‘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→
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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.
Gó Succo fruit juice promotion deck featuring Walt Disney cartoons.
Donald Duck card game © Walt Disney Productions, by Naipes Fournier, 1984.
“Werbung die Sticht” deck with artwork by Fritz Bünzli to promote advertising on playing cards by AG Müller 1982.
The Adventures of Inspector Gadget quartet game published by Fournier in 1983.
Periquito y Tontín Dominoes, featuring Feliz and Bonzo, 1920s.
Christmas Playing Cards published by Novelty Playing Cards, Syracuse, New York, 1986.
Delightful comical deck designed by Loriot, the German cartoonist and comedian, 1973.
Hamm’s Beer promotion deck with bear cartoons by Frank M. Antoncich 1968.
Ukiyo-E deck for Sanyo Enterprise Co.
Biff! Bang!! Wallop!!! family card game published by H.P. Gibson & Sons Ltd, 1939.
Capilettor cartoon playing cards published by VASS, Leinfelden, 1978.
Flintstones Happy Families by J. W. Spear and Sons, c.1960.
Happy Families by Norvic Mill, c.1920s.
Shuffled Symphonies published by Pepys Games in association with Walt Disney, 1939.
Carlos Loiseau, better known as ‘Caloi’, was a cartoonist whose designs for Parliament Cigarettes were first published in the early 1970s.
Mickey’s Fun Fair published by Pepys Games in collaboration with Walt Disney, 1939.
Gulliver’s Travels by Pepys Games, based on the cartoon film, 1940.
Mordillo Skat designed by Guillermo Mordillo, c.1979
Promotional deck designed by Ray Goossens for the Boerenbond farmers’ union, c.1968.
Skat deck for Löwen Entertainment, producers of electronic gaming machines, 1986
Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Accident Research, 1978
“Butagaz” playing cards for the French gas company, c.1976
Michelin Tyres by Waddingtons, c.1970.
Micky Mau~Mau by F. X. Schmid, 1978.
Farmyard Cries card game, designed by Racey Helps and published by Pepys Games, 1952.
Humorous playing cards designed by Carlos Garaycochea, Buenos Aires, c.2002.
One Piece Hanafuda King card set published by Beverly Enterprises Inc, Tokyo, 2010
DRRR!!, short for Durarara!!, is an anime adaptation of a Japanese light novel written by Ryohgo Narita.
Advertising deck for Mos Burger, one of the largest hamburger chains in Japan, 2015.
‘Mundialito’ toy football playing cards published inside the magazine ‘Radiolandia 2000’, Argentina, 1978.
Fred Basset card game published by Pepys in 1977 based on the cartoon strip by Alex Graham.
Cartes à Jouer ‘Astérix’ published by Ducale, 1987.
Playing Cards designed by Alvaros, published by Eduardo Carrión, Montevideo, 2000
Alice card game published by Pepys in 1952, based on the Walt Disney film “Alice in Wonderland”.
Walt Disney’s Dumbo card game published by Pepys, 1939.
“Tarot de l’An 2000” designed by Pino Zac, 1981, satirising 20th century life.
Ottakar’s Happy Families designed by Chris Burke, 2000.
Popeye Knockout No.6586 by Tower Press, c.1961.
“Habemus Boda” deck celebrating the royal wedding of Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia of Spain with cartoons by Sir Cámara
Baraja PEPLVM features cartoons by Ortuño of famous actors and actresses in roles from epic Roman movies.