Poker Hall of Fame Playing Card Deck: The Sevens

[LL] “The next batch includes the inductee from 1992 to 1997 (none in 1994 and 1995)”, Leroy the Lion said. “Here are the Sevens:”1

Thomas “Amarillo Slim” Preston

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Thomas Preston

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Thomas Preston
Born: 1928/12/31 (Johnson, AR)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1972)
WSOP Bracelets: 4
WSOP Cashes: 12
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $587,568
Poker
Hall of Fame
1992
Quote: “Seldom do the lambs slaughter the butcher.” — Amarillo Slim Preston.
  • His eleven appearances on The Tonight Show helped popularize poker.
  • Was the master of the prop bet, beating Bobby Riggs in table tennis using skillet paddles and Minnesota Fats in pool using broomstick cue sticks.

Jack “Gentleman Jack” Keller

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Jack Keller

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Jack Keller
Born: 1942/12/29 (Philadelphia, PA)
WSOP Main Event: 1st (1984)
WSOP Bracelets: 3
WSOP Cashes: 24
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $3,900,424
Poker
Hall of Fame
1993
Quote: “[I quit poker] because it had no more to offer me.” — Jack Keller (September 6, 1987, after retiring from poker for a seat on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, regular work hours, and more time to spend with his two sons).
  • Got into poker while in the U.S. Air Force and made a career of it when he left.
  • Won the 1987 Amarillo Slim’s Superbowl of Poker Main Event for $220,000.
  • Also finished 9th in the WSOP Main Event in 1987 and 8th in 1992.

Julius Oral “Little Man” Popwell

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Julius Popwell

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Julius Oral Popwell
Nickname: “Little Man”
Born: 1912/06/01 (Alabama)
Died: 1966/05/19
Occupation: Poker Player
Poker
Hall of Fame
1996
Quote: “‘A soft touch’ who was constantly coming to the aid of those who were down on their luck.” — Birmingham News obituary. “He was a top player of the time. He was one of the most fervent road gamblers, and his enormous love of poker caused him to travel across the country to play in various games.” — Jim Albrecht (Horseshoe Tournament Director; 1996)
  • Earned his nickname as a teenager hustling billiards against bigger, older opponents then ironically grew to weigh 300 pounds.
  • Once collected his poker winnings from a toymaker in merchandise that he donated to poor children in Birmingham.

Roger Moore

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Roger Moore

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Roger Moore
Born: 1938/04/10 (Eastman, GA)
WSOP Main Event: 6th (1986)
WSOP Bracelets: 1
WSOP Cashes: 14
WPT Titles: 0
Live Earnings: $635,200
Poker
Hall of Fame
1997
Quote: “One of the most consistent winners in poker I’ve ever seen.” — Doyle Brunson (November 2, 2011)
  • Won the 1994 WSOP $5,000 Seven-Card Stud for $144,000.
  • Won the 1989 America’s Cup Main Event, the 1989 Diamond Jim Brady $1,000 Hold ‘Em, and the 1997 Hall of Fame Poker Classic $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha.

Footnotes:

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    Stats current as of August 1, 2017.

  2. Caricatures and cards are Copyright © 2017 Robert Jen and were created with help from the iOS app Caricature Me and the MacOS app Photoshop Elements.

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