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$416,078
pledged of $15,000pledged of $15,000 goal
3,758
backers
12days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Wed, July 31 2019 1:59 PM UTC +00:00.

About

                           A Collaboration Between 

Jerry's Nugget Casino & Expert Playing Card Company 

The Basics

  • Authentic Jerry's Available to Everyone!
  • Thin Crushed USPCC Premium (Bee) stock for the Modern Card Feel 
  • Traditionally cut
  • Original Back and Face design, including the original Jokers and Ace of Spades
  • Printed and crushed on USPCC’s WEB press for outstanding handling
  • Priced low so that Jerry’s can be your everyday carry
  • 56 great gaffs available, as well as factory cut strippers
  • Limited to this Production Run*

THE LEGEND

In 1970, Jerry's Nugget Casino printed what would become one of the most collectible playing card decks ever manufactured by United States Playing Card Company (USPCC). They made them for the tables but opted not to use them and put them in storage for 20 years! Almost thirty years ago they started selling them in their gift store with the final price of $2 a deck!

Playing card expert, Lee Asher, recognized the unique quality and feel of these cards and began evangelizing about them. In due course, Jerry's Nugget playing cards became legendary.  

By the fall of 1999, these cards sold out, yet the demand continued to grow. Today, authentic Jerry’s Nugget cards are among the most desirable and expensive modern decks on the market. 

But finding an authentic deck presents a real challenge. Due to their considerable value and the immense demand, knockoffs proliferate eBay and other outlets.

This prompted Asher to suggest Expert Playing Card Company try and get the exclusive license to print these iconic decks again. And after more than three years of pursuit and negotiation, we finally made a deal with Jerry's Nugget Casino!  

This Kickstarter is the culmination of years of hard work combined with our love for the original Jerry’s Nugget playing cards, and our desire to get real decks in the hands of current and future generations.

HOW DID WE DO IT?

Many may not realize, but the founder of Expert Playing Card Company (EPCC), William Kalush, created his first custom deck with USPCC all the way back in 1988. Since then, he's printed well over a million decks. More importantly, he's helped develop popular playing card innovations we find in use today. 

FACT: Conjuring Arts (the non-profit owner of EPCC) was the first to thin-crush retail Bee stock for the custom market years ago.

Expert Playing Card Company produces playing cards all over the world. Our extensive research to find the best papers, coatings, cutting processes, crushing processes, etc. is second to none. Simply put, Expert innovates the feel of playing cards. So to say we've taken YEARS worth of knowledge and leveraged it to create this modern Jerry’s Nugget deck, is an understatement!


THE FEEL - HOW WE ARE GOING TO MAKE THEM INCREDIBLE

THE STOCK

In homage to the original decks we have decided to print with USPCC on their Premium stock (formally called Bee stock). We are THIN CRUSHING this stock to the thickness of an original Jerry’s card. And while these new decks won’t feel the same as the originals, we’ve modernized them for today’s tastes. They will be the perfect thickness (or thinness, in this case!) to handle today’s sleights, flourishes and cardistry with ease. You will love these cards!

THE CUT

The Modern Feel Jerry's decks will be TRADITIONALLY CUT which makes them perfect for faro work! They will shuffle bottom up so table faros will be a breeze.

THE PRINTING PRESS

Unlike almost all other custom decks which are  printed one sheet (one deck) at a time, these Modern Feel Jerry’s Nugget decks will print on the biggest and fastest press in the USPCC factory – THE WEB PRESS!

The Web press prints on huge rolls of paper and works extremely quickly, printing both sides, crushing the stock, coating both sides, heat curing the cards and cutting out the sheets in about one tenth of a second per deck! This unique printing process is the best available way to make cards at USPCC.

Once you feel these cards you will see that the quality speaks for itself.

THE DESIGN

To honor the 1970's Original Jerry's design, we’ve kept almost everything the same but since the original printing plates are long gone we have redrawn all the artwork by hand.

You'll find: 

  • The same classic red and blue colors (as close as humanly possible!)
  • Identical original Jokers
  • The same court cards
  • The original iconic back design featuring the Jerry’s Nugget oil derrick towers
  • The original retro Ace of Spades. Though, the numbers on the Ace will denote the modern editions. 
  • We will use a red tear strip like the original!
  • We will place the seal off center for ease of opening, just like the original versions.
  • The seal MIGHT be squared with stamp like edges, like the original. We are testing this with USPCC at this time.
  • Due to the new process at USPCC (at least new since 1970!)  each deck now has 56 cards in it, whereas the original Jerry's decks had 54. For our 55th card we are giving you a double backer. The 56th card dons Jerry's iconic towers, without any blue or red background and will come with a blank face. 

Tuck  

To ensure that no one can confuse the modern with the original, each Modern Feel deck from the run funded by this Kickstarter campaign can be identified by the bottom of the tuck box. It will clearly state, "Modern Feel 1st Edition - 2019."  The tuck box mimics the original but we're using the modern template to make them. Unfortunately, USPCC discontinued the old tuck design decades ago.  

 *We are limiting the production of the 'Modern Feel 1st Editions'. We will supply this Kickstarter campaign as well as have a quantity to sell afterward. Keep in mind, if we ever reprint this deck, it will NOT be exactly the same.

**The images shown on this page are prototypes that we've made in preparation for this campaign. None of the final products are produced yet, and they will only be produced after this campaign ends. Some of the details that you see on the prototypes will change in final production. 

JERRY’S NUGGET ADD-ONs

Want some extra decks or Jerry's Nugget accessories on top of what you've already pledged? Below are a list of add-on products to grab before they are gone.


GLOBAL SHIPPING

We offer world-wide shipping. No matter how far away you are if you live on planet Earth we will get Jerry’s Nugget playing cards into your hands! 

SPECIAL THANKS TO

JERRY'S ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Be sure to follow us on Instagram, @jnplayingcards and @expertpcc! Also visit our website: https://www.jnplayingcards.com. Plus, share your Jerry's photos, videos and thoughts with us. We love hearing from you.

Risks and challenges

With years of playing card experience under our belt, we have the knowledge and skill to print these cards. But to make this Kickstarter campaign a success, we need your help and full support. Every single person who funds this deck is part of playing card history.

Our biggest challenge is to make sure everyone gets a deck.

Should any unforeseen challenges arise, we will communicate these to our backers. Thank you for your confidence and ongoing support!

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

By pledging to this project, you acknowledge that the final look, materials and content of the rewards (and the project) are subject to change and may differ substantially from what is presented in images and copy while the Kickstarter project was active. We have done our best to accurately represent the final project with the conceptual images above. If any changes are needed we will communicate clearly what the change is and why it was needed.

If you do not log in and confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email to confirm your pledge, you agree that we have fulfilled our obligations to you in full for payment or donations received. However, we may, at our discretion, refund or ship your pledge if you contact us and confirm your pledge after the 8 week window has elapsed.

If you confirm your pledge within 8 weeks of our notification via email, you agree that our responsibility to you is to ship your order as entered into our pledge manager system, that title and risk passes to you upon delivery to a common carrier for such shipment, and you are responsible for import duties or any other duties that may be payable to the relevant tax authorities, providing correct address information and ensuring this address is deliverable by normal methods. We regret we are unable to ship to PO Boxes.

If you do not accept these terms, please do not pledge on this project.

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    The Ultimate Collectible - 5 Deck Set!

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