One of the greatest BCC customs ever?

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I was cleaning up and found a cache of chips.
I found this sample set amongst some old hot pink tmolds. I totally forgot I even had these. Maybe traded samples with Patolando back in the day.

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It’s a very striking set.
I have a problem with the inlay to clay ratio. But I don’t think these inlays would be nearly as effective if the weren't giant. So I dunno
Props to the artist
 
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Besides, @toad94 has the Silver Dust BCCs. Hard to beat that set.

Silver Dust is an amazing set that has some amazing unique features - 50MM chips, 8V to name a couple.

However, I don't feel that overall it's a very cohesive set. Feels like the everything but the kitchen sink was thrown at it. Feel like poker chip sensory overload from this set.

For my tastes - edgespot progression seems all over the place. Also didn't take advantage of BCC's strength - bright colors. Although the muted colors go with the prospecting theme.

Inlay is too complex for the theme - it doesn't fit.

Just my take.

EDIT: I think it would have been better if simplified and made as an ASM set. The brass flakes would have gone well with the theme.
 
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One of my absolute favorites was the grand cardroom on the medium Greek key Mold.
That was a terrific set! I wish I had gotten in on the GB. There were just so many GBs going on during the final days of BCC. Too many and not enough funds.
 

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I want so badly to petition Paulson to get the BCC molds and color palates out of storage and offer them to the home market.

It would be a crime against humanity if they were literally thrown in the garbage never to be seen or heard from again.
 

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What was the other awesome giant inlay BCC set, Duy’s Palace? I think there were others too...

Maybe that giant inlay (along with hot stamps) was the sweet spot for BCC, since their regular inlays were so often a mess
 

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I want so badly to petition Paulson to get the BCC molds and color palates out of storage and offer them to the home market.

It would be a crime against humanity if they were literally thrown in the garbage never to be seen or heard from again.

BCC molds & colors combined with Paulson QC....THAT would get me excited ;)
 

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I thought they were shadowy human silhouettes until I zoomed in :ROFL: :ROFLMAO:

I took me a long time to figure out that they’re peppers too. :)

I like some of the color matching and the basic inlay design, don’t like the oversized inlay, the font, or the “sponsored by” which gives it a bland corporate sponsorship feel.

Can you imagine if the WSOP chips all had “sponsored by Jack’s Links Beef Jerky”or whomever their sponsor is now all over the inlay?:wtf:
 

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@TheDuke I always loved your BCC hot stamped set with TRK denoms. I think you sold them but I always secretly admired them back in the Chiptalk days.
 

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I don’t like writing out “Sponsored by” and the general inlay design. But more than that, I don’t like how the color matching is not consistently executed (from chip to chip). Why is the $5 primarily blue? Why does the $20 have multi colored peppers?
Can’t decide between rating it 1 or 2.
 

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@TheDuke I always loved your BCC hot stamped set with TRK denoms. I think you sold them but I always secretly admired them back in the Chiptalk days.

Yeah, I really regret selling them. I'm not sure if I even have any pics of them anymore.

They were supposed to have the TRK stamp on one side and then a custom J5 designed stamp on the reverse side. BCC screwed up and just did TRK stamps on each side.
 

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It always bugged me that there were two white chips, and one repeated spot pattern .

And some inlays are coloured matched to spots and some to the base colour.

That set is all over the place. Cool colours though I'll say that. I kinda like the inlays too, but the above mentioned issues really tilt me.
 

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Oversized inlays cover too much of the beauty of a clay chip IMO. If you want something that covers that up just go ceramic. CPC has retro colors and also dayglow colors that do not have brass flakes. I once had a set of BCC high roller club chips. I waited in the weeds coveting them from afar and was able to grab them from the ct classifieds. However once I got them the giant inlay covering those awesome spot combos turned me off. Sold them a couple months later. That’s just me though.
 

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Oversized inlays cover too much of the beauty of a clay chip IMO. If you want something that covers that up just go ceramic. CPC has retro colors and also dayglow colors that do not have brass flakes. I once had a set of BCC high roller club chips. I waited in the weeds coveting them from afar and was able to grab them from the ct classifieds. However once I got them the giant inlay covering those awesome spot combos turned me off. Sold them a couple months later. That’s just me though.

I do understand that CPC has colors without the brass flakes in them, but I believe that some colors, name black and gray, would be awesome as options without the flakes as they're very prevalent in those particular colors.
 

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Oversized inlays cover too much of the beauty of a clay chip IMO. If you want something that covers that up just go ceramic. CPC has retro colors and also dayglow colors that do not have brass flakes. I once had a set of BCC high roller club chips. I waited in the weeds coveting them from afar and was able to grab them from the ct classifieds. However once I got them the giant inlay covering those awesome spot combos turned me off. Sold them a couple months later. That’s just me though.

In general I totally agree. Giant inlays cover too much. This Contreras Landa set is an exception for me. I just love the inlay design. Although, in actual practice of playing a game of poker, I may not like this set as much as these giant inlays tend to make chips feel too slippery.

Love the 8v on the high roller set. But I wasn't a fan of the actual inlay.
 
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