- Jul 20, 2016
- Reaction score
Yes, the colors and print changed over time. The card stock was the same before and after 2006 though . That is what most people are referring to when this topic comes up. There are those that seem to think only post USPC cards bowed. This is nonsense. The worst bowing Kems I ever had were from 2002. Had a few of the casino circle backs that warped like crazy. Then a set from 2003 that was used HEAVILY never bowed to this day (they are in retirement but kept them for sentimental reasons). I bought a post USPC set up dated 2006 and they took a slight bow. I boycotted Kem and started looking for a replacement as I mentioned before. Fast forward to 2011 and I hear about storing them as I mentioned before and decide to give them a try when I find a great deal. I forgot just how amazing they feel but did notice they were a bit rougher in texture. Since changing my storage method I’ve bought probably 5 more setups and they all remain totally flat.I have compared pre and post KEMs and see 2 differences.:
1. Pre face cards have more color
2. Pips on pre are thicker and even sometimes smuggy on edges.
I had only standard index KEMs for this comparison.