Wednesday, December 25, 2013

#362 HERACLIO FOURNIER – GRAN PRIX and ESTRELLAS NBA (1988)



I have observed, that most of the card decks that I have presented in this blog come from Austria (Piatnik) or Germany (various manufacturers), so I decided to give today a try to two Heraclio Fournier’s quartets.

They are “technical” quartets, the first one deals with Formula 1, the second one with NBA players.

Both decks are already 25 years old, and the pictures show a very different sport from what we can see nowadays. The cars look completely different, and some teams competed with only one car, in some cases quite amateur-made, but also the basketball players, with those haircuts. Check the spectators in the game which can be seen in some cards! And also amazing, that Karem Abdul Jabbar was still playing at a very high level when he was 41 years old!

GRAN PRIX 


This quartet has 8 families with 4 cards each. They show formula ones and formula 3000 from around 1987. Below each car is the name of the pilot, and then, we have 5 parameters to challenge other car: Engine, Cylinders, Power, RPM and Weigth. Some cars are much worse than others, so the quartet is not very well designed.


ESTRELLAS NBA (NBA STARS)


Again a quartet with 32 cards, although they are not ordered in families. They’re simply numbered from 1 to 32.

In this case, each card is an NBA player, and there is at least one player from each team in the 1987 season. The Boston Celtics and the L.A. Lakers have three players each, buth other teams only have one player represented in this game.

The cards have 6 parameters, although one of them cannot be compared, these fields are: Age, Heigth, Position, Points (avg. per game), Rebounds (avg. per game) and Assists (avg. per game). This is a great quartet to play with, since each card has strong and weak points, and you can choose your play accordingly to the card you have. If the player is very tall, he is more likely to have a good average in rebounds, if it is a base, might have a good assists average... One of my favourite decks by HF.





FACTS AND FIGURES:
  • Name: GRAN PRIX and ESTRELLAS NBA
  • Year: 1988
  • Company: Heraclio-Fournier (Spain)

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