Searching for a "500 Club" chip after a great story
As your parents (and you) get older, they begin to tell you the stories they could never mention when you were a kid. I took my parents out to dinner last weekend, and my father, now 83, talked about how much he has always enjoyed going to Atlantic City.
He mentioned that as young man, he went to a club in Atlantic City -- he couldn't immediately recall the name -- where he saw Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis, Fats Domino and others.
It turns out, he was a weekend regular at The 500 Club, a mob-owned place in old Atlantic City with a 1,000 seat hall and an illegal casino in the back room. His first visit was as a teenager.
"That's great," I said. "I wasn't allowed to go down to the woods, and you were partying with The Rat Pack."
So now I'm actively looking for an old "500 Club" chip to add to my collection.
Any leads, anyone? Price / value? Availability? (Nothng on e-bay right now.)
Last edited by dennis63; 03-15-2011 at 09:16 PM.