The Planets: Mercury [1 of 8] Playing Cards

Created by David Goldklang

A deck of Stellar Playing Cards — Vanda Artists Series designed by Srdjan Vidakovic.

Raised in Kickstarter
$72,307.00 / 913 backers
Raised in BackerKit
$1,740.00 / 646 backers

Latest Updates from Our Project:

Update: LE decks
4 days ago – Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 12:54:36 AM

Hey guys,

Please don't shoot me—there's one more delay on getting the LE deck orders shipped out. I just heard that the LE decks were inadvertently cello wrapped without their seals so they're carefully unwrapping, sealing, and rewrapping right now.

Fortunately, Mercury's retrograde just ended so I'm hoping there won't be any further communication problems from this point forward. As of now, the rewrapped decks should be completed later this week and fulfillment will commence next week. I'll post any new information as soon as I have it.

Thank you once again for your ongoing patience...this entire process has been as frustrating for me as for you and I promise you won't be disappointed with the final results.

The good news is that now that we've tackled a number of issues with the Mercury deck, the rest of the series should go much smoother. In fact, I already have tuckboxes printed for Venus, Earth, and Mars, and the other 4 planet boxes will be done soon. And the Venus and Earth decks have already been completed by USPC and Mars is on the production schedule so we're way ahead of timeline for the future!


Earth launch minutes away! + LE decks shipping
6 days ago – Sun, Apr 15, 2018 at 10:37:43 PM

Hey folks!

Just a reminder that the Kickstarter campaign for planet Earth launches today in just over 30 minutes from now. Hope to see you all there!

Also, the Mercury LE orders should be shipping this week (I realize I keep saying that, but I think it's true this time). I apologize again for the long delay in getting these decks sent out. Unfortunately it's been completely beyond my control and these delays do happen but the good news is that the rest of the series will not have the same issues with delayed rewards. Venus is on track for delivery by the expected timeline and the other planets are ahead of schedule already.

That's all for now but I will share the awesome new artwork for Mars and Jupiter with you very soon.

Thanks! -David

SE decks shipping + LE foil update
2 months ago – Tue, Feb 06, 2018 at 09:38:39 PM

All good news today, folks...

Mercury SE decks are shipping

We finally got the SE decks completed and over to fulfillment and US orders are shipping out today! If your order contains only SE decks (and not LE decks), then you should receive an email with your tracking number soon (if you haven't already received it). The SE decks for international orders are shipping out to our international fulfillment center as those orders will start shipping out once the decks arrive there and get processed.

LE Deck foil fixed (I hope)

I heard from Clove Street today and they received a new batch of foil today and tested it out. Apparently it is not having the same flaking issues as before and I should receive the test print in a couple days. So, if this solves the problem, which it sounds like it will, then printing of the LE decks will commence very soon.

Venus 300% funded!

In case you missed it, the Venus Kickstarter campaign launched 2 days ago and is now 300% funded! I will be posting more updates on that campaign and probably very few new updates on this campaign so as not to overload inboxes of those who are backing multiple campaigns.

That's all for now...hope you start receiving your Mercury decks soon and that you're happy with the results!

Thanks! -David

Is your shipping address correct?
3 months ago – Wed, Jan 31, 2018 at 01:21:44 PM

Hey folks,

As I mentioned in the previous update, shipping will start very soon for SE-only orders so this will be your last chance to update your shipping address if you haven't already. If you need to update your shipping address, please send an email ASAP to with your new address.

Thanks! -David

Shipping Begins + Venus Launch Date
3 months ago – Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 11:50:58 PM

Some exciting news...

Mercury SE orders ship soon

Hooray! Final assembly is underway and orders will start shipping out later this week. Standard Edition Mercury deck assembly will be completed in the next couple days and orders that contain only SE decks will begin shipping out shortly thereafter.

For those of you who ordered an LE tier, I apologize for the continued delay but we're still working to resolve the foil printing issue on the LE decks. I don't yet have an estimated date for when the LE decks will be finished but I'll keep you posted with any news I receive.

Venus launches in 6 days!

Final photography of the Venus decks is underway and the Kickstarter campaign is all set up otherwise. So, without further delay, the Venus campaign will be launching this Sunday, February 4th at 6pm PST. Set a reminder and tell your friends...I'll see you at the launch!

Thanks! -David