Saturday, September 29, 2018

Walgreens: Great Card Selections

Hats off to Walgreens. I've generally, probably like most of the population, thought of them as sort of a generic drug store distinguished perhaps by their adjacent liquor stores. Unlike CVS, they haven't kicked out the tobacco products and launched full scale into being a health provider.

But I digress. I write today to brag about my new purchase of interesting decks of cards and jokers from Walgreens and to congratulate (and thank) Walgreens for having the insight to rotate their deck of card selections. This keeps me visiting monthly to check  on their card selection. And while I was there, I stocked up on toiletries and Benedryl and M&Ms and so on.

BTW, this is the second time that I have moved enough to dedicate a post lauding Walgreens offering of playing cards

Bicycle Cards from Walgreens
Bicycle Cards from Walgreens

Here are the Firefly jokers from Bicycle - they're classified in the Jesters Standing section of the collection. 

The only other businesses that I would consider calling out as important to my card collecting: Ebay (where I shop a lot), Etsy, the US Playing Card Company, and Kickstarter.  It's an odd question to think about what other businesses help me with my my collection. And of course, who profits.  I guess I could also mention the people  who make the plastic card holders and the three ring binders.

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Playing Card Collection Videos

October 6th, 2018: I created a quick video of the Mask and Theatrical section of my joker collection; Enjoy!

I updated the topsy turvy section of my joker playing card collection today.
I made a video. Obviously, there's a lot of room for improvement in my scripting, filming, and general production values.

If you would like a better look at my topsy turvies, click thru to the topsy turvy joker section of the joker collection.  Or, come visit Ft Lauderdale for a private viewing!

  I made this next video a few years ago in response to a video by an Italian magician who is listed as having the world's largest joker collection.


Here is a third joker video, circa 2017.  It highlights the section of the joker collection which has only headshots or upper body images of jokers.

And an updated joker from Sept 2018 also focusing on jokers which only show the head or upper body of the jester:


 And I'd recommend clicking through to see a full post on jokers with jester heads or upper bodies.

And here are the cartoon jokers.