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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]
texanstwoone
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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]
texanstwoone
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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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