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Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Fri Mar 31, 2017 1:22 pm  

I am Cardshark. I have a decent amount of cards to share with this group. I will start out with what I received today.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby ecNate » Fri Mar 31, 2017 2:15 pm  

That one was one of the better tucks and backs recently. It was just too similar to their other ones that I have, but still a nice deck! The jokers had a nice classic yet modern look as well and I liked the custom pips even if they were a bit busy. The colored design elements that ran to the edge makes them a tell for actual game play, but clearly it's a collectors deck so doesn't impact much. Cheers!
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:13 pm  

I must open up which is something I just started to do. It seems I like decks better than cards. I like the design.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:19 pm  

This is where I realized all these years that there was something more to cards. This was a kickstarter project and I had no idea where the heck it came from. All I knew was that I could not fan the deck and wrote it off on the card club. I had no idea what I had and at 40.00 a deck it was a real buy. It was all an honest mistake and several members told me, this is a deck to look at from an Artist named Lotrek Oath. I eagerly await his newest, the deck without ink. I have six of those coming in. It is a concept I never heard of. Lotrek and his work is amazing. On the card club I actually wrote, does anyone know where I got these cards from. That is a riot.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:22 pm  

Mr. Oath...
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Unread postby Cardshark » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:24 pm  

Mr. Oath
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Unread postby Cardshark » Fri Mar 31, 2017 3:28 pm  

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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby ecNate » Fri Mar 31, 2017 4:40 pm  

FYI - Lotrek is fairly active on this forum, but as you will see here is currently battling pneumonia.

Prior to renaming his company Oath Playing Cards, it was Half Moon. That was about the time I started slowing my collection purchases, the ones you posted are ones I regret not getting before they are some of the better ones he's done for sure.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby shaitani » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:51 pm  

I've become a huge Lotrek fan as well and I picked up 4 of the Golden Oath decks myself.
My only regret is not having been on UC sooner to be a part of the Icons Imperial decks he's released.
I'm having to pick them up on eBay now for way more than what most people paid.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby shaitani » Fri Mar 31, 2017 7:55 pm  

Cardshark wrote:I must open up which is something I just started to do. It seems I like decks better than cards. I like the design.

You are not alone, there's a few of us in that boat with you.
As others would call me here, I'm basically a "tuck collector". I almost never open up decks, and even though I want them to be nice inside, I mainly buy them for the appearance of the tuck.
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Re: Cardshark and cards (wap)

Unread postby Cardshark » Fri Mar 31, 2017 9:32 pm  

I just started to open some.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:02 pm  

When I found out this deck would be the end of an era, I decided to get a few. The deck is okay and very slightly off center.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:08 pm  

Their are two versions of this deck. I cannot locate the other, but of the two this is the rare. I think the other ones say Run with a silver. Correct me if I am wrong please. They are within my room.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:12 pm  

No huge value here, nothing up my sleeves. As a magician I wanted to have them.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Sat Apr 01, 2017 3:15 pm  

These are nice and handle well. There are two style jacks so one can switch out.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Mike Ratledge » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:15 pm  

Really nice stuff, buddy.

The "Run" decks came in three types, the top end was called "Run Bankroll", and hard to find. I don't remember specifics, but I think Jason / Murphy's had those in a sort of Private Reserve type issue? I believe originally it sold for $100? Not certain.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Sat Apr 01, 2017 4:25 pm  

Hellions. If anyone can explain what the Hellion this was all about, I would greatly appreciate it. Was it marketing at its best or marketing at its worst. Kardify put a notice out how to obtain. One had to order a complete different style of cards and then type a code in. By doing so it marked down the price by 270.00 dollars and switched the deck to these. The infamous deck that one needed a decoder ring to purchase. If anyone know why I would appreciate an explanation.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:42 pm  

These was a series limited to 100 decks.
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Re: Cardshark and cards

Unread postby Cardshark » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:01 am  

Of this brand this is my favorite color scheme.
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Unread postby Cardshark » Sun Apr 02, 2017 12:46 pm  

From Dan and Dave
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