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Funny I should find this! This is quite an old photo so I don't really remember what I did. But here is the original for you: http://www.danielgphoto.com/misc/IMG_4096.JPG At a guess I just simply cropped it and boosted the aqua/blue channel (as someone suggested here)
You can avoid glare by positioning the lights so that they don't directly light the camera lens. For example, you might put card (often called a gobo) between the light and the lens. You can avoid reflections by positioning the lights outside the angles that they will reflect light back at the camera. I can highly recommend reading the book Light: Science ...
I don't think anyone here can tell you how you should compose the image -- that's entirely up to you and how you want to present the cards. If you're looking for inspiration, though, there are plenty of images of playing cards on image sharing sites like Flickr and stock photo sites like Getty Images. How you deal with glare will depend on how you set up ...
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