Playing Card Collectors - UNITE!

April 23rd & April 24th, 2022

The APRIL 2022 Virtual Weekend

52 Plus Joker celebrates our mutual love of playing cards with a virtual weekend of grand celebration. The button below will transport you to our virtual Zoom event when it’s time.

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52 Plus Joker Presents The

2022 Virtual Playing Card Weekend

Join us online for these FREE events. Attend informative lectures, bid on auction lots, participate in the member show & tell, win prizes at the game show, enjoy the pre-show awards dinner and attend the Diamond Awards ceremony. 52 Plus Joker has a great weekend in store for you. 

All times listed in (EDT).

Saturday, April 23rd, 2022

*ALL events and times are subject to change without notice.

Sunday, April 24rd, 2022

Informative Lectures


– SAT. APRIL 23rd, 2022 @ 1 PM (EDT)

Stacey Jay Kelly, an accomplished playing card designer, welcomes us inside her fascinating world. She wants to share her passion and imagination that goes into her unique and amazing artwork. She also plans to talk about her participation with The Worshipful Company of Playing Card Makers.



– SAT. APRIL 23rd, 2022 @ 4 PM (EDT)

You may know this company for its digital entertainment systems and famous game characters like Mario and Luigi. Yet, Nintendo’s history begins with manufacturing playing cards. In this short segment, we will discover how this Japanese company made its mark on the playing card world.


SHOW & TELL: Desert Island Edition

– SAT. APRIL 23rd, 2022 @ 2 PM (EDT) 

You’re alone and stranded on a desert island. Which item from your personal collection would you wish to have along with you? Whatever you decide, be ready to show it off to everyone during this event.

Members of the audience are chosen to participate in this show and tell session. You can show us a deck of cards, ephemera, or anything playing card-related. Make sure to keep your object close by in case you’re selectedYour cooperation will make this event a success. 


– SAT. APRIL 23rd, 2022 @ 4:15 PM (EDT) 

Back by popular demand. Our famous playing card game show. Come compete in playing card-related lunacy for 52 Plus Joker club prizes.

Don’t worry. The rules are simple. We randomly select people and highlight their screens. If we choose you, then it’s game time. Are you ready to play?

Bring Your Own Food & Drinks

The Diamond Awards Pre-Show Dinner

– SAT. APRIL 23rd, 2022 @ 7 PM (EDT) –

Join us for the Diamond Awards ceremony’s pre-show dinner. Let’s dine and drink together while talking about the nominees, playing cards, life, and everything else. Turn on your camera and voice your thoughts. Everyone is invited to the party!

SATURDAY Night  > Diamond Awards

The day culminates on Saturday Night!


- SAT. APRIL 23rd, 2022 @ 8 PM (EDT) -

Deck of the Year

Which pack of cards gets crowned deck of 2021? Only the top percentage get nominated. The best of the best win.

Artist of the Year

Recognized as the most prestigious accolade given to playing card designers in the industry. The artist who wins gets bragging rights for the rest of their life.

Dawson Award

This is the highest honor 52 Plus Joker awards. This is awarded to club members who have made monumental contributions to benefit 52 Plus Joker.


Sunday, April 24th, 2022 @ 3 PM (EDT)

Playing Card Auction

We end our virtual weekend on a high note. Join us in real-time (Sunday, April 24th, 2022 @ 3 PM EDT) as we auction off 71 fantastic playing card lots. Be one of the lucky winners and take home some of these magnificent treasures.