Frequently Asked Questions
1.Why are card sleeves important?
When it comes to protecting your cards, card sleeves are the first line of defense in safeguarding your cherished cardboard treasures.
Two of the hobby's most respected makers of card protection, storage and display products, Ultra Pro and BCW Supplies, use acid free plastics.
Card sleeves are available in a range of sizes. They also have different plastic thicknesses, usually measured in millimeters. The decision to sleeve cards depends on several factors: how often and in what environment do you play, and how much money you're willing to spend on your board/card games. Sleeves protect your cards from wear and other outside factors, such as dirt, spills, and moisture.
2.What is Dragon Shield?
Dragon Shield offers a wide range of card game accessories. Deck Protectors, deck boxes, play mats, carrying cases, bags and more. Dragon Shield sleeves don't fall apart, they don't tear, and they don't fray from repeated shuffling. They are not too thick, but they are durable enough to keep your cards protected in good condition.
3.What are some different ways to sleeve & protect cards?
Penny Sleeves. These thin, clear polypropylene sleeves should be acid free and archival safe for storage of cards.
Top Loaders (Rigid)
Card Savers (Semi Rigid)
Boxes and Binders
Cardboard boxes are the cheapest way to store your cards. Your hobby shop should have them in a variety of sizes ranging from 100 all the way up to several thousand. Even the biggest custom cardboard boxes made specifically for trading cards are affordable when you factor in how many they can hold.
4.What is double sleeving cards?
A double sleeve is a protective method that protects the collectible cards from getting water, grease, bending, and other sorts of damage on the card. The method consists of two useful items: an inner sleeve and an outer sleeve. The inner sleeve is a plastic sheath that will tightly enclose the card.
5.What is the difference between card sizes?
For the most part cards are divided into American Standrad, and Japanese sizes. There are also other sizes but these are more attributed to random cards from board games. Yugioh cards are japanese sized, along with many other games that developed overseas. Most games however fall under American sized including Magic the Gathering, Pokemon, and Sports cards.