Congress playing cards have been produced by the United States Playing Card Company since 1881, and remain the card of choice for many sophisticated bridge players. Congress playing cards have a unique "Cel-U-Tone" finish and are are stylish, long lasting, and most Congress cards are packaged in a two-deck set featuring a sturdy card box with a velour-lined pull-out tray to protect your playing cards and keep them clean and fresh for your next card party.
What is "Cel-U-Tone Finish"?
According to the manufacturer:
Only Congress cards have the incomparable Cel-U-Tone Finish. It's a Congress exclusive ... the secret of their "snap"! This unique finish resists soil and smudge, giving Congress cards and ease of handling and feel of luxury no other cards possess.