Congress Gold & Silver Bridge Designer Series. Congress cards have been the premier bridge playing cards since 1881. Congress is a unique and beautiful array of cards - all designed to make every social gathering a special occasion with fashionable and original designs, rich colors, special gold and silver borders, plus elegant velour and stylish gift packaging. Standard (Regular) Index. 2 decks of bridge sized (2.25 x 3.5 inches) cards in a elegant velour box. Cel-U-Tone Finish. Made in Spain. Each Congress deck consists of the 52 standard cards, two jokers, and an information card describing bridge scoring. Congress cards are sold in sets of two decks: each deck bearing art complementary to the other.