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The House Of Cards

Updated on September 22, 2014

Welcome To The House Of Cards

This site is all about cards. According to there are at least twenty-two descriptions of what a 'card' is. This little card shop was designed for those who seek cards without spending hours looking for the right one.

There isn't a person I know who has not had or used a card at one time or another. Cards are just as important today as they were hundreds and hundreds of years ago. Cards are a part of our history, and our future.

A House Of Cards

Playing Cards

Playing cards is a fun way to interact with friends and family. Playing cards are good fun, too. There are all types of card games, and cards. One of the oldest cards in the business is he Bicycle Playing Card. The standard card deck for everything from aces to solitaire. Regulation playing cards are 3.5 inches by 2.5 inches in size. Below is an example from Amazon. Above, is a video of what one can do with a whole lot of cards and a whole lot of spare time.

Smart Cards

A smart card, chip card, or integrated circuit card (ICC), is any pocket-sized card with embedded integrated circuits. There are two broad categories of ICCs. Memory cards contain only non-volatile memory storage components, and perhaps dedicated security logic. Microprocessor cards contain volatile memory and microprocessor components. The card is made of plastic, generally polyvinyl chloride, but sometimes acrylonitrile butadiene styrene or polycarbonate . Smart cards may also provide strong security authentication for single sign-on within large organizations.

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A lot of products and information can be found at Amazon concerning smart cards and what they can do for you.

Memory Cards

Memory cards are used to store electronic data so that it may be ported from one device to another. It is specifically designed for storing digital information. Some items, like cameras, will not function without a memory card. Below is an example of what a memory card looks like.

Gift Cards

Another form of card is called the "Gift Card." Many stores and companies offer cash certificates in the form of a card that can be purchased by one person and given to another as a gift. Amazon has a great selection of Gift Cards. Below are a few examples.

Post Cards

Also called a greeting card. A piece of paper or thin cardboard, usually folded, printed with a message of holiday greeting, congratulations, or other sentiment, often with an illustration or decorations, for mailing to a person on an appropriate occasion. Antique post cards have become quite collectible, and are often incorporated into works of art. Below are examples of collectible post cards on eBay.

Are You A Player?

There are literally thousands of definitions for the word card, as it is unparallelled in its use in terms of form and function.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy day to visit. As this progresses, cards will be added as soon as they are dealt.

Put Your Cards On The Table . . .

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    • TransplantedSoul profile image


      6 years ago

      I'm glad to see you remembered memory cards!

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      6 years ago

      What a beautiful way of linking these all together. Really enjoyed looking at all the types of cards you came up with!

    • bechand profile image


      6 years ago

      I remember the brady bunch building the house of cards ... that was awesome episode ... (the darn braclet ruined it all !) :O) - but in the end they all loved the new TV

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      7 years ago

      I am a fan of collecting baseball cards although I also go for hockey and football cards too - i loved your lens and made me think whether I might collect other types of cards in the future.

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      baseball cards... we loved old maid, the card game and authors. Actually my favorite cards were a deck of flash cards for learning animal names. It was fun learning the names of the exotic animals and seeing their pictures on the cards.

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      8 years ago

      Great idea for a lens. Will lensroll it to my T206 lens. I thought artist trading cards were a relatively new thing, but the ones you have on display look fairly old. Very cool and beautiful collectibles. Nice lens.

    • blue22d profile image


      9 years ago

      Ver creative. I just love your lens topics. Five stars to you.


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