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Texan Palmetto

Got to be putting up a post every day to get through the stash this summer. Pretty rough estimation.

Name: Texan ’45 “Palmetto”

Date: 5.22.2009

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Being in the US, you’ll probably have some difficulty finding these in retail stores. Which means looking online adds shipping costs. Ebay and members off Decknique are probably the way to go for these. 2-4$ a deck though is decent.

Palmetto : Ace of Spades, Joker
Palmetto : Ace of Spades, Joker

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These may or may not still be in production, but the French text on the box suggests they’re quite available…in Canada.

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I wouldn’t know. I’ve only had these open for a few days. They feel like…Arrco Regulations. Arrco? What are those? It says Air Cushion. I’m pretty sure by now that we can all agree that not all air cushions are the same either. Either? watch your grammar. We won’t know for a few days. But if the finish was say, on a bicycle back card, it would be nice. But it’s a bit on the thick side. Stronger than a bicycle card(generic retail store) for sure. Probably wondering what this is based upon. I basically run shuffles, spreads, cuts and other pretty sleights on these decks until I find something that sets them apart. Pretty holistic right? Good enough for me ;–;

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○

Palmetto : Side View
Palmetto : Side View

More difficult than usual. Not bad if you know what you’re doing. Why are you playing cards with a palmetto deck anyways? Because….they’re not good for magics…?

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Pretty. Who wouldn’t want palm leaves spinning around and doing flips in their hands. Except,,there aren’t any borders. : ( At least it doesn’t look like a one-way deck. Which is good because it is.

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Palmetto : One Frame Pirouette
Palmetto : One Frame Pirouette

Taking pictures with my left hand is quite difficult. The only noticeable feature is that 6 pointed star in the middle. Everything else is blurry. Not too fun in terms of eyecandy. Yes, pirouette is an application of back design.

Comments

Palmetto : Spread
Palmetto : Spread

-So, have you noticed yet that I like using the red deck in my photos in these posts. Its because the blue ones get used in card games. Or not at all. Ever. Texan palmetto. uhm. Nothing too special to me. Face cards are standard. Ace of Spades has extra text at the bottom. Joker is the Texan Joker? Good to have in collection. People say they fan nicely…? I think they fan normally.

–Kudos ♪♫

Aristocrat Casino

Name: Aristocrat – Casino Playing Cards (‘New’ Las Vegas Club)

Date: 5.21.2009

Adding a new category: Back design. My personal opinion. ;–;

Adding a new category : Finish is now under Life.

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If you want casino cards cancelled, they’re basically free. Well at least most generic casino cards are. I was able to get these off of Spinetti’s on Ebay. Pretty sure they still carry a bunch. Uh huh. Cost is 10(10what?) per set of 5, though shipping is $7.50. Buying there gives you some sort of coupon for future purchases though. It was either a discount, or free shipping. I forget.

Aristocrat Casino : AoS, Joker, KoS
Aristocrat Casino : AoS, Joker, KoS

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Ebay stores only? Which means the supply can only decrease with time.

Aristocrat : Las Vegas Club
Aristocrat : Las Vegas Club

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Its generic Aristocrat stock, of which I am not too big a fan of. I also don’t like how it fans. See what I just did there? <__<  Club Special? Whatever that means… A good deck probably would keep flat longer than a bicycle deck, though thick usually means absorbs dust and sweat for me. Also the fact that its my favorite deck to tear up probably doesn’t help. So if you happen to use them, keep them away from me? Yes?

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○

Quite average. It works. For awhile.

Aristocrat : Look. The Ace of Hearts is being eaten.
Aristocrat : Look. The Ace of Hearts is being eaten.

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Can you say minimalistic? Text. On a white background. Who needs borders when that’s basically all you’re getting. With text. Red or Blue on White. Of course, I only picked red, since,,,you know,,,my favorite color is red…You could probably stick one of these facedown in a blank deck and get away with it.

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Aristocrat : LVC Giant Fan
Aristocrat : LVC Giant Fan

Hmm. Imagine if the text wasn’t there. Then you’d have a blank giant fan. But the text is there. So, hope you like seeing lots of L’s , La’s, and broken fragments on top, and a bunch of Ls on the bottom. Its like it spells Lalllllllll….if you were dyslexic or something. Keep in mind that the above photo is using a deck I left alone outside in sunlight for quite some time, and I cropped out my hand.

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Aristocrat : Rin
Aristocrat : Its Rin ! @ @

-Well, I won’t be picking up more of them. Because,,,they’re not super totally awesome. But they’re nice to have. For ripping corners off and in half and whatever other way you want. The jumbo index only helps since you can actually rip off a larger corner for numbered indices.