American Express Purple Card?

Posted by CreditCardGuru

We all know there is the Gold, Platinum, Black. and Plum Card, but is there an American Express purple card that you didn’t know about? The answer may surprise you.

Believe it or not, it’s real! There is such thing as the “purple” card. But you need to hop in a time machine and go back around 50 years to see them in use.

purple colored AmEx cardWhen Amex began issuing charge cards starting in 1958, they were actually paper, not plastic. It wasn’t until the following year that they began using plastic for their cards.

By the early sixties all credit cards (Diners Club and American Express) in circulation and use were transitioned to plastic. In ’66, both Visa’s and MasterCard’s predecessors made their debut as the BankAmericard and MasterChard, respectively.

Who thinks they should come out with a new, revamped American Express Purple card for modern times?

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  1. alan king November 15, 2009 at 1:15AM


    Lets go PURPLE…. :)

    it’d look GREAT!


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