A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from July 03, 2019
“Old card players never die—they just shuffle away”

“Old soldiers never die—they just fade away” is an old saying that was popularized by General Douglas MacArthur (1880-1964) in his farewell address to Congress on April 19, 1951. Many parodies of the saying have been made.

“Old card players never die—they just shuffle away” has been printed on many images. “Did you know old bridge players never die...they just shuffle away?” was printed in the Waterloo (IA) Sunday Courier on May 3, 1970. “Old card players never die—they just shuffle away” was printed in the Salinas (CA) Californian on July 1, 1971.


3 May 1970, Waterloo (IA) Sunday Courier, “Bridge League President Deals Winning Recipes” by Bettie Ferguson, pg. 41, col. 4: 
Did you know old bridge players never die...they just shuffle away?

1 July 1971, Salinas (CA) Californian, pg. 26, col. 4:
OLD CARD PLAYERS NEVER DIE—THEY JUST SHUFFLE AWAY
Thanks to
Kathryn Perry
Rehoboth, Mass.

31 May 1972, Alamogordo (NM) Daily News, “The Wailing Wall” by Weepin’ Willie, pg. 1, col. 1:
Laugh Lines
Old card players never die. They just shuffle away.

17 December 1980, St. Albans (VT) Daily Messenger, “Barbs” by Phil Pastoret, Supplement, pg. 5, col. 1:
Old card players never die—they just shuffle away.

3 May 2008, The Advertiser (Adelaide, Australia), “Mouthing Off” by Marty Smith, pg. 66:
Old-timer: Old card players never die, they just shuffle away.

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Seamonster
@Seamonster
Old card players never die, they just shuffle away.
11:18 AM - 19 Jan 2009

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PabloPicasso
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RT @JackInChicago: Old card players never die, they just shuffle away.  ~Author Unknown smile #1liners #sparklingsunday
12:02 PM - 15 Mar 2009

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“Old card players never die, they just shuffle away.” - Unknown.
#Poker #pokerface #pokerstars #pokerlife #pokeronline #PokerNight #pokerplayer #PokerChips #pokergames #pokerrun… https://www.instagram.com/p/BwkvJsRJh-v/?utm_source=ig_twitter_share&igshid=rm8yvrm4q6ae
6:07 PM - 22 Apr 2019

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The Poker Bot
@The_Poker_Bot
Old card players never die, they just shuffle away. ― Author Unknown #quotes #poker
2:30 AM - 3 Jul 2019

Posted by Barry Popik
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