Rider-Waite tarot deck by Pamela Colman Smith. Standing the test of time with influences from Qabbalah and the Occult, the Rider-Waite Tarot is the world’s most popular tarot deck among readers, seers and collectors alike. Once considered revolutionary, the Rider-Waite® deck has become the most popular tarot deck in the world, and has set the standard for hundreds of other tarot decks. The cards were drawn in 1909 by Pamela Colman Smith under the direction of Arthur Edward Waite. Smith’s vibrant drawings transformed the standard tarot deck. 3″ x 5″ cards.