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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

Life/Finish: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

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 ♪♫

Absolut Deck

Its Monday, post earlier, since I’m gone during the evening. I find that the average post takes me about half an hour. Not bad for a time commitment of sorts.

Name: Absolut Deck
Date: 5.25.2009

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At the time of this post, Ebay is your only bet. Average cost of these decks is usually sitting in the 10$ range. I was able to get 5$ a deck on ebay…but that’s just me. They used to be cheaper. Supposedly. They probably won’t stay cheap though. Production stopped a few years back and such.

Absolut : Aos, Joker, Court Cards, Ad Card
Absolut : Aos, Joker, Court Cards, Ad Card

-The Court Cards; they be holding drinks. Difference betweens suits is the pips on their outfits. The Joker’s all out. AoS Is a little on the bold side. Ad Card is a nice addition for ad/collectible purposes.

Absolut : Pips have drink recipes on them.
Absolut : Pips have drink recipes on them.

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Ebay again. And diminishing supply.

Absolut : Absolut Hold Recipe
Absolut : Absolut Hold Recipe

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The finish. Its PLASTIC. Plastic means it basically lasts forever. Unless you’re willingly crimping them. Don’t do it. After a month of use, dropping it on a table, the deck still lands full flat. No odd bends to them. Pretty good if you want to have something to use forever. Pretty bad if you want to do fans and spreads. Pretty good if you want to do cuts and XCM. Pretty bad if you want a non plastic deck. On a side note, the box is kinda unstable. Like the lid. Don’t do box flips. The cards come flying out.

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They’re PLASTIC. Plastic is bad.

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Absolut : Back + AoS
Absolut : Back + AoS

Blue and silver in a white border. Vodka bottle in the middle. Uhm. That vodka bottle in the middle makes it one way. So do all the clubs and spades running north to south. But that’s not why you’re using them of course. Pretty. I told my friends there were hearts on the back
They didn’t see them behind the vodka bottle. .. .. .. Still. Kudos to Absolut for a good advertising product.

Center Double: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○

Absolut : Easy does it.
Absolut : Easy does it.

Plastics cards are super thin. In addition they ‘stick’ to each other. Doubles don’t get any easier then this. Well, at least the center double I use.

Comments

Absolut : Spread
Absolut : Spread

-Absolut Vodka. I wouldn’t drink these cards, since… I don’t drink. But they have drink recpies on them. 10 of them. Repeated on all four suits. Not that you would use this deck for drinking games or anything. Plasticky. Good for XCM, unless you count fans and spreads as XCM. Rarara…uhhh I personally like them. I don’t need more though since they last.