A giant deck of playing cards has been unearthed by workers and earthmovers. Two workers in hard hats observe from above. It’s a big deal.

Archaeological digs often result in amazing finds that reveal much about history and past civilisations. There was a discovery not so long ago that the giant heads of Easter Island extend deep into the ground with bodies attached.

To my knowledge, a monolithic deck of cards hasn’t been found yet, but should there be one, this is how I imagine it might look, with neatly dealt hands of five cards spread by the deck. It could be the beginning of a large game of Euchre, though no trump card has been turned up, so it either didn’t get that far or it could be an alternative game, such as (Go) Fish.

As for the beings that would be using such a large deck of cards, I can’t say what they would look like, suffice to say they would have to have had very big hands. It can also be concluded that because it wasn’t a game of solitaire being played, there must have been more than one of these giant cardholders.

The playing cards that I’m most familiar with is the Queen’s Slipper brand. These cards usually have either a blue or red cross-hatch pattern on the back. When deciding which colour to use here, I went with red because a blue tint was applied to the distant dig area and there that may have been too much blue otherwise.

When I was at primary school, we had a very large deck of cards that were difficult to hold because of their size, especially having small hands at that age. Still, these cards were not quite as large as the ones pictured above.

In Australia, we have lots of big novelty items, such as the big pineapple, big banana, big prawn and more. I’m not aware of any roadside big deck of cards. Alas.