Introduced prior to 1891,
probably discontinued within a year or two of its release. This is a very rare deck.
Single cards are hard to come by (especially in red), and complete decks are seldom seen.
Proof of its rarity, or desirability anyway,
is an eBay auction that ended on October 30, 2015 for a Bird back joker, pictured below.
After 13 bids, this single card sold to a well-known playing card collector for $338.33. I
believe this is a record for a single Bicycle card!