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Old 02-10-2005, 05:01 PM
ricochet420 ricochet420 is offline
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Default Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

Hey all, thanks for looking.

I rec'd. my KEMS (along w/ chips and case) from 5star an hour ago, and when I was looking at the cards, I noticed on one of the two jokers, in each deck, has a letter written on the chest, it actually looks like pencil, or maybe pen. I have never heard of this. Is it normal? Any one else see this before? Here is a picture.

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Jokers! Is that a J and an E hand written on my KEM JOKERS?????
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:15 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

Just checked mine…. None of my decks have letters on the jokers.

Also my KEMs came in black plastic boxes with gold lettering, not a red box.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:19 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

mine are bridge size, do you have poker?
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:26 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

Wow, looks like they may have sold you used Kems.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:31 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

Just checked mine, I have 2 decks, one poker blue arrows, one bridge size alhambra.

Bridge size no letters

Poker Size 1 joker has a V or a check mark, same location as yours. The other joker is clean.

Probably an inspection letter I guess. On a side note my initials are JE and no I don't work at the Kem factory.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:41 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

They have obviously been opened and/or used.

The specific marks are probably becuase KEM jokers both look the same.

If you take a deck of Bicycles or Bees out and look at the jokers, you will notice there is a difference between the two. I believe this is to mark one joker as a "high" and the other as a "low".

I haven't been playing cards long enough to be aware of the games which this aspect of jokers is used. But I'm pretty sure that's the reason for the markings. I'm not sure what J and E would stand for though.

Regardless, it's no good that you got an opened/used deck.
Those decks are getting pretty hard to find too.
That's the casino style.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:52 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

They were sealed in what looked to be factory cellophane or whatever they use. They do NOT look used in any fashion. I am kinda familiar with the H/L on Jokers, don't why there'd be a J or an E. Should I contact 5star and see what's up? I have no idea. They seem pretty dam BRAND NEW to me? Pretty stinky too.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:54 PM
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I doubt they were opened or used.

My decks were purchased from Games by Jake inside the mall of america about 6 years ago and were definately new in the hard plastic boxes and wrapped in plastic. I bet more people will be looking at letters on their jokers before too long. Has to be from the factory.
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Old 02-10-2005, 05:55 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

I have five sets, (10 decks).

Millenium, bridge: No marks
Arrow, wide: No marks
Pharoah, bridge: No marks
Paisley, bridge: No marks

the fifth is a REALLY old pinochle set...


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Old 02-10-2005, 05:56 PM
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Default Re: Got my KEMS today. Please take a look? WTH is that?

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They were sealed in what looked to be factory cellophane or whatever they use. They do NOT look used in any fashion. I am kinda familiar with the H/L on Jokers, don't why there'd be a J or an E. Should I contact 5star and see what's up? I have no idea. They seem pretty dam BRAND NEW to me? Pretty stinky too.

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Hmm.. that's very weird. Maybe it did happen at the factory. If that's the case, who knows what the J and E might stand for.

I suppose you could contact 5star and ask them what's up. I probably would, just to satisfy my own curiosity.
But so long as the deck is solid and stinky [img]/images/graemlins/smirk.gif[/img], I'd say keep them and enjoy.

Still... very odd.
If you do contact 5star, post the answer they give you.
I'm curious.
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