Chip(s) with a Good Story... Got Any?

Nanook

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When I was sorting through my $100's I saw this one and it reminded me of a story/good memory. I thought this might be a good thread and of course a good chance to share some pics of nice chips we might have. You know the saying, a picture is worth a thousand words... so you know the drill: Post a pic or it didn't happen!

I'll go first and then post a picture:
I am a regular in my card room and a lot of people recognize me as I am there a lot. I know a lot of names and always try and make it a point to remember peoples names if I can. A lot of people come and go in a card room. There are locals and then there are the nomadic poker players. I'm sure a lot less people remember the names of the nomadic poker players, but I still try and make it a habit to greet them by name when I see them. One day maybe 15 yrs ago one of these nomadic poker players stops in and sit down in my game. Of course I greet him by name and he makes some comment about me remembering his name and all that. It doesn't take long and we are chatting as if we were old friends (which we kind of are) and somehow the topic of poker chips and collecting poker chips comes up. He mentions to me that a friend of his has a big paper sac of these Paulson $100's from the Tropicana that he used as a card protector. He didn't remember exactly what they looked like, but he assured me that they were real and if I wanted he would get one. Of course I said I would love one. He promised me that the next time he came back he would bring me one. I didn't think too much about it and we went our separate ways. I bet I didn't see that guy for another year or more and then one day he walks up to my table and once again I greet him by name. He proceeds to tell me that he has had one of those black $100 Tropicana chips sitting in his truck for ages now and he will go out and get it. This time he wasn't in my game, but he did go out to his truck and get the chip for me. He brought it back in and flipped it to me and said "there you go my friend."

Lots of good guys in a Card Room...
 
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So not quite in the same realm as Nanook's story, but definitely a chip with a story to tell.

This was on the tables at the MGM Grand on the night that Mike Tyson decided he had a taste for human flesh (or at least Evander Holyfield's ear). The story is later that evening, there were gunshots heard in the lobby causing people to panic. Tables were tipped and checks went flying. From the L.V. Review Journal the next day (c/o archive.org).

https://web.archive.org/web/2003050...j_home/1997/Jun-29-Sun-1997/news/5632719.html

Gaming was suspended (mentioned in "Bringing Down the House" when one of the MIT team went downstairs to start their "shift" to find only slot machines running in an unusually quiet casino) and once all was accounted for, there were a total of 19 of these still out in the wild. Maybe a few were left in pockets or rooms for use later in a trip, or were snagged from a dealer tray at a table during the earlier chaos. Either way, this lucky escapee from the Paulson chip-chippers definitely has a story to tell being part of that crazy June night.
 

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New member. Just ordered some Paulsons. no story but these should last me a lifetime with lots of memories.
 

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So not quite in the same realm as Nanook's story, but definitely a chip with a story to tell.

This was on the tables at the MGM Grand on the night that Mike Tyson decided he had a taste for human flesh (or at least Evander Holyfield's ear). The story is later that evening, there were gunshots heard in the lobby causing people to panic. Tables were tipped and checks went flying. From the L.V. Review Journal the next day (c/o archive.org).

https://web.archive.org/web/2003050...j_home/1997/Jun-29-Sun-1997/news/5632719.html

Gaming was suspended (mentioned in "Bringing Down the House" when one of the MIT team went downstairs to start their "shift" to find only slot machines running in an unusually quiet casino) and once all was accounted for, there were a total of 19 of these still out in the wild. Maybe a few were left in pockets or rooms for use later in a trip, or were snagged from a dealer tray at a table during the earlier chaos. Either way, this lucky escapee from the Paulson chip-chippers definitely has a story to tell being part of that crazy June night.
One of my favorite chips in my possession. For me I’ll always remember that night, because that was the night we lost Tupac. :cry:

There is a rumor out there, that after they deployed the secondary $100s, that if anyone tried to cash this $100, casino personnel were to confiscate it, and use the edge of the table to smash it in two!:wow:
 
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