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Marlboro Texan

and we’re back. on a thursday. wonder when i’ll go on a spree with my card buying skills.

Name: Marlboro Texan
Date: 6.18.2009

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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.

Marlboro Texan : What an awesome deck carrying leatherlike casing.
Marlboro Texan : What an awesome deck carrying leatherlike casing.

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These were released quite sometime back. But now,,,sealed sets are still readily available on eBay. Funny how that works.

Marlboro Texan : Ace of Spades
Marlboro Texan : Ace of Spades
Marlboro Texan : Court cards are vintage.
Marlboro Texan : Court cards are vintage.

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Marlboro Texan : Printing effect.
Marlboro Texan : Printing effect.
Marlboro Texan : Thinner than bicycles.
Marlboro Texan : Thinner than bicycles.

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.

Marlboro Texan : Back spread.
Marlboro Texan : Back spread.
Marlboro Texan : Face Spread. Tiny Indices.
Marlboro Texan : Face Spread. Tiny Indices.

Faro: ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ ○ ○ ○

Marlboro Texan : Faro Up
Marlboro Texan : Faro Up

Thin and light. I approve. Unfortunately the rest of the deck isn’t worth using for sleights and xcms moves and stuff.

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Marlboro Texan : Back Design is simple.
Marlboro Texan : Back Design is simple.

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.

Marlboro Texan : 52 + Jokers + History.
Marlboro Texan : 52 + Jokers + History.

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.

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Marlboro Texan : Awesome Promotional.
Marlboro Texan : Awesome Promotional.

-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.

–Kudos ♪♫

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.

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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 ♪♫