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Commodore Amiga Playing Cards


A few years back, novelty playing cards made a big comeback.  There have always been playing cards used for advertising, nude ladies, or other crucial industries, but a few years ago novelty cards got popular again when they became political.  There were cards depicting terrorists, a while deck of unflattering pictures of President Bush, and the like.  It seemed like everyone was in the novelty card business for a while.

I don't actually remember where these Amiga cards came from, but I think that these may actually precede the boom in novelty cards from five years ago.  What's kind of nuts is that they exist at all.  The Amiga died on the vine in the early 90's, yet Amiga product and conventions continued for years after.

Petro Tyschtschenko is a German who was the paladin of the Amiga legacy for a while.  For those long years when the Amiga had no clear owner, he'd find inexpensive ways to keep interest in the platform alive.  Every Amiga convention he'd swagger through the halls in Santa Claus fashion giving away Amiga keepsakes, and these playing cards were one of the best.

The cards depict every production model of Amiga, including a few that never saw the light of day.  Kind of fun if you're a geek - and if you don't care, at least you can play cards to pass the time while your Amiga friends bore you to death.

If you want a set, they're unduly expensive as they were a very limited run.  You can occasionally find them at the dwindling number of Amiga dealers out there.

Software Hut lists the cards as in stock


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