Card sleeves are really great for protecting cards, but we’re sure a lot of players and parents have thought of the fact that cards for different games are different sizes. It is important to be able to distinguish these sizes or you could end up buying something that doesn’t fit your cards, which can be a big disappointment. This can be a bigger problem than you think, because there are two common card sizes, and when looking at the sleeves they can look almost identical. Without paying attention you could pull the wrong size right off the shelf without even noticing.
We consider this standard because they are about the size of a playing card, and playing cards have been around for a much longer time than any of these games. These sleeves will fit other cards too, in fact the vast majority of cards are made with the standard size. Specifically this size is 66mm x 91mm. This can often be found on the sleeve package or in the item description online. It is important that you look for this because the non-standard size is smaller, and those sleeves will not fit on a card from Magic or WoW trading card games. A lot of the sleeves will specifically mention the card game that the sleeves are for, so make sure to look for that also.
The second size is for the Yu-Gi-Oh card game. These cards are smaller and as such the sleeves are also smaller. We are not sure why it was decided to make the cards smaller, but since Yu-Gi-Oh is such a popular game this has become a significant problem. There are nearly as many Yu-Gi-Oh sleeves on the market as there are standard sleeves, simply because Yu-Gi-Oh is such a popular game and because the younger Yu-Gi-Oh players seem to enjoy using sleeves with cool artwork. The sleeve size is 62mm x 89mm, and usually on the package Yu-Gi-Oh is specifically referenced, since they are the only card game that uses this size that we are aware of. Most hobby shops that carry card games will have two separate sections for these sleeves, make sure you are in the right category for your game.Just remember that no matter how excited you are that you found some cool artwork or your favorite color, that the sleeves are the correct size, otherwise you would have made a worthless purchase. At kmccardsleeve.com.au, you can buy the premium quality card sleeve to protect your cards.
The reason for storing your cards in an orderly fashion is that it becomes much easier to find a specific card later on. Even though we own thousands of Pokemon cards, if you were to ask me to pick out a specific card from the lot, we would be able to find it within 30 seconds! It is really nice to be able to do this, especially when someone wants to trade with you or if you are trying to build a deck. We think a key to keeping an organized card collection is to put away any new cards you receive as soon as you get them. Don’t put off filing them away; just get in a habit of putting them in their sleeve.