BICSTARI like bicycles as you know, but I also like the classic Bicycle playing cards.

There is something about the Bicycle card brand that make them the only card to use when you play cards. Bicycle Cards are manufactured by United States Playing Card Company along with many other classic brands.

Sure you can still get the standard Bicycle deck of playing cards (manufactured by the United States Playing Card Company since 1885) but there are many other options these days.

I like the simple, but cool, design of Bicycle’s Star cards. However, there is nothing cooler than the Escape Map deck – made to commemorate secret cards made in WWII.

BICMAPAbout the Escape Map cards from Bicycle: “During World War II, the United States Playing Card Company joined forces with American and British intelligence agencies to create a deck to help Allied prisoners of war escape from German POW camps. Individual cards in these decks peeled apart when moistened to reveal maps of escape routes. This new Escape Deck honors the secret circumstances surrounding the original map decks, as well any and all prisoners of war. While the cards do not peel apart when moistened, the map is visible on the front of the cards—and creates a complete map when placed in order. The Escape Deck features original artwork on the front and backs of the cards, including the face cards and jokers. These decks were printed in the USA at the United States Playing Card Company and printed on premium stock with a quality finish.”

OK, so the Escape Map cards are the ultimate in cool. Shut up and deal!

See all the card designs of Bicycle and learn more about the history of the United States Playing Card Company here.