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Pin-Ups Playing Cards by Piatnik - A Glamorous Trip Down Memory Lane

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Pin-Ups Playing Cards by Piatnik - A Glamorous Trip Down Memory Lane

$7.99 USD
 per 

Pin-Ups Playing Cards

Step back into the Golden Age of glamour with Piatnik's Pin-Ups Playing Cards. These cards are a celebration of classic Pin-up art, offering a torrid mix of brilliant studio portraits, kitschy postcards, and nostalgic magazine covers. Each card in this deck features iconic bombshells and starlets of yesteryear, including:

- Anita Ekberg

- Brigitte Bardot

- Rita Hayworth

- And a host of other justly forgotten starlets enjoying their moments of fame

Each card captures the essence of the classic Pin-up era, offering a delightful blend of glamour and nostalgia.

Crafted by Piatnik, a company celebrated since 1824 for their exceptional playing cards. This set is a testament to their traditional craftsmanship and contemporary design.

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David Phares
pinup playing cards

Love the cards; particularly the Vargas ones and the photographs.

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Martin
Nice but a bit confusing

The Pin-Ups deck features standard Piatnik feel & cut. The theme veers off into 3 different directions; while worth owning, it can’t quite decide what it wants to be.
Backs are a one-way bordered movie poster for the Hayworth-Astaire film “You Were Never Lovelier.” Nicholas Bird did a different Piatnik deck of film posters; I wish this image would have been used there, and a Rita Hayworth or Betty Grable image (or the Driben painting on the tuck box) been the card back instead.
32 card faces feature paintings by well-known masters: 9 Gil Elvgren, 2 Antonio Vargas, 6 Peter Driben, 9 Enoch Bolles, 2 Pearl Frush, 1 each by George Petty, Edward Runci, Al Moore & Arthur Sarnoff. Any of these artists deserve their own deck; of course, many have that and more. Adding 22 more images from this list of artists would have created a worthy deck indeed; the difficulty would have been choosing the card back from an embarrassment of riches.
The other 22 cards feature color & black-and-white photographs of models and actresses ranging from unknown to iconic; this is an entirely different genre, not classic artwork from the golden pin-up age. Classic photos of Hayworth, Bardot, Russell, etc. are intermingled with nameless bikini beauties splashing in the surf.
Many a playing card collector is an appreciator of beauty, and there are beautiful images here. I’m just not sure if they add up to anything when taken as a whole deck.

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Based on 2 reviews
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D
David Phares
pinup playing cards

Love the cards; particularly the Vargas ones and the photographs.

M
Martin
Nice but a bit confusing

The Pin-Ups deck features standard Piatnik feel & cut. The theme veers off into 3 different directions; while worth owning, it can’t quite decide what it wants to be.
Backs are a one-way bordered movie poster for the Hayworth-Astaire film “You Were Never Lovelier.” Nicholas Bird did a different Piatnik deck of film posters; I wish this image would have been used there, and a Rita Hayworth or Betty Grable image (or the Driben painting on the tuck box) been the card back instead.
32 card faces feature paintings by well-known masters: 9 Gil Elvgren, 2 Antonio Vargas, 6 Peter Driben, 9 Enoch Bolles, 2 Pearl Frush, 1 each by George Petty, Edward Runci, Al Moore & Arthur Sarnoff. Any of these artists deserve their own deck; of course, many have that and more. Adding 22 more images from this list of artists would have created a worthy deck indeed; the difficulty would have been choosing the card back from an embarrassment of riches.
The other 22 cards feature color & black-and-white photographs of models and actresses ranging from unknown to iconic; this is an entirely different genre, not classic artwork from the golden pin-up age. Classic photos of Hayworth, Bardot, Russell, etc. are intermingled with nameless bikini beauties splashing in the surf.
Many a playing card collector is an appreciator of beauty, and there are beautiful images here. I’m just not sure if they add up to anything when taken as a whole deck.