TJ Cloutier 2006 Razor Poker #10 Base Poker Trading Card
This card is from the first set of Poker Trading Cards ever produced. It was released in 2006 by Razor Poker. It is one of 76 cards from the base set.
T.J. Cloutier began his poker career while serving in the U.S. Army. after being discharged, he played in the Canadian Football League until sustaining a career ending injury. T.J. has become one of the most formidable all-around poker professionals the game has seen. His most recent poker accomplishments include winning the 2004 World Series of Poker razz event and the Bellagio Festa al Lago championship. In 2005, he added a WSOP No-Limit Hold'em championship to his already impressive resume. T.J. has six World Series of Poker bracelets in his collection..
In October 2006 Razor Entertainment LLC announced the debut of the first-ever poker trading cards collectible set. This inaugural set of Poker Trading Cards consisted of a Base Set of 76 unsigned cards and a Showdown Signature/Autograph set of 43 cards. The cards were sold in packages of 6 with 24 packages per box and 12 boxes per case. On average the packages sold for approximately $3.99.
For a complete listing of the 76 base cards in this set please refer to our Razor Poker Trading Cards - 2006 Information Page.
Thomas James "T.J." Cloutier (born October 13, 1939) is a professional poker player from Richardson, Texas. He was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2006. Cloutier was born in Albany, California, and attended the University of California, Berkeley on an athletic scholarship for American football and baseball and played in the 1959 Rose Bowl. However, he later dropped out because of family financial hardship.
Cloutier was drafted into the United States Army. After the Army, he played football in the Canadian Football League for the Toronto Argonauts and Montreal Alouettes, but an injury cut his career short.
Cloutier then started a food company, but it was not successful, so following the end of his first marriage, he moved to Texas to work on oil rigs. On his off days he began to play poker, and quit his job after realizing that he was winning more money playing poker than working. He started playing poker when he was a caddy at a golf course and played poker after the rounds.
In addition to poker, Cloutier is well known for his high-stakes craps sessions.