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« on: July 08, 2008 11:15:25 AM »

I don't think this will win too many awards for the prettiest paper crafting with cards, but to me it's very special. This is the latest entry into my visual journal.

To add to the list of weird things I like/do, I collect found playing cards. I've been collecting them since 1995 as you can see by my records under the picture. I'm always surprised when I find a new one. How on earth do these random single cards get missing from their packs? You'll also see that they've been found in some pretty weird places!

So, these are copies of all the cards I have found since 1995. Scanned and shrunk down to fit into the journal. So far no duplicates! Some don't count as proper playing cards, but I like to keep them anyway.



3 Hearts: Found on a road at Uni in Preston 1995
9 Diamonds: Found on a tarmac road in Manchester centre 1996
2 Clubs: Found in Altrincham 1998
4 Spades: Found on a train to Liverpool in 2001
King Diamonds: Found on a minor road in Manchester 2002
8 Clubs: Found on a raised garden wall during a long hot walk in Madeira, August 2003
2 Hearts: Found by Olivia in her house rafters, December 2003
2 Diamonds: Found by Mike in London in a bar, 20/12/03
Russian Card: Found in Altrincham city centre, Autumn 2003
Joker (K hearts) Mike found on a night out at Old Trafford metro station after the England - Wales game, 2004
6 Clubs: Found in Cheadle at a summer school I was running, 2004
6 Diamonds: Found nestled in the mud when heading for Lost Vagueness, Glastonbury Festival 2005
9 Hearts: Found by Mike pushed into the handrail of a lift, 2006
8 Diamonds (censored - is it censored enough?*): Found on Saturday 10th June 2006 at Donnington Park while at Download Festival
3 Spades: Found by Mike in a Bristol pub 10th January 2007
Velma: Found in Manchester on a night out for Helen's birthday 27th January 2007
Ace Hearts: Found on a road near Warrington Bus Station, 31st January 2007
5 Diamonds: Found whilst car shopping in Sevilla, July 2007
12 Cups: Found in Tomares, Christmas Day 2007
8 Spades: Found by Emma & Justin New Years Day by the Bulls head Pub, Hale Barns, 2008
Go Fish Elmo: Found by the river in Andorra, Feb 2008

* I really hope this doesn't offend anyone. I think her hair is more shocking than the blurred out image! Tongue

Ha ha, welcome to a small part of my world! Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2008 11:28:44 AM »

That's beautiful, phizz!

I really have loved looking at your journal in the Journal-Along thread. This page is a great addition. I love it that you know where each card comes from. I guess I'm secretly hoping that you'll get tired of that journal and send it to me some day.  Cheesy

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« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2008 11:34:33 AM »

That is very cool! (love the porn card on the same page as Elmo LOL!)

I first heard of collecting "found cards" on an episode of Sex And The City where Carrie's love interest, Berger, collected them.  I thought it was a great quirky thing to collect.  Good luck to you on completing your deck, and great job on making a very interesting journal!
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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2008 11:36:36 AM »

Thanks! I'm so lucky I started writing them down, otherwise I'd be really stuck trying to remember. I don't have a very good memory! Cheesy

That is very cool! (love the porn card on the same page as Elmo LOL!)

I first heard of collecting "found cards" on an episode of Sex And The City where Carrie's love interest, Berger, collected them.  I thought it was a great quirky thing to collect.  Good luck to you on completing your deck, and great job on making a very interesting journal!

Thanks! I couldn't believe it when I saw that episode, I was so excited that someone else did it too! Grin

ETA: I should point out that I know he's a fictional character, I'm not that crazy. But to know other people out there had the same idea was pretty cool!
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2008 12:27:33 PM »

plainly stated, this rocks. I would totally copy you if i lived in a place where it's more common to come across playing cards. But, sadly, I do not. An so I can only sit and admire your awesome collection.

oh, and best of luck completing the deck
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« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2008 12:41:39 PM »

That's really interesting, and pretty too. Apart from the porno lady. Really, bad hair! :p
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« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2008 12:58:37 PM »

Just wanted to add that I had a nose at your visual journal, and I'm totally inspired, it's beautiful. I've never been great with words, but love the idea of keeping a journal. Why did I not think of that myself?
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2008 01:30:33 PM »

Beautiful, Phizzychick!  I do love all the different cards and where they were found. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2008 02:32:44 PM »

Thanks everyone!

plainly stated, this rocks. I would totally copy you if i lived in a place where it's more common to come across playing cards. But, sadly, I do not. An so I can only sit and admire your awesome collection.

oh, and best of luck completing the deck
Yeah, I moved to Spain last year (from King of cups onwards Wink ) I get the feeling I'm going to be only coming across the Spanish playing card suits in future, if any. They're way more popular here.
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2008 06:13:27 PM »

This is such a great idea! It looks great Cheesy I love how different the cards are
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