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« on: January 10, 2018, 08:27:25 PM »
 

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Hi!

I think Aces Fulton's Casino Sunset Orange came earlier than Fulton's Chinatown, but are they "rare"? Which one would buy (for almost the original price)?

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Re: Question: Dan and Dave old decks
« Reply #1 on: January 13, 2018, 02:38:26 AM »
 

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Hi!

I think Aces Fulton's Casino Sunset Orange came earlier than Fulton's Chinatown, but are they "rare"? Which one would buy (for almost the original price)?

Thank you!

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The entire Ace Fulton's Casino series of cards came out AFTER Fulton's Chinatown.  At least, after the original red/orange Fulton's Chinatown.  There was also a yellow/black "Game of Death" version, which was later redesigned as a Bruce Lee commemorative deck - that may have been after the Ace Fulton series.

They're all rare to some degree.  They're all sold out from the original seller - sort of.  While "Dan and Dave" no longer have them, the Art of Play, which is owned by Dan and Dave Buck, has some Fulton's Clip Joint (the original and in my opinion best liked) and some Fulton's October (least liked by a wide margin).

D&D had a hard time selling out the Chinatown decks, as far as I can tell.  It was in stock longer than most of their other decks up to that point.  Of the two, I'd say that among collectors that the Ace Fulton's Casino series was the more popular of the two.

If I recall, there was, in this order:
1) an orange deck and a brown deck with an embossed finish,
2) a more-rare "Midnight Fuel" edition in black, also embossed, and
3) a red and a blue with a smooth finish.

The red and blue were less popular - smooth finishes in general can be less popular due to the differences in handling and feel and by the time they came out (which was after the other three colors did), people were experiencing a little "Fulton's Overkill" on the whole series.

There are also stripped versions of some of the Ace Fulton's decks - I think just the orange and brown.  If the deck seal is a long sticker printed with the image of a stripper dancing on a pole, it's the stripped version, which sold for a significant premium at retail.

The only ones I'd see selling for a significant premium over retail would probably be the Midnight Fuel and the stripper decks.  But collectors don't always buy stripper decks - some get only "straight" decks, not gimmicked decks.  The original Chinatown decks were thought of by many as not even worth original retail - they sell for a small premium above it when you can find them.  The entire Fulton series was nowhere near as popular as the original Smoke and Mirrors decks.
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Amazing! Thank you so much for the explanation!