Nine gems of gaming merchandise

Rarest crap or super-sexy centerpieces? You decide

Activision sent us some Call of Duty: Finest Hour playing cards to celebrate the launch of their decent shooting game. We like them very much. Featuring 1940s-style glamour portraiture, the ever-so-slightly risqué illustrations make any game of Poker more exciting. Sadly, there isn't a different illustration on the back of every card - there are just four pictures, one for each suit. Makes playing snap a cinch, but means they're not quite as cool as the cards in Dead or Alive Xtreme 2's casino. But these are real, those aren't - so these win.

Average eBay price: $8

Activision sent us some Call of Duty: Finest Hour playing cards to celebrate the launch of their decent shooting game. We like them very much. Featuring 1940s-style glamour portraiture, the ever-so-slightly risqué illustrations make any game of Poker more exciting. Sadly, there isn't a different illustration on the back of every card - there are just four pictures, one for each suit. Makes playing snap a cinch, but means they're not quite as cool as the cards in Dead or Alive Xtreme 2's casino. But these are real, those aren't - so these win.

Average eBay price: $8

If you keep an eye on eBay, you might find similar items popping up now and again. There are some amazing game-related items around. But not all - remember, just because they're rare doesn't necessarily make them good.

If you keep an eye on eBay, you might find similar items popping up now and again. There are some amazing game-related items around. But not all - remember,just because they're rare doesn't necessarily make them good.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

The longest-serving GR+ staffer, I was here when all this was just fields. I'm currently Reviews Editor but still find time to speedrun Sonic levels and make daft Photoshop articles.
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