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Playing cards have been with us since the 14th century, when they first entered popular culture. Over the centuries packs of cards, in all shapes and sizes, have been used for games, gambling, education, conjuring, advertising, fortune telling, political messages or the portrayal of national or ethnic identity. All over the world, whatever language is spoken, their significance is universal. Their popularity is also due to the imaginative artwork and graphic design which is sometimes overlooked, and the “then & now” of how things have changed.

Bandana

Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002.

Bandana is an Argentine pop group formed in 2001 following the trend of teen pop girl groups established by the Spice Girls. Two different fan decks are shown on this page.  See: Wikipedia

Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002 Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002 Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002

Above: Bandana Spanish-suited Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002. 40 cards in box. Photos of pop singers posing on each card. Reverse: repeating 'Bandana' text printed diagonally.


The second deck is more colourful.

Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002 Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002 Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002

Above: Bandana Argentine pop girl group playing cards 2002. 40 cards in box. Photos of pop singers posing on each card. Reverse: group photo and text 'Bandana'.

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