Morgan-Greer Tarot

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Title

Morgan-Greer Tarot

Description

78 cards + a title card + an artist's "about" card, with a fold-out LWB and a 94 page softcover companion book, packaged together as a set in a cardboard shelf box. The deck itself also has its own tuck box. Also included with the set is a fold-out "spread sheet" of the sort that was often included in U.S. Games tarot sets of this period.

The cards measure 7 cm wide x 12 cm long. The cardstock is very flexible, with a glossy coating that is prone to stickyness, making it a challenge to shuffle the deck at first. The glossy finish is also prone to fingerprints and smudges.

The card backs are blue with a pattern of white stars. The pattern is almost, but not quite, completely reversible.

Strength is VIII and Justice is XI. The Fool is numbered 0.

Suits are Rods, Pentacles, Cups, and Swords. The court cards are Page, Knight, Queen, and King.

The minor arcana are scenic in the RWS style.

The Morgan-Greer tarot was originally printed by Morgan Press in the 1970s and then picked up by U.S. Games in 1979, but this copy is much more recent, with a copyright date of 2004. This copy was printed in Italy (and has the glossy, sticky finish that is common to Italian-printed USG decks of this vintage). Interestingly, the LWB lists copyright years of 1979 and 1993, respectively, though 1993 doesn't appear anywhere else on the deck or packaging.

On a personal note, I wish that the male figures in this deck didn't resemble 1970s porn stars. Perhaps it's the mustaches.

Creator

Greer, Bill
Morgan, Lloyd

Publisher

U. S. Games

Date

© 1979, 2004

Relation

The Book of Tarot by Susan Gerulskis-Estes, © 1981, ISBN 0880792779

Format

78 cards

Language

English

Type

RWS

Identifier

ISBN 088079593X (set)
ISBN 0913866911 (deck)

Citation

Greer, Bill and Morgan, Lloyd, “Morgan-Greer Tarot,” The Osborne Tarot Collection, accessed March 31, 2020, http://tarot.zerosummer.org/items/show/400.

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