Playing Card - Jack of Diamonds

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Item #: 352.00.0
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About GrafixMat Coasters   •   Front   •   Back Story


About GrafixMat Coasters:

Each GrafixMat® is a work of art, masterfully laser-engraved on the cork front with a unique and amusing story colorfully illustrated on its flip-side.  For a treasured gift or your own personal collection; select one or create a set of 2, 4, 6 or more from 21 themed Collections totaling more than 500 contemporary and fine art designs.  Made from eco-friendly recycled cork from Portugal and Spain, yet handcrafted in the U.S.A. GrafixMats® are so artfully designed and intriguing, we've created a hanging hole in the back of each coaster.

All Natural    •    Durable Easy Wash    •    Singles or Sets Storage Caddies    •    4 1/4" Diameter, 5/16" Thick        Green Certified

Front Design:

Jack of Diamonds Playing Card

The Back Story:

Jack of Diamonds 

The Jack of Diamonds in both English and French playing decks is popularly thought to be Hector, a mythological hero whose courageous exploits during the Trojan War were told in The Iliad, an ancient Greek epic poem. Jacks were also called “Knaves” (male servants of royalty) as early as the mid-1500s.
   Tradition plays a role in the design of standard playing cards. Today’s “court” (or face) cards first appeared in decks designed in France. Theories about which famous personalities from the past are depicted in a modern deck’s 12 face cards abound, but none is proven. Every card enthusiast – players, collectors, gamblers and
card trick performers alike – has their  favorite image.