Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Real People: Politicians

Jokers with political figures on them is a section inside the Real People part of the joker collection.  It starts with a George Bush Jr as the joker.

George Bush Junior Joker
George Bush Junior Joker

Here's a page with eight different George Bush Juniors on it plus one Bill Clinton because they are from the same deck and belong together.

Here's Al Franken and then Ted Kennedy.

Here's a mix of US and foreign politicians as jokers. It's Al Gore in the top row, George McGovern in the middle of hte middle row, and UK"s Margaret Thatcher in the middle of the bottom row.
Before we leave US presidents, here's the joker from a deck published by Alfabet, Inc. and made by United States Playing Card Co. c.1972, called “The President’s Deck,” featuring   Richard Nixon (Kings), Pat Nixon (Queens), Spiro Agnew (Jacks), and Hubert Humphrey and George Wallace (Jokers). The Joker Poster from the US Museum of Playing Cards has one of the jokers on it. Dawson, The Hochman Encyclopedia of American Playing Cards, p.229, P13; Fournier, Playing Cards, North America 232.

This is a page of the bad boys of history. I don't like them.

 And some more political jokers.

I'm still having trouble identifying some fo these people, Take a look at this page with all its questions:  Questions about some real people jokers.

There are other related sections to come such as real people entertainers (like Elvis Jokers), sports, and other Real People.  Sign up for email updates

Monday, July 22, 2019

Statues on Jokers

These jokers are pictures of statues, they are part of the artsy section.  The related sections: 
  1. Beautiful art jokers, classic, digital, and  flowers, fruit, mermaids
  2. Card-themed Jokers (YES, this is intentional) 
  3. Mystical, deathly, and devils. Pirates too.
  4. Masks
  5. Statues - This is the article you are reading here!

Here are the statue jokers (updated 12/2020): there are 70 today.

The first set shows classic Greek and more modern statues erected on rocks, in fountains, and well, just erected! 

The top two corners are jokers (I think) from Randy Butterfield's deck "Rome".

 If you look at the top right on this page, you'll see a statue. The two to his left are part of the same set which explains why a picture and a building are here in the architectural section.

Here were about 60 statue jokers (10/31/2020).
Want to see more jokers? I'd suggest these related sections: 
  1. Beautiful art jokers, classicdigital, and  flowers, fruit, mermaids
  2. Card-themed Jokers (YES, this is intentional) 
  3. Mystical, deathly, and devils. Pirates too.
  4. Masks
  5. Statues - this article with 70!
  6. Topsy Turvy Jokers

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Jokers with Swords

My jokers with swords section starts with  two jokers where the four suits are designed into the picture. The shield of this ferocious green fighter shows that he fights for the hearts, spades, clubs, and diamonds, regardless of their color.  Note his manly mustache and yellow curls!

On this joker, the suits have been collected onto his sword.

Here's a video that I just made that walks you through my 85 jokers with swords. Oh, this group has been expanded to become jokers who fight so while many have swords, others are wrestlers, some have other medieval weapons, and some have old or modern firearms.


The long weapon in this Jolly Joker's hand is a medieval pole axe used to stab, slash, and pull horseman down from their horses.  Thanks to Ronald Kruijmel of the "Joker Collectors Group" on Facebook for pointing me towards the term halbards

This fighter to my eye looks to be outfitted more for a parade than battle, is holding a halbard in one hand and has a sheathed sword attached to his belt. 

Halbard-Holding Jolly Joker
Halbard-Holding Jolly Joker

A halberd is also called a halbard, halbert or Swiss voulge). It's a two-handed pole weapon popular in the 14th and 15th centuries. The halberd consists of an axe blade topped with a spike mounted on a long shaft. It always has a hook or thorn on the back side of the axe blade for grappling mounted combatants.

World Joker Soldier with a halbard

Now for the ensemble shots of these fighting jokers.

Here's a section with more modern fighters.

Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers
Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers
Bicycle Monster Playing Card Jokers

These next two jokers are in this fighter's section although they've clearly brought guns to a knife fight.   Anyone know anything about them?

Here's the back.

This last page has 9 more variations (there's two in previous pages) of this soldier with has banner and sheathed sword.

What jokers to look at next?
Maybe jokers with swords is a type of sports joker?
Or related to standing jokers?
Or jokers of history? (OOPS, just realized that I'm years later posting about how I've split the Real People jokers inter entertainment, statues, history, and others. Stay tuned for this too!!!)

Thursday, July 11, 2019

Sports Jokers

Inside the sports section, there are a number of sections: golf, baseball, American football, basketball, bowling, racing, and last, my beloved football.

First, golf jokers. Here's my most interesting golf joker. It's an early Nintendo jokers (NOTE. I need to figure out how to recognize the word Nintendo when written in Japanese.)

This joker was a difficult one to categorize since I thought about the glamour girl category for her, but I decided, despite her long naked legs, to put her in the golf section of sports since she’s on a club.

Early Nintendo Golf Joker
Early Nintendo Golf Joker

 Here's 20 golf jokers in one picture.  The most interesting by far is in the second row, the fifth one in. It's a Nintendo jokers of a lady astride a golf club.

Golf Jokers

Here's seven more golf jokers.

The baseball and American football sections are below.

And the American football section....

Car Racing Jokers (yes, there are also racing cars in the vehicle section of the travel section which need to be photographed and added to the blog but here's the travel section from a few year ago.)

 Basketball Jokers!

Bowling jokers. And other such as fishing and maybe badminton.
Bowling Jokers
Bowling Jokers
 My most beloved sport is football, or soccer as they call it here in the USA.  Yes, we just won the FIFA Women's World Cup last week but sadly, I have no jokers with them on it. And yes, there is one interloper on the page below.
Soccer Jokers
Soccer Jokers

After the sports section, you might look to see the juggling jesters section.