A few days ago I figured out how I can memorize cards. Through rote memorization.
I always had a feeling that I could recall cards quickly but I couldn’t figure out how my brain prefers to memorize them. When I tried to memorize cards, I could memorize the numbers and letters of cards quickly but the symbols threw me off if I tried to chunk all that information in my brain. I would say what card it was, like 10 of spades, king of hearts etc but it didn’t work well. Then I tried to memorize the numbers/letters and the symbols seperately and it worked!
I haven’t memorized an entire deck yet but I did memorize 26 cards in 2-3 minutes, so I would guess that 52 cards would take around 5 minutes