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Hi all,

Just wanted to introduce myself real quick as I intend to be a little more active (hopefully) in the next few weeks/months.

In terms of where I am on my journey to collect chips...right at the start.

I had been looking to buy a set for a few weeks (not knowing the first thing about chips, I bought a cheap set on amzn) and realized I wanted to upgrade to something just 'nicer'. I stumbled upon PCF while I was trying to get educated on the various alternatives in front of me. I have found the PCF forum to be a great ressource to learn about collecting and the community to be super helpful. I have had a few interactions with some of you, thanks a lot for your help.

I have bought a few samples from Apache and CPC, thinking I'd start with China Clays and migrate to something better later, but realized that of all the samples I bought, I liked the Paulson better. I don't know where this journey will take me, but I think I'd like to own what I will describe as a larger 'entry-level' Paulson set (I was looking at the Lady Lucks - if you have a view on those let me know) and have a long-term project on the side to build/buy a smaller grail set. But hey, I change my mind everyday on this.

So basically, I went from "let's buy a good looking set for home" to "let's maybe buy two sets that might cost me a little fortune". Oh dear. At this point, I am just trying to figure out what I like and it has been fun to research what has been 'trading' on PCF. So thanks all for contributing.

Oh and btw, I don't play that much poker :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

Take care guys

Alex
 

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Can't believe that user names wasn't already taken!! Awesome job there!! Please do not worry about one or 2 sets of paulsons... I promise it will turn into... ok just 3 sets... then well hell what if I want to run this breakdown... that set doesn't work at all!! Better get 4,5 and 6 just to.make sure... ohh did I mention a year ago I owned one crappy set of slugged chips... 500 chips actually. Now my significant other @FordPickup92 and I own around 30,000 chips and 15 playable sets! Good luck on your journey Alex... if you have any questions other than how to restrain yourself from spending mortgage money I would be happy to help!!

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Yep - you're on the right path. :D Enjoy the journey!
Hello, welcome and hide your wallet, these Poker Chip things are addictive as Hell!!

Thanks! The chase is the best part!


Can't believe that user names wasn't already taken!! Awesome job there!! Please do not worry about one or 2 sets of paulsons... I promise it will turn into... ok just 3 sets... then well hell what if I want to run this breakdown... that set doesn't work at all!! Better get 4,5 and 6 just to.make sure... ohh did I mention a year ago I owned one crappy set of slugged chips... 500 chips actually. Now my significant other @FordPickup92 and I own around 30,000 chips and 15 playable sets! Good luck on your journey Alex... if you have any questions other than how to restrain yourself from spending mortgage money I would be happy to help!!

Fellow Chipper Ben

Maybe the username was too tacky :D But works well for me, PocketAces, AA, my initials.
Now 30k chips that's a different league - not quite sure how I am going to get away with that at home haha. But you are absolutely right. How can one stop at a number when it comes to collectibles. I guess my limits will be defined by the depth of my wallet.
 

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1000th post. Been here close to a year so I thought I’d come back to check one of my first posts.

A year into this hobby...I’ve « met » a bunch of friendly people who I have more in common with than an interest in chips, imagined a million customs sets, bought and sold thousands of chips, « bumped » my WTB threads close to 150 times (Antique Rose $20 killing me) and dibs one of your sets or racks 25 times.

I still don’t own any Lady Lucks...went for an entry level old school Paulson set instead. Didn’t stick to my limit of two sets (currently finishing a 4th and trying to line up the 5th) nor did I stick to my initial budget. I came here to buy a set but the project I feel the most passionate about and I am the most invested in now is my collection of Cali BOH. Never thought I buy singles but I bought close to 100 of them recently and I am still telling myself I don’t collect singles, « I collect card cappers ».

But despite breaking all the rules, I’ve managed to keep things under control :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

I will start a dedicated thread with pictures of my collection when I receive the mother of all chip mail in a few weeks.

thanks all of you who helped along the way!!

Happy chipping
Alex
 
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