This Kickstarter pack was published in 2016 to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the disaster that occurred at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant on 26th April 1986 - see here►
It was published in both a premium edition and a limited edition, each being limited to 2000 packs. Designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards (NPCC). In the premium edition the Aces feature external views of buildings or structures from the area; Kings depict internal views; Queens depict rusted and abandoned vehicles in the area; Jacks zoom in on particular objects (e.g. a gas mask). The Limited edition features different Jokers. See the info cards►
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An avid playing card collector since the early 1970s. While the bulk of my collection originates from the UK, Western Europe and the USA, I have always had a “soft spot” for Russian packs - in part because I studied Russian at both school and University in the 1960s, and also because it was in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest.
Chernobyl Memorial Playing Cards designed by Misery Development Ltd. / Nicolai Aaroe and printed in Ukraine by Noir Arts Playing Cards.
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