Your statement makes absolutely no sense, why the hell would I need to manipulate the price of chips. Most of the deals I did regarding these chips was at the wholesale level to chip dealer friends of mine, and that was 15+ years ago. Big difference between wholesale prices and retail prices. So I guess selling them at $250 to $300 Ea. was unfair at the time. What other people sell their chips for is their business.
I suggest your issue with the price of the $100 Mapes chip is something you need to discuss with the author's of TCR.
If you really think the $5 Cotton Club is such a great rare chip, have someone put it up on Ebay and let it fly.