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[vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:45 am  

Hello! This will take me a while because I have over 700 cards but I'm going to be going slowly through my entire collection bit by bit. As you can see I keep (most of) my cards in customly designed playing card display cases that I designed and my father built.

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CARDS OF NOTE: On the fourth shelf from the top from left to right, gold seal Bikes (from Ohio), 807-RTG (supposedly printed in Ohio after the KY factory opened), 809 Mandolin backs, gold Cupid backs, Zippo (came with lighter), Lefty deck, All Wheel Back No. 2 (66/2,500) and the Secret Weapon deck printed in Ohio the 90's (not the new one currently on shopbicyclecards.com)

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:50 am  

Here are some more printed by USPCC:
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CARDS OF NOTE: The black deck in the middle of the top row is the Espionage deck and the one you can barely make out on the top row all the way to the right is the Warrior Horse deck, the Elephant/ Tsunami deck is the rarer one with the note inside

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby volantangel » Mon Jun 16, 2014 10:58 am  

Hey vasta ! I think your photobucket settings might be to private, you gotta change that otherwise the only person that can see the collection is you :lol: :lol:
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:57 am  

volantangel wrote:Hey vasta ! I think your photobucket settings might be to private, you gotta change that otherwise the only person that can see the collection is you :lol: :lol:


It was public- I moved them after I posted :oops: Should be fixed now 8-) Thanks!
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby volantangel » Mon Jun 16, 2014 11:58 am  

Its all perfect now ! Your display makes me so jealous ! Wish i had the wallspace !
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby Jock1971 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:26 pm  

WOW. The Display`s AND the Cards on them make me jealous :drool: .I can`t wait to see more .
Nice one vasta41.
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:42 pm  

Thanks for the comments, guys!
Like most modern day playing card collectors, my 1st deck was an E Black Tiger so I've always had an affinity toward them. There was a time when I could say I owned every E deck but obviously there are some holes in there now. But here's my E and D$D collection:

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CARDS OF NOTE: The 1st Edition Black Ghost is the actual 1st edition wrapped in cellophane, not shrink wrap (and yes, it is falling apart lol), the Ghosts, Arcanes and Blue Masters are all UV 500 Air-Flow and the Smoke & Mirrors are v's 2-6 (v4 is the less rare one without the stamp)

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby volantangel » Mon Jun 16, 2014 12:50 pm  

Just noticed how the blue LTD isnt consistent with the rest of the LTDs. Bad Ellusionist.. Bad..
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Jun 16, 2014 4:33 pm  

Here are some colorful decks and my Magic Makers Inc., Eric Duan, Daivoli, etc. collection:

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CARDS OF NOTE: The Guardians on the middle shelf is the USPCC version and the Actuators are numbered as follows: Artist's Ed. 0755, Black 0997 and White 1015

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:42 am  

Here are some of my various, "older" USPCC decks including my coveted Jerry's Nugget:

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CARDS OF NOTE: As the certificate indicates, the JNugg is from a Lee Asher sale in 2010 and the 3 decks next to it are the Bee Tech Art, Red Wynn and Purple Wynn (normally accompanied by my Brown Wynn in my T11 collection...), the Steamboat's are NOT the D$D reprints, the crappy Hoyle deck on the 3rd shelf is the very 1st deck I ever owned and learned many magic tricks with, the front-facing Tally Ho's and the light-blue one are the gold-bordered Maedas and the rest are all from Ohio.

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby montecarlojoe » Wed Jun 18, 2014 8:52 am  

Wow - I LOVE (and am deeply jealous of) your displays!
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Sat Jun 21, 2014 8:26 am  

Here's my T11, Blaine and Karnival collection (with some others thrown in there). I'm very proud of my White Centurion :D in fact, of all the unopened decks I have, that one is the hardest to keep closed...

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CARDS OF NOTE: The backwards Bee deck is a Black Stinger from KY (not the rarer Ohio one) and the signed Bee Split Spades deck is... well, truth be told I have no idea if it's the Black one or the Inverted Black one. Maybe someone could help me out?

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Sun Jun 22, 2014 7:10 am  

My Blue Crown/ HOPC and CARC collections:

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CARDS OF NOTE: The Crown decks on the left are the 1st edition, the ones to the left are the embossed v2's, the Erdnase Bee's are 1 each of Ivory and Cambric finish and the one on the bottom shelf, 4th from the right is the Silver Black Acorn edition, and I have both the 1st (backwards) and 2nd editions of the Expert at the Card Table decks (bottom shelf, middle).

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:08 am  

Handlordz, Encarded, etc.

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CARDS OF NOTE: The Blades decks are all non-1st editions Midnight, Silver, White, Blood, Blood Spear and Blood Metal and the Doomsday deck is the one with the white label and the silver gilded edges

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:18 pm  

Here are my sets

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CARDS OF NOTE: The single cards at the bottom are (from left to right) signed Tendril card by Paul C., the corrected Altruism cards and the 3 Watcher deck gaff cards

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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Sun Oct 23, 2016 9:01 am  

So I was at a pumpkin carving party last night (which is what we do this time of year in MA..) and here's what I carved!
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Pretty basic but maybe more elaborate next year :)
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby joeblow » Sun Oct 23, 2016 11:47 am  

Awesome. I see a kickstarter in your future. Part of the metal, wood, denim, vegetable series.
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby CBJ » Mon Oct 24, 2016 6:53 am  

vasta41 wrote:So I was at a pumpkin carving party last night (which is what we do this time of year in MA..) and here's what I carved!
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Pretty basic but maybe more elaborate next year :)



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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby shermjack » Mon Oct 31, 2016 6:08 pm  

Paul, though I am a little late in commenting, I think your deck displays are awesome! How long did it take you and your dad to make them? Do you have all the cases/decks in one room or does your collection extend to multiple rooms? Simply AWESOME! Am very jealous! :ugdance:
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Re: [vasta41] Collection

Unread postby vasta41 » Mon Nov 07, 2016 9:43 am  

shermjack wrote:Paul, though I am a little late in commenting, I think your deck displays are awesome! How long did it take you and your dad to make them? Do you have all the cases/decks in one room or does your collection extend to multiple rooms? Simply AWESOME! Am very jealous! :ugdance:


Thanks, Sherman! To be honest the only involvement I had in making them was coming up with the design. I have the blue prints and have been trying to find a local company that can mass-produce them but no luck so far :? But after the first two, my Dad whipped out the other 4 in a few days. He's helping me build a deck now so there won't be more any time soon but at last count I have over 800 decks and the 6 60 card cases I have only hold 360 decks so there are around 450 deck that currently reside in shoeboxes as well. My wife and I just bought our first house, complete with a man cave! So the displays will soon be hung there and pictures will be posted here shortly after. :ugdance:
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