Oscar Peterson Playing Cards
This smoothly finished deck of cards utilizes four of Peterson's most celebrated carvings as counters and suites. 56 Card deck features a Hellbender Decoy from 1930, a Rainbow Trout Decoy from 1935, a Blue Gill Decoy circa 1925, and a Walleye Decoy from 1936. Two informational cards about Peterson and his work and two Fish Decoy Jokers are
included in each pack.
Oscar Peterson Playing Cards honor and illustrate the works of one of America's most distinctive decoy carvers.
Born of Swedish parents in 1894, Oscar Peterson was an outdoorsman who spent his youth hunting and fishing in the lower Michigan Peninsula. He eventually settled in Cadillac, Michigan and was active as a wilderness guide in the area all his life. Peterson's involvement with decoys began as a child and continued his entire life. He spent nearly fifty years carving and painting with a fluency, industry and imagination unique to the art form.