“Grand Prix Champions” playing cards printed by Offason. Each card pictures a different F1 Grand Prix champion from history. 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.
Great Britains’s Olympic gold medallists from 1964 to 2004 published by the British Olympic Association.
Pack celebrating the rugby world champions of 2003. Produced by MMcardz.
Kum-Bak Sports, Toys & Games MFG Co., Ltd, London S.E.11
The ‘Rinker’ highly amusing snap game, c.1910.
Bull fighting card game publshed by Naipes Comas, 1969.
Majas Alfabets Spel beautifully illustrated by Lena Andersson, 1980s.
The Adventures of Sport-Billy by H. Fournier, 1981.
Boxing Greats published by KickarseCards, a compilation of boxing icons in history.
Race-Cardo published by C.W. Faulkner & Co Ltd, c.1925.
Pocket Size Bowling card game by Warren Paper Products, c.1960s.
Papita Sport Kwartet by Nederlandse Spellenfabriek, c.1975.
Card Golf published by Pepys Games, c.1960.
“Goal” Fußball Spielkarten manufactured by Ferd. Piatnik & Söhne Wien, c1930s.
Olympia Sport Quartett designed by Siegfried Riediger, 1953.
Fox & Hounds card game published by C.W. Faulkner & Co., c.1899.
Goal! (1st edition) published by Pepys games, 1960.
It’s a Goal was registered to Castell Bros in July 1939.
BMW Promo Top Trumps produced as a promotion for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Moviestars from the golden age of cinema by Offason AB of Sweden, c.2000s.
Penalty was invented by Ernesto Scola of Milan and published in the UK by Pepys in the 1960s
Waves From Around the World playing cards with photography by Aaron Chang.
Kargo or Card Golf published by Kum-Bak Sports Toys & Games, c.1930.
Fussball Quartett by Bielefelder Spielkarten GmbH, c.1958.
Les Sports quartet game designed by Paul Ordner, c.1960.
Volleyball European Championship Rummy, 1983, designed by Klaus Hennig.
Uback horse racing game patent specification, Chad Valley Co Ltd, 1922.
“Desafio” playing cards with football player caricatures, c.2000
World Cup ’98 football team pack for Paradigma Consulting Group, 2000.
Armchair Cricket by ex-professional County Cricket player Don Arnold was first marketed by Norfolk House Enterprises in 1983.
Angler Skat manufactured by VEB Altenburg, c.1981
Dutch playing cards promoting the annual International Four Days of Walking Event held in Holland, 2016
90 Minutes Playing Cards by IPC Magazines 1993.
Derby Day race game published by Parker Games’ English subsidiary at Ivy Lane, London, from 1908 to around 1920.
“Hunter’s Bridge” playing cards by ASS depicting animals and associated symbols of hunting, c.1976.
“D’Ye Ken John Peel” by Greta Games, Carlisle, c.1920.
‘Selección Nacional de Fútbol’ playing cards published in Mexico by Novelty Corp de México S.A. de C.V., 2002.
100th anniversary of the Club Nacional de Football, Uruguay, 1999.
Kargo golf card game manufactured by Castell Brothers Ltd for Pepys Games, c.1936.
Figuritas Golazo collectible football cards from Argentina, 1973.
Kikit is an indoor football game made by De la Rue, c.1920.