourt knows a good playing card when he sees one. He has been collecting cards for over 40 years and wants to share some of his hard-earned knowledge with other fellow collectors. Take a moment to read more about Mr. Décourt and his passion for card collecting.

VISIT WITH CLAUDIO DECOURT



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