Eva was a first for Thirdway Industries. Never before had Giovanni designed a deck with explicit nudity, and it remained his only such available deck with this feature until Odissea Mythica. But this is not Eva's only interesting quality: in a testament to its title, the court cards of this deck are entirely feminine.
This listing is for a rare unsealed versions of the decks. Eva was officially a limited run of 1,999 decks; however, Giovanni prints a few extra decks of some limited runs which remain unsealed, and are distributed as "bonuses" to his best clients. In our opinion, these unsealed decks are even more attractive than the sealed variety, as the flap printing integrates so nicely with the back of the tuck case. Also, you can enjoy the cards without feeling guilty about breaking the seal, or possibly damaging something in the process.
The tuck case features two intricate illustrations of the original sinner, each as erotic as can be without earning an "R" rating. Symbols of all kinds are also hidden throughout the design, and will only be noticed by a careful eye. Printing was handled by Clove St. Press, the leader in letter-pressing for the playing card industry.
The back design is the same found on the tuck case, except that it oozes a vibrant, blood red that truly suits the gravity of the original sin. As mentioned above, the court cards of Eva are all women, some of whom have their assets on display. The aces each feature a gorgeous pip set against a background of an alternate representation of the woman featured on the king of the same suit.
The pips are simple and elegant, and each suit features a set of hieroglyphs with a different meaning. Spades represent Pandora's Box, hearts the apple and the snake, clubs the great flood sent from Olympus to Earth, and diamonds the battle between Adam and Lilith.
This deck is available in some of our curated sets. We assemble these sets to provide a more cost-effective means of acquiring premium playing cards.