These are easily the best poker cards I have ever come across. I host an all-nighter home poker game at least once a month and I have been using the same set for over a year without the cards showing any significant wear or losing their flatness, springiness, or slick coating. This contrasts with Bicycle card sets which I had to change out every ~3 months. In terms of overall pricing they probably come out to about the same since a 12-pack of Bicycle cards is $15-20, every similar to the Copags; the 12-pack (6 sets of red/blue) lasts about 18 months, so if this set holds up for that long, the price point is about even. On the other hand, these cards have a much better "hand-feel" compared to Bicycle cards, so even if a single card set doesn't last as long as 6 Bicycle card sets, it's still worth the money IMO.