Naipes de Truco
manufactured by Gráfica 2001 for Editorial Perfil, Buenos Aires, 1999
Carlos Gardel became the tango's first international superstar, aided by the emerging gramophone and radio industries. His portrait, seen here on the Ace of Coins, the reverse and the box, attests to his legendary status. Featuring characters and icons from the culture of the Argentine Tango, the cards were distributed with a weekly music magazine and needed to be collected over many weeks to obtain a complete set of 40 cards! A bandoneon is shown on the ace.