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An Introduction to Playing Cards and Collecting by Veteran Collectors Tom and Judy Dawson

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An Introduction to Playing Cards and Collecting by Veteran Collectors Tom and Judy Dawson

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who are Tom and Judy Dawson? Once in a while, while traversing the wilds of the internet, you unexpectedly come across an outstanding resource. That's exactly what happened to me when I came across a fantastic video featuring playing card collectors Tom and Judy Dawson, where they talk about playing cards as part of a 40 minute interview.Before I show you the video, you need to know a thing or two about Tom and Judy, who hail from Toronto, Canada. They are not your every-day playing card collectors. Tom was a former President of 52 Plus Joker,...

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Designer Spotlight: Karin Yan

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Designer Spotlight: Karin Yan

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGameIn previous articles we've taken a look at some well-known brands and well-known playing card manufacturers. We've also focused on a few well-known playing card designers and creators like Alex Chin (Seasons Playing Cards) and Randy Butterfield (Midnight Playing Cards). In this article I want to introduce you to a lesser known designer, although perhaps you'll have come across her spectacular work courtesy of her beautiful deck designs. So let's go ahead and meet Karin Yan, who is the designer behind Bona Fide Playing Cards. Who is Karin Yan? Karin Yan is the creator and designer behind playing...

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Interview on Playing Cards with Collector & Magician Steve Brooks (The Magic Cafe)

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Interview on Playing Cards with Collector & Magician Steve Brooks (The Magic Cafe)

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Who is Steve Brooks? Steve Brooks can best be described as a man who wears many hats, and has a wide range of interests. He makes his living from various sources, including the running of The Magic Cafe, which is arguably the most well-known and highly populated forum for magicians on the internet. Besides that, he's active as a magician performing private shows and restaurant magic, and doing graphic art design work for various projects including the designing of playing cards. He's previously also been involved in creating and publishing his own magic effects, and producing, directing...

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I'm New To Collecting Playing Cards, So Where Should I Start?

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I'm New To Collecting Playing Cards, So Where Should I Start?

Answers to Frequently Asked Questions: An Essential Guide for Newbies Welcome to the hobby of collecting playing cards! Welcome to the wonderful hobby of collecting playing cards! There will be many old-timers who are reading this, and who have already been collecting playing cards for years. Associations and clubs devoted to collectors of playing cards have existed for decades. But there's also an increasing number of people discovering this rewarding hobby for the first time, and just starting out with collecting.So there are tons of decks to choose from, and it's easy to buy them. Collecting playing cards is a...

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The Case of the Missing 40,000 Jerry Nugget Decks: A Detective Story

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The Case of the Missing 40,000 Jerry Nugget Decks: A Detective Story

by BoardGameGeek reviewer EndersGame Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards. These playing cards from the Jerry's Nugget Casino are the stuff of legend. Produced in 1970, and banished to storage for 20 years, these playing cards eventually trickled out of the casino's gift shop for as little as a buck or two each. But these forgotten relics weren't going to stay hidden forever, and their star began to rise when their praises were sung by high profile magicians like Lee Asher. Their popularity was further fuelled when they were regularly featured in cardistry videos by the famous Buck...

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