It can be said that the international pattern is the most commonly used type of playing card today. The pattern itself is a version of the cards that were [and still are] used in england today.
In this article, and those that follow it, I shall showcase some versions of this pattern, and compare them.
The first deck , (which we shall compre all the other decks with) is made by Waddingtons.
"Number 1" ( waddingtons) - 52c. + 2 jokers
The following deck very much speaks for itself. However, note the following features;
I - the cards are in the slim "bridge: format - ( 5.8 x 8.8 cm) , as opposed to the slightly wider "poker"format - ( 6.7 x 8.7 cm)
II- the cards are printed in 4 colors- Blue, Red, Yellow, and Black.
III-there are indexes in all 4 corners.