‘Nana Poker’ created by Hongyi in 2003. Every card carries a different cartoon image in the Manga style with large, wide eyes and small noses and mouths, expressing moods and emotions. The character Nana Komatsu is a small town girl who goes to Tokyo to follow her boyfriend and college friends, with the hope of having her dream life. See the box→
Member since March 02, 2012
I have adored playing cards since before I was seven years old, and was brought up on packs of Waddington's No 1. As a child I was fascinated by the pictures of the court cards.
Over the next fifty years I was seduced by the artwork in Piatnik's packs and became a collector of playing cards.
Seeking more information about various unidentified packs I discovered the World of Playing Cards website and became an enthusiastic contributor researching and documenting different packs of cards.
I describe my self as a playing card archaeologist, using detective work to identify and date obscure packs of cards discovered in old houses, flea markets and car boot sales.
A limited edition art print of the Jack of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
A limited edition art print of the Queen of Clubs 1984 woodblock joker.
Miniature cards in sheet form with Sylvanian Families characters on the courts and Jokers.
Strange facts from Robert Ripley’s ‘Believe It or Not’ books, in the form of cartoons.
“Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots” video game characters on playing cards, Japan, 2008
Two very remarkable tarots by the award winning Dutch cartoonist Marcel Ruijters.
Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck and other Disney characters on a pack made for Eastern Europe.
Traditional Italian card game with comic designs by Benito Jacovitti.
Kyoto Souvenir playing cards by Nintendo aimed at the up and coming tourist industry, 1950s.
History meets pop culture in a 36-card set that pays tribute to Lenormand's legacy and the colourful...
Men's and ladies fashion playing cards published for the Seiko Corporation by Nintendo, Japan, 1971....
Glico Almond Chocolate playing cards with designs by Izumi Tamai, produced by Nintendo, Japan.
‘Scarfes Bar’ satirical playing cards with cartoons by Gerald Scarfe, United Kingdom.
Standard international pattern playing cards made in occupied Japan, c.1950.
The Cooper Union caricature playing cards illustrated by Gerry Gersten, United States, c. 1987
Commedia dell’Carte political transformation cards illustrated by Stef van Stiphout, Belgium, 1977. ...
54 different colour photographs of steam locomotives from around the world.
Two packs of playing cards offering emotional help and support to young people.
Preposterous playing cards by Simon Drew published by British Heritage Ltd, Herts.
Figures from French history restyled for a younger audience published by Quelle Histoire, 2015.