question about numbers as indices on the courts reminded me that I haven’t
shown a Spanish suited deck here yet. In Spain decks often consist of 48 cards.
Each suit is numbered from 1 to 12. The
traditional Spanish decks have different suits than the French suits: cups,
coins, swords and clubs. In this deck these suits have been translated to
sports, so for instance the clubs are hockey sticks here and the coins are gold
For today a special oldie that stole our hearts in 1998, when we saw it on eBay. Judy Dawson was the seller. The deck was printed by the Gráficas Valencia SL and published as Cine Manual (1) in 1927. The cards show different sports and their heroes as well as actors from the silent movies. Never knew that Harold Lloyd would be “Arol” in Spanish. The cards were printed on paper. The backs have different illustrations with “Felix”, numbered from 1 to 48. In the correct order you can use this “cine manual” as a (short) finger-movie.
CLICK THE 12 TO SEE THE PIP CARDS OF THAT SUIT.