The Olympic Games from 2020 in Tokyo have finally started. The opening ceremony was celebrated today, so I will comment this deck of cards made by Heraclio Fournier in Spain in 1988, when the games were celebrated in Seoul.
It is one of my favorite H-F models, as it has really well done illustrations
of many olympic sports. There are 32 cards, although some cards
represent several similar events. For example, the card for cycling
counts for indoor and route cycling.
Some cards has short descriptions of the event(s) or categories, other have a listing of world records, both for men and women. Unfortunately, all drawings show men, it would have been great if half of the cards would show female athletes. Interestingly the box depicts a female gymnast, which does not appear in any of the cards. Probably they noticed the error and tried to correct it by choosing that cover.
The set includes a 3rd cover card with the instructions on the back. Heraclio-Fournier had another, much older, sports deck, but the drawings were made in a completely different style.
FACTS AND FIGURES:
- Name: BARAJA OLÍMPICA
- Year: 1988
- Company: Heraclio-Fournier (Spain)