Fournier: Toros Playing Cards

12 Mar

This deck of playing cards was printed by Fournier (Spain) in 1988. It was designed by Vinies.

These caricatural playing cards dedicated to famous toreros. A torero is a bullfighter and the main performer in bullfighting which is practised in Spain, Portugal, Mexico, Peru, France and various other countries influenced by Spanish culture. Bullfighting is a traditional spectacle in which one or more bulls are baited and then killed in a bullring for the entertainment of the audience.

In Spanish, the word torero describes any of the performers who actively participate in the bullfight. The main performer is the leader of an entourage and the one who kills the bull, being addressed as maestro (master) and his formal title is matador de toros (killer of bulls). But the word “matador” by itself is not used in Spanish. The term torero encompasses all who fight the bull in the ring (picadores and rejoneadores). 

Playing cards dedicated to bullfighting and toreros are quite popular in Spain. Traditionally many Spanish playing cards have Spanish Pattern or its variations. As bullfighting is quite brutal entertainment playing cards dedicated to it are often designed in comic (caricatural) style to reduce that feeling of brutality.

The deck: 52 playing cards + 2 Jokers + ad card.

Dimension of playing cards: 62×88 mm – 2,44×3,46 in [standard poker size: 2.5×3.5 in – 64×89 mm]

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The Ace of Spades (Swords) – Paco Camino


The 2 of Spades (Swords) – Antonio Jose Galan

The 3 of Spades (Swords) – Jose Ortega Cano

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The 4 of Spades (Swords) – Lucio Sandin

The 5 of Spades (Swords) – “Paquirri”

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The 6 of Spades (Swords) – Manolo Cortes

The 7 of Spades (Swords) – Jose Antonio Campuzano

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The 8 of Spades (Swords) – Jose Luis Palomar

The 9 of Spades (Swords) – Pepe Caceres

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The 10 of Spades (Swords) – Rafi Camino

The Jack of Spades (Swords) – “El Soro”

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The Queen of Spades (Swords) – Angel Peralta

The King of Spades (Swords) – Corro Romero

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The Ace of Hearts (Wines) – “El Cordobes”


The 2 of Hearts (Wines) – “ManiI I”

The 3 of Hearts (Wines) – “Yiyo”

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The 4 of Hearts (Wines) – Curro Vazques

The 5 of Hearts (Wines) – Jose Maria Manzanares

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The 6 of Hearts (Wines) – “Miguelin”

The 7 of Hearts (Wines) – Julio Robles

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The 8 of Hearts (Wines) – Andres Vazquez

The 9 of Hearts (Wines) – “Armillita”

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The 10 of Hearts (Wines) – “Joselito”

The Jack of Hearts (Wines) – Victor Mendes

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The Queen of Hearts (Wines) – Joao Moura

The King of Hearts (Wines) – “Antoñete”

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The Ace of Clubs (Banderillas) – Diego Puerta


The 2 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Damaso Gomez

The 3 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Espartaco

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The 4 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Roberto Dominguez

The 5 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Niño de La Capea

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The 6 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Galloso

The 7 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Emilio Oliva

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The 8 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Tomas Campuzano

The 9 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Morenito de Maracay

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The 10 of Clubs (Banderillas) – Fernando Cepeda

The Jack of Clubs (Banderillas) – Paco Alcalde

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The Queen of Clubs (Banderillas) – Manuel Vidrie

The King of Clubs (Banderillas) – Rafael de Paula

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The Ace of Diamonds (Coins) – “El Viti”


The 2 of Diamonds (Coins) – Pepe Luis Vargas

The 3 of Diamonds (Coins) – Paco Ojeda

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The 4 of Diamonds (Coins) – Joaquin Bernado

The 5 of Diamonds (Coins) – Palomo Linares

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The 6 of Diamonds (Coins) – Angel Teruel

The 7 of Diamonds (Coins) – Damaso Gonzalez

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The 8 of Diamonds (Coins) – Ruiz Miguel

The 9 of Diamonds (Coins) – Manolo Martinez

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The 10 of Diamonds (Coins) – “Litri”

The Jack of Diamonds (Coins) – Luis Francisco Espla

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The Queen of Diamonds (Coins) – Alvaro Domecq

The King of Diamonds (Coins) – Manolo Vazquez

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Joker 1 – Manolo Chopera

Joker 2 – Pedro Balaña

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This blog thanks Manuel Gámez and World Web Playing Card Museum from the bottom of its soft heart for the pictures of these playing cards and some information about them.


See other playing cards printed by Fournier (Category: “Fournier”).



Posted by on 12.03.2013 in Deck of Playing Cards, Fournier


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4 responses to “Fournier: Toros Playing Cards

  1. Antony

    31.01.2017 at 19:40

    Hi. Does anyone know where I might be bale to buy this pack?

  2. Max

    12.03.2013 at 10:53

    There are a lot of Toreros decks by Fournier (and others) but I never saw this before. It is funny!

    • Collector

      12.03.2013 at 15:04

      I agree. These are nice caricatural playing cards.
      Fournier is one of the best playing card companies and it made a lot of beautiful decks.
      I am sorry that it doesn’t print a lot of new decks (or at least reprints).
      I am glad to see you first comment here.


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