After having done some brief research I found out that the playing card has evolved from the domino in China, changing to Money Cards. They then moved on to the Middle-East and had the suits of Coins, Cups, Swords and Polosticks (Tarot?). Southern Europe had the same suits except the Polosticks were Sticks since they didn't know of Polo. The suits we are all familiar with today (Club, Heart, Spade and Diamond) came from the French in the 1470's.
Inked in my Sketchbook with Photoshop manipulation 6 x 7.5"