JOKER OF THE MONTH

Started in March 2004, there will be a new "joker of the month" added to this xpo each month.
The shown joker presents the best one that came to us in that month.

Each year we'll start with a clean sheet, but previous years will remain on xpo.

 

*** 2018 ***

JANUARY 2018

Although the deck, from which this joker comes, didn't even make it to the shortlist for Deck of the Month, the joker only had a few others to compete with. Most of the decks that we could add to our collection were antique ones that were never issued with a joker. Although we did find 2 old SN jokers, a "little devil" with "de joker" on it and a "farmers boy", those were not new for us as image and we kept them only because they had a different back than the ones that we already had in our collection. We collect the different backs by SN too.

So it was between this joker and 4 jokers that came with the NEO deck by Montenzi.NZ from New Zealand and the 4 different jokers that came with two decks that were published as "Alexandre Dumas Classics" by Bona Fide Playing Cards from Spain. Both were Kickstarter projects that we had backed in 2017, but the decks arrived this month.

Well, as you can see, this one won. There were 4 exactly the same jokers in this deck, that was published by Singapore Air, probably in 2016. The fact that there are 4 jokers, could mean that the decks were printed in Malaysia. Anyway, we thought that this character had all the ingredients of a real joker and the ones from the other modern decks didn't.

 

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