On October 2 at 9pm EST, sleight of hand master Lee Asher will be running a flash sale for 72 Authentic 1970 Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards on his website LeeAsher.net. The Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards will be sold in tiers starting at $200 and going up to $450/per deck until all 72 are gone. The faster you reach checkout, the better your chances are of securing an Authentic Jerry's Nugget Playing Card deck at the lowest possible price of $200. The blue and red versions will be sold in rotation and there is no way to choose which color you receive.
Click here for more details regarding the price tiers and a special FAQ for the sale.
About Jerry's Nugget Playing Cards, courtesy of Wikipedia:
Founded in 1964 by Jerry Lodge and Jerry Stamis, Jerry's Nugget Casino stands today as a significant piece of Las Vegas history. In 1970, the casino printed a special deck of cards, and sold them in their gift shop for fifty cents. Almost forty years later, these decks fetch upwards of $1500 per brick (dozen).
These playing cards were supposedly printed in the 70s for the gaming tables, but never saw any 'real action'. They were immediately sold in the gift store thereafter. The classic Jerry's Nugget playing cards were made from top of the line US Playing Card Company card stock, that is not available today, which makes the cards much thicker. The U.S.P.C. also used a chemical finish then, which is also not available today due to environmental reasons.
Jerry's Nugget playing cards were printed in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then were driven to the North Las Vegas casino via trucks where they sat in storage for many years. The highly prized playing card eventually sold out in the summer of 1999. Jerry's Nugget Casino does not have any plans to reprint them either.
According to Jerry's fans, there is something different about the cards that makes them perfect for different types of moves and flourishes.