Over the last month ive collected 3 new decks of cards:
a Bicycle pack of Tragic Royalty face deck, which used a tim burton style design
a Mix deck which resembles a cassette tape and comes in a cassette case
and a Fantastique deck which does exactly what i wanted to make: it has a 52 frame animation printed on the back which works in a flip book style.
I've also been doing a few tests and sketches in my sketchbook working on ideas for my pack of cards.