Monday, January 9, 2012

58. Pinoy TEKS Cards ... Kid’s card game uniquely Filipino


These "TEKS" cards were printed for a short period and were based on the popular movie or TV series at the time it was printed.  They were sold in "sari-sari" stores or by ambulant vendors near schools because kids could not resist playing with them.  These cards were crudely made and printed on cardboard.  Like comics on cards, each card is meticulously drawn by a Filipino illustrator and were numbered from 1-60 or more to complete a storyline.

These could be traded, or played in a toss-up like manner by kids. The game relies heavily on betting which side will come up, and is decided by flicking the teks in the air. Players usually favor a specific card to use as the cards they'll flip while all the other cards are basically act as betting currency.

These cards were made in the 1970s up to the early 1980s, it measure approximately 35 mm x 46 mm. The 1960s card are a bit bigger and measure 50 mm x 68 mm. Teks are well loved by the children and very seldom would survive.   I was lucky that I was able to save some of them from my childhood days.

If you have other teks cards that you want to share email me at lumang.gamit@yahoo.com and I will post it here.

Source: WikiPilipinas

BIONIC MAN

BIONIC WOMAN

BUCK ROGERS

CHARLIE'S ANGEL

FLASH GORDON

THE FLINTSTONES

WALT DISNEY Starring GOOFY

JAMES BOND - The Agent Who Loved Me

JAWS

KING KONG

MAGICAL SHAZAM

MICKEY MOUSE

NEW KING KONG

SESAME STREET

SHADOW

SHAOLIN WOODEN MEN

THE SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN

SPACE CRUSADERS

THE STAR RANGERS

STAR TREK

SUPER FRIENDS

SUPERMAN III

BATMAN and ROBIN


SUPER RAIDERS

TARZAN

TARZAN VS the STONE PHARAOH

ULTRA SEVEN Jack 'N Poy

VARUC Jungle Man

VOLTES V

WONDER WOMAN

YOGI BEAR

The YOUNG MASTER

Magnificent ZORRO

12 O'CLOCK HIGH

DRAGON / BRUCE LEE

DRAGON / BRUCE LEE

KING KONG

KING KONG

LOGAN'S RUN

MAN from ATLANTIS

MOON KNIGHT

New KING KONG

New KOJAK

ORCA

SPACE 1999

SPIDER-MAN

SUPERMAN vs. KING KONG

SWISS FAMILY ROBINSON
SHE-DEVIL

FIGHTING FORCE

DC SUPER HEROES

HULK

D' LONGGES DAY (The Longest Day Movie)

D' LONGGES DAY (The Longest Day Movie)
ATLANTIC EXPRESS

THE DEEP

DONALD DUCK REDBEARDS

EARTHQUAKE

NEW GEMINI MAN

LOST IN SPACE


MARS RACKER

THE RAT PATROL

SWAT Part II

SCOOBY-DOO

SESAME STREET Part II

SUPERMAN VS TERRA-MAN

TENTACLES


MEN FROM UNCLE

VOLTA

WILD GEESE

ZULU DAWN



LOCAL TITLES "TEKS" CARDS

AGUILA

ASIONG AKSAYA

BRUSKO

JUAN TAMAD JUNIOR

KALIBRE .45

NEW DARNA

MR. ONE-TWO-THREE

TOTOY MAGNUM




40 comments:

  1. nice thing to remember during kid day but do you also have the card size like the playing cards size the big one.was during the seventies name was longest day or when can i find this items very nice sir

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  2. I do have some The Longest Day teks cards. You can email me at lumang.gamit@yahoo.com

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    1. wow gud naman better reply and email you na gud news naman yan

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    2. I posted some "The Longest Day" cards on this blog

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    3. The one with the lone helmet on the beach?

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  3. I would like to share this email about my blog

    Hi Po,

    I just across your blog today and i must say you have an impressive amount of stuff. Looking through it brings back many fond memories when I was a kid growing up in Manila. I am 36 now and living in Australia. I wanted to know if there is such a place in Manila where I can visit when I come back?

    Again, thanks for bringing me back to my childhood and mabuhay to you and your family...

    Cheers,
    Michael

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    Hi Michael,

    Thank for your email. I am glad that you enjoyed looking at my stuff, it was my main objective to share it with other Filipinos. You can visit the old Cubao Shoe expo, now it is like an antique bazaar. It has many nostalgic memorabilia that you can buy.

    try also visiting this sites : http://nostalgiamanila.blogspot.com/
    http://www.proudtobeawifeandmama.com/bargain-treasures-at-cubao-shoe-expo-cubao/
    http://traveleronfoot.wordpress.com/2008/06/11/a-sense-of-culture-at-cubao-expo/

    I hope this helps.

    Regards,
    Ed

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    1. nag e mail n po ako regarding sa tex card n longest day salamat po

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  4. Hello Pinoycollector,

    I found your site through a photo posted by a good FB friend of mine: Paolo Paddeu, an Italian collector of Filipino flags and symbols.

    I am an artist and currently an author of a book on Filipinos of Greater Philadelphia. I hope you'll be interested in "donating" some of the images in your blog, specially images that portray Emilio Aguinaldo and the Philippine American War. In return, I will credit you as the source under each image in the courtesy line, mention you in the acknowledgements and list your blog in the Bibliography.

    I hope you can respond by emailing me at eliseoart@earthlink.net.

    Thanks!
    -Eliseo

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    1. Sure Eliseo you can use them, just give due credit. Ed

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  5. kuya ayan thanks at nakita ko din ang longest day kahit ito lang reminds me talaga ang saya ko sa araw na ito maraming salamat po n more power ...........sa pinoy kolector

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  6. Kapag-nakita ko yung mas maliit na Longest Day teks, i-post ko dito. Regards, Ed

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    1. abangan ko po more power pinoy kolector

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  7. This is simply awesome. You now officially have one more blog follower, amigo.

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    1. Thanks Redkinoko. I am glad that you like my blog.

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    2. sir good day sa lumang gamit r selling the cards of longest day the larger one do they have complete of this 1 to 56 even just copy as what u have in this site and how much does it cost zkl_looez@yahoo.com thanks more power on pinoy kollector.........

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    3. bossing siguro bc kayo any way maghintay lang ako sa post mo na longest day maliit o malaki man sana makumpleto ko yan.........more power pinoy kolector

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    4. good day po sa inyo bossing baka may latest kayo sa longest more power sa pinoy kolector ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  8. Love your site!!

    I remember collecting and playing with these as a kid! Dati pag may nakukuha kami english na teks, tinatago talaga namin kasi rare yun eh haha, ang normal na teks namin nun yung mga tagalog na movies :)

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  9. I was so happy to see the images of these old teks. I used to play these with my cousins and I miss it. I'm 48 now and started thinking back on those games that we used to play. I really miss it. Is there a site or place that I could buy some old teks?

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  10. I have old teks from the 90's mostly tagalog movies. Even pogs and stickers from maggie noodles hehehe. I can share it to you if you are interested.

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    1. Sure, please do share them so that everyone can enjoy them. Email it at lumang.gamit@yahoo.com

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  11. Nice collection you got there! I remember I had this in my childhood years.

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  12. Hi Pinoy Kollektor,

    You have a very impressive collection of images (if not actual items) of gems from the past. I'm fascinated with vintage stuffs, I have some toys which are older than me as part of my collection. Nakakatunaw tumingin sa site nyo. Keep it up!

    More posts please :)

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    1. Thanks Milo for your compliments. You can also follow me in FACEBOOK at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pinoy-Kollektor/225049194225774

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  13. I would like to share this email from Anung of Indonesia

    Hi there.
    My name is Agung from Indonesia and I really enjoy your blog especially when it comes to your Teks Card.

    Here in Indonesia we also have similar children games like that and it is called Gambar Umbul. Literally, Gambar means picture and Umbul means flying. That is because when we played these cards, we flipped them to the air and if the cards show its picture the owner consider the winner and have the right to take over his opponent's card. So this is like social gambling games for children.

    It is very interesting to know that this game were widely played all over the world. In Japan this game is called Menko Cards.

    Nice to know you and keep posting your work. I love it.

    Regards,
    Agung

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  14. Hello,
    I have seen a few of these featuring the Phantom and I was wondering if it was possible to get hold of a few of these Teks cards? Also am after any Phantom comics that were published in the Philippines as well.

    Any help is greatly appreciated, I can be contacted at germ17@gmail.com

    Thank you and keep it up, its great to learn about these things

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  15. This is an amazing page with timeless piece of childhood memories.entertaining,stress busting,and smile - drawing! Thanks

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  16. Nakakatuwang isipin na minsan sa ating buhay ay naranasan natin na makapaglaro ng teks. Naiyak ako dahil bigla ko naalala nung kabataan ko. Madalas akong maglaro nun ng teks. Pag may bagong pelikula inaabanagan ko na agad yun sa tindahan lalo na yung Panday. Im now 41 years old. Sali mo ko sa group mo!

    jaime s. corpuz "jimmy"
    09172036191 / jmmycorpuz@yahoo.com

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  17. Hello! I have collected comic books for more than forty years, but until now, I have never, ever heard of these Tek cards! May I ask you some questions about them? Was there just one series, or mutliple series of Tek cards? What I mean is, for example, was there just one series of Tek cards numbered from # 1 all the way up to over # 600, or multiple series of Tek cards, for EACH fictional character? I am a big Zorro fan and collector, for example. So I am wondering, how many Zorro Tek cards were there? Also, were there Green Hornet Tek cards?
    What country are you in, and what country were these Tek cards made in? Why are they called Tek cards? Do you have a Tek card wrapper you could show?
    What was the name of the company that produced/-made these cards?
    Thank you!

    Phil Latter
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
    Canada

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  18. By the way, if you prefer to email me with these answers (and thank you!) that might be a better idea, as if you post the answer here on this internet page I might not see it. My email address is chromium_foil@yahoo.ca

    Oh and please folks, do not send me SPAM, or I will not answer.
    Thanks again!
    Phil Latter
    Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
    Canada

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  19. I have a complete teks of "The Longest Day" and "Captain America". Unfortunately, nalunod ito nung Ondoy in 2009. Sayang, sayang talaga!

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  20. Hi everyone! I love Teks! I used to play with these when I was young.

    Are Teks still being played in the Philippines? If so, where are people buying them and what company are printing them?

    Does anyone here know where I can buy them in the U.S. or in the Philippines?

    Thanks!

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  21. Hi Sir PINOY KOLEKTOR,
    I am Airo. I am doing a research about TEKS. I hope I can get in touch with you soon..
    Here's my email..

    swarleydent@gmail.com

    THANKS

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  22. very cool blog! reminds me so much of my childhood. thanks for posting

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  23. does anyone sell retro tex such as btx zenki ghost fighter for a reasonable price just in metro manila so we could just meet.... just want to bring back the old school days and teach my nephews what we played on when we were on their age :)
    email me - akosilempogi@gmail.com

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  24. hi pinoy kollektor thanks again for sharing your teks collection that bring back my childhood memories how I wish to save and keep my teks collection .sa sobrang addict ko nito noon sa paglalaro nakalimutan ko na papasok na pala ako sa school during my elementary days hinanap ako at pinagalitan ng nanay ko dahil ma lalate na sa klase sa galit ng nanay ko pinakuluan yung mga teks ko at pina higop sa akin ang sabaw hinigop ko naman dahil papaluin ako e ayun lasang karton ang nainom ko well anyway thank you again for sharing your nice teks collection from kingdom of Bahrain

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    1. Ang sarap balikan ang ating kabataan, ako din madalas ma pagalitan dahil sa paglalaro ng teks. Natatandaan ko pa na meron akong isang kahon ng gatas punong puno ng teks, sayang at naipatalo at nawala ng ganoon lang sa isang maghapong pustahan.

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  25. I would like to share this email that I got

    I just saw blog spot in talking about your teks collection ! I was so
    excited because I grew up playing teks in the 1970's when I was a
    child. I did not remember many of them, however, the teks that I played
    are the Longest Day ! It brought back many memories for me. Thank you
    for sharing them.

    Would you happen to know who would sell these Longest Day teks? I would
    love to have a few of them for my childhood memories as a keepsake. Let
    me know if you have any information.

    NS

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  26. This is all my childhood memories. Tanda ko nung bata ako, eto mga nilalaro ko. Jolen, lastiko, toy plastic (free sa chichirya) and TEKS. ito pnka gusto ko ang teks. I remember after school, punta agad ko sa mga school service na nag bebenta nito at sa mga sari sari store. Buti na lang , meron pa ko naitago na TEKS mga tagalog movies nga lang kc naabutan ko...

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