and we’re back. on a thursday. wonder when i’ll go on a spree with my card buying skills.
Name: Marlboro Texan
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It’s a promotional item for Marlboro cigarettes I suppose. Not highly desired. Quite cheap on eBay at times, falling in the 4-6$ range for a set. Don’t smoke cigarettes. Smoking is bad for you.
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These were released quite sometime back. But now,,,sealed sets are still readily available on eBay. Funny how that works.
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Nothing too exciting. No aircushion type dimple hole things here. You get thin cardboards with a ’vintage replica’ yellowing printing stain thing. The overall feeling of the deck is slippy. But not the typical accustomed typical new fresh of the box slippy. Probably last longer than a deck of bicycles though. I’ve bent some cards. And easily bent them back.
Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○
Thin and light. I approve. Unfortunately the rest of the deck isn’t worth using for sleights and xcms moves and stuff.
Back Design: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
It be one way. See the five pointed star? No matter how you position a five pointed star, its one way. With silly rays coming from it at varying widths. If you do a spread, the rays looks like a shooting star….sort of. At least you only see the top star so that’s ok. Multi packet cuts…looks …. Supposedly good with stars dancing around in your hand. But. Theres no borders. But the full back matches the faces. Sort of. Sort of gets a 5/10.
Top Shot : ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○ ○
I’ve spent the last week cramming Mr. Lennart Green’s Top Shot. Mr. Lennart Green, why are you so awesome? We’ll get to that another time. With basically every deck at my disposal, This is by far the worst deck to use. Top shot. Is an application of thumb pressure, and whatever sliding friction is between the top two cards. In this case, the cards slide poorly for top shot. Its like,,,you pull one, you pull them all. But not saying that top shot won’t work. It’ll work. Just Poorly.
-Texans. Not Texan palmettos. These are Marlboros. Not Texan’s 45s which I have not acquired yet. These cards depict a ’lone’ star on the back. Wow. They come in red and blue. I wish all cards could come in red and blue at some point. Little details. Really small pips. Super wide court card pictures. Rusty vintage feel(visual) to the faces and backs. it’s a reproduction. They did well enough. it’s a promo. But its easily obtainable today. They come with poker rules, wrapped in wax paper. So, the ideal use would be to apply these for poker games. Poker sleights? No. No poker sleights for you due to the odd quality of these cards.