- Oct 18, 2011
Wow, it's hard not to appreciate your dedication and meticulous collection strategy in such a small amount of time. What a dense and exciting journey! You will definitely have to update us with progress and final display photos!Today is my two-week playing card collection anniversary! I am building two mid-century modern homes; one in the Appalachian Mountains and the other in the Blue Ridge Mountains. I wanted something special, interactive for my guests to enjoy in the guest bedrooms. I decided to collect playing cards and found Theory 11. I learned their decks were available nationally and found them at CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Target, Barnes & Noble, and a local gaming shop. I added twenty-six decks to my "collection" on my first day, November 20, just by driving around and buying them within five miles of my home in Indiana.
Then I found theory11.com. I placed ten orders using all the available "savings" including 10% off new customer, Variety Box (15% off), and 25% Black Friday. I have 128 different Theory 11 decks, and eleven different Theory 11 Special Edition box sets in my collection. I still have several decks/sets enroute. I keep one deck sealed and will display them on the wall in one of the guest bedrooms. I will display the special edition box sets in an MCM curio cabinet. I open one deck and pull the Ace of Spades, Queen of Hearts, and Joker and add them to my Theory 11 playing card albums. I turn the Joker over to display the back. This will provide my guests a glimpse of the cards inside each of the 128 decks displayed on the wall. I am currently storing the sealed decks in Theory 11 brick boxes and the loose decks inside Carat DS1s in white sports card boxes. I ordered Carat XCBs and will move the loose decks to them once they arrive.
I recently started collecting variations and added the Jimmy Fallon gold seal, twenty-one different Artisan Black/Gold/White date codes, Deck One V1, Monarchs Blue V1, Monarchs White V2, embossed/unembossed Bicycle Titanium decks, etc. I am trying to find my boundaries when it comes to collecting variations. I have several with different Theory 11 base logos including the full set of Tycoons.
I am starting to collect Theory 11 magic tricks to display in the second MCM home I am building. I have not decided how I will display that collection to make it fun for my guests. Of course, we will use Theory 11 Grateful Dead decks when we play card games in those homes!
I do not have a display yet since they are packed away at my home in Indiana impatiently waiting on their move to the mountains, but they still wanted to come out of the closet to get their picture taken for today's contest. I noticed a few smiled for you in the picture!
I still need to find a second deck for the Bee Brown Wynn, Monarchs Blue V1, Monarchs Eleven Madison Park, Rarebit Green, and White Centurions.
I got a few more T11 decks recently, but am hoping to expand on my T11 collection!
Congrats Braeden! Your entry was randomly selected as the winner of this contest! Because we have also launched the Holiday Wheel today, you will get 6 spins on the wheel in addition to the 6 decks and elite points as your prize. Please contact our support team with your details so we can get your prize out to you ASAP!I have eight decorative decks right now. Two of them I am giving away, so I have included only six of them in my photo. I also threw in a couple of my bicycle cards as a back drop.View attachment 6217