This blog is running behind schedule due to the other things I have planned during Summer. Like AX out in LA this Thursday through Sunday. I won’t be here of course.
edit: went and punched in more into Ranking Archives
Name: Golden Nugget ‘Tax Stamp’
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Welcome back to Ebay. Please enjoy your stay. 20-40$ price range.
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Uh. Probably harder to come by than the more recent Golden Nugget decks ( the good ones ) without tax stamps. According to
The D on this deck’s Ace of Spades means the deck was created in 1962.…? Neat.
Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○
No idea what finish it is. But how does the stock add up? I’ll say its thinner than a bicycle card. But strong as ever. Quite notably ‘crisp’. Would be nice to get a new sealed deck that didn’t have a slight bend to it.
Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
Surprisingly average. Faro quality is around the cheap bicycle deck range.
Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
Yayy its another white bordered casino back with the casino logo and stuff. Bright colors. This one is red and yellow. Kinda like McDonalds. Haha. I still like it. Its ‘vintage’.__.
Anaconda Dribble: ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
The stock is too light to make this any good.
What. What are you using Golden Nuggets for cardistry and XCM for. Shame on you. A deck better suited for card magic. Obviously. (also seen in Aaron Fisher’s The Paper Engine : P)
-Took me awhile to actually get one of these off of eBay for a not ridiculous price of 20$. And then it showed up in my mailbox while I was in San Francisco. So then it stayed there eating heat for a few days. WTH. So now I’ve had to let it temperature regulate for a few days before deciding to do a post on it. Ramble ramble ramble . Its been … uhh.. neat using this deck for card magic practice. Thin cards. Nothing made today quite matches this deck. But again, wouldn’t be something I’d use (get to use) everyday. Not at the moment. Good for collecting purposes. Probably not a deck for everyone.