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Stardust Casino (2006 closing)

Its Wednesday. Such a very lazy summer. Still have about 4-5 weeks left of nothingness. I’m in South Pasadena though this Saturday. Then I’m in San Diego Sunday through Wednesday. Then I’m in Little Tokyo on Aug 15. and if things go well I’ll be in  Las Vegas on the 22nd. and maybe a few other places .—.

Stardust : 2006 Closing Edition
Stardust : 2006 Closing Edition

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Hygrade Pan Set

Another random card from my stash.

Name: Hygrade Pan Set
Date: 6.6.2009

Cost: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
A Pan set picked up for about 6$ off of Ebay. Doubt you’d be able to find another one of these ever.

Hygrade : 4 Aces
Hygrade : 4 Aces

Availability: ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
One Star availability…haha. Pan sets aren’t usually easy to come by because…they’re not typical decks of playing cards. You get J,Q,K,A and like 2- through 6 to make 40 card packs. 8 Sets per box means, this set has… uhh. 640 cards?

Hygrade : Fanning Powder Spread
Hygrade : Fanning Powder Spread

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Kinda hard to classify. When I picked it up, like all old casino cards, even if they’re new, if they’re opened they clump. Horribly. So I recently picked up fanning powder. And revived them… and now…they’re good for eye candy, but little else. A little of the soft side. Who knows what ‘finish’ they have. The dimples give an air cushion effect, but its like…missing the springyness of a bicycle card, but it still has some snap on the edges. None of this really matters though , .. Unless you come across another set.

Hygrade : Fanning Powder Faro Spread
Hygrade : Fanning Powder Faro Spread

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○
Quite easy. Has more ‘plastic’ flow than a bicycle deck, which leans towards the ‘paper’ side.

Hygrade : Revived from the dead.
Hygrade : Revived from the dead.

Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
Available in Red and Blue. I personally like it because it mimics the aristocrat deck that I don’t have yet. : X yay for fake aristocrats. Fake? Well, its good enough for me. Plus I have a whole stash worth, so I can use them for practice.

Hygrade : Modified Aristocrat?
Hygrade : Modified Aristocrat?

Hot Shot Cut: ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
Not enough snap left to make it worthwhile. Still works, but barely.

Comments

Hygrade : Another Card
Hygrade : Another Card

-Really Random. Probably what is labeled a ‘one-shot’ back design. Who knows that that little insignia thing in the middle is. I don’t. But having a ‘practice’ card is always worthwhile. What else…The red on the faces isn’t like that bright bicycle red, its more typical to the dark ‘casino’ red. Pan set means 40 cards, so no 8, 9, or 10 spots for you : ( Well. All in all. I’d use these. At least more than some of the other decks I have.

–Kudos ♪♫