After painting, the artist then put a coat of varnish over each card.
Jacquemin Gringonneur was a French painter commissioned in 1392 by Charles VI of France to produce three sets of tarot cards.
It explains the dating codes printed on USPCC’s aces of spades at the time they were manufactured.
From competing at snap as a child, to all night poker games in college, to trying our luck at blackjack in Vegas, cards elicit memories involving friends, excitement and usually good times.
The earliest surviving playing cards date from the 15th century, bearing images of animals, plants, birds, and flowers.
During the Medieval era, cards were associated with sorcery and black magic, and often a full deck was thrown into the fire before a witch burning.
Cards arrived in Europe sometime in the late 14th century, likely passing through the major port of Venice.
A key piece of evidence in this theory is a 15th-century document called the "Chronicles of Viterbo," which indicates that playing cards with various numbers and suit designs arrived in Italy in 1379.