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May 16th, 2014 · 9 Comments


This “Crazy Eights” deck comes with no indication of date or publisher.  It has perforated edges, so maybe it was sold as a sheet.  It bears images of animals carrying numerals: raccoon, bear, rabbit, pig, squirrel, lamb, duck, and kitten.  For some reason, the first four are set against a yellow background, and the last four against blue.  I like the silhouettes on the back.


(Posted by Doug Skinner)

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9 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mamie // May 16, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    Hey, that’s a beautiful card!

  • 2 Doug // May 16, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    The card thanks you.

  • 3 Norman Conquest // May 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    Perhaps that’s where the idea began for the A in your Adjective—albeit in rather crude form.

  • 4 Doug // May 16, 2014 at 9:09 pm

    Huh? I don’t see the connection.

  • 5 Norman Conquest // May 19, 2014 at 5:40 pm

    Well it’s an “A,” isn’t it?

  • 6 Doug // May 19, 2014 at 11:41 pm

    Why no, it’s a “4.” I didn’t give the world a “4djective.” If I ever have to draw an excited pig, however, I’ll study this card.

  • 7 Norman Conquest // May 20, 2014 at 2:08 am

    Pardon me, but I thought you knew I suffer from a condition called “black eye.”

    It’s a rare form of color-blindness in which the color black is perceived as yellow. But tonight someone showed me where the 4 is. I can’t see it of course, so it still looks like the pig is holding an “A.” At least I don’t suffer from the dreaded “pink-eye” because then your comment wouldn’t make sense.

  • 8 Mamie // May 31, 2014 at 10:39 pm

    It DOES look like he’s holding an A!

  • 9 Doug // Jun 1, 2014 at 8:46 am

    I can see that; but it’s not like the A I used on the cover of Adjective.

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