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So I do not typically sleeve games because I find they greatly degrade my playing experience. Sadly, it is clear that the Black Box cards are turning into a hot mess without sleeves. Which sleeves do you recommend for them?

My main concern is fit for the cards. Sleeves that don't slide off easily would also be wonderful.
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Well, that was supposed to be posted under "General." Blah.
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Fran_Kubelik wrote:
Well, that was supposed to be posted under "General." Blah.


I use the ultra pro pro-matte ones. Black for the order cards, blue for jacks, white for sites, and red for bonuses.
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I personally hate sleeves with edges. The KMC Perfect Size are great since the cards fit snuggly with no room. They are nice and clear and almost look like and feel like nothing on the card.
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I'm using black Dragon Shields for the order cards and clear dragon shields for everything else. They are not the snuggest, but they work and look good. I had some left over from sleeving my MTG cube. Dragon Shields also shuffle amazingly!

Note: I had to make a custom insert and ditch the insert it came with, which I didn't mind, it was cracked.
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hanibalicious wrote:
Fran_Kubelik wrote:
Well, that was supposed to be posted under "General." Blah.


I use the ultra pro pro-matte ones. Black for the order cards, blue for jacks, white for sites, and red for bonuses.


You don't find them to be too large? The black box cards are slightly smaller than the average CCG card, so I haven't tried basic ultra pros yet.
 
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Funguy wrote:
I personally hate sleeves with edges. The KMC Perfect Size are great since the cards fit snuggly with no room. They are nice and clear and almost look like and feel like nothing on the card.


I totally agree with not wanting edges sticking out.

I found this list - Card Sleeve Sizes for Games - A (not yet) comprehensive list of games and what size their cards are Thinking about getting Swan sleeves. I would really like something that is clear all around, at least for the sites.
 
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If you want a perfect fit the best bet is the Ultra-Pro Standard Pro-Fit. I have an all foil MTG deck sleeved in them and they fit the card perfectly then I have a Dragon Shield over it.
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Fran_Kubelik wrote:
Sadly, it is clear that the Black Box cards are turning into a hot mess without sleeves.
Blame me being not a native speaker, but I don't get what you mean by this.
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lee elektrik wrote:
Fran_Kubelik wrote:
Sadly, it is clear that the Black Box cards are turning into a hot mess without sleeves.
Blame me being not a native speaker, but I don't get what you mean by this.


Probably what happened with me: The black ink chips like CRAZY
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hanibalicious wrote:
lee elektrik wrote:
Fran_Kubelik wrote:
Sadly, it is clear that the Black Box cards are turning into a hot mess without sleeves.
Blame me being not a native speaker, but I don't get what you mean by this.


Probably what happened with me: The black ink chips like CRAZY


Yes, the cards are chipping and shedding pieces all over. I used the slang 'hot mess' to mean falling apart.
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Moved from Strategy to General.


Thanks! I didn't know how to fix that.
 
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I'll second Dragon Shields. They feel great during play and side shuffle very easily.
 
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FF sleeves (but you have to sac the insert).
 
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Based on your recommendation I am ordering these. I have used dragon shields in the past and hated the edges
 
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