There are many people today that consider poker chips as collectibles. Just like any other collectible items, poker chips are modified, tweaked and updated just about every year. Some types of chips are rare and not produced any more in certain weights and colors. It’s these types of poker chips that have been discontinued and are no longer in circulation that serve as great collectibles. Some people will pay top dollar in order to add this type of item to their collection.
While poker chip collecting is sort of a new main stream hobby, there are many poker chip collecting clubs that are surfacing. People probably have been collecting poker chips for years and years but now these poker chips collecting clubs make it easy to share your poker collection and your poker lifestyle with others.
To get a good idea of how lucrative collecting poker chips is, all one would need to do is go over to eBay and search for poker chips. Undoubtedly, you will find thousands of items/sellers selling poker chips. You may be able to find everything from the newest chips to rare poker chips that may be out of circulation.
One type of poker chip that has gained recent popularity is the professional poker chip. These types of chips feature a professional poker player’s likeness on the front and back of the chip.
Poker professionals are also becoming more and more popular every day as poker is becoming more main stream. Not too long ago, in order to find poker on television you had to wait until the WSOP rolled around and try to catch it on cable. Now, you can catch all sorts of televised tournaments on cable and on basic television. Poker professionals are now seen as television stars and some of them even have their own product lines. These poker professionals’ products are also viewed as collectibles.
Two of the most popular kinds of poker chips to collect are the dice and the suited poker chips. These types of chips are pretty plain and most people use them for their home games. They feature either dice or the four suits (hearts, diamonds, clubs and spades) around the perimeter of the chip. These chips never seem to go out of style no matter how much the industry changes. These two chips will always be in demand.
Some people have gone as far as to hire artist to design their chips that they collect. What they do is pay the artist a set price for his design and also get the artist to sign a certain number of certificates in order to certify authenticity. Then once the chips are given away or sold they also package the certificate of authenticity with the chips. It works as a nice compliment to the poker chips.
Gone are the days when everyone was just collecting baseball cards. Today, poker chip collecting clubs are popping up everywhere. It may be hard to believe but today collecting poker chips is becoming more and more main stream.
By Nigel Bridges
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