Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
Two Plus Two Publishing LLC
 

Go Back   Two Plus Two Poker Forums > >

Notices

Other Other Topics Discussion of arts & entertainment, pop culture, food & drink, health and exercise, fashion, relationships, work, and just about anything else in life except poker, sports, religion and politics.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 01-21-2019, 04:27 PM   #326
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Take a look at this website, sir.

https://www.ozonebilliards.com/pool-...es/pool-balls/

One off custom sets are available... they make a nice gift but are not great playing quality in my view.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 04:54 PM   #327
Dominic
Tripod
 
Dominic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: Vegas
Posts: 67,935
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

The missing ball has got to be from your set...it's too much of a coincidence. Any way to prove it one or the other when you get the ball?
Dominic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 06:04 PM   #328
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Hello, Dominic.

Yes, sir. There are two versions of this Poker Ball set: later editions featured extra lettering on the ball sides in addition to the larger A, K, Q, J and 10 within the suit cartouches.

This new set recently purchased is the earlier first design minus the extra lettering. My existing set with the missing king is the variant with the letters. Therefore, if the extra King of Diamonds features the letter K on its edges (unlike all the others in its box, including the other KoD) I would say there is an excellent chance we have discovered the EXACT ball. A veritable miracle.

I'll consider myself truly blessed either way.

Best wishes.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 06:08 PM   #329
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Apologies, sir, I didn't really answer your question.

Alas, there is no definitive way to prove it is the exact ball. We could certainly prove it isn't, however, if the king turns out to be from the earlier design set.

I'll let you know in a few days.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 08:44 PM   #330
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Hello again.

I thought you guys might like to see a few photographs of the two exceptional sets mentioned a few posts ago.

I discovered the trio of Raschig pool balls pictured below in a relatively obscure German marketplace. The seller was aware of their historical importance and desirability to avid collectors, meaning I had to pay €850 for the three sets combined. A bargain, believe it or not.

The ten-ball Turniersatz set has been described earlier on this thread. Pristine examples like this are very rare and currently fetch $500 without a problem. The One Pocket set featuring fifteen 'bumblebees' and a cueball is so rare to almost be unique. Ditto the colourful Four Player set. Neither of these incredible sets was known to me prior to purchase, nor had anyone on my extensive contact list of fellow enthusiasts ever seen them before. There had been rumours of prototypes like these, but none had ever materialised on the open market.

I would never sell them, of course, but a realistic valuation would probably be something around $1,500 per set. Perhaps a bit more if sold together.

Best wishes.
Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 08:46 PM   #331
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 08:50 PM   #332
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 08:52 PM   #333
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 08:54 PM   #334
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 08:56 PM   #335
Ruperman
centurion
 
Ruperman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Posts: 176
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Ruperman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-21-2019, 09:08 PM   #336
txdome
Carpal \'Tunnel
 
txdome's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Austin
Posts: 10,494
Re: Can you find this pool ball? $100 Reward.

Those look awesome.
txdome is offline   Reply With Quote

Reply
      

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright © 2008-2017, Two Plus Two Interactive
 
 
Poker Players - Streaming Live Online