April 17



Friday afternoon usually means after work drinks together. A bit difficult at the moment, but I'll do my share and raise a glass of good old Bud in the lockdown series.
A first deck was published by the Anheuser-Busch company in 1898 at the end of the war, but this second "Spanish American War" deck (also printed by the USPCC) was published 2 years after the war, in 1900. Kings and Jacks show officers in the American army, two on each card. The aces show the different Anheuser-Busch brands. Just like in the first edition each card has a light brown picture of the Anheuser-Busch plant in St. Louis, but in this edition all 4's have a picture of a (different) American warship.

Matt Schacht: This deck also came in red, green and blue backs with a matching color slip-cover box.