If you don't want to do that though, you might also look into removing the kernel module that supports the card you don't want. I'm not sure what you'll need to do in detail, however.
either be rude and add modprobe -R nameofmodule into /etc/rc.local
or I do not where but there is on some distro a blacklist
blcklst or the like
/etc/modprobe.blklst (you would need to find the name of this()
in which you can ban module from loading