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Swedish Political Deck
ID#: 36
Box#: 1
Manufacturer: Esselte Wensbo
Brand:
Country: Sweden
City:
State:
Date of Issue:
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 90 x 57
Subject: Swedish politicians
Notes: Three political figures repeated on each suit as courts. 2 jokers with different political figures, 1 title card. $13.82 Q-39 of Box 26


Gal Talk Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 127
Box#: 3
Manufacturer: Crafty Productions, Inc.
Brand:
Country: China
City:
State:
Date of Issue: 2007
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System:
Standard:
Card Size: 86 x 56
Subject: Aging
Notes: Card backs are two women cartoons with the phrase "We're not old… we're vintage." Cards are still in original plastic wrapping for ease of storage purposes. Crafty Productions is based out of San Marcos, CA but the cards were made in China. $ 1.00 P-19 of Box 25.


The Three Stooges Country Club Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 499
Box#: 11
Manufacturer: Comedy III Productions
Brand:
Country: United States of America
City: Poway
State: CA
Date of Issue: 1998
Number of Cards: 56
Deck Type: Comical, Entertainment
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88 x 63
Subject: The Three Stooges
Notes: Poway, CA, Comedy III Productions, 1998. Different view of the Three Stooges caricatures on the golf course on each card. $3.00 HH-2 of Box 43


The Great Storm Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 560
Box#: 13
Manufacturer: MazalGame, Ltd.
Brand:
Country: Israel
City: Hertziliya
State:
Date of Issue: 2003
Number of Cards: 60
Deck Type: Political, Comical, Historical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88 x 63
Subject: Bin Laden, Terrorists, Israel
Notes: Hertziliya, Israel, MazalGame Ltd., 2003. Suits are bombs, crowns, dollar signs, and Eiffel tower. Courts are a strange mix of political figures, terrorists, and family people such as Diana with a baby, James, Bond, Arafat, Bin Laden, etc. Extra cards provide poems written from a strong Jewish slant. 2 Jokers 1 business card for the CEO of MazalGame included (G-2142) EE-17 of Box 40


Simon Drew's Peculiar- Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 681
Box#: 14
Manufacturer: British Heritage Ltd.
Brand:
Country: England
City: Waltham Cross, Herts
State:
Date of Issue: 20??
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Standard
Card Size: 100 x 70
Subject: Simon Drew. Illustration. Comical.
Notes: Each card is illustrated by Simon Drew with a mangled quote and the image drawn to match it. 2 Jokers. 1 advertisement card. $6.00 GG-6 of Box 42.


Habesha- Playing Cards
ID#: 736
Box#: 16
Manufacturer: Ehiopian election
Brand:
Country: Ethiopia
City:
State:
Date of Issue: 20??
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 87 x 56
Subject: Ethiopia
Notes: Cartoon like courts, and pip markings in Ethiopian characters. $6.00 JJ-14 of Box 44.


PolitiPack Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 805
Box#: 18
Manufacturer: Sky News
Brand: Vote05
Country:
City:
State:
Date of Issue:
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Comical, Political
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 86 x 60
Subject: Political Figures in 2004-2005
Notes: Each card contains a comical political cartoon figure created by Matt Buck, known as Hack. 2 jokers, two political figures, dressed as jokers. PP-15 of Box 51


Detroit Baseball Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 867
Box#: 20
Manufacturer: Parody Productions
Brand: Hero Decks Series
Country: United States
City: Cincinnati
State: OH
Date of Issue: 2006
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Entertainment, Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 87 x 62
Subject: Detroit baseball Heroes
Notes: Each card has a caricature with dates served on the team, key states and biographical highlights. 1 coupon card, 2 non-playing cards both featuring Ty Cobb. $8.00 TT-09 of Box 54


Shakespeare Deck Playing Cards (Deck 1 of 2)
ID#: 895
Box#: 20
Manufacturer: Prospero Art
Brand:
Country:
City:
State:
Date of Issue: 2005
Number of Cards: 56
Deck Type: Entertainment, Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 86 x 56
Subject:
Notes: Each card features an attributed quote in the form of insults, with color images on the aces and court cards. Deck box features a picture of Shakespeare making a comical face with "insults" branded across the bottom of the picture. Duplicate deck: see also deck number 898. This is volume 2. 2 joker cards, 2 advertisement/informational cards. $9.95 O-17 of Box 24


Playing Politics '87 or Jungle Parties Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 907
Box#: 20
Manufacturer: InterCol London
Brand:
Country:
City:
State:
Date of Issue: 1987
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Political, Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 86 x 62
Subject:
Notes: Politicians in animal format with Latinized names, spoofing the candidates for the 1987 election. Each court card includes a cartoon depiction of a political figure running for office. Deck box still in original wrappings. 2 joker cards, 1 informational card. $12.00 O-5 of Box 24


Official REDNECK Playing Cards
ID#: 942
Box#: 22
Manufacturer: American Greetings
Brand:
Country: United States
City: Cleveland
State: OH
Date of Issue: 2005
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88 x 57
Subject: Redneck
Notes: Jeff Foxworthy's Merchandise. Foxworthy is the joker. Courts "Rednecks", the same three repeated on each suit. 2 jokers. $10.00 SS-2 of box 53.


Eastern Michigan University Student Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 976
Box#: 23
Manufacturer:
Brand: Eastern Michigan University Student Government
Country: United States
City: Ypsilanti
State: MI
Date of Issue: 2010
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Educational, Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 90 x 65
Subject: EMU students discussing their dreams
Notes: Deck created featuring undergraduate students citing their aspirations for careers after college. Each card features a color photo of the student and a short quote discussing their aspirations. The deck features 2 joker cards, both students. $8.00 O-2 of Box 24


South Sea Bubble Deck Playing Cards Facsimile
ID#: 989
Box#: 21
Manufacturer:
Brand: Harry Margary--Lympne Castle
Country:
City:
State:
Date of Issue: 1972
Number of Cards: 53
Deck Type: Historical, Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 99 x 62
Subject:
Notes: Cards bare satirical portrayal of speculators involved in the South Sea Bubble of 1720. It is a facsimile of the cards originally produced. The deck contains 1 informational card explaining the historical context and publishing information and the other two are bonus comical cards. Each card in the deck has a picture that was originally made in 1720. Each picture has a caption underneath and many contain dialogue on the picture itself. Deck also contains a piece of paper explaining the historical significance of this deck and the events surrounding the "bursting" of the South Sea bubble. $18.00 O-25 of Box 24


Palladin Deck Playing Cards
ID#: 1096
Box#: 24
Manufacturer:
Brand:
Country:
City:
State:
Date of Issue:
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Entertainment, Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88 x 64
Subject:
Notes: Deck is missing deck box. Each card contains a pun off of the pip. "Eat your heart out," "Club sandwich," etc. Deck includes explanation for cards that contain a pun. Deck also includes two joker cards. QQ-29 of Box 52


Washaw Cartoon Fishing Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 1601
Box#: 38
Manufacturer: Brown & Bigelow
Brand:
Country: Unites States
City: St. Paul
State: MN
Date of Issue: n.d.
Number of Cards: 54 per deck
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Standard
Card Size: 88x63
Subject:
Notes: Cartoon double deck of fishing jokes illustrated by Warshaw; in special leather case with metal clip holding decks. 2 jokers in each deck. $20.00 of Box 5.


Your Golf Games in Big Trouble When... Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 1606
Box#: 38
Manufacturer: Ivory Tower Publishing Co
Brand:
Country: Unites States
City: Watertown
State: MA
Date of Issue: n.d.
Number of Cards: 56
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System:
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88x57
Subject: Golf
Notes: Golfing cartoon on each card, repeated on each suit. 2 jokers and 2 misc cards included. No case, wrapper only. $5.00. 524 of Box 5.


Atomic Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 1643
Box#: 39
Manufacturer: Accoutrements
Brand: China
Country: Unites States
City: Seattle
State: WA
Date of Issue: 2004
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88x63
Subject:
Notes: Political caricatures with crude text of political left figures with text by Paul Beach. 2 jokers. $6.00. 2180 of Box 5


Pictures of Babies Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 1903
Box#: 47
Manufacturer: n.m
Brand:
Country:
City:
State:
Date of Issue: 1940s ?
Number of Cards: 52
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard:
Card Size: 88x57
Subject: Babies
Notes: The face of the cards have pictures of babies with interesting expressions accompanied by a clever saying that the child might make. No joker included. The face of the cards have a fancy script either C M C or E M E. $3.00. III- 02 of Box 69.


Pawtucket Patriot Ale Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 1956
Box#: 50
Manufacturer: RIX Products LLC
Brand: made in China
Country: United States
City: Poulsbo
State: WA
Date of Issue: n.d.
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88x63
Subject:
Notes: The cards are based on the Family Guy cartoon TV series. The cards are stored in an aluminum ale can. No.2178 of Box 2.


Banksy Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 2060
Box#: 54
Manufacturer: Piantnik No. 1652
Brand:
Country: Austria
City: Vienna
State:
Date of Issue: 2015
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88x63
Subject:
Notes: Publisher by Bird Playing Cards. Design by Nicky Bird Designs. Humorous graffiti by Bird, some based on famous paintings worked into the designs. Includes information card on the Artist. 2 jokers included. $12.00. LLL-9 of Box 72.


Mr. Bean Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 2069
Box#: 54
Manufacturer: Carta Mundi
Brand:
Country: Belgium
City: Turnhout
State:
Date of Issue: 2002
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88x57
Subject:
Notes: Cards feature a Mr. Bean cartoon on each card, with a different theme for each suit, e.g. a teddy bear on the hearts suit appear in each cartoon. Includes rules for playing Black Peter. and 2 jokers. (G-1262) $5.25, LLL-15 of Box 72.


Goinf to the Dogs Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 2071
Box#: 54
Manufacturer: Authentic Products, Demarco Production
Brand: made in Mexico
Country: United States
City: Las Vegas
State: NV
Date of Issue: 1999
Number of Cards: 54
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88x63
Subject:
Notes: Sytlized English Courts with Cooledge Dogs on back p laying cards. dog on ace of spades smoking cigar; unusual use of orange in costume of courts. Minimalist black outline faces (G-1638) $5.00. 2 jokers included. LLL-17 of Box 72


Wall Street Most Wanted Playing Cards Deck
ID#: 2121
Box#: 55
Manufacturer: Parady Productions
Brand:
Country: United States
City: Cincinnati
State: OH
Date of Issue: 2003
Number of Cards: 56
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 88x63
Subject:
Notes: Second edition. French suited. Picture of executives who are seen as engaging in excessive dealings and conflicts of interest, with name and descriptive text printed under each portrait. (Online for $15.99). 2 jokers and 3 misc. cards included. JJJ-35 of Box 70.


You Know You are Over 50 When...Playing Cards Deck.
ID#: 2171
Box#: 56
Manufacturer: Ivory Tower Publishing Co
Brand:
Country: United States
City: Watertown
State: MA
Date of Issue: 1988
Number of Cards: 55
Deck Type: Comical
Suit System: French
Standard: Non-Standard
Card Size: 83x55
Subject:
Notes: Thirteen designs repeated on the same value in each suit. Male figure, so sayings related to men over 50 and how life changes. $5.00. 2 jokers and 1 misc card included. KKK-27 of Box 56

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