Jody Eklund: Golden Spike Deck


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The Golden Spike™ Exclusive Playing Cards decks is inspired by the building of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad. Don't miss the train!

Key Features: 
  • Printed by the United States Playing Card Company 
  • Each court card and Ace card has original illustrations, capturing the feel of the era and the major players in the creation of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad
  • The tuck cases feature original illustrations and depict the Central Pacific train “Jupiter.” 
  • Design available in Black & Gold or White & Gold
Golden Spike Playing Cards are inspired by the completion of the 1st Transcontinental Railroad On May 10th, 1869. 

It was the first rail line that connected the east to the west and revolutionized transportation and commerce in a post Civil War United States. 

A Golden Spike was created as a commemorative piece to celebrate the completion of the railroad and was driven into the ground where the Union Pacific met the Central Pacific Railroad at Promontory Point, Utah. When the hammer rang out and the golden spike was driven into the ground, a new era of industry and expansion rang out across the United States. 

Each playing card deck has been illustrated using a cross hatch technique to mimic the style of engraving and lithographs that were common to the time period. 

Every card has been researched and given ample time to create and refine each illustration.