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#2013713 - 12/18/12 10:41 AM Card Sleeves
texanstwoone
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I was sending a card in today to get graded. It was an older card and as I was putting it into the card sleeve when one of the corner pieces fliped up on me. So once was a nice clear corner is now showing cardboard. Does anyone have a trick or technique for placing cards in a card sleeve or am I the only one who is having the problem?
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#2013714 - 12/18/12 10:57 AM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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Are you talking about the soft sleeves (penny sleeves) or the Card Savers?

Last week I bought a (100 ct) package of Ultra Pro penny sleeves and as I was placing the cards into the sleeves I noticed some just slid right in while others were more tight. I got to looking at the sleeves and about every other one was cut narrow - about 1/8" making the cards more difficult to slide in. I just threw those out and used the ones that were cut right. I've also got some Ultra Pro penny sleeves that are about 1/4" taller than others too. Come on Ultra Pro, how hard is it to cut plastic all the same dimensions?
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#2013715 - 12/18/12 10:58 AM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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Is it the penny sleeve or the card holder, ie. CS I? If it's the penny sleeve, and I'm probably in the minority here, I forgo that part and just put them directly in a CS I and send it in, especially older cards and one's with just a hint of corner wear. If you insist on using penny sleeves use the 2 3/4 x 3 15/16 sleeves. They're a little larger and easier, more forgiving, than the smaller sleeves.
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#2013716 - 12/18/12 10:59 AM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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Sorry, looks like David already answered your question.
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#2013718 - 12/18/12 12:27 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: trex]
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Yea, I was using BCW soft penny card sleeves. It sounds like not using a soft penny sleeve may be the best option.
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#2013719 - 12/18/12 12:38 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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I never use the soft penny sleeve
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#2013720 - 12/18/12 12:39 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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Hey I've ruined plenty or corners with cheap penny sleeves, and just my basic clumsiness, is that a word?

You had the good sense to ask, so you probably won't have any more.
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#2013722 - 12/18/12 12:53 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: trex]
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I also just use card savers, much better imo
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#2013723 - 12/18/12 01:46 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: SMtJoy]
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Me three...too tricky trying to slide a vintage card in a penny sleeve into the CardSaver. The cards fit nice and snug in the CardSaver minus the penny sleeve. To me the penny sleeve is just one more chance at screwing up a corner.
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#2013727 - 12/18/12 03:26 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: vintagebaseball]
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Thanks guys, I am glad I am not the only one who had this problem. Lesson learned!
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#2013728 - 12/18/12 03:34 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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That's what were all about, helping each other.
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#2013731 - 12/18/12 05:57 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: trex]
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 Originally Posted By: trex
Is it the penny sleeve or the card holder, ie. CS I? If it's the penny sleeve, and I'm probably in the minority here, I forgo that part and just put them directly in a CS I and send it in, especially older cards and one's with just a hint of corner wear. If you insist on using penny sleeves use the 2 3/4 x 3 15/16 sleeves. They're a little larger and easier, more forgiving, than the smaller sleeves.


I am with you trex. Never understood the need for penny sleeve in a card saver. Particularly with the risk of the corners. I hate penny sleeves. I have heard there is someone that sells penny sleeves with a corner cut, but I assume they is still some risk or a corner is bare. What is the point of risking putting in the sleeve to begin with if one of the corners are bare.

I did use penny sleeve for rigid. For some reason, I never liked the cards bare in rigids. I think that had more to do with them moving around and with the sleeve they were tighter.

Have screwed around with them all, but like card savers without sleeve over the other ways. Interested in why others have to have sleeve or absolutely love the rigid holders with sleeves over a card saver?
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#2013747 - 12/19/12 08:50 AM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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So will SGC accept cards that are not in a penny sleeve?
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#2013752 - 12/19/12 10:35 AM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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I use CardSaver1....and i also have hard times sliding them in. What do we do with over-sized cards?
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#2013754 - 12/19/12 10:38 AM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: KRB]
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Card Savers come in different sizes i think. I kmow at least for Tallboys etc.
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#2013755 - 12/19/12 10:46 AM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: Blackie]
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Hey KRB what size cards are you wanting holders for? I will do my best to help ya find a card saver or sleeve for submitting. Just let me know brother.
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#2013758 - 12/19/12 12:00 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: texanstwoone]
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 Originally Posted By: texanstwoone
So will SGC accept cards that are not in a penny sleeve?


Yes, they will.
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#2013759 - 12/19/12 12:53 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: Blackie]
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 Originally Posted By: Blackie
Hey KRB what size cards are you wanting holders for? I will do my best to help ya find a card saver or sleeve for submitting. Just let me know brother.


Well i have that Namath, you know...I keep it in a acrylic screwdown custom made. Was wondering if i decided to grade it or not.
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#2013766 - 12/19/12 04:30 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: KRB]
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To me card savers are the best and I find the penny sleeve to more of a pain. Also jamming the card into a card saver with a penny sleeve is more if a risk than leaving it out I don't think they were created with that in mind.
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#2013768 - 12/19/12 05:59 PM Re: Card Sleeves [Re: 33rdStreet]
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I do remember back in 1992 when I went to top loaders with sleeves for awhile for a few years. My 1991 Stadium Club cards would sometimes lose part of their surface in a card saver. For standard Topps cards, never had to worry about this. Not sure if this is a problem with many of today's more modern cards or not.

I had a few bad experiences shoving cards in sleeves and then into a top loader and realized I didn't collect modern cards, so went back to card savers, but this time the bigger one. I like the extra space vs. the original card size card savers.
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