Moose gets out his cash sets

Alt title: moose shows the depth of his depravity.

It's been a while so time to update my cash sets. Current count is 13 different sets. I have one more in progress but parts of it are at Courage's in Louisville and I won't get those until Nov.

So here we go:

In racks

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In stacks:

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Desert Sands

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250 $0.25
200 $1
100 $5
100 $10 (Custom, only 2 racks of these exist)

The set that started it all. It also reflects the stakes I was playing at the time, lots of quarters, only 1 rack of $5s. Got them free from the old pokersourceonline promo from Nevada Jacks. The custom $10s I found from a tip I got from chiptalk after I joined there in May, 2007.

What I like about this set: Classic look. My only ceramics. They were free!

Tukwilas

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100 $0.25 MotorCity
300 $1
200 $5 mint
80 $25 mint
20 $100

Retrospectively the most expensive ebay purchase ever, because I got drunk and bid on these from TheChipRoom. After I received these and found the mint $5s and $25s, it started me down a path to wallet hell.

What I like about this set: My first casino Paulsons. The $1s, are the most worn of any of my casino sets but they are full of leady goodness and have that soft buttery feel.

Mixed Cash Set

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100 $.10 SilverCity
100 $.25 Outpost
100 $.50 Aztar
300 $1 Aztar
320 $5 Silver Palace
100 $10 Happy Knights
20 $20 Palais des Congress

My goto, most versatile cash game set. I can spread almost anything with this set.

What I like about this set: All mint, all TH&C mold, all textured shaped inlays, all red denoms, except the $20s. The $5s are fairly rare. I'm really proud of this mixed set.

Travel Set

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120 Empress 'L' roulettes
200 $1 Aztar pri
200 $5 Aztar sec
30 $25 sec mint
40 $100 sec mint

This is the set I throw into a 600 chip carrier and bring with me because I put this set together on the cheap, most of the chips are used so I don't care if random players I don't know beat on them or if I lose one or two, since I have a few spares. The 'L' roulettes make great $.50 chips, since L is 50 in roman numerals.

What I like about this set: It was cheap. The 70 mint chips probably cost almost as much as all the used chips in the set. Perfect travel set.

Mark Twains (original)

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100 $.50
200 $1
300 $5
20 $25

All mint. I bought the $25s first many years ago from thechiproom. I managed to get the rest in a good deal on chiptalk a few years ago. The $5s have a very suble orange spot that is hard to see in any photo.

What I like about this set: I always admired the spot progression and choice of simple inlay and nice colours in this set.

Empress

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120 $.25 Fitzgeralds
200 $1
280 $5 mint
20 $25 mint

I call this my met gold set. Met gold in every chip but the $25s. I cherry picked the best 200 $1s out of about 500. I sold the leftovers at a profit as they $1s suddenly became very high in demand which brought the cost of this set down to a fairly reasonable amount.

What I like about this set: met gold! Textured shaped inlays.

Crystal Park

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200 $.50 Lumiere Place
500 $1 (200 mint)
314 $5
42 $25 Grand Opening
9 $25 Pri
9 $25 Sec
10 $100

I put this set together over many years. A testament to the fact that with patience you can put together a Crystal Park set for a fairly reasonable price.

What I like about this set: cali colours! Oversized hundos. Large enough to spread two tables.

Olivias Mixed Set

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100 $.25 Motor City
200 $1 Olivia's
200 $5 Tukwila mint
40 $25 Grand Vic mint

Another mixed set but obviously the star of this set is the Olivia's.

What I like about this set: Olivia's! The set is well matched with dark smooth inlays and RHC mold.

Terribles - Mark Twain

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100 $.50
300 $1
330 $5
40 $25
30 $100

My second set of chips from the same casino! Hard to believe this casino went out of business twice and both times the chips came for sale through thechiproom. A good sized healthy set and you can see how my stakes has moved up through the years from my Desert Sands set.

What I like about this set: All mint, amazing colours (except the $25s but I got them just to keep the set complete). Tri-moon spots on the $1s.

PCA

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120 $.25 Apache custom
200 $.50
1500 $1
400 $5
60 $25
20 $100
20 $500
40 $20 plaques
20 $100 plaques

The set I lost my mind on. I knew this was coming from thechiproom and went all in on this set. It wasn't cheap but I knew I wanted it and I could get the massive quantities needed for any kind of game. This is the set we use for all limit games and obviously I can spread multiple tables with this set. I included the $25, $100 and $500 just for completeness, but for cash games we use the plaques.

What I like about this set: All mint. Great colours and spots. Shaped textured inlays. My only casino set that I actually played at before it went busto.

Mixed Harbor Lights Set

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100 $.25 Jokers Wild
100 $.50 Lakeshore Inn mint
300 $1 Ballys mint
200 $5 Harbor Lights
100 $25 Harbor Lights (60 pictured)
20 $100 Harbor Lights mint
20 $500 Harbor Lights mint

This set is still in progress. It's not great. The molds don't match and the Ballys inlays are smooth but the Harbor Lights are textured. It has elements of a future hotstamped set, a future Vegas set and my Harbor Lights. The $5s and $25s are super rare. I had the hundos and $500s for years but could never find out what happened to the $5s and $25s. All I managed to get was one of each for a sample set. Finally a couple years ago, 'the source' put up some racks of $5s and $25s and I was able to complete the collection.

What I like about this set: the rare Harbor Lights chips

TRK Riverside/Reno set

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60 $.10 Palace Club (1960s)
100 $.25 Riverside (1962)
100 ND Jessie Becks Riverside (1971)
200 $1 Nevada Club (1964)
404 $5 Riverside (1963)
20 $100 Pick Hobson's Riverside mint (1978)
2 $5 Error chips

Considering the age of this set (TRK Reno chips from the 60s, and 70s) it is unbelievable that I put together a playable set in under a month. It was a dream to have a TRK casino set with the age and history like this but there wasn't much use in spending the money to collect bits and pieces with no real hope of a playable set. However, the Jessie Beck's came up in a large find on ebay very shortly after DavidP acquired a large set of Riverside $5s. Fortunately he still had some available and I put those chips together with the $1s and $100s after a quick call to Spinettis in Vegas. Unfortunately the ND chips didn't go great with the black quarter pies in the $1s though it was playable. Then DavidP put the quarters and dimes up for sale on pokerchipforum and boom, the set was perfect. I found some $5s yesterday that I hadn't cleaned yet and as I was cleaning them I found a second error chip. Woot!

What I like about this set: The age, the history, TRKs. Old school Reno. Quarter pies. What's not to LOVE about this set?

Stardust

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100 $.25 Custom labels
400 $1
340 $5
40 $25
20 $100

I was done collecting cash sets. When these first came up for sale last May I resisted. The last of them came up for sale last Nov and I knew it was my last chance to pick them up. I had a good year at the tables so I figured I had earned them. Nice colours, dark inlays, simple spot pattern.

What I like about this set: one of the very few Canadian casino cash sets available and by far the best condition of any of them.

The Remnants

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100 $.25 Virgin River
100 $1 Terribles St. Jo pri
100 $1 Terribles St. Jo sec
100 Grand Vic
32 $20 Outpost
20 $25 Tropicana
30 $25 Regency Cruises
20 $100 Highway 9
40 $25 Terrible St. Jo sec
20 $100 Terrible St. Jo sec

There's got to be a future cash set in here somewhere...

Other stuff

My cut cards

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Dealer buttons:

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Personal wall plaques I had made up:

Chipsssss

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Vegassss

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Comments

  • compueasecompuease Administrator
    1st......... You are one sick puppy... Poor mmoose... She is such a nice lady too...
    moose wrote: »
    Alt title: moose shows the depth of his depravity.
    Absolutely... But much admired..
  • kwstevekwsteve Super Duper Player
    Love the plaques.

    How long does it take to stack everything and the put it all back into the trays?
  • trigstrigs Flop smasher
    got any cash sets for sale?
  • JohnnieHJohnnieH Official pilot of CPF
    Notice how he's got the top chip (at least) of every stack aligned so they are perfectly straight. That's some high end OCD, Moose!

    But seriously, thanks for posting this. I've been trying to explain the depths of your collection to my dealer/player friends. My explanations just don't give it justice.
  • moosemoose alces alces
    Just tell them I have more chips than their employer.
  • The Prophet 22The Prophet 22 Full PFC Member
    trigs wrote: »
    got any cash sets for sale?

    ditto
  • moosemoose alces alces
    No I love my babies.
  • JohnnieHJohnnieH Official pilot of CPF
    moose wrote: »
    Just tell them I have more chips than their employer.

    ...and they're much nicer!
  • The Prophet 22The Prophet 22 Full PFC Member
    moose wrote: »
    No I love my babies.

    Maybe I should talk to mmsmoose eh?

    Prophet22
  • moosemoose alces alces
    Nooooo. I'd have nothing left but my dice chips.
  • piggypie123piggypie123 Full PFC Member
    How long did that take you to acquire all of these? Do you use some of these chips in your home games? Nice collection btw.
  • moosemoose alces alces
    I've been at this for over ten years. My chips are not museum pieces, they all get played.
  • moosemoose alces alces
    I've been at this for over ten years. My chips are not museum pieces, they all get played. I bought my first Paulson set in Jan 2008. Things snowballed out of control shortly after.
  • jdAA88jdAA88 Full PFC Member
    The mother load! Just beautiful. I need to get my hands on some PCA plaques, completely missed the boat on those unfortunately.
  • Moose... That is an incredible collection! I'm extremely envious... especially of the PCAs.

    That said, I'm going to rain on your parade.... and get you started on the search that will fill the void in your collection! You need to find enough pink $2.50 chip so you can spread your own 7.5/15 limit game! I played this at the Borgata in the mid-aughts!

    Spread that game, and I'll make the drive down from Ottawa!
  • moosemoose alces alces
    Let me know when you are coming.

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  • moose wrote: »
    Let me know when you are coming.

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    Sweet!... Did i miss those in all that pr0n?... or were you hiding those?
  • MiloMilo Excelling at mediocrity
    Come on, Mickey . . . you HAD to know he was slow playing you.
  • getem76getem76 Full PFC Member
    Because I am slow at my surfing, yes moose's chips do seem endless and fun to sit with them, the condition isn't questionable, played yes, near mint or great condition more than likely, I haven't sat with his scuffed up set yet and I have sat with many of these haha.
  • PocketsTwosPocketsTwos Full PFC Member
    compuease wrote: »
    1st......... You are one sick puppy... Poor mmoose... She is such a nice lady too...

    This...

    Thanks for posting this!!! Awesome!!!!

    My favourite is your Stardust set - very nice!
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