Mint set of cards based upon the extraordinary comic book series created by Alfredo Castelli and drawn by Giancarlo Alessandrini. According to the World Web Playing Card Museum, the cards were made by Modiano and published by Lo Scarabeo. I have adopted those attributions, but Modiano’s name does not appear anywhere on the cards or box. The comic book series was first published in 1982, and so the cards obviously date subsequent to that year.
The deck has 52 cards, plus 2 Jokers, one of which announces the deck, plus an extra card that depicts a full set of traditional cards. The deck also includes a paper insert in Italian that describes the deck, including this unusual extra card. The cards are slightly wide, measuring 88mm x 61mm, and come in the original box.
The cards are mint, removed from their wrapper to be inspected and photographed for this listing. The box is also “as new.”
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