For a deck of playing cards, there is a well-known tale as follows.

The four suits correspond to the four seasons and the twelve picture cards to the twelve months. Add the values of all 52 cards, plus 1 for the joker, and you get 365, the days of the year."

Does someone know who first mentioned this, and when?

Then, I wonder who first found the additional interesting tale on cards; If you take the names of the thirteen card values from ACE to KING and count all the letters you'll find there are exactly 52.

Possibly Martin Gardner found the latter, I imagine.

Mitsu Matsu