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SpatzAI
11-09-2017, 05:19 PM
Just looking for a sleeve recommendation for the regular cards. My DBG games don't get played much, my sisters family's sets get a lot of use, was going to get them some sleeves. They've got 3 base sets and 3 expansions so that's... a bunch of sleeves, I'll figure it out later. I just want to go on Amazon and order them all at once and be done with it, so want to get it right in one shot. Thanks

3volution
11-09-2017, 06:52 PM
After trying out tons of sleeves over the years, I have settled on these for all of my non-TCGs that have standard sized cards:
http://www.potomacdist.com/detail.asp?itemid=updpsbb#.WgUDH8anGUk

Once they get slightly roughed up from a few minutes of shuffling, they are great. Fair amount of protection, no peeling or flaking of graphic and matte finishing, and they hold up extremely well even after hundreds of games. They are fairly inexpensive and are very consistent in individual quality and cut.

I know some people are just completely against clear sleeves though. With needing a large amount of sleeves however, I cannot recommend a single brand that will give you the same shade of color across even one whole box of sleeves, much less a case worth.

Atmoz
11-11-2017, 02:57 PM
Ultra pro will give you the most bang for your buck when buying in bulk. You can get boxes of 600 sleeves on amazon for like $27

TheAllyKat
11-11-2017, 05:11 PM
Those are POOP! I play Magic on a highly competitive basis. I would recommend double sleeving your cards. You will want to use a KMC brand "Perfect Fit" and either a KMC brand mat sleeve for the outter... way better shuffle.

For the oversized cards, Cryptozoic used a non-standard size. The easist solution that I have found so far is Ultra Pro's Team bags: http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php?products_id=634. It's cheap product but works not too shabby.

DimeDrl
11-13-2017, 11:55 PM
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1800-18-Packs-LaTCG-Pokemon-MTG-Perfect-Size-Clear-Card-Sleeves-64-5x90mm-/161991207031?hash=item25b76da877

1800 sleeves for $24 flat. I use these exclusively because they are clear and let you see the card backs so there's no digging for the special cards. Also, if they break, the sleeves aren't expensive to replace and you have a bunch.

windrunner
07-14-2018, 08:56 AM
So is there any consensus on which is the best card sleeve to use. Clear on both sides, matt on one side, or what?

Would appreciate an Amazon.com link if possible as I will be buying all my DC deck-building games from them. I'm from South Africa so want to do one big purchase.

shadowking01
07-14-2018, 10:41 AM
I think its all up to personal preference I prefer the ultra pro but there are people who prefer others

windrunner
07-14-2018, 11:04 AM
I think its all up to personal preference I prefer the ultra pro but there are people who prefer others

Ultra pro clear on both sides?

AaronH
07-14-2018, 09:27 PM
I use Dragon Shields for mine. Typically the only sleeves I've had to replace have been on starter cards since they get the heaviest amount of play. Over the last several years and hundreds upon hundreds of games played, I've only had to replace a handful of sleeves.

shadowking01
07-15-2018, 04:56 AM
The ultra pro I use are clear one one side and black on the other

Coiser
07-16-2018, 09:08 AM
We talk about main deck sleeves, and sleeves for the Main Characters, in this article. You can search the page for 'sleeves' if you aren't interested in reading about the other bits:

http://www.dcdeckbuilding.com/x.php?id=9577

gerrymul
07-16-2018, 10:12 AM
I use Dragon Shields for mine. Typically the only sleeves I've had to replace have been on starter cards since they get the heaviest amount of play. Over the last several years and hundreds upon hundreds of games played, I've only had to replace a handful of sleeves.

Seconded with the Dragon Shields. I've upgraded to the Matte finish too, as they really make side shuffling easy.

LexLuthorJr
07-16-2018, 10:52 AM
I use Dragon Shields as well. You pay a little more, but the quality is much better.

The two problems I found with UltraPro is that one out of every ten sleeves break the moment you first put a card in, meaning you always need to buy more than you actually need. The other thing I don't like about UltraPro is the size of the sleeves can vary from pack to pack. The size difference can be around up to a millimeter. Doesn't seem like much, but it is very noticeable, particularly when squaring up the deck.

Red21126
07-17-2018, 09:23 PM
Ultra pro Eclipse are right there with Dragon shields. They mute the card a bit, but they shuffle better. Now for DC Deck Building games, given how many cards there are, it'd be mighty expensive to buy 100 counts of sleeves at $10 or so a pop. I stick with the clear for now.

Tamahome
07-25-2018, 04:39 PM
Dragon shields are best.