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All of my Bicycle Prestige cards were purchased for $5/deck or less. Either from Walgreens BOGO (poker size, regular index) or Amazon (two decks unboxed, bridge size in either standard and jumbo index). I prefer the bridge/jumbo versions.
 

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The Walmart and Target near me both carry these in a regular basis. I think they are superior to the Prestige (also pictured in this link) but they come in a standard paper box. The Prestige box is pretty nice.

https://www.walmart.com/ip/Ace-100-Percent-Plastic-Playing-Cards/27396266

I put a link up to the other bridge Prestige jumbo bridge but they are without a case for around $10 a set up.
Thus is the box they normally would ship in. So you get get a setup and a box for around $15.

https://www.kemcards.net/kem-card-stroage/us-storage-box-narrow-size

Again, unless you really want these cards there are equal if not better cards that are much easier to get.
 

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All of my Bicycle Prestige cards were purchased for $5/deck or less. Either from Walgreens BOGO (poker size, regular index) or Amazon (two decks unboxed, bridge size in either standard and jumbo index). I prefer the bridge/jumbo versions.
Are the green/brown cards the same card stock as the red/blue cards?
 

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There's a few of my faves, Copag, Fournier, Modianos and I've recently purchased some Desjgn but haven't played with them yet but for the love of god please stay away from KEM!!! I cannot believe how poor quality these can be they warp sooooooo bad and they're super pricey!!!
 

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Are the green/brown cards the same card stock as the red/blue cards?
Even though I have both, I've never directly compared them (and haven't used any poker size cards in our games for several years now).

But I don't think so -- from memory, the poker size cards seemed to have more of a pebble finish, and showed ink wear on the faces quicker than the bridge size cards.
 

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Are the green/brown cards the same card stock as the red/blue cards?
It’s a bit more involved. They are two distinct styles.

First there are the Bicycle Prestige Dura-Flex they sell at Target, Walmart’s, etc. These are the ones in the black box and have a different back design in red and blue. Then you have the Prestige that come as a two deck setup in green and purple.

The two feel different. The Duraflex type and are very very close to the feel of a paper card. Smoother and satiny in texture. Very flexible and only come in poker size.

The two deck Prestige setups feel exactly like Fournier cards (because they are) and have a rougher texture. Similar texture to a DaVinci card but a bit more flexible like Copags and more of a plastic feel than the Duraflex . Now to make things more confusing these deck were made in poker size as well as bridge and in jumbo or standard index.

The artwork in both is very similar and mimics Bicycles spore cards.

Hope that helps.
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It’s a bit more involved. They are two distinct styles.

First there are the Bicycle Prestige Dura-Flex they sell at Target, Walmart’s, etc. These are the ones in the black box and have a different back design in red and blue. Then you have the Prestige that come as a two deck setup in green and purple.

The two feel different. The Duraflex type and are very very close to the feel of a paper card. Smoother and satiny in texture. Very flexible and only come in poker size.

The two deck Prestige setups feel exactly like Fournier cards (because they are) and have a rougher texture. Similar texture to a DaVinci card but a bit more flexible like Copags and more of a plastic feel than the Duraflex . Now to make things more confusing these deck were made in poker size as well as bridge and in jumbo or standard index.

The artwork in both is very similar and mimics Bicycles spore cards.

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Exactly the info I needed, thanks. I have played with both styles before but it has been a while. You pretty much summed up what I seem to remember. It’s a shame Amazon doesn’t have bridge size standard index in stock or that the jumbo index doesn’t have the yellow around pips for non-face cards.
 

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A really easy to source quality plastic card I have tried is the Ace plastic cards available in red and blue at Walmart. They are made by Cartamundi. Also nice and available at Walmart are the Bicycle Prestige and they have a very nice box.

Now, if you are ok moving to the ergonomically superior bridge sized cards (y) :thumbsup: they are many option but you will have to order on Amazon or elsewhere online.

Here is the best deal in plastic cards I know off https://www.amazon.com/Cartamundi-100-Plastic-Setup-Standard/dp/B06Y3F8CST

Do you like standard or jumbo index?
Right on appreciate it. I'll probably stop by Walmart first to see if my opinion on plastic cards have changed before spending a lot on a deck
 
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