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: PGC Professional Gambling Cards “Old and Older”
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More random casino decks. Depends on what you want to pay for them.
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A little more available I guess due to being more unknown than say….Bee casino cards. But still unavailable for mass purchases nonetheless.
Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
The boxes both say Nevada finish. Its actually quite distinguishable from other cards. What to compare it to… a more notable plastic coat,,,but not as much as uhmm,,, hmm. .. Maybe think arrco regulations if they were stiffer and didn’t fan as well. Or… aladdins(need to stop referencing things I haven’t covered yet) if it wasn’t all smooth. But lighter. Personally, theres some difference between the two decks, but that’s probably more due to age, condition, back paint, etc…than actual stock. I mean…the boxes are different, but I’m not too sure about the stock. Maybe they moved somewhere. The aceofspades seems to indicate some new management or something. Shrugs. Uhm. Very durable cards when new from box. More slip than a usual casino deck. Feels…thinner than a bicycle deck, but a little stronger.
Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
Plain. I guess.
Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○
The old box…like Bourbon street has full bleed white and logo like yesterday’s Sam’s town . Plain and easy. The next generation has a full bleed checker square like background and logos. Ugly. Kinda like bee diamond back with logos. Undesirable. Well. Pick and choose.
Hot Shot Cut: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○
Yay for hot shot cut. Only thing that stood out when I was tossing these around while wondering what to take photos of. Haha. Snappy. And since they’re light, they ’float’ for more air time. Air time. That hovering effect you get when you angle it with enough spin. Pretty.
-So today, I just picked out two decks. For fun. From my random Ebay sleuthing. Yea I know. Boring stuff. So now you can choose between (among) Gemaco, Bee, and Hoyle for your old casino cards. Fun. Had to revive the older one with fanning powder. Face cards have the hoyle court cards. Both have typical ‘casino’ red. Cards typically stay crisp. Even after all this time. Boxes are….boring. Old has full box, newer had plastic window. Good decks to carry around and use, because, they’re not worth much for anything else?