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Hi. Didn’t realize chipping was a thing until I discovered this forum.

I’m an occasional recreational poker player at the local rooms (old Garden City, M8trix, Bay101) and at Aria, Bellagio, and Wynn in Vegas. I do miss the days when cash used to play at the table.

I have my CDI ‘05 set bought from Apache poker chips a long time ago before life and kids took over. Now I’m trying to relive the good old days when life was simpler by trying to fill out my CDI set and building on my HSI primary cash set.
 

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Welcome aboard dude!
It's too bad Casino M8trix's chips have such a horrendous mold, they probably did it on purpose to prevent harvesting lol.
Yeah but they’re still better to handle than Bay101 chips. And I think Lucky Chances chips are just disgusting. I’ll take a shot of what I have when I get home from work today. Still have some chalky CDI 05 100s and 1000s that have never been played.

Nothing I’ve seen beats the Bellagio/Aria. Just classy.
 

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Welcome to the group!
If you’re looking to add on to your CDI ‘05s, I’ve got some racks I can part with.
Send me a PM if you’re interested.
Thanks Talrem. I’ve been lurking in the classifieds for a bit now. Saw your original CDI post, and I’m assuming those are your eBay listings now. I originally wanted to post for a rack of 25s but didn’t have the credentials to do so (still don’t).

Hanging around this forum though has really opened my eyes to a lot of other possibilities so now I don’t know what I want to accomplish with my original CDI set. I might just get a rack of 25s and some more 500s just for completion. When I was younger I really liked the look and feel of the 100s and 1000s so I own an impractically disproportionate ratio of them... and no 25s. Will let you know when I figure it out.

Currently I’m focusing on more 5s 25s and 100s for my HSI primary 2/5 5/10 cash set. Thanks to @justincarothers for my first transaction on the forum. His chips put my existing HSI chips to shame so now the potential degenerate in me wants more.
 

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Thanks Talrem. I’ve been lurking in the classifieds for a bit now. Saw your original CDI post, and I’m assuming those are your eBay listings now. I originally wanted to post for a rack of 25s but didn’t have the credentials to do so (still don’t).

Hanging around this forum though has really opened my eyes to a lot of other possibilities so now I don’t know what I want to accomplish with my original CDI set. I might just get a rack of 25s and some more 500s just for completion. When I was younger I really liked the look and feel of the 100s and 1000s so I own an impractically disproportionate ratio of them... and no 25s. Will let you know when I figure it out.

Currently I’m focusing on more 5s 25s and 100s for my HSI primary 2/5 5/10 cash set. Thanks to @justincarothers for my first transaction on the forum. His chips put my existing HSI chips to shame so now the potential degenerate in me wants more.

I sold both my $5 racks and a $25 rack earlier. I still have one left, and a few others.
I know what you mean about trying to get the “right” set of chips. I kinda went ballistic with my earlier sets, especially the Nevada Jack Skulls - finally settled on 1500 chips and a bunch of plaques and had to force myself to stop buying another 2000 that were on sale at the time. Although I’ve used my CDIs a handful of times I valued them too much to make them my knock-arounds, and then they just wound up in storage. I’m looking into a custom set now, but I need to sit down and do a lot of planning and designing to make this my “final” set. (hahahah, yeah right!)

I thought 1000 chip set was more than enough until @Ben8257 showed me HIS set, and that blew me away! I’m still flip-flopping with what I want and it’s killing me that I can’t afford all the sets I’ve been dying to get.

Hopefully you’ll get what you need here. The group here is great, and I’m sure there will be plenty of chances to be had.
 

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I sold both my $5 racks and a $25 rack earlier. I still have one left, and a few others.
I know what you mean about trying to get the “right” set of chips. I kinda went ballistic with my earlier sets, especially the Nevada Jack Skulls - finally settled on 1500 chips and a bunch of plaques and had to force myself to stop buying another 2000 that were on sale at the time. Although I’ve used my CDIs a handful of times I valued them too much to make them my knock-arounds, and then they just wound up in storage. I’m looking into a custom set now, but I need to sit down and do a lot of planning and designing to make this my “final” set. (hahahah, yeah right!)

I thought 1000 chip set was more than enough until @Ben8257 showed me HIS set, and that blew me away! I’m still flip-flopping with what I want and it’s killing me that I can’t afford all the sets I’ve been dying to get.

Hopefully you’ll get what you need here. The group here is great, and I’m sure there will be plenty of chances to be had.
I’m sure in time I will find lots of fun things. The dibs thing is tough though. Not enough time to react usually.
 

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I’m sure in time I will find lots of fun things. The dibs thing is tough though. Not enough time to react usually.
Yeah, I missed out on some good sample sets because I didn’t see the posts in time. That’s why I’m spending more time searching every day!
 

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Next up I need to work on getting some HSI secondaries and Jack Detroit 5s.
 

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Hi. Didn’t realize chipping was a thing until I discovered this forum.

I’m an occasional recreational poker player at the local rooms (old Garden City, M8trix, Bay101) and at Aria, Bellagio, and Wynn in Vegas. I do miss the days when cash used to play at the table.

I have my CDI ‘05 set bought from Apache poker chips a long time ago before life and kids took over. Now I’m trying to relive the good old days when life was simpler by trying to fill out my CDI set and building on my HSI primary cash set.
Welcome to the forum ….
I used to live in the SF Bay Area up until
around 1999 . Then moved to southern CA .
Played cards almost every day at mostly
the Garden City in San Jose . It was my favorite place to get into a game .
Occasionally - I would venture over to Bay 101 if a group of my poker playing friends were so inclined …
The Bay Area had so many great card rooms .
I really do miss playing in them !!!
John
 

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Filters aside though the used hsi 5s (left) actually look brighter than the unused hsi 5s (second from the left) And my cdi 5s look like crap by comparison
 

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The used hsi are naturally oiled from being handled whereas the uncirculated chips are still chalky.
 

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Should I shuffle/oil my jack 5s then? Do they get even more vibrant?
 

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Thanks! Your first point is well noted. I’ve only oiled my original rack of cdis that I shuffled endlessly during the partypoker/bodog/fulltilt heydays that I recently found to be dried out. Figured why not. Their edges aren’t sharp. They don’t stand on their sides. They’ve lost some weight. But the memories of good times when life was simpler...
 
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