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Matt Ottinger

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Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« on: July 29, 2016, 10:46:02 PM »
I just found out about it, and it closed earlier tonight.  Seller does a lousy job of demonstrating scale.  If not for the specialty bonus cards, this would look like a standard-sized deck.

Can't tell if this was an auction or a Buy It Now, but somebody got himself a nice conversation piece.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Card-Sharks-Actual-Cards-From-1970s-80s-Game-Show-Full-Set-RARE-/262550366387
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2016, 10:55:40 PM »
$315?!? That's absolutely ridiculous (that I didn't get a chance to bid on it and potentially have a lot of explaining to do to my wife later).
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2016, 11:18:40 PM »
That is in fact news I can use; knowing that the cards are nineteen inches tall by fourteen inches across.

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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2016, 11:21:56 PM »
The RED deck? Pass. Blue deck FTW.

(Interesting...those measurements indicate they are neither poker- nor bridge-sized.)
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2016, 11:28:02 PM »
You'd think Larry would have put up a bottle used on Jeannie or something.
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2016, 11:32:43 PM »
That is in fact news I can use; knowing that the cards are nineteen inches tall by fourteen inches across.
Also worth noting is that the dimensions for the CBS and NBC incarnations were different. Jim Perry's cards were one foot by two feet.

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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2016, 11:50:18 PM »
Maybe it's the magic of TV, but I don't think I would've guessed 14"x19" for oversized cards. Then again, as a kid, I was always amazed and found those cards to be massive. :P

$300 is quite steep, but if anyone ever wanted to sell those cards individually, I'm down.
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2016, 12:02:54 AM »
Jim Perry's cards were one foot by two feet.

Looking at at old Perry episode, I don't know if I buy this. It's a hell of an optical illusion if that is the case, at any rate.
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2016, 12:16:45 AM »
Maybe they were two different peoples' feet.
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2016, 12:31:31 AM »
Jim Perry's cards were one foot by two feet.

Looking at at old Perry episode, I don't know if I buy this. It's a hell of an optical illusion if that is the case, at any rate.
My source is an episode where Jim explains how they shuffle the cards and that's the measurement that he gives. I'm terrible at eyeballing measurements, so I believe you, the eBay seller, and Jim equally.

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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2016, 01:04:31 AM »
My source is an episode where Jim explains how they shuffle the cards and that's the measurement that he gives.

I remember that episode! They showed the shuffling tables and then sealing up the deck in a big-ass manila envelope. :)

Any of us could be right. But take a 3x5" index card and then slice a half-inch off of the long side. That's the aspect ratio you are claiming, and that's a lot more narrow than even a bridge card. (In fact, take a bridge card (2.25" x 3.5") and slice a half-inch off the long side. Same thing.)
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #11 on: July 30, 2016, 01:50:13 AM »
My source is an episode where Jim explains how they shuffle the cards and that's the measurement that he gives.

I remember that episode! They showed the shuffling tables and then sealing up the deck in a big-ass manila envelope. :)

Any of us could be right. But take a 3x5" index card and then slice a half-inch off of the long side. That's the aspect ratio you are claiming, and that's a lot more narrow than even a bridge card. (In fact, take a bridge card (2.25" x 3.5") and slice a half-inch off the long side. Same thing.)
Seems to me Jim was probably just rounding in an attempt to make his explanation simpler.
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #12 on: July 30, 2016, 10:41:20 AM »
That is in fact news I can use; knowing that the cards are nineteen inches tall by fourteen inches across.
Also worth noting is that the dimensions for the CBS and NBC incarnations were different. Jim Perry's cards were one foot by two feet.

Is that true? That's interesting. 1' by 2' seems....disproportionate.
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2016, 10:42:11 AM »
I just found out about it, and it closed earlier tonight.  Seller does a lousy job of demonstrating scale.  If not for the specialty bonus cards, this would look like a standard-sized deck.

Can't tell if this was an auction or a Buy It Now, but somebody got himself a nice conversation piece.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Card-Sharks-Actual-Cards-From-1970s-80s-Game-Show-Full-Set-RARE-/262550366387
Absolutely crushed that I missed this. Would have purchased in a hot second.
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Re: Too Late Ebay: Entire set of actual Card Sharks cards!
« Reply #14 on: July 30, 2016, 11:20:21 AM »
A real shame we all found out about it after the fact.  And another thought:  the seller would have made a lot more money selling the cards individually.  You think individual cards would go for less than four bucks apiece?

If you've got money burning a hole in your wallet, Bob Boden is selling off a bunch of tickets.  Nothing astonishingly rare, but some interesting stuff.

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_nkw&_in_kw=1&_ex_kw&_sacat=0&_udlo&_udhi&_ftrt=901&_ftrv=1&_sabdlo&_sabdhi&_samilow&_samihi&_sadis=15&_stpos=91409-7151&_sargn=-1%26saslc%3D1&_salic=1&_fss=1&_fsradio=%26LH_SpecificSeller%3D1&_saslop=1&_sasl=tvbobme&_sop=12&_dmd=1&_ipg=100