Make me an offer for 500 poker chips

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Last summer, I won sixty cents in a free poker tournament at I planned on playing until I lost it all, but decided not to take U.S. players for real-money games when Congress passed the Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act. I cashed out and asked my readers what I should do with my sixty-cent check. One suggested I try to trade it for something better. So here I am, trying turn my sixty-cent check into a World Series of Poker Main Event entry through a series of trades. And while my plan may seem ridiculous, it's no more ridiculous than the UIGEA.

Currently available

Limited edition Super Bowl XXXVI football signed by former New England Patriots kicker Adam Vinatieri. Trade includes certificate of authenticity, and also includes autographed picture of Patriots' safety Rodney Harrison. Want more information? Go to the trade post. Want to make an offer? Shoot me an e-mail at . Want to know how I got this far? Go to the trading history.

My first trade - 500 poker chips poker chipsI just traded my sixty-cent PKR check to for a very cool set of custom poker chips. Seriously, these chips are out of hand. They all have "" emblazoned across one side, while the other side displays a photo of one of's unique marketing ploys.

My favorite chip is the blue one, which commemorates the purchase of William Shatner's kidney stone for $25,000. While not nearly as cool at Jean-Luc Picard, Captain Kirk is still pretty bad ass.

This is obviously a HUGE trade for me. You can't buy this chip set. They were created as a promotional tool for, but currently has no plans to release them into circulation.

A little more about the chips:

· They’re heavy-duty, weighing in at nearly 14 grams apiece
· 150 White - Brittany Skye (U.S. Open streaker)
· 150 Blue - William Shatner's kidney stone ($25,000 on eBay)
· 100 Red - Bernard Hopkins (Boxer with HUGE back tattoo)
· 100 Black - Grilled Cheese Virgin Mary ($28,000 on eBay)
· Okay, there's no case, but for these chips, who really cares? poker chipsSo why is it a good trade for Seriously, all they're getting is a sixty-cent check out of the deal, right?

"On the surface, this might not seem like a good trade for us," said CEO Richard Rowe. "But we though this was a great opportunity to get in as the first trader and help Aaron achieve his goal."

Plus, my sixty-cent check could end up between William Shatner's kidney stone and a grilled cheese that bares an image of the Virgin Mary. Who would have thought that something of mine could end up sharing a stage with Captain Kirk and Holy Mary, Mother of God?

I'm really excited about this trade. Lots of people think I'm crazy and should have invested half of my sixty-cent check in securities and the other half in low risk mutual funds. Others thought I should buy Bazooka Joe bubble gum. But I traded it for a set of 500 poker chips.

And while this set of poker chips is pretty cool, my final goal is to keep making trades until I get the buy-in for the Main Event of the WSOP.

If you can use a set of 500 custom poker chips from and have something to trade, send me an offer at .


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