CARD FACT 2
Why does the Ace of Spades have such a big pip? Well, from 1712 onwards, newly printed playing card packs would be ornately stamped to show that tax had been paid on them... Being at the front of the deck, the Ace of Spades usually got stamped... And when the system was later changed & abolished, most manufacturers chose to keep their big-pipped Ace of Spades!