Ivanovich wrote:...As such, I NEED those Costco cards to survive. ;-) Cards alone can become prohibitively expensive when you're going through 150 decks/year. I enjoy using regular rider back Bikes because, in addition to being better quality than much of what is out there, they are instantly recognizable by the audience so I don't have to spend time showing them the deck to prove it is ordinary. When you bring out deck of specialty bikes or another brand (aside from Bee) you're going to get looks as if it is a gimmicked deck if not outright questions...
This issue has been chewed over on these boards before, so I won't raise the zombie. :)
I will say though, if this issue matters, it is the one advantage of the Gold Seal--they look exactly like regular bikes and handle better. (Unfortunately, they are $1.00 more than the standard bikes).
I stick with Bikes because I have too much money invested in matching gaffs.