Tuesday, February 10, 2009

The Language of Game Cards

Just returning from a short hiatus ... or rather a working period away from play ...
I am so far behind on my mail openings, scanning and posting of used cards that it will take some short entries to get back into the swing. and before I can properly discuss the history, integrity and breath of important cards - I have to start with some simplicity.

Submitted for your approval - or not - are gaming cards designated CCG or Custom Card Games. Being interested in many things STAR WARS I was aware that there were Japanese versions of the sets. I always though these looked really cool. It is a known fact that Star Wars creator George Lucas is a big fan of Japanese cinema so it is fitting that the Asian nation pays such homage to the series.
What I did not know - or ever expect - is to showcase POKEMON cards in all my collection. But while I was away I obtained a box of cards at a garage sale which included a binder full of these kiddie collectibles. There were a handful of them in Japanese ...

some in German ...
... some in Italian ...
and others in Spanish.

I've always appreciated the global impact of trading cards - especially as I enjoy exchanging cards with people from all parts of the world. This gives special opportunity for collectors of soccer, hockey and basketball - which are becoming badges of international greetings.

2 comments:

paulsrandomstuff said...

That's pretty neat. I never knew the Decipher Star Wars cards were sold in Japan.

dayf said...

I have binders full of those Star Wars cards. I think I might have a Japanese version floating around somewhere. I got pretty close to completing some of the sets before the cards all dried up on eBay after the last movie came out.