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Grand Prix Champions

“Grand Prix Champions” printed by Offason.

“Grand Prix Champions” playing cards printed by Offason. Each card pictures a different F1 Grand Prix champion from history. See the Box

Grand Prix Champions” playing cards printed by Offason Grand Prix Champions” playing cards printed by Offason

Above: “Grand Prix Champions” playing cards printed by Offason, early 2000s. Each card pictures a different F1 Grand Prix champion from history, while the 4 jokers depict different F1 course layouts. 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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