Types of Cards in a Deck of 52 Cards

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Types of Cards in a Deck of 52 Cards
Types of Cards in a Deck of 52 Cards

In this post, we will learn about the types of cards in a deck, how many different types of cards are in a deck of cards, as well as other related questions.

The Types of Cards in a Deck

The types of cards in a deck of cards are dependent on which type of cards you are looking at.  We will explore the different types below.

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Different Types of cards in a deck of 52 cards
Different types of cards in a deck of 52 cards. There are different types of values, suits, and colors.

Suits

There are 4 different suits in a deck of 52 cards.  There are the two black suits, which are clubs and spades.  And there are the two red suits, which are diamonds and hearts.  All 4 suits are:

  • Hearts
  • Diamonds
  • Clubs
  • Spades

See How Many Suits are in a Deck of Cards?

Values

When looking at just the values of the cards you are looking at the number or value of the card regardless of the suit. All the card values in a deck are the Ace, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, Jack, Queen, and King.

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When we are examining the values, there are two types of values:

  • Number cards or “spot cards”
  • Face cards or “court cards”

Face Cards

The face cards are the Jack, Queens and Kings in the deck. These are called face cards because they have pictures of people on them, in which you can see their faces.

See also  How Many Diamond Face Cards are in a Deck of Cards?

These are unique because most of the cards in a deck of cards are identified by numbers and do not have faces or persons on them.

Number Cards

The Number cards in a deck of cards are all the cards that have numbers on them and go from 2-10.  But, this also includes the Aces which stand in place of the number 1. (Is an Ace a Face Card? Or is an Ace a Number Card?)

Colors

There are two colors in a deck of cards.  There are the red cards, which are all the diamonds and hearts.  Second, there are the black cards, which are all the spades and clubs.

How Many Types of Cards in a Deck?

For the suits, there are 4 suits in a deck, the Diamonds, Hearts, Clubs and Spades.

There are 2 different colors of cards in a deck. There are red cards and black cards. The red cards are all the cards from the red suits, the Hearts and Diamonds. The black cards are all the cards from the black suits, the Clubs and Spades.

There are 13 cards in each suit. Each suit gets one of each of the same number and face cards. These cards are the Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen and King.

There are 2 types of value cards in a deck. These are the number cards and the face cards. The number cards are the cards Ace and 2 through 10. The face cards are the Jack, Queen and King cards. (Learn more at What are the Face Cards in a Deck of Cards?)

See also  How Many Aces are in a Deck of 52 Cards?

What are the 4 Types of Cards?

When referring to 4 different types of cards, you are probably asking about the different suits.  This is because there are 4 different suits in a deck of cards.  These suits are Hearts, Clubs, Spades, and Diamonds.

Common Questions

How are 52 Cards Divided?

The 52 cards are divided into four suits.  The red suits, which are hearts and diamonds.  And the black suits which are spades and clubs.

Each suit then has the same 13 cards, these are Ace through King and are the: Ace, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven, Eight, Nine, Ten, Jack, Queen, and King.

What are the 4 Different Suits in a Deck of Cards?

The 4 different suits are the red suits, which are Hearts and Diamonds, and the black suits, which are the Clubs and Spades.

  • Clubs
  • Spades
  • Hearts
  • Diamonds

What’s a Deck of Cards Meaning?

See How Many Cards are in a Deck of Cards? Why this Number? for the answer to this.

Final Thoughts

We have learned that there are different types of cards in a 52-card deck.  For the values, there are number cards and face cards.  For the suits, there are 4 suits.  These are Clubs, Hearts, Spades, and Diamonds.  And for the colors, there are black and red cards.