The original playing cards were supposedly printed in the 70s for the gaming tables, but never saw any ‘real action’. They were immediately sold in the gift store thereafter. The classic Jerry’s Nugget playing cards were made from top of the line US Playing Card Company card stock, that is not available today, which makes the cards much thicker. The U.S.P.C. also used a chemical finish then, which is also not available today – due to environmental reasons.
Jerry’s Nugget playing cards were printed in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then were driven to the North Las Vegas casino via trucks where they sat in storage for many years. The highly prized playing card eventually sold out in the summer of 1999. Jerry’s Nugget Casino does not have any plans to reprint them either.
According to Jerry’s fans, there is something different about the cards that makes them perfect for different types of moves and flourishes.
Dai Vernon, Larry Jennings, Ed Marlo, Lee Asher, Frank Simon, Chris Kenner, Earl Nelson, Dan Buck, Dave Buck, Wayne Houchin, and many other notable magicians have been seen playing with Jerry’s Nugget playing cards. The playing cards are stiff, hold their form, and are easily manipulated. Flourishers have taken a liking to these pasteboards as well.
These are reproduction PVC decks and NOT original.