Cards in a Suit

In this post, we will look at one of the playing card basics, the cards in a suit.  We will examine all the cards in each suit, how many cards are in each suit, what each card is in each suit, and more.

Cards in a suit

The Cards in a Suit

There are four suits in a deck of cards.  These suits are the Hearts, Diamonds, Clubs and Spades.  This is one of the ways that a deck of cards is divided.  (Learn more at Types of Cards in a Deck)

The cards in a suit are the Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.  Each suit gets one of each of these cards.

The Jack, Queen and King are known as the face cards.  The other cards are the non-face cards or number cards.  (See What is a Face Card in a Deck of Cards?)  Each suit has these 3 face cards, and 10 non-face cards.

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Learn more at How Many Face Cards are in a Deck?

How Many Cards in a Suit?

There are 13 cards in a suit.  These 13 cards are the Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.

Each suit gets one of each of these cards and has the same number of cards, which is 13.

See also  Types of Cards in a Deck of 52 Cards

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Card Suits Order

The order of card suits depends on the game that is being played.  For example, in the game of bridge, the suits are ranked by alphabetical order.  This makes the Clubs the lowest suit by rank, then the Diamonds, Hearts, and Spades are the highest-ranked suit.  But in poker, all card suits are ranked the same.

Which Card Suit is Highest in Poker?

All card suits are ranked the same in Poker.  Contrary to some popular beliefs, there is no suit that is the highest in Poker.

Full Deck of Cards

Here is a picture of the full deck of 52 cards with all 13 cards in each of the 4 suits.

Full deck of cards
Full deck of cards

You can learn more about the order of a deck at Order of Cards in a Deck.

Club Cards

The 13 club cards are the:

  • Ace of Clubs
  • 2 of Clubs
  • 3 of Clubs
  • 4 of Clubs
  • 5 of Clubs
  • 6 of Clubs
  • 7 of Clubs
  • 8 of Clubs
  • 9 of Clubs
  • 10 of Clubs
  • Jack of Clubs
  • Queen of Clubs
  • King of Clubs

Spade Cards

The 13 Spade cards are the

  • Ace of Spades
  • 2 of Spades
  • 3 of Spades
  • 4 of Spades
  • 5 of Spades
  • 6 of Spades
  • 7 of Spades
  • 8 of Spades
  • 9 of Spades
  • 10 of Spades
  • Jack of Spades
  • Queen of Spades
  • King of Spades

Diamond Cards

The 13 Diamond cards in a deck are the

  • Ace of Diamonds
  • 2 of Diamonds
  • 3 of Diamonds
  • 4 of Diamonds
  • 5 of Diamonds
  • 6 of Diamonds
  • 7 of Diamonds
  • 8 of Diamonds
  • 9 of Diamonds
  • 10 of Diamonds
  • Jack of Diamonds
  • Queen of Diamonds
  • King of Diamonds
See also  How Many Aces are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

Hearts Cards

  • Ace of Hearts
  • 2 of Hearts
  • 3 of Hearts
  • 4 of Hearts
  • 5 of Hearts
  • 6 of Hearts
  • 7 of Hearts
  • 8 of Hearts
  • 9 of Hearts
  • 10 of Hearts
  • Jack of Hearts
  • Queen of Hearts
  • King of Hearts

Final Thoughts

In this post, we have learned about the cards in a suit, including how many cards are in a suit, and what the cards in each suit are.