About 52 Plus Joker

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Founded in 1985.

We facilitate the collection and trading of antiquevintage and modern collectible playing cards & other related ephemera.

Today, collectible playing cards are found everywhere including online, in auction houses, at antique shows, flea markets, garage sales, in grandma’s attic, and most importantly, by exchanging decks through a premier collector club such as 52 Plus Joker.

In 2018, 52 Plus Joker officially merged with the Chicago Playing Card Collectors club making us the largest playing card collector’s association in the world.

52 Plus Joker seeks and welcomes new members whether they are experts or novices to playing card collecting.

Our membership is comprised of:

  • Antique Card Collectors
  • Vintage Card Collectors
  • Modern Card Collectors
  • Singles Collectors
  • Illustrators & Designers
  • Manufacturers
  • Producers
  • Magicians
  • Cardists
  • Kickstarter Backers
  • Gamblers
  • Historians
Tom Dawson, Lenny Schnier and Judy Dawson