- Publisher: United States Games Systems (July 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0880799714
- ISBN-13: 978-0880799713
How fitting that I received this deck the day of the All-Star Game! In that spirit, I enjoyed reading the instruction booklet with its strong baseball metaphors (one reversed card warns against 'too many groupies') and refusal to take itself too seriously. The pictures and lettering are reminiscent of the Rider-Waite deck in style (without the severely dark imagery), and anyone who has seen that deck more than once will recognize that. It looks like it was fun for Robert Kasher to illustrate it, and that sense of lightheartedness is definitely contagious. (Coincidence or not, my first reading was quite positive!)
I doubt any serious tarot reader will use this as a primary deck, but for the curious baseball enthusiast or occasional reader (or both!), this deck is a great start. Non-baseball fans or international users should still enjoy using it, but to them it may be just another novelty deck. But for me, it was the perfect deck for a midsummer night's reading.