The United States Playing Card Company was founded in 1867 as Russell, Morgan & Co., a printing company. The playing card business was successful enough that it was spun off a a separate business in 1894, as The United States Playing Card Company.

USPCC has owned Spanish playing card manufacturer Heraclio Fournier since 1986. In 2004 they acquired Kem Playing Cards, makers of plastic playing cards. (You can read more about playing card companies' history here).

USPCC has been a subsidiary of Jarden Corporation since 2004. The company was once based in Cincinnati, Ohio, but is now headquartered in Erlanger, Kentucky. Since the relocation, many have reported that the stocks, finishes and overall feel of their cards have somewhat changed. As a result, Ohio-made decks are now becoming more and more sought after.

A comprehensive overview of USPCC history can be found in this article.

Bicycle decks produced by the USPCC: