Originally formed to cater to the interests of collectors of American antique playing card decks,
52 Plus Joker has long since broadened the scope of the club to include the collecting of playing card decks of all sorts.
The International Playing-Card Society serves its members with its journal (The Playing-Card, published bi-monthly)
plus other published material and with an annual conference. Local meetings offer more opportunities to
trade packs and exchange information with fellow members.