# How Many Spades Are In a Deck of Cards? (52 Card Standard Deck)

If you are new to a deck of cards or card magic, you might not know, how many Spades are in a deck of 52 cards?  This post will answer that and some other related questions you might have as well.

In this post, you’ll learn how many Spades are in a deck of cards, what all the Spades cards are, and you will be able to learn how playing cards work.

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## How Many Spades are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

The exact number of Spade cards in a deck of cards is 13.  This is because there are four different suits that make up a complete deck.  They are Hearts, Club, Diamonds, and Spades.

Each of these suits has a total of 13 cards each.  These are one of each of the number cards and face cards, Ace through King.  These are the Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, and King. (You can learn more about how a deck works at A Deck of Playing Cards Explained)

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There are 13 Spades in a deck of 52 cards.

Understanding Playing Cards

Here are two videos that teach how playing cards work.

Understanding Playing Cards
An Introduction to Playing Cards

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## What Are All the Spade Cards in a Deck?

The 13 Spade cards in a deck of 52 cards are as follows:

## How Many Ace of Spades are in a Deck of Cards?

There is one Ace of Spades in a deck of cards.  This is because there are 4 ace cards total in a deck.  Each of the four suits has its own ace.

## How Many King of Spades are in a Deck of Cards?

There are 4 suits in a deck.  Each deck gets one of the 13 value cards which are Ace through King.  So, the Spades get one King.  This means there is one King of Spades in a deck of cards.

## How Many Jack of Spades are in a Deck of Cards?

There are 4 Jacks in a deck of 52 cards.  Each of the 4 suits has one Jack each.  So there is only one Jack of Spades in a deck of cards.

On most playing cards there are actually 3 spades that appear on the Ace of Spades. Although there are always the same number of pips (pictures of the suit) as the value of the card in the center of a card, there are also the two pips that are in the corners underneath the number or letter that represents the playing card.

In the case of the Ace of Spades, there is one Spade pip in the center of the card, but then there are two more spades underneath the A letter that appears in the corner.  If you look at the image above of the Ace of Spades you will see what I mean.

This means there are actually 3 spades that appear on the Ace of Spades.

## How Many Black Spades are in a Deck of Cards?

Since all the Spades are already part of the black cards, which include all the spades and clubs, there are 13 black Spades in a deck of cards.

## What is the Probability of Getting a Spade from a Deck of 52 Cards?

The probability of getting a spade from a deck of 52 cards is 1/4 or 25%.

This is because there are 13 spades cards in a deck of 52 cards.  So there are 13 chances out of 52 to get a Spade card, which is 13/52 or 1/4.

Find out more about card probability at Playing Card Probability Explained.

## How Many Black 3s are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

There are two black 3s in a deck of 52 cards.  This is because there are two black suits, the Spades and the Clubs.  Each suit has one of each value card, so each of these suits has one 3.

So, the two black 3s are the 3 of Clubs and the 3 of Spades.

## Is there a 12 in a Deck of Cards?

There is no 12 in a deck of cards.  Instead, after the number 10, the cards become face cards instead of the numbers 11, 12, and 13.  Instead of the number 12, the Queen is used in the same place that a 12 would be.

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## Why is There a Joker in a Card Deck?

Here, you can find out more about the Joker card and why it appears in a deck.

## Conclusion

We have seen that a standard deck of cards is composed of exactly 13 spades.  These are the 13 values Ace through King, with each value only being used once per suit.