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stevenamills
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I know there is always a disagreement about unusual backs, but I happen to prefer them and think the interest created is worth any suspicion.

Anyway, at Sam's Club, today, I saw the first of the Bicycle "Vintage Design Collectors Set" packages. It contains 6 decks, 2 of each of the following (1 red and 1 blue):

Cupid Back (1894-1943)
Tangent Back (1907-1939)
Thistle Back (1891-1939)

It also includes a booklet "100 Years of Timeless Card Games".

The price was less than 10 bucks. I haven't opened the cards yet, so I don't know anything about the quality of the cards, but the designs do look interesting. It appears that they will be producing more vintage sets and it refers you to the web site for more information. Of course, there was nothing there.

I thought some of you may be interested.

sam
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Interesting! I'd like to know about the quality of the cards, when you get the chance.

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You've got my attention. I'll have to go check it out.
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Are the faces of these cards all uniform? In other words are the faces of these cards look like the regular Bike deck faces?
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These don't show up in the 2006 catalog at all, which makes them very intersesting.

If anybody see's them in a Canadian store, please post here or PM me.

Cheers.
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I did hear about these as a limited release. I'm actually surprised to see that they are available at Sams's. Steve (Sam??), please let us know re: the quality. I'll head over to Costco tomorrow morning and see if they are available there, as well. I'll let you all know...
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I was at Costco 2 or 3 days ago, and I only saw the regular 12 pack of bikes.

The packaging for the brick is different now, and there's no more holdem symbol or instructions. The individual boxes are back to normal and the bonus cards are Sudoku.

I didn't notice any vintage designs or anything though.

Kevin
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My Sams (Memphis) doesn't carry Bicycles. Maybe they will get them later. They carry a 12-deck bulk of Vegas Brand. Costco sells the bulk Bicyles. Hopefully Sams will get the vintage packs.

Is this a limited release promotion?
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Fellers,

I took a quick picture:

http://s90390916.onlinehome.us/Blog/Bikes.jpg

It's not the best, but I had several questions and they seem to be rather difficult to find right now.

I got a feeling I should have grabbed the few they had when I was there.

sam (BTW my initials)
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Steve,
could you by any chance get there in the near future again ?
If so I'd be highly interested in some of these sets.

Please contact me when you do.
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Thanks for that photo.
These cards don't show up anywhere on the USPCC web site, or in their 2006 catalog.
I agree, you should have bought all they had, and then asked if they could get you any more.

The "vintage" re-issue of the original Safety Backs is now out there for sale. I've not seen it anywhere yet though except the rather expensive specialty card sites.

It would be nice to find the safety backs someplace like Costco or Walmart for the same price as Riders.

The three pack vintage set that Steve found seems almost as rare as the original cards themselves.
I've done a half an hour of Google searchs and found absolutely no reference to them anywhere.

Those Cupid backs are super rare, not commonly available in their vintage form even if you do have the couple of hundred bucks it would cost to buy a deck.

Trying to follow anything regarding USPCC card back issues by using their web site, or emailing them is like pulling teeth without the freezing, it's almost impossible.
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The biker backs look interesting.
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On 2006-03-25 14:55, stevenamills wrote:
Fellers,

I took a quick picture:



Ooooh! I like these!!
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There are new decks at Target. there are baby blue and baby pink, silver and black gloss, blue and red, green, and clear cards. they are pretty good price and they are very good for Faroing and color changes. If you get 1 blue and 1 pink, you can do an interesting chicago opener.
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Has anyone seen these decks anywhere other than Sam's? The pink, blue, and bright green pastel and black decks at Target do not have regular faces. Thus a lot of routines like Chicago Opener, or Color changing deck won't work. Occasionally, you can find bright green backed decks on eBay. These are not the Christmas backs, or the Tactical Field decks. They have normal faces. I have no idea what they were printed for, or when. I picked up several decks last year and use them around St. Patty's day.
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On 2006-03-25 22:07, Krumb wrote:
The biker backs look interesting.

Krumb, those are the ones that are called the Cupid Backs, and if you ever find a pack, or packs, buy them all.

These things are one of the nicest backs USPCC ever put out on a Bike card, and they're next to impossible to get a hold of.

Ii have one single deck of Cupid Backs, and it cost way too much.

These re-issues are nice enough that I'd buy as many as I could find, even if it cost a few hundred bucks.
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Silverking, I will keep my eyes open for them. I'm very interested in getting some of those back, they look great.....thanks for the info.
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I bought a set yesterday at Sam's for $9.87, with tax $10.56. There were plenty, maybe 20-25 sets. They had those as well as the dealers dozen. The backs of the decks read something like numbers 4,5,6. Collect them all. Sounds as if there will be more designs released?
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On 2006-03-25 21:59, silverking wrote:
I've done a half an hour of Google searchs and found absolutely no reference to them anywhere.


Silver, Try ebay for "vintage bicycle safety back". Some guy has opened the set and is selling them. He also has a scan of the front and back of the box. Maybe I should go back and snag 10 more sets?

SS
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That's great! I'll have to look next time I go to a Sam's! Smile
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