Literally a larger version of the famous ‘House of Cards’, the ‘Giant House of Cards’ featured larger cards but in less quantity. Produced to be stronger than the original and smaller ‘House of Cards’, this version was constructed from 8-ply cardboard.
Standing at seven by eleven inches there were only twenty included in the box but their size meant larger environments could be created.
The Eames Giant Cards, much like the smaller variant, used a combination of drawings and photographs with the inclusion of historical engravings. The back of the cards featured squares of brilliant color on a white background.
Much like the original version, these cards were manufactured by Tigrett Enterprises and were in production from 1953 until they ceased in 1961 when the company went out of business.
Otto Maier Verlag Ravensburg later produced their own variant after being granted the licence for the ‘House of Cards’ and 'Giant House Of Cards' to be sold within Europe, and was slightly smaller than the US version.
Packs of original Eames Giant House Of Cards are getting more and more difficult to find, especially in excellent condition. They are becoming more and more collectible and as such, more and more valuable.
|Height||11" (8.90 cm)||12" (30.48|
|Width||7" (6.35 cm)||8.75" (22.23 cm)|
|Depth||0.01" (0.03 cm)||2" (5.08 cm)|
Otto Maier produced a version in Europe which measured 4 ½ by 6, 7/8 inches. The Giant House Of Cards was made with 8-ply cardboard and cellophane.