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Published December 08, 2022 Updated December 08, 2022

Hillary Presidential playing cards, 2008

Hillary Clinton Presidential playing cards for the US presidency in 2008.

2007 USA Parody Productions Political Add to Collection
Hillary Clinton Presidential playing cards published by Parody Productions LLC, 2007

Hillary Clinton, wife of former President Bill Clinton, was a Democratic Party candidate for the US presidency in 2008. After a long and hard-fought campaign against the eventual selected candidate, Barack Obama, she conceded defeat. As part of her campaign Parody Productions LLC. produced this pack. Not dissimilar to packs such as the Bush Presidential, Kerry Presidential deck, Hillary supporters and media figures (taken from photographs) sit atop cartoon bodies, with details of their name and position beneath. The aces all show Hillary’s head with the words “Hillary for President 2008”, and the kings show her with political slogans beneath. Bill Clinton is on the jack of spades. 2 jokers show Dubya and Dick Cheney both wearing jester’s hats. An extra card informs citizens where to register their vote. See the box

Hillary Clinton Presidential playing cards published by Parody Productions LLC, 2007 Hillary Clinton Presidential playing cards published by Parody Productions LLC, 2007

Above: Hillary Clinton Presidential playing cards published by Parody Productions LLC, 2007.

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By Peter Burnett

Member since July 27, 2022

I graduated in Russian and East European Studies from Birmingham University in 1969. It was as an undergraduate in Moscow in 1968 that I stumbled upon my first 3 packs of “unusual” playing cards which fired my curiosity and thence my life-long interest. I began researching and collecting cards in the early 1970s, since when I’ve acquired over 3,330 packs of non-standard cards, mainly from North America, UK and Western Europe, and of course from Russia and the former communist countries.

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Following my retirement from the Bodleian Library in Dec. 2007 I took up a new role as Head of Library Development at the International Network for the Availability of Scientific Publications (INASP) to support library development in low-income countries. This work necessitated regular training visits to many sub-Saharan African countries and also further afield, to Vietnam, Nepal and Bangladesh – all of which provided rich opportunities to further expand my playing card collection.

Since 2019 I’ve been working part-time in the Bodleian Library where I’ve been cataloguing the bequest of the late Donald Welsh, founder of the English Playing Card Society.


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