Playing cards were introduced to the Americas with Spanish explorers such as Columbus or Cortés.
Naipes Cardón designed by Mario Luis Rivero depicting traditional Argentine culture and identity, 2002.
Carlos Loiseau, better known as ‘Caloi’, was a cartoonist whose designs for Parliament Cigarettes were first published in the early 1970s.
The designs of these fortune-telling cards are largely taken from nineteenth century Austrian "Rural Scenes" Tarock cards.
‘Mundialito’ toy football playing cards published inside the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, 1978.
Naipes de Poker “Milonguita” featuring early Tango music score covers, Gardés Editorial, 2003.
‘Naipe Criollo Caraí Pujol’ with Gaucho designs by Julio F. Parada Seifert capturing the spirit of Argentine country life, 2005.
“Piñón Fijo” is an Argentine clown, whose real name is Fabián Gómez. He is well-known on Argentine children's television.
Promotional playing cards produced for ‘El Rodeo Talabartería’ specialising in leather goods and clothing, Buenos Aires, c.2006.
Naipes “La Estrella” Spanish-suited playing cards made for BOLS gin by Igor Domicelj, Buenos Aires, c.1954
‘Black Tango’ playing cards with photographs of dancing couples published by Gardés Editorial, 2003.
Figuritas Golazo collectible football cards from Argentina, 1973.
Naipes Truco “Únicos” with caricatures of national celebrities designed by Gerardo N. Perez, 2006.
Gráfica S.A. of Buenos Aires has produced a number of brands using the Catalan pattern.
Standard Catalan-type deck, titled "El Mexicano", by an anonymous Argentinean manufacturer, c.1980s.
Heraclio Fournier ‘Poker Nº 505’ for export to Argentina with elaborate peacock joker, c.1960.
“Tarjetas de la Felicidad” containing positive mental affirmations by Lauro Trevisan, Buenos Aires (Argentina) c.2001
“Naipes Argentinos Patagonia” with court cards depicting gauchos and native Indians, c.2000.
“Naipes Gauchescos Argentinos” with re-styled Spanish suit-symbols reflecting Argentinean culture, 2004.
“Ataque”, a card game simulating football manufactured in Buenos Aires by Vigor S.R.L., 1958.
Children’s toy cards published in Argentina by Editorial Atlántida in the magazine “Billiken”, 1964.
“Caballos Argentinos” playing cards with photographs of horses and ponies on each card.
A set of rather unusual and non-standard cartomancy cards from Argentina with religious connotations and imaginative artwork
Promotional playing cards produced for Bodegas Trapiche, designed to play Quartet games by collecting a wine bottle card with four matching glasses.
Judaism is the oldest of the great monotheist religions, parent of Christianity and Islam.