The following hand occurred during a casino cruise I took with my wife over Valentine's weekend (02/15/04). This is absolutely true.
It was the third and last session of the night. I was up about $200 for the night, and all I needed was another $80, so my wife could get the brass-bottom pots and pans she had been talking about.
This is what happened:
I had reached $50 in my progression. I was dealt an A-9 against the dealer's Ace upcard. I was getting nervous, but excited. This is what blackjack is all about. Well, listen to what the dealer got: She turned over her hole-card; it turned out to be another ace. So, she has two aces showing. She turned over another card - a third ace. She turned over another card - a fourth ace. She turned over another card - a fifth ace. She is now sitting with five aces - five or 15. Then, she turns over the next card - a nine. She is now sitting at 14, and I'm feeling pretty good, but still stunned from the five aces. Time to turn over the next card. And guess what? Yep, you guessed it - she pulls a seven for a seven-card, five-ace 21!!! The most amazing thing I ever saw - particularly in light of my $50 bet. This is a classic - a hand for the ages.