Originally Posted by BlakeC27
I know we're all chips freaks here to varying degrees but who here also a playing cards freak?
Well, I'm becoming one. If you just count plastic cards, I now have:
KEM "arrows" (1 setup, poker sized, regular index, blue/red)
KEM "paisley" (1 setup, bridge sized, regular index, blue/red)
Dal Negro "Torcello" (2 setups, poker sized, 4-pip regular index, blue/red)
Dal Negro "Freedom" (1 setup, poker sized, "security ink" regular index, blue/red)
Modiano "Bike Trophy" (1 setup, bridge sized, 4-pip regular index, blue/red)
Modiano "Poker Club" (1 setup, poker sized, "large" index, blue/red)
Copag "Master" (1 setups, poker sized, regular index, black/red)
Copag "Export" (1 setup, poker sized, JUMBO index, red/blue)
Copag "EPOC" (1 setup, bridge sized, stylized index, black backs with red/white border)
EYT Palm Imports (Fournier?) "Pinnacle" samples (2 setups, poker sized, regular index, red/blue in each of E787 and E797 styles)
I have also owned pre-USPC KEM "golf" (bridge sized, regular index, green/maroon) and gave them away as a gift to my future brother-in-law... KEM "arrow" single deck (poker sized, JUMBO index, red) and traded it with Copag "1546" (1 setup, poker sized, regular index, green/burgandy) for a neoprene topper, and I had a setup of Dal Negro "freedom" without the security ink that I traded for ones with (despite warnings that the faces would wear off... just wanted to try the dark red security ink for myself).
*EDIT* Gave away 1 Copag "Masters" (poker, regular index) for a birthday present, and am giving away 2 setups of Copag "1546" (poker, Jumbo, red/blue+green/burgandy) as Christmas gifts.
I also have some interesting European paper cards by "ASS" (German for "ace"), Altenshuler. They look like this:
except with green backs.
I've got some silly transparent plastic cards called "Crazy Cards" that I sometimes use for travelling/camping (good for games like Hearts and, um, that game I can't name here)...
And several paper decks by Trademark, Bee, Gemaco, and Bicycle laying around (can't seem to give them away fast enough). The funniest are probably some "SPAM" cards (by Gemaco) from the factory/museum in Minnesota. I also have several marketing decks (over a dozen) from Hawaiin Tropics that say "Play Protected" on them... they were giving them away at a beach volleyball tournament.
If I missed any, I'll come back and add them later.