Railroad Canasta!

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1-2 days Free Shipping! Railroad Canasta card holder? With a pocket for your "Kitty" !

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Railroad Canasta!

Introducing my newest playing card holder: The Amazing Railroad Canasta Gripper!**

Canasta fans, move your game to the next exciting level!

Railroad Canasta is a fun and exciting variation of the original game of Canasta!

Be aware, however, that as a player, you may be holding many cards as the game progresses. Also, along the way while melding and creating books (Canastas), you may find the "Kitty" (or "Caboose" as I like to call it) sitting on the table and getting in the way. When that happens, just reach for your new Railroad Canasta Gripper!

Inspired by a customer, I've created a unique playing card holder specially made for players of Railroad Canasta: The Railroad Canasta Gripper!**

With a special pocket to hold the "Kitty" ("Caboose"), and its ability to hold many, many cards, this distinctive holder promises to be your best friend during the game!

Holding all those cards in the hand over time can get tiring, not to mention the hand can experience cramping. ☹️ With the Railroad Canasta Gripper** that will not happen! Read on to understand how this remarkable holder works:

Your "Hand" is held between the two halves, and your "Kitty" is held in the convenient special pocket on the back of the holder! (Please refer to the photos.) Now your "Kitty" can be kept away from the melds and books so it won't be on the table and in the way anymore!

With The Gripper, you'll notice it has a nice padded feel to it. You will also notice that once the "Hand" is inserted into the holder, the cards will not fall out!  You will still be able to add, remove, or rearrange your cards.

Made with only quality materials, your Railroad Canasta Gripper** cardholder should last you for years to come. All my Gripper playing card holders are made in a smoke-free, pet-free, and most importantly, a VIRUS-FREE environment and come with easy-to-understand instructions. (Playing cards shown are not included.)

Thank you for visiting my Humble Shop. If you've got any questions or comments, please don't hesitate to contact me!

Note: for instructions on this fun game, I found the following posted on the web: https://gamerules.com/rules/railroad-canasta/

**The new Amazing Gripper Railroad Canasta Card Holder is my own design with a patent pending.

The Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders

Bremerton, WA
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Meet the Maker

Hello, and thank you for stopping by! My name is Rob (posing with my beautiful wife Jeanne) and I'm excited that you've decided to drop by to learn a bit about me and why I make playing card holders!

Prior to becoming a crafter, I was a self-taught artist, dabbling in watercolors, oils, acrylics and pencil. When I retired the first of 2007, I tried my hand at producing paintings of landscapes, birds, flowers, and even portraits. However, it didn't take me long to find out that unless one is extremely talented the artwork pretty much goes unnoticed.

I'm having a good time in my retirement and this new chapter of my life, but I'm the type of person who needs to be busy.

So when my wife retired a couple of years later, we decided to try the "Snow Bird" scene for a while. (It was fun, but all the driving to and fro plus the packing, etc. got way too tiring so that was the end of that.)

But while we were there I discovered that many retirees loved to play card games. However, I also learned that there were many who had problems holding the cards due to hand issues, way too many cards, etc. So I decided to set out to find a solution. After many trials and errors, I came up with a prototype which, after consulting with my wife (who has done quite a bit of sewing and quilting) I improved upon and set out to test my "invention" at craft fairs. To my surprise, they went over so well that I actually sold out at my first one! I quickly made more that evening and participated in another craft fair where I just about sold out again.

After arriving back home, I improved upon my design yet again and started making more for our next trip to the south. The next craft fair was a testament to word of mouth advertising, as many of my customers were referrals from the customers who bought from me the previous year. Thus, the Amazing Gripper Playing Card Holders were born! My unique card holders have continued to evolve to what you see here in my shop. Over the years, I've added many styles to the delight of many of my loyal customers.

So there you are - my story in a nutshell. I hope you enjoyed reading it; please continue to browse my shop and contact me if you've got any ideas or comments. Enjoy, and have fun at the card table!

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Jeanne & me

How it’s Made

This unique playing card holder came about during a conversation with a customer. She told me all about Railroad Canasta and wondered if I could make a holder specific to the game for her. During our collaboration, we visited many designs and what you see here is what was decided upon. The unique, special pocket with the special “Railroad Canasta” ribbon is my own design that I’ll be using on all my Railroad Canasta cardholders.

Creating any of my Gripper cardholders involves many steps including, but not limited to making the decision on where to cut the fabric to best fit the image if needed. Also involved is the fabric decision to be used on the back of the holder. I use different types of glues, padding & felt. Due to that, each playing card holder actually takes anywhere from 1 to 2 days to complete. Since this is a hobby for me, it keeps me very busy in my retirement, and I am very pleased that I have something like this to take up some of my time and make others happy in the process!

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Shop Policies

SHIPPING U.S. Shipping: Most orders are shipped within 1-2 business days. On orders that may take longer, I will keep you, the customer, informed. I always offer free shipping on all orders; to keep my shipping costs low, I use USPS First Class Mail as much as possible. However, I do search other shipping methods and make my decision upon that. Whichever shipping method I use, I make sure to have a tracking number so both my customer and I can check the order's progress. Orders ship out from WA zip code 98311.

RETURNS and REFUNDS, Problems with an Order. If you have received a damaged item, your package is missing an item, or you’ve received an incorrect item, please contact me within 14 days of receipt of your order. You may expect to receive either a replacement or a refund for the incorrect/damaged item.

PRODUCT RETURNS I accept returns provided the items are returned to me in the same condition that you received it. To begin your return, please contact me within 14 days of receipt of your order. You will be responsible for the return shipping. Shipping costs are non-refundable. Your product refund will be processed for the product price only, since I provide free shipping to customers in the U.S.A. Customers outside of the Continental U.S. : you will be refunded the price of the product purchased only as shipping costs are non-refundable.

All returns must be completed within 30 days of your purchase. If more than 30 days has passed, unfortunately I cannot offer you an exchange or refund.

Non-returnable items are as follows: Sale items, custom orders, including playing card holders made with fabric sent to me from the customer.

Once your return is received and inspected, I will send you an email notification along with the status of your refund. Once approved, your refund will be processed, and a credit will be automatically applied to your credit card or original method of payment.

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Shop Reviews (204)

Perfect for all ages! We can finally spend more time playing cards than rearranging the kids’ hands.

Gloria Caruana

I need three more of your amazing grippers! They are wonderful!


Super fast shipping. Excellent product. Works very well.

Jeanny Kucera


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