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Published February 17, 2023 Updated February 17, 2023

Crazyrider playing cards

Stylised portrayal of rock musicians from the 1980s.

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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.

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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.


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