Not Mine Sick Paulson semi-customs

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I really like this set... Wish I was one, in the market, and two, had the money :)
 

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these are fantastic. i only wish sets like this had good breakdowns. i think i've seen MAYBE two semi-custom paulson sets ever with breakdowns playable for my games. back to the time machine thread...
 

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these are fantastic. i only wish sets like this had good breakdowns. i think i've seen MAYBE two semi-custom paulson sets ever with breakdowns playable for my games. back to the time machine thread...

Sure it's playable - 2 racks of $10 = 4 racks of $5, right??? I know it's not OCD-optimal, but I would have to make an exception for those smoking-hot $10s.

Man, I wish there was a way to re-stamp those as quarters. I'd gladly buy them anyway for the starting price, but I have a sinking feeling they'll be going HIGHER...
 

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This is a set for an adult one table Ma/NH style $1/$2 game. Except for chip nerds, not casino rats. One table, plenty of bank and lots of different chip denoms out. The casino rat wants 1000 $5 chips. The chip nerd is happy with the $5, $10, $25 and $100 chips.

You would probably end up making change a bit, though.
 

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Those $10's are hot. I would never buy 198 of any chip I couldn't get two more of. Make me nuts!!!
 

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LOL, my guess is that he sold or gave away 2 sample sets. :)
 

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Agree that breakdown isn't ideal but certainly could be overlooked due to the opportunity to own these babies. Will be watching these probably just to see how high they go (or don't go).
 

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The tens really are the star here. These would be a great set to have but I think I'd personally rather put the $600+ elsewhere.
 

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These popped up on the blue wall first. The seller says she inherited them and didn't have a clue on value. I think you'd have to keep them in the original case, so even racks wouldn't be as big a deal. I think a big bank 1/2 cash set sounds right on the money, and that ten is worth it for sure.

PS How close is that $100 to the Aztar, IN secondary?
 

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Maybe the press put out 18 per batch, and the extra two would have cost a lot more.

I'd love to label these up. I like the breakdown just fine for a cash game - and I prefer to get more colors in play, not more stacks.

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Or maybe the case only fit 99 per row, and the extras were lost in a drawer somehwere.
 

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Maybe the press put out 18 per batch, and the extra two would have cost a lot more.

I'd love to label these up. I like the breakdown just fine for a cash game - and I prefer to get more colors in play, not more stacks.

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Or maybe the case only fit 99 per row, and the extras were lost in a drawer somehwere.
You wouldn't label over the chubby cowboy would you? He's great!
 

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The prospector side of the $25 chip looks like it is deteriorating. They are awesome chips, but why do old custom Paulson's always have terrible breakdowns and things like $10 chips?
 

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why do old custom Paulson's always have terrible breakdowns and things like $10 chips?

What's odd about this home set isn't the $10s, it is the $100s.

This home set was created 25-30 years ago. $25 chips (based on inflation) were worth a lot more than they are now. Most people didn't play poker in their home with that type of money. Much less 200 $100 chips. If you go back further, finding what we would consider tourney chips were purchased less frequently. Tournaments were not as prevalent until after Moneymaker won the WSOP in 2003. Whoever bought this set thought they would be using $100 chips in their home game. Balla
 

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Was thinking the same thing Jeff!

And even nowadays, that's the major problem of this particular set for my games... When am I going to put 200 hundos in play? :)

I can deal with the lack of enough $5s and with the odd $10s but definitely don't need 200 hundos in a one-table set... Unless, it's a dual-purpose set! :)

What's odd about this home set isn't the $10s, it is the $100s.

This home set was created 25-30 years ago. $25 chips (based on inflation) were worth a lot more than they are now. Most people didn't play poker in their home with that type of money. Much less 200 $100 chips. If you go back further, finding what we would consider tourney chips were purchased less frequently. Tournaments were not as prevalent until after Moneymaker won the WSOP in 2003. Whoever bought this set thought they would be using $100 chips in their home game. Balla
 
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That might explain the unique spots. What it doesn't explain is how a casino didn't have their name on the chips...unusual. Those crazy Canadians! :)
 

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So not a cowboy, not a prospector -- he's a scout.

Very workable breakdown for a two-table T500 tournament, with the yellows getting parted out and relabeled as T1000 chips for different set.
 

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That might explain the unique spots. What it doesn't explain is how a casino didn't have their name on the chips...unusual. Those crazy Canadians! :)
I half remember a set of cruise ship paulsons with just a logo, no text. Popped up on ebay a while back.
Mint and not in the chip guide is intriguing for sure.
 
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