The Steamboat 999 was first introduced in 1883 by the Russell, Morgan & Company, now the US Playing Card Co. The brand lasted for over a century before being discontinued. As one of our favorite decks we convinced the USPCC to allow us to reprint them to their original specification with a smooth finish on ultra thin paper.
We think the outcome is better than the original. New features include an updated tuck case with embossed elements and an off-white bleed on the face cards for a vintage aesthetic. Available in the original Red and Blue colors.
The cards are modern cut and slightly rough on the edges out of the box but nothing a pair of jeans cant fix.
The only thing about this deck that is slightly off-putting is the off colour. I am so accustomed to clean white on cards that is throws me off a little. None the less, this is minor and the cards exceeded my expectations, well done.
The back design is perfect for a borderless fan, or a nice top change, for starters.
Fans nicely, has an ivory/smooth finish, which is still kind of new to me.
I LOVE the joker. This is another deck that has me wanting to pick up a brick, so
I will have some backups. Thanks for putting out another nice product.
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