The World of Playing Cards Logo
Published February 17, 2023 Updated February 17, 2023

Crazyrider playing cards

Stylised portrayal of rock musicians from the 1980s.

1985 Japan Nintendo Music Add to Collection
Crazyrider playing cards made by Nintendo, Japan, c1985

The Crazyrider (or Crazy Rider) appears to have been a rock ‘n’ roll band (and possibly also the name of a record label) in the 1980s. The stylised courts in black, red and yellow depict various musicians, with a drummer on the two Jokers. There is a non-standard arrangement of the pips on the 4s to 10s. The backs are coloured silver and black. See the box

Crazyrider playing cards made by Nintendo, Japan, c1985 Crazyrider playing cards made by Nintendo, Japan, c1985 Crazyrider playing cards made by Nintendo, Japan, c1985

Above: Crazyrider playing cards made by Nintendo, Japan, c1985. 52 cards + 2 Jokers in tuck box. Size: 58 x 89 mm.

avatar
505 Articles

By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


Related Articles

Woodblock and Stencil Joker

Woodblock and Stencil Joker

A limited edition art print of the 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Queen of Clubs

Woodblock and Stencil Queen of Clubs

A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Clubs

Woodblock and Stencil Jack of Clubs

A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.

Woodblock and Stencil King of Diamonds

Woodblock and Stencil King of Diamonds

A limited edition art print of the King of Diamonds 1984 woodblock joker.

Playing cards with prints by Sumio Kawakami

Playing cards with prints by Sumio Kawakami

Woodblock print designs created by Sumio Kawakami in 1938-9, each card having a different illustrati...

1975 Hanuman and the Five Riders

Hanuman and the Five Riders

A selection cards showing characters from the 1975 Thai-Japanese film.

1984 Opernkarte I

Opernkarte I

Humorous designs by Peter Becker on the theme of the Opera.

2006 The Chamber of 52 Cards

The Chamber of 52 Cards

Playing cards published by Peter Wood as a tribute to the rock band Genesis.

1994 Music playing cards

Music playing cards

Portraits of 13 classical music composers.

1904 So-Lah – A Game of Music

So-Lah – A Game of Music

An early 20th century domino-type musical card game by Goodall.

2008 High School Musical 3: Senior Year

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

American teen film depicting students staging their last spring musical.

1995 Guanlangaoshou / Slam Dunk playing cards

Guanlangaoshou / Slam Dunk playing cards

Basketball-themed manga animated playing cards from Japan.

1984 Le Jeu des Musiciens

Le Jeu des Musiciens

Artist Silvia Maddonni’s gently humorous take on musicians and their instruments.

2004 The Beatles playing cards

The Beatles playing cards

Two packs featuring photos of The Beatles issued by the same publisher in 2004 and 2005.

2021 Les Tontons du Rock

Les Tontons du Rock

Caricatures of rock and pop stars in black and white by Charles Da Costa.

2014 That’s Entertainment

That’s Entertainment

A deck of 55 cards celebrating 20th Century vaudeville, musicals and cabaret.

2005 Rock & Pop Legends

Rock & Pop Legends

Stunning photos of a selection of US and UK music artists.

2004 The Beatles • Yellow Submarine

The Beatles • Yellow Submarine

A colourful deck celebrating the 1968 animated feature film based on the Lennon/McCartney song of th...

1978 Wedding of Krechinsky • Свадьба Кречинского

Wedding of Krechinsky • Свадьба Кречинского

A pack of cards depicting characters from the famous play "The Wedding of Krechinsky" by Sukhovo-Kob...

1987 Sylvanian Families mini playing cards

Sylvanian Families mini playing cards

Miniature cards in sheet form with Sylvanian Families characters on the courts and Jokers.

1965 Jeu des Copains

Jeu des Copains

French popular singing stars of the 1960s.

1986 Old Met playing cards

Old Met playing cards

Old Met playing cards published by the Metropolitan Opera Guild, USA, 1986.

2015 Branle playing cards

Branle playing cards

‘Branle’ playing cards inspired by a 12th-century dance, produced by Noir Arts, USA, 2015.

2008 Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots

“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” video game characters on playing cards, Japan, 2008

1978 Banjo playing cards

Banjo playing cards

Banjo playing cards featuring the collection of Akira Tsumura, Japan, c. 1978.

1990 Jeu de cartes des Opéras romantiques

Jeu de cartes des Opéras romantiques

Costumes from four operas premiered at the Paris Opera between 1830 and 1840.

1987 Dandy Rock’n Bubble

Dandy Rock’n Bubble

56 rock and pop stars of the 1980s, issued in Denmark with bubble gum.

1955 Kyoto Souvenir Deck

Kyoto Souvenir Deck

Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.

2022 Back to the 80s Lenormand

Back to the 80s Lenormand

History meets pop culture in a 36-card set that pays tribute to Lenormand's legacy and the colourful...

1971 Seiko fashion cards

Seiko fashion cards

Men's and ladies fashion playing cards published for the Seiko Corporation by Nintendo, Japan, 1971....

1982 Flora playing cards

Flora playing cards

Flora playing cards made by the Angel Playing Card Co., Kyoto, 1982.

1960 Nippon Beer

Nippon Beer

Nippon Beer brewery playing cards published by Nintendo, Japan, 1960s.

2022 Britney Spears Oracle

Britney Spears Oracle

Britney Spears Oracle: A Deck and Guidebook to Be Stronger Than Yesterday — a card set for Britney f...

1967 Glico Almond Chocolate

Glico Almond Chocolate

Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.

1982 Panty cards

Panty cards

Panty cards designed by Hide Takagaki, Japan, 1982.

1978 Suzuki playing cards

Suzuki playing cards

Suzuki playing cards produced by Nintendo, Japan, 1978.

Kushimoto Marine Park

Kushimoto Marine Park

Kushimoto Marine Park souvenir playing cards published by Nintendo, Japan.

2010 Wagner’s “Ring” playing cards

Wagner’s “Ring” playing cards

Wagner’s “Ring” playing cards, with illustrations by Sir Arthur Rackham, published by Prospero Art, ...

2018 Bar Nightjar

Bar Nightjar

Nightjar, a destination for discerning drinkers to meet, linger and relax.

1950 Chandelier No. 55 (Nintendo)

Chandelier No. 55 (Nintendo)

Standard international pattern playing cards made in occupied Japan, c.1950.

1989 Le Jeu des 4 Opéras

Le Jeu des 4 Opéras

Characters from five famous operas brought alive in artist Silvia Maddonni’s inimitable style.

1995 Stars of Country Music

Stars of Country Music

Stars of Country Music playing cards with non-standard suit symbols, USA, 1995

1990 New Musical Express

New Musical Express

54 black and white photographs of solo singers, duos and groups popular around 1990.

1972 Loco Jumbo playing cards

Loco Jumbo playing cards

54 different colour photographs of steam locomotives from around the world.