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There are a few situations where you want to consider sleeving your cards You want to prevent marking caused by uneven use (ever play Euchre with a normal deck of cards?) You want to prevent marking caused by tears, folds, scratches and nicks (especially in games with a lot of shuffling or playing cards repeatedly) You want to protect the value of the cards ...


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To answer the question, there are a lot of plastics that are suitable for use as card sleeves. None of them use Bisphenol-A as a plasticizer or monomer; that particular chemical is used primarily to make polycarbonates, which while optically clear are generally too stiff for use as flexible sheets or films (though they're great for applications requiring ...


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This answer comes from personal experiences I've had with using Dragon Shield sleeves, so it shouldn't be taken as fact, since the sleeves from different batches can vary. First things first, I'd recommend always using Matte sleeves, for several reasons: I find them much easier to shuffle; They don't get as grimy as smooth sleeves; They don't tear as ...


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Android Netrunner cards are the same size as Magic: the Gathering cards, so you can use any sleeves that are Magic sized for them. This includes Fantasy Flight, Ultra-Pro, KMC, and Dragon Shield. The color or design on the sleeves doesn't matter as long as the deck has all of the same color/design (the Corporation and Runner decks can have different colors/...


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Most card sleeves are made with Polypropylene (Type 5) which is unlikely to contain BPA. Plastic Containers Made with BPA Used in Food Preparation. Plastic containers have recycle codes on the bottom. Ingeneral,plastics that are marked with recycle codes 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 are very unlikely to contain BPA. Some, but not all, plastics that are marked with ...


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My own experience is that, barring using a bag sealer on the sleeves, sleeving is not going to protect against direct spills nor large spills on a hard surface. On a surface that wicks moisture, an indirect spill will not get in. A direct spill (can knocked over onto cards, for example) will penetrate. I've seldom double sleeved, and will note that it's a ...


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In the base game there is no building that interact with the materials, so, in this case, the answer is yes, you can remove them from the game safely. But in "Glory to Rome Promo Cards" set you have three buildings that do interact with the materials. Castra Praetoria, Solarium and Watch Post. For the first two cards the kind of interaction is not important ...


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I usually use a riffle shuffle with sleeved cards with not problems. What I do is have the top of the sleeves pointed away from me, split the deck into two parts, and riffle them so they are in a V shape with only the bottom right corner of the left pile over lapping the bottom left of the right pile. If you sill cannot shuffle them that way the next best ...


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While cards are equally thick across the surface, cards in sleeves are not. They get thinner near the edges. This makes for a very easy faro shuffle. But generally, just make sure you're shuffling the cards along their long edges. This prevents cards falling out of their sleeves and sleeves intertwining.


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Sleeves are good for games that have you shuffle a lot. Roborally, for example, shuffles a single deck of cards many times every game, and my cards were significantly worn after a year or two of playing occasionally. Similarly, if the cards just don't seem to be very durable, sleeves might be a good idea. They're usually mostly pointless for games that don'...


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This is going to be largely based on the situation in both instances of single and double sleeve. The single sleeve will probably not protect if the open end is facing the spill and certainly will not if the spill completely surrounds the card. The double sleeve is going to be better at the directional spill but still cause you problems because it is not ...


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If you are looking for sleeve sizes for a game, the following links are https://boardgamegeek.com/geeklist/164572/card-sleeve-sizes-games https://www.maydaygames.com/pages/sleeves-by-game Here is the entry for Thunderstone Advanced: Numenera, other Thunderstone versions are listed below. I realize you aren't asking about the game, as much as what product ...


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Putting the comments in an answer so we can "close" the case. Honestly, I would just buy a second copy of the game. You're talking about a potential cost of $15-20 (for double sleeves) to protect the components that are handled the least (besides the diamond, of course). Furthermore, damaged cards would have almost no impact on the game, unless you're ...


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Paper is a bit more complex than just the GSM as you can get different thickness, stiffness and other properties. The general "best" GSM for cards will be around 300GSM, but you'll want to feel the sheet of paper first for thickness and stiffness as well. It'll be no good to have a lovely printed card that flops about in your hand or flexes too much to ...


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According to this post on boardgamegeek.com: SwanPanasia 'Standard USA' 57x90mm sleeves are reported to fit these cards perfectly. They are, however, larger than similarly-sized sleeves from other makers, so those other makers 'Standard USA' sleeves may or may not fit these cards. Those card sleeves can be found for sale on SwanPanasia's site. Standard ...


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As card sleeves are quite cheap, it's just a matter of personal preference. Some people like sleeves (I do) others don't (some of my friends). One case I could argue for sleeves is when you have a card game and plan on maybe buying an expansion later. The cards from the base set would be rugged from use, while the expansion would be pristine and shiny. It ...


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As an alternative suggestion (considering the effort involved in effectively laminating your deck), I would suggest proxying your entire deck. A common printer can create an excellent facsimile of any card, and printing out a copy of your deck could be easier than making it vacuum-sealed. Then you'd get to play with your cards as, you know, cards. If ...


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