There are tons of threads about cards on here, I think a lot of it is personal preference. I find modianos a little stiff, I prefer copag/desjgn/kem. I recently got a setup of Fourniers, they are really nice to handle, not too stiff, but stiffer than copags and desjgns and kems.
The problem with recommending cards is that you can't just "get samples" like you can with chips. I suppose they will send you one or two free cards, but without a full deck to shuffle, it's pretty pointless I think. I will say that caragails has a house brand as well as a bicycle brand of very inexpensive plastic cards. These are nice for the money, but are only available in one style I believe.
No matter what, someone at your home game will complain about the plastic cards and request the cheap bicycle cards sold in drug stores.