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James Bond Playing Cards

James Bond first appeared on our screens in the classic 1962 film Dr. No. 58 years later, 007 is still our favorite secret agent. In celebration of the twenty-fifth installment in the beloved James Bond series – No Time To Die – theory11 proudly presents James Bond 007 Playing Cards.

Whether it’s his perfectly tailored suit or the impeccable timepiece clasped to his wrist, Mr. Bond commands your attention when he enters the room. Perfectly encapsulated in gold foil and embossed accents, the ultra-lux outer packaging is truly representative of the esteemed intelligence officer.

A closer look inside will reveal several iconic weapons and gadgets that have been featured in your favorite Bond films: the pen grenade from GoldenEye, Bond’s trusty Walther PPK, the ski pole gun from The Spy Who Loved Me, Jinx’s knife from Die Another Day, and much more!

James Bond Playing Cards feature completely custom artwork in every aspect of the design, with the Ace of Spades, Joker, box design, and court cards inspired by iconic Bond films over the past six decades.

theory11 produces the world’s finest playing cards, and these are a case study example. The box features two layers of gold foil, with a sculpted 3D emboss of the James Bond family crest on the back panel.

Order HERE for $9.95.

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Business As Unusual: Collector’s Set of Calling Cards – Cult Classics Edition

A set of cold calling cards for 30 badass characters from our favorite cult movies, from Coppola classics to Tarantino blood baths.

The set contains cards for hard-nosed and hapless heroes, vindictive villains and down-right psychopaths including Vito Corleone (The Godfather), Travis Bickle (Taxi Driver), Winston Wolfe (Pulp Fiction), Daniel Plainview (There Will be Blood), Andrew Dufresne (The Shawshank Redemption), Renton (Trainspotting), Marge Gunderson (Fargo), Jackie Brown (Jackie Brown), Walter Sobchak (The Big Lobowski), Amélie (Amélie),  and The Care Agency (Parasite).

The 30 calling cards are presented in a bespoke presentation box in Mandarin with a foil blocked lid and an Ebony lining. 

Films featured include: The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Taxi Driver, Marathon Man, The Deer Hunter, Basic Instinct, Glengarry Glen Ross , Léon: The Professional, The Shawshank Redemption, Pulp Fiction, Seven, Trainspotting, Fargo, Boogie Nights, Jackie Brown, The Big Lebowski, Fight Club, The Talented Mr. Ripley, Memento, Amélie, Mulholland Drive, Kill Bill, The Devil Wears Prada, No Country for Old Men, There Will Be Blood, Shutter Island, Drive, The Wolf of Wall Street, Whiplash, Parasite.

Order HERE for £50.00.

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Stance Socks Star Wars 40th Box Set

The Stance socks Star Wars 40th Box Set features Darth Vader, Yoda, Storm Troopers, and two box set Exclusives: Boba Fett and a Topps x Stance 6-pack of collectible trading cards.

Order HERE for $85.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci’s Baseball Card Sets TOPPS Record

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s first pitch on Opening Day didn’t go quite as planned, but that didn’t stop a record-setting number of fans from purchasing his baseball card.

TOPPS turned Fauci’s pitch from the Nationals-Yankees game on July 23 into a baseball card, which set a new record with a print run of 51,512 copies. It was printed as a TOPPS NOW card, which commemorate specific events and are only sold for 24 hours. The card sold for $9.99.

The previous record was set by a Vladimir Guerrero card that sold 19,306 copies.

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Funko Games: A Christmas Story – A Major Card Game

Help Ralphie Parker get the BB gun and decoder ring he covets at Christmastime! Peek at present cards, “triple-dog-dare” other players to make risky trades, and beware of the bullies who are lurking in the deck. If you have the infamous “leg lamp” you can swipe another player’s card, but act fast because you may not have the prized possession long. It’s a lively game of “take that” and family laughs just in time for the holidays!

Game contents: Leg Lamp, 15 cards, 90 tokens, and instructions.

Funko Games: A Christmas Story – A Major Card Game will be released on September 30, 2020 and you can pre-order it HERE.

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Marvel Masterpieces Trading Cards Return From Upper Deck

Upper Deck announces the return of its iconic Marvel Masterpieces trading card set, featuring 135 all-new pieces of original art painted by critically acclaimed illustrator David Palumbo. The super-premium release took nearly two years to complete and covers a comprehensive list of Marvel’s most famous heroes and villains.

Marvel fans have a lot to look forward to in this new collection, starting with a serial numbered base set with parallels that extend to 4 tiers of rarity. Insert sets include highly coveted Mirage lenticular cards, Holofoil cards and textured Canvas cards that give the true feeling of miniature paintings. Battle Spectra metallic foil inserts, inspired by earlier releases of Marvel Masterpieces, also return in the 2020 product. Collectors can find numbered “What if…” variants, Preliminary Art Variants and hard-signed autograph cards, as well as never-before-seen Metallurgy metal cards that will debut in 2020 Marvel Masterpieces.

Upper Deck is pulling out all the stops for this release with original art paintings and original preliminary art from Palumbo’s 2020 Marvel Masterpieces collection, distributed via randomly inserted redemption cards throughout the set. Marvel comic fans and collectors will want to be on the lookout for new all-original 1-of-1 comic book sketch covers illustrated by Palumbo, as well as the return of Upper Deck’s ever-popular sketch cards that fall one (1) per box, on average.

Interestingly enough, Palumbo’s mother, Julie Bell and stepfather, Boris Vallejo, are famed fantasy artists that created artwork for 1996 Marvel Masterpieces set. In contrast, Palumbo is known for his dark, atmospheric style that has earned him numerous honors including three Spectrum medals and a Chelsey award.

“As a life-long Marvel fan, I was stunned when Upper Deck asked me to work on Masterpieces, yet I also had this feeling like I had been training my whole actual life for this. It lit up my childhood memories and brought me back to that very early, very pure excitement,” said David Palumbo. “This has easily been one of the most rewarding projects I’ve ever been a part of, and I hope that my joy for these characters comes through in the final result.”

2020 Marvel Masterpieces releases this September in hobby shops across North America, and will also be available on www.UpperDeckEpack.com later this year. Upper Deck e-Pack is a dynamic platform that allows fans to easily buy, open, collect and trade Marvel cards safely and securely with collectors around the world. Find out more about e-Pack™ and sign up for product announcements by visiting www.UpperDeckEpack.com.

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Pokémon Card, One of Only Seven Made, Could Be Worth $100K+

A pristine copy of arguably the most sought-after Pokémon card in the world could bring $100,000 or more in Heritage Auctions’ Comics & Comic Art Auction July 9-12 in Dallas, Texas.

Pokémon Super Secret Battle “No. 1 Trainer” Trainer Promo Hologram Trading Card (1999) is one of just seven copies known to exist, and of those, six carry a PSA Gem Mint 10 grade.

“This unique card can easily be the centerpiece of any serious Pokémon card collection,” said Jesus Garcia, Assistant Comics & Comic Art Operations Supervisor at Heritage Auctions. “These cards were given to the winners of regional Pokémon tournaments, of which there were only seven, making this an exceedingly rare prize among collectors. The perfect grade is important, of course, but the sheer rarity of the card is the main reason why it is an inarguable must-have for serious Pokémon collectors.”

The card reads “The Pokémon Card Game Official Tournament’s champion is recognized here, and this honor is praised. By presenting this card, you may gain preferential entry into the Secret Super Battle.”

So secretive was the tournament that the competitors only found out the location of the final round after winning a regional tournament. The finals took place Aug. 22, 1999, in Tokyo.

The Pikachu Illustrator is widely regarded as the most expensive Pokémon card; according to psacard.com, there are 19 Pikachu Illustrator cards certified. But the Super Secret Battle No. 1 Trainer card is even more rare, with just seven copies known to exist.

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1907 Ty Cobb Rookie Card

Nicknamed The Georgia Peach, Tyrus Raymond Cobb was one of the greatest baseball players of all time. His importance to the game only elevates the status of his W600 Sporting Life Cabinet rookie card. 

One of the most important cards in the W600 set, which ran from 1902-1911, Cobb’s card was released in 1907, using the same pose as his T206 portrait card. This particular example has been graded as Good 2 by the PSA due to a chip in the lower right corner but is otherwise bright, clear, and in overall Vg-Ex+ condition.

Current bid $200,000.

More info HERE.

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Theory 11 Announces Build A Brick Playing Card Collection

Theory 11 has announced the easiest and most fun way to start or build your playing card collection. 

They call it: Build a Brick. A brick, in the playing card world, is a box of 12 decks. Today, Theory 11 has created an all-new way to build a variety pack box, filled with decks that you pick yourself! The best part? 

To celebrate the launch of this new feature, they have priced each brick box at $99. That’s a full 15% off the normal price of the decks inside – not to mention the premium package they arrive in.

Click HERE for more info.

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Poker Facts For Poker Fans

So, you’re a Poker fan, are you? Well, sit back, relax and delight in these facts your beloved, ever-entertaining Poker. 

1. Poker is one of the most popular card games in the world, having been around for well over 200 years.

2. Poker was originally created in America, first drafted and developed in the Louisiana area.

3. The earlier versions of Poker were played with only 20 cards, quite different to the 52-card deck that we see today. Back in the day, four players would each be dealt five cards and the betting would then begin based on who had the best hand. Historians have come to the educated conclusion that the first 52-card game was introduced to the world of Poker from 1834 onwards. 

4. Believe it or not, there was once a game of Poker that was said to have lasted almost eight and a half years. A theatre in Arizona, called The Bird Cage Theatre, claims to have hosted the longest game of Poker to ever have been recorded. Apparently, as the legend dictates, the game began in 1881 and lasted an amazing eight years, five months and three days. According to the theatre in question, the players that participated were all well-known, wild-west kind of personalities who liked to bet big, with the minimum stake to grant entry to the game being $1,000. 

5. In 1973, the first ever live Poker tournament was televised, much to the pleasure of the American audiences. The tournament in question was the World Series of Poker, which took place in the gambling epicentre Las Vegas!

6. Poker is thought to currently be the most lucrative game in the world. Despite how much footballers, NBA players and golfers are known to make, the top five largest prizes on offer in the super high roller Poker tournaments come together to equal a total sum of $44,202,738, which would therefore make Poker the more lucrative event to participate in.

7. UK Poker has appeared in the Guinness Book of World Records. In 2013, the game earned its place amongst the many wondrous and shocking pages of the well-known record holder’s catalogue by having the largest game of Poker take place in Onchan on the Isle of Man. At this tournament there was a massive 225,000 eager players vying for the top prize of $25,000, having paid a surprisingly low $1 to enter.

8. Poker is believed to have evolved from the game Dominoes, as well as taking inspiration from other ranked card combinations along the way. It is thought that a game of Dominoes played by Emperor Mu-Tsung and his wife back in 969 A.D is when the concept of a card game was first blurred into that of the principles of Dominoes. Interestingly, bluffing was found to be entirely integral to the Emperor’s game which is an aspect that has followed through to the way we play modern Poker today.

9. Over 300 MILLION seven-card Poker hand combinations exist within the game. How many have you got all figured out? 

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