These Must Be The Most Badass Credit Cards Out There Right Now

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Credit issuers spend untold sums to design the tiny strips of plastic they know consumers will carry around for years on end – from filling up our gas tanks to scoring rewards at hotels. 

Each year the International Card Manufacturers Association rifles through the lot (along with gift, loyalty and transit cards) to award the best in design, technological innovation and, most importantly, security.

Chances are one of these winners is already stashed in your wallet. 

BEST SECURE FINANCIAL CARD: The Diamond Card Manufactured for ICICI Bank (Finalist)

BEST SECURE FINANCIAL CARD: The Ultima Visa Infinite EMV Card (Finalist)

WINNER - BEST SECURE FINANCIAL CARD: The Chase Disney Sorcerer Card

BEST GIFT CARD: Walgreens (Finalist)

BEST GIFT CARD: Walgreens (Finalist)

WINNER - BEST GIFT CARD: Walmart

BEST TRANSPORTATION CARD: Niagara Falls' I-Ride Card

BEST TRANSPORTATION CARD: Shandong's Circular Crystal Card of the Year Dragon (Finalist)

WINNER - BEST TRANSPORTATION CARD: Zhuhai Public Transportation Card, Kung-Fu Rabbit

BEST LOYALTY CARD: The Foxwoods Royal Red card (Finalist)

BEST LOYALTY CARD: The Marina Bay Sands Paiza Chairman Card (Finalist)

WINNER - BEST LOYALTY CARD: The Diamond Card

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: The Master Diamond Card (Finalist)

PEOPLE'S CHOICE: The GT Creat E-savers Card (Finalist)

WINNER - PEOPLE'S CHOICE: Marine licence Indicator Card

BEST RETAIL/GAS CARD: The Citi Drive Card (Finalist)

BEST RETAIL/GAS CARD: The Staples Rewards Card (Finalist)

WINNER - BEST RETAIL/GAS CARD: The Stein Mart Style Card

UNIQUE INNOVATION: Chase's Chase Disney Tinkerbell card (Finalist)

UNIQUE INNOVATION: The Visa Infinite Dual Currency Card (Finalist)

WINNER - UNIQUE INNOVATION: The Ritz Carlton Rewards Visa Signature Card

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