Trump playing cards do not trump other cards.

I spend the last week scouring eBay and this is all I have to show for my work? Haha. What. Whatever. Decided that deck review posts are going to end up on Mon/Wed/Fri for the rest of however long my summer Break lasts. Which is about 5 more weeks. Before going back to HMC hell/purgatory/void.

Name: Trump Playing Cards (Hoyle)
Date: 7.17.2009

Hoyle's Trump Deck
Hoyle's Trump Deck


Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
I picked these up through an Ebay dealer. For uhm..1.50$ a deck. Cheap price for a cheap deck.

Trump : Ace of Spades = Minimalistic
Trump : Ace of Spades = Minimalistic

Availability:  ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Made in China. I don’t know how available these are in the US. I’ve never actually seen/heard of them before. Not that they’re anything special.

Trump : These 3 are truly Jokers.
Trump : These 3 are truly Jokers.

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Trump : Plastic is bad.
Trump : Plastic is bad.

Onward with the nothing special. They are plastic coated. Like really plastic coated. Like, they feel more plastic than Absolut Vodka cards or Alladins or Streamlines or whatever. But not as plastic as those clear Bicycle cards. These are still paper based. Its an odd touch though. You won’t get fans or decent spreads or anything. But everything else like Anaconda Dribbles and springs are decent. They also seem to hold bends when crimped/sprung. Not too good.

Trump : A little inconsistent after use.
Trump : A little inconsistent after use.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Trump : Faros fine.
Trump : Faros fine.

It works. But its not a natural start. Once started, the faro continues easily, but also ends…slow. Like choppy slow, but it still falls together.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Trump : Back design.
Trump : Back design.

Ooh, a new back design. Available in red and blue. One color. Good centering. Overall good.

Trump : Available in Red/Blue Poker Size Standard
Trump : Available in Red/Blue Poker Size Standard

Haunted Pack: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Trump : Can you see the thread?
Trump : Can you see the thread?

Threadwork. Plastic makes this deck too heavy to slide ..consistently, easily. You can still pull it off though. It just won’t look good.

Comments

Trump : uhhhhh
Trump : uhhhhh

-Trump playing cards. What a good name. Too bad the deck doesn’t match up. Made in China…ahhh everyone run away from this deck ahhhh. ahem.  A lot of other decks out there trump this deck. Like all the decks out there. Except BCG. Those still are the definition of suck. Not much to say here. Only fans of pure plastic might get a kick out of these cards.

–Kudos ♪♫

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4 thoughts on “Trump playing cards do not trump other cards.”

  1. 6 more weeks, not 5….i would know cuz it’s 4 more weeks of research + 2 weeks of vacation (but if you’re counting the week that you guys do training, then it’s 5 for you xP)

  2. I have a deck of arrco deck of cards and on the box it says Mr fun cadaco. same design on the box and the back of the cards. I cant find anything on them. when did arrco come out with mr fun cadaco playing cards.

  3. I have a pack of ‘Trump’ brand made by ‘Hoyle Products Inc’ advertising the now defunct Pan Am airline (from which one can deduce the pack was made between 1971 and 1991). This pack clearly states ‘Made in the USA’ . The pack is, as you say, cheap quality. A shame because Hoyle (at the time part of Brown and Bigelow) generally produced fairly decent quality cards, I can only assume that the ‘Trump’ brand was their economy brand. definitely not a brand to seek out!

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