The discovery of gold in the Black Hills in 1874 sparked one of the greatest gold rushes of American history. The WILD WEST: The Black Hills Deck focuses on iconic characters and legends from the Black Hills and Deadwood areas. Every element in the Cards and Tuck, except for the Fonts and Tuck Interior Map, were hand-drawn in pencil by Randy Butterfield.
The WILD WEST: The Black Hills Deck is printed by Legends Playing Card Co., with their Taiwan printer, and utilizes their exceptional Classic Finish. The Tuck Box utilizes a premium Matte paper stock, 4-Color Process graphics, Gold FOIL, White PANTONE Ink, clear UV Spot Ink and Embossing. The Back-Card Design is featured on the Tuck Back, and a Native American Village pencil drawing and WILD WEST: The Black Hills Logo are prominent on the Tuck Front. The Tuck Interior includes a 4-Color Process map of the Black Hills region in the late 1800s. The Back-Card features hand-drawn decorative elements in gun metal grey with brown accents. The Court Cards include historic characters such as Wild Bill Hickok, Calamity Jane, Seth Bullock, Annie Oakley, General Custer, Sitting Bull, Buffalo Bill Cody, Crazy Horse and more. The Sepia Tone Courts contrast beautifully against the light grey background colors. Similar to the Courts, the Aces, Jokers, Backgrounds and PIPs were all hand-drawn in pencil. The Jokers feature a full-body drawing of Wild Bill Hickok. And each Suit incorporates a different background drawing to match with the Courts’ focus – Saloon Interior for Spades, Deadwood Main Street for Clubs, Native American Village for Hearts and The Needles of Custer State Park for Diamonds.
The WILD WEST: The Black Hills Deck is perfect for any fan of American History!