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Published November 17, 2022 Updated November 18, 2022

Hulk playing cards

Issued to coincide with the release in 2003 of the American superhero film, The Hulk.

2003 USA United States Playing Card Co. Marvel Advertising Comic Books Movies & Film Sci-Fi Superheroes Add to Collection

There is no sign of the Marvel character’s human origins in this pack, merely of his transformed state due to a “freak lab accident”. Thus, the colour green predominates! There is a certain amount of repetition in the designs – six different images on the court cards (rather than 12), the same nine images used for the numeral cards in each suit, but four different Aces and two different Jokers. It is curious how closely the surname of the principal actor in the film, Eric Bana, resembles that of the character he played, Bruce Banner, alias the Hulk! See the box

Hulk playing cards made by USPC Co., Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2003 Hulk playing cards made by USPC Co., Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2003

Above: Hulk playing cards made by USPC Co., Cincinnati, OH, USA, 2003. 52 cards + 2 Jokers + 2 extra cards in tuck box. Size: 63 x 88 mm. THE HULK Movie: ©2003 Universal. THE HULK: TM & ©2003 Marvel.

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By Roddy Somerville

Member since May 31, 2022

Roddy started collecting stamps on his 8th birthday. In 1977 he joined the newly formed playing-card department at Stanley Gibbons in London before setting up his own business in Edinburgh four years later. His collecting interests include playing cards, postcards, stamps (especially playing cards on stamps) and sugar wrappers. He is a Past President of the Scottish Philatelic Society, a former Chairman of the IPCS, a Past Master of the Worshipful Company of Makers of Playing Cards and Curator of the WCMPC’s collection of playing cards. He lives near Toulouse in France.


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