52 Plus Joker
Playing Card Convention
Meet legendary collectors & designers, hobnob with the most premier card manufacturers and talk playing cards with other enthusiasts all night long.
Held At Best Western Plus, Strongsville
Oct. 11th – Oct. 15th, 2023
$50 Registration Fee
The Perfect Location
We’re holding the 52 Plus Joker convention at the Best Western Plus (Strongsville, Ohio). This hotel is perfectly situated for our convention needs with a free airport shuttle. It’s located at 15471 Royalton Road Strongsville, Ohio 44136 USA.
A Unique Experience
52 Plus Joker’s annual convention offers a playing card experience that satisfies antique, vintage, and modern collectors. Whether you collect singles or the entire deck, our friendly get-together makes for a great time!
A Playing Card Dream
Find decks of cards at 52 Plus Joker’s convention that you’ve only read and/or heard about. You won’t believe what you can discover at one of our events. Trust us. Playing card dreams do come true!
What Are You Waiting For?
Our 2023 Events
While our schedule is not yet finalized, we expect to unveil the 2023 club deck and several others during the Expert Playing Card Co. reception. We plan to have a handful of exciting speakers, lots of trading, high-paced auctions, fun raffles, a closing buffet banquet that includes the Diamond Awards ceremony, etc. This 2023 convention is shaping up to be one of the most exciting playing card events of the year. We will be following Covid protocol during this convention. Please check back here soon as more information will be posted.
Speakers At This Convention (TBA)
*More speakers to be announced as we get closer to convention time. Please note, this line-up may change due to unforeseen circumstances.
Register For The Convention Then Book Your Hotel Room.
Once you register for the convention, you will receive instructions about how to book your hotel room. Everything is held at the Best Wester Plus hotel. We get a great low price of $105+tax (per night) including breakfast for two. It also includes free parking for those who drive. Click the button to register for the convention.
Register first. Then we will send you information about booking your hotel room at the Best Western Plus.
What's in store for this year's convention?
This schedule is subject to change without notice.
Final Night > Diamond Awards
It all culminates on Saturday evening!
Most frequent questions and answers
No. You are not required to attend the closing night banquet. Though, you will miss the Diamond Awards ceremony, a highlight of our convention. Plus, everyone else will be there in attendance. You should buy tickets to the banquet.
Yes. Registration is inexpensive as it is. We don’t have a daily rate. Regardless how long you come, the convention registration price does not change.
We’ve Held Our Convention In:
- 2023 – Cleveland, Ohio
- 2022 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
- 2021 – Niagara Falls, New York (Cancelled) [Virtual Convention]
- 2020 – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (Postponed due to Covid-19) [Virtual Convention]
- 2019 – Charlotte, North Carolina
- 2018 – Cleveland, Ohio (Merger with Chicago Playing Card Collectors)
- 2017 – Erlanger, Kentucky
- 2016 – Chicago, Illinois
- 2015 – Orlando, Florida
- 2014 – Charleston, South Carolina
- 2013 – Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2012 – Erlanger, Kentucky (Joint with Chicago Playing Card Collectors)
- 2011 – Denver, Colorado
- 2010 – New Orleans, Louisiana
- 2009 – Toronto, Canada (Joint with International Playing Card Society)
- 2008 – Las Vegas, Nevada
- 2007 – Westborough, Massachusetts
- 2006 – Montreal, Canada
- 2005 – San Francisco, California
- 2004 – Milwaukee, Wisconsin
- 2003 – Wilmington, Delaware (Joint with Chicago Playing Card Collectors)
- 2002 – Atlanta, Georgia
- 2001 – Albuquerque, New Mexico
- 2000 – New Haven, Connecticut (Joint with International Playing Card Society)
- 1999 – Cincinnati, OH
- 1998 – Toronto, Canada
- 1997 – Kansas City, Kansas
- 1996 – Las Vegas, Nevada
- 1995 – Cincinnati, OH (Joint with Chicago Playing Card Collectors)
- 1994 – Arlington, Virginia
- 1993 – Kissimmee, Florida
- 1992 – Las Vegas, Nevada
- 1991 – Cincinnati, OH (Joint with Chicago Playing Card Collectors)
- 1990 – New Haven, Connecticut
- 1989 – Indianapolis, Indiana (Joint with Chicago Playing Card Collectors)
- 1988 – Chicago, Illinois (Joint with Chicago Playing Card Collectors)
- 1987 – Cincinnati, OH (Joint with Chicago Playing Card Collector)