Same exact thing for me. I've been collecting casino singles since the mid 90's. It still bugs me that there are a handful of casinos that I've played at that I forgot to pick up a souvenir chip. Ebay helps out with that though.first post.
i started collecting $1 casino chips from all the casinos i've played at. after recognizing the casino quality compared to what we use in our home games, i am now faceted with upgrading our home poker chips/supplies.
I feel like this has probably already been covered, but as a new chipper I think it would be interesting to hear how the more experienced got into chipping and maybe a little about your first sets.