- A card game played as a practical joke, wherein the "dealer" throws the deck of cards in the air, and the other player must pick them up off the floor.
- 1978 July 15, Herbeck Jr., Ray, “Unleashing the Grease on an Unsuspecting Public”, in Billboard, volume 90, number 28, ISSN 0006-2510, page S-12:
- She points to a shooting board propped against the studio wall. It resembles a game of 52 card pickup which has been picked up in turn from the floor and pinned en masse to the board.
- 2010 April 30, James Rolfe, “Action 52”, in The Angry Video Game Nerd:
- You know what's more fun than playing Action 52? (holds up deck of cards) 52-card pickup. You know how you play that? (riffles deck onto floor) Pick up the cards!
- 2010 August 12, Thomson, Melissa, Keena Ford and the Field Trip Mix-Up, Puffin, →ISBN, OL 24091246M:
- Brian came into my room and said, “Do you want to play 52-Card Pickup?” and I said, “Sure!” because like I said, I love card games. Then Brian took the cards out of the box and threw them EVERYWHERE in the room. And then Brian said, “Okay, now pick them up.”
- For more examples of usage of this term, see Citations:52 pickup.