CPT (r) Tyler Merritt and Mike of Bicycle CardsWe at Nine Line Apparel are honored to have been selected as the 9 of Hearts in Bicycle’s Limited Collector’s Edition Post 9/11 Deck of 52. I, personally, am truly humbled to have been selected alongside some of the top veteran run businesses and nonprofit organizations in the country, to be part of such a unique and special commemorative collaboration, including Team Red White and Blue, Go Ruck, Black Rifle Coffee Company, and numerous other reputable organizations.

I remember back in 2003 when the “Most Wanted Iraqis” deck was launched, and the feeling it inspired in my fellow men and women of the armed services still resonates with me. It put faces to the names of those enemies of the free world whom we were fighting against, and unified us in the plight against evil. It reaffirmed the villainous character of our enemies, forever reminding us of the atrocities that they committed, and the reasons why we were at war.

Now, 16 years later, the Post 9/11 Deck serves in a similar manner for veterans like myself. It shows how those of us who made it off the battlefield embraced the American dream for which we had fought. It exemplifies the patriotism that burns bright in our hearts, even after our contracts of service in the military have ended.

Big and Rich proclaim their favorite card is the 9 of hearts at the Grand ol' Oprey

Big and Rich proclaim their favorite card is the 9 of hearts at the Grand ol’ Oprey

Launched on March 26th at a private event in Nashville, the cards have already proven to be a hit, not only within the military and veteran community, but among all patriotic Americans. Alongside my fellow Frontline Leaders, I was proud, as I always am at these types of gatherings, of the comradery that naturally emanated through the crowd. There we were, together, all part of something profoundly unique and special, sharing in our mutual love of America, perseverance through war, and brotherhood even upon returning home.

Though the deck of cards quickly sold out on both Bicycle’s website and on Amazon, more will be hot off the press soon. This is sure to be a deck as memorable, if not more so, than the Most Wanted Iraqis deck of 2003.



Nine Line Apparel is an American Clothing Company with American made Apparel and Accessories- Veteran Owned and Operated.