Everyone needs at least one quality deck of playing cards. Once you start drinking things that don’t come in Vortex bottles when you play poker you need to step up your card preferences too. The Bicycle two-pack is fine in a pinch, or for a bit of nostalgia, but there are way better looking conversation pieces that come in 52 card packs. Chicago design studio Uusi’s Blue Blood Playing Cards aren’t just gorgeously illustrated and functional, they have a story. They’re going to eventually be printed by the US Playing Card Company on Bicycle-grade stock with magic finish, so they’ll feel similar but with a brand new paint job. What you’re really getting then is 52 different pieces of artwork for $0.22 each that you can also play with. And we though art collecting would never be fun.