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So the 15 year search/yearning for this deck finally came to an end today when I opened the box.

I remember the picture of it back in 2002 when the Flat Pig Murfs and the Venice Cross came out. 

And to be told only one Murf was done on Formica, and to top that, that a collector that is not in the business of selling decks has it (who I might add is very well off and doesn't need the money from deck sales so I’ve been told), needless to say I gave up on it.

I tried here and there over the years to find out who has it to make them an offer for it, and nothing ever transpired.

Fast forward almost 15 years... it shows up on eBay??? FUCK!!!!

As soon as I saw it I knew what I was looking at, I didn't even think twice before hitting the BIN now. 

It had been up for about 4 hours when I saw it, I can't believe it lasted that long.

So today I open the box and there it is!!

It has some storage scuffs nothing very major or even noticeable when hanging up, it is screened a little off center, the signature is showing it's age, and a very slight twist. 

My opinion on this deck is it probably has been in storage most of those years, per the scuffs, the truck holes at the top are pierced so it did hang at one time or anther but all in all it is so very sweet.

I’m very glad to own it and finally get it out there for people to see and know that hey it exists.

So enjoy the photo, it is now in a very deserving home.

I say that as anyone could have snatched it up, but it was me that got it, like it was meant to be or something like that.

Someone was smiling at me that day for sure, a 15 year search is a lot of time to put into something.

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Cool deck and cooler story !!!! Congrats
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That's awesome, worth the wait though!
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Your Grail of Grails...........nice one.
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NOICE!!!  Glad you got it.  It must have been meant to be for you.  I saw it, but only glanced at it, and kept on looking.  Had I stopped a bit longer.....[wink]
But I am glad to know that it is in the right place!

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There is a car polish that Mercedes Benz uses called Final Polish that is the finest polish I have ever used. Got it mail order. I bought it after receiving a car paint that was scuffed up in shipping. I used it to take the signature off as well as that is where most of the scuffing was. Used a soft dry cloth and worked a section at a time. No issues with lightly buffing the graphic either. No noticeable change to the original finishes. Go slow.
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Yeah I don't think I'm gonna touch it NS, it's good the way it is
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There is a car polish that Mercedes Benz uses called Final Polish that is the finest polish I have ever used. Got it mail order. I bought it after receiving a car paint that was scuffed up in shipping. I used it to take the signature off as well as that is where most of the scuffing was. Used a soft dry cloth and worked a section at a time. No issues with lightly buffing the graphic either. No noticeable change to the original finishes. Go slow.


This is a Formica deck, it's not paint. Not sure whether polish would have the same result as its not painted, but nice idea.

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