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Already have my Paulson PCR set now looking for awesome cards.

Discussion in 'Playing Card Collecting' started by crazytom911, Sep 23, 2009.

  1. crazytom911

    crazytom911 Well-Known Member

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    Hey i have my 500 piece paulson PCR set which is awesome but now i need to get some cards to go along with that. What are the best cards for the money.. looking more towards casino style that dont bend when you bend them... ones that re-shape when bent.
     
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  2. Josh

    Josh Second best Josh on CT.
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    Check out Modiano on Cara Gails website.
     
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    Modiano or Fournier
     
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    Modiano would be my pick as well. Haven't bought another setup since getting the bridge 4-color 4-pip.
     
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    I will fourth the vote for Modiano. I had a KEM setup for a while before I got a 4-color setup of Modiano. Truth be told, the KEMs haven't seen the light of day since. Modianos are generally cheaper than Copag and KEM to boot!

    Check out this post about KEMs. It has a few other links in there as well.
     
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    There are tons of threads about cards on here, I think a lot of it is personal preference. I find modianos a little stiff, I prefer copag/desjgn/kem. I recently got a setup of Fourniers, they are really nice to handle, not too stiff, but stiffer than copags and desjgns and kems.

    The problem with recommending cards is that you can't just "get samples" like you can with chips. I suppose they will send you one or two free cards, but without a full deck to shuffle, it's pretty pointless I think. I will say that caragails has a house brand as well as a bicycle brand of very inexpensive plastic cards. These are nice for the money, but are only available in one style I believe.

    No matter what, someone at your home game will complain about the plastic cards and request the cheap bicycle cards sold in drug stores.

    :happy:
     
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  7. PatoLanda

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    My pick for awesome cards would be WSOP 2006 Copag's. I guess I saw a set on ebay, expensive but AWESOME!!!!!:)
     
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    Second the vote for Desjgns - my personal everyday favorite. Bright white background, high contrast faces, easy shuffling. A bit slippery, but still easy to handle. YMMV. But, AFAIK, Caragails only handles the bridge-size Desjgns - if you want poker-sized Desjgns you'll have to go to playingcardsandmore.com, who sell the poker-sized cards with both standard and jumbo indices.

    But my all-time favorite deck is the Copag Centennials - beautiful faces.
     
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    my favorites are Copag and Fournier.
    i have Modianos aswel but they are a bit too thick IMO.
     
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    My vote is for KEMs. If you can get pre USPC then do it.
    They are by far my favorite cards.
     
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  11. jdunford

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    My favourites are Modiano "Poker Club" - large index, bridge size. They're not "jumbo" print like KEM or Copag, but large enough that you can easily read the pips from across the table. Perfect for 7-stud, as well as Hold'em, etc.
     
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    I love all the cards already named, but since these haven't been mentioned yet, Dal Negros are pretty sweet too!!
     
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    KEM for sure. You can shuffle 'em, twirl 'em, knuckleroll 'em,
    stack 'em, re-stack 'em, spin 'em, flip 'em, switch 'em (to other
    KEMs of course), sweep 'em, bounce 'em, cut 'em (with cut card),
    and if they get dirrrrrty, you can wash 'em in a machine.

    On top of that, if you find some fault in them, just send the
    A:spade: and defected card to UP Playing card company, and you'll
    get a new pack...:cool::cool::cool:
     
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    Pug, you forgot one: Bend 'em! Er, rather, they bend themselves. :sad:

    [​IMG]
     
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    KEMs, even the USPC variety, but especially pre-USPC, are my favorites. I also really like Piatniks and 4-color Modianos. Played with Mint playing cards for the first time last night and was impressed by them too.
     
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    You can get rid of this "they bend themselves" thing rather easily. if you have
    bended cards, just put the whole packs under pressure (say 20-30 books for a
    couple of days). Then...every time you have played with your KEMs, just put
    the decks laying on their side in their boxes AND be sure to put all the jokers
    and a couple of cut cards on top of pack, as weight. On my decks only the top
    card bends itself, if the deck does not have anything on top of it.

    If ya like Piatnik's, I've got some good pictures for you. I'll put them on my albums, when I have some time and PM you after I've done that.
     
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    Any of the WSOP variety should suffice. :wink:
     

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  18. jamby

    jamby Creativity Alliance

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    Thanks Pug! Trident was carrying the casino quality Piatniks for awhile, but now aren't. Not sure who if anybody is going to fill that void in the U.S. now.
     
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    There they are, in my albums. Made by Piatnik. Not plastic cards though, but Piatnik's for sure. I work for the company, who has published these cards.
     
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    jamby Creativity Alliance

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    Very nice Pug, thanks for posting. I love the deck, especially the Prince Charles joker card. Here's the link to my Piatnik review here at CT http://www.chiptalk.net/forum/poker-gear-reviews/43139-piatnik-100-plastic-cards-review.html. I read while researching for the review that Piatnik made specialty cards too and seeing them is a real treat. Sounds like a pretty cool job you have.
     
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