Tuesday, January 06, 2009

BillyBlog Plays 52-Card Pick-Up: The Eight of Spades, A Card of Destiny

On Wednesday, December 31, I had to get stamps at the post office and headed over from home, walking north on 5th Avenue.

I picked up a dirty playing card for this feature, but the mix of wind and light snow had made it slightly dirty, so I thought I'd just photograph it on the sidewalk, instead of coming home and scanning it.

It was the Eight of Spades and I wasn't sure if I'd found it yet.

I propped it up against a fire hydrant when a gust of wind snatched it quickly away from me and threw it under a parked car. I didn't see where it landed.

Five days later, in a new year, on Sunday, January 4, I was walking south on the other side of the street when, behold:

The journey continues....

The following cards have been found previously:

The Eight of Diamonds (December 5, 2008)

The Two of Hearts and the Queen of Spades (November 1, 2008)

The King of Spades (October 26, 2008)

The Ace of Spades (September 22, 2008)

The Jack of Diamonds (September 18, 2008)

The Six of Hearts, Queen of Hearts, and Eight of Clubs (August 10, 2008)

The Six of Clubs (July 21, 2008)

The Seven of Hearts and The King of Diamonds (April 24, 2008)

The Three of Clubs (March 29, 2008)

The King of Hearts
and the Three of Spades
(February 28 and March 25, 2008)

The Ace of Diamonds (July 7, 2008)

The Jack of Hearts and Five of Hearts (July 19, 2008)

View the whole set here.

And here's the scorecard with the latest additions:

Hearts: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace
Diamonds: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace
Clubs: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace
Spades: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, J, Q, K, Ace

1 comment:

bonnie said...

Aw shucks, I found a 5 of Hearts today during the Earth Day beach cleanup at Plumb Beach. I was going to see if you could take cards other people found, but I see you already have the 5 of hearts!

Oh well!