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Nana Poker

Every card carries a different cartoon image in the Manga style, expressing moods and emotions.

Nana Poker

‘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

'Nana Poker' created by Hongyi in 2003

Above: 'Nana Poker' created by Hongyi in 2003. Images courtesy Matt Probert.

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By Matt Probert

Member since March 02, 2012

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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.


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