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Fortunato Luchresi

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Harry Lorayne

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   Picture cards.
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Here's a Wikipedia article on it:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Face_card
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I refer to them as court cards, but like the idea of referring to them as “picture” cards.

On a similar note, I find it interesting that when I ask someone to sign a card on its “face”, they don’t always know what I mean by that. “Do you mean the side with the numbers on it?”

Maybe I should start asking them to sign the card on the “numbers” side.

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Funny, I've been in magic 52 years and never heard the court cards referred to as 'face' cards. But then, I am a Brit. If someone referred to a face card I would have thought they meant the card at the face of the deck.  I will continue to refer to them as court card or royal cards as that is how I spell in lie detector routines, lol.
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Interesting. The Ace (particularly an ornate Ace of Spades)...a royal card (vital member of a ROYAL flush), a picture card (picturesque), a court card (a member of that Royal family?), a number card (ACE isn’t a number) or a court card (see royal flush)??

Does the Ace sit in court or outside with the spotty plebby little common folk numbers?
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Interesting. The Ace (particularly an ornate Ace of Spades)...a royal card (vital member of a ROYAL flush), a picture card (picturesque), a court card (a member of that Royal family?), a number card (ACE isn’t a number) or a court card (see royal flush)??

Does the Ace sit in court or outside with the spotty plebby little common folk numbers?


Outside. It might be a member of a royal flush but that's simply a poker term. in some card games the ace is just a lowly 'one'.

In days of old I believe the court cards often represented real kings and queens from history?
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In days of old I believe the court cards often represented real kings and queens from history?


I think this is true.  But now days, with all the custom decks, it's usually the creator and his/her friends!

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