The Strange History of Playing Cards

Why are Aces high instead of Kings? Where did the four suits come from?

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What do George Washington, Doc Holliday, and Spiderman (i.e., Tobey Maguire) all have in common?

They all enjoyed a good game of cards.

Most of us are accustomed to the standard 52-card deck with its four suits.

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