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Bicycle Prestige

Saturday. hahaha more bicycles!

Name: Bicycle Prestige Gold and Silver
Date: 6.13.2009

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They’re usually sold as a set. Gold. Silver. Cheapest place I can remember is about 17$ shipping included from Penguin magic. Yea…penguin. Silly penguin magic.

Prestige : The Ace of Spades is clean.
Prestige : The Ace of Spades is clean.

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Available at various online shops and eBay in the 17-22$ price range.

Prestige : 52 + Blanks + Jokers
Prestige : 52 + Blanks + Jokers

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Prestige : Macro
Prestige : Macro

So. What to say. This is probably the top of the line bicycle stock. Supposedly. Take a regular pack of bicycles. Those suck compared to these. A strong card. Stack it next to those white bordered bees. They’re just as thick. Unfortunately. Leaving it in bad weather is still a bad idea. Maybe they’ll have weatherproof cards eventually. Which can resist heat and rain. And crimping :/ This is not a thin deck of bicycles. Strength of snap will last a while. And then some. Metallic ink? Really? Even better. Quality control. Yea. It’s there.

Prestige : Thick.
Prestige : Thick.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

Prestige : Faro
Prestige : Faro

Strong. Fluid. Cards weave together naturally.

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Prestige : Uninteresting Spread
Prestige : Uninteresting Spread

Its your 808 rider back. In gold and silver. You must feel rich when using these. Or a total loser. Because these aren’t just everyday cards.

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Prestige : 2 More Colors
Prestige : 2 More Colors

Get a double. Have the person sign the gold/silver card. Change it for a quick and awesome souvenir. At least that’s what I use the gold deck for. I call it Midas’ touch. You know. King Midas. The guy who changed everything he touched to gold. Filler replacement with undercover switch. In my green bicycles on St. Patrick’s day. Because these cards do not belong in crappy bicycle decks. Must match the stock. So go for green and orange and color change those.

Prestige : My opinion leans towards black sealed bikes being awesome.
Prestige : My opinion leans towards black sealed bikes being awesome.

Comments

Prestige : Way to go.
Prestige : Way to go.

-Welcome back to the bicycle 808 series. Its gold and silver prestige today. Made for some guy in Italy or something. He has good taste. In color and stock type. Why can’t all bicycles just be like this. Oh. Then it’d be 8$ a pack. Hm. No thanks. Green bicycles are still the best value. Orange bicycles are still the best with blanks. Among other bicycles we(the royal we) haven’t got to yet. 2 deck set. Typical jokers and faces. 2 blanks instead of poker rules. Comes in a black box. Which I just use to hold other decks upright. Good for color changing. Good stock for practice and performance. Overall good. The price definitely matches up. Good for a collection. Good just to have. But I guess you’re just paying for status.

–Kudos ♪♫

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Name: PGC Professional Gambling Cards “Old and Older”
Date: 6.12.2009
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More random casino decks. Depends on what you want to pay for them.

Hoyle PGC : Let's Play Spot the Differences
Hoyle PGC : Let's Play Spot the Differences

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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.

Hoyle PGC : Boxlids.
Hoyle PGC : Boxlids.

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Hoyle PGC : Aces of Spades
Hoyle PGC : Aces of Spades Fine Print

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.

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Hoyle PGC : Faro
Hoyle PGC : Faro

Plain. I guess.

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Hoyle PGC : Uninteresting Spreads
Hoyle PGC : Uninteresting Spreads

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.

Hoyle PGC : Face Spread
Hoyle PGC : Face Spread

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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.

Comments

Hoyle PGC : It seems like an advertisement.
Hoyle PGC : It seems like an advertisement.

-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?

–Kudos ♪♫