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Published July 03, 1996 Updated June 20, 2022

Baraja Boxeo

Baraja de Boxeo, c.1930.

Spain Sports 1930

Baraja de Boxeo, c.1930

Dempsey Martinez

Above: nine cards from a Boxing pack which has advertising for chocolate on the reverse. The variety of postures coupled with the interesting suit symbols helps to animate the design. The coins are referred to as 'Colección de Monedas' and depict coins from various parts of the world. The sword symbols are replaced by miniature boxers: thus on the nine the odd number of symbols is made up by the inclusion of a referee. There was a companion Football pack issued around the same time.

Images courtesy of José Manuel Murcia.

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By Simon Wintle

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Curator and editor of the World of Playing Cards since 1996. He is a former committee member of the IPCS and was graphics editor of The Playing-Card journal for many years. He has lived at various times in Chile, England and Wales and is currently living in Extremadura, Spain. Simon's first limited edition pack of playing cards was a replica of a seventeenth century traditional English pack, which he produced from woodblocks and stencils.


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