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I opened a whole Gf last night and the cards were a mess. They don't even stay stacked in a deck they are so warped. How do you guys flatten them out?
 
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Just put them under something heavy like a thick hard-cover book.
 
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Binder pages and sleeves straighten them out no problem. If you aren'y going to use sleeves put them under a stack of books.
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Gently bending them by hand.
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Ursus_Major wrote:
Gently bending them by hand.


Ditto. Bending by hand is fine for me (I sleeve too).
 
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nighthawk326 wrote:
Just put them under something heavy like a thick hard-cover book.

This strategy worked for me. I put the cards in piles of two or three and lined them up under a textbook.

Now all I need to do is actually get a copy of the base game...
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I put wall mine in a white sports card/CCG box. To fill the extra space and put some tension on the cards I filled the empty space with some playing card decks and that did a great job. Like other have said, I also gently bent the really bad ones by hand.
 
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Bend them back into shape as much as I can, then sandwich them between two blocks of wood and a portable vise for 24 hours.
 
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I put an iron on top of a stack of them which then leaked so the top half got damp so I then layed them out to dry overnight and then I put a book on them to flatten out the warping caused by dampness.

Roundabout method but I would recommend it.

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I just put them in small piles under a copy of "Conway's all the world's fighting ships 1906-1921". After a night of that they straightened out. Lol
 
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I put 6 Leatherbound books stacked on top of mine. This worked wonders for most of them. Except Magneto...for some reason I can't break him to my will.
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chbyer wrote:
Binder pages and sleeves straighten them out no problem. If you aren'y going to use sleeves put them under a stack of books.


This. Might I suggest Dragon Shield sleeves. They are thicker than other sleeves so they give the cards a little more durability. That thickness also helps straighten them out when put in binder sleeves, like an Ultra-Pro Pro Binder.
 
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Placed them under boxes of ammunition for a night.
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when i just had a few cards - something heavy

after i got my booster box - actually i just rubber banded them all together as i didnt have really any other way. work well actually, and rather quickly from what i remember. i did a band around horizontally and a 2nd vertically.
 
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crash331 wrote:
I opened a whole Gf last night and the cards were a mess. They don't even stay stacked in a deck they are so warped. How do you guys flatten them out?


Really???

you can't figure something out...like a book or something



 
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My neighbor is building a small addition so we put them in between some concrete blocks.

He finished the addition early yesterday so I'm looking for some more gravity feeds.
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I stack them, put a CD jewelcase on top of them (so that the pressure is more concentrated) and then stack a few board games on top of that. Leave them overnight and during the next workday and you'd never know that they were bendy.
 
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chbyer wrote:
Binder pages and sleeves straighten them out no problem. If you aren'y going to use sleeves put them under a stack of books.


This is what I've done, works really well. FFG clear sleeves (which are quite thick) in Ultra-Pro binders overnight straightens them out really well.

Failing that, a pile of heavy books works quite well (although I put about 6 textbooks on top of a pile of cards overnight, and while the cards were better they weren't entirely fixed - perhaps I should have had several small piles rather than one big one?)
 
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DrWhoWho wrote:
crash331 wrote:
I opened a whole Gf last night and the cards were a mess. They don't even stay stacked in a deck they are so warped. How do you guys flatten them out?


Really???

you can't figure something out...like a book or something






Why are some people such rabble rousers? It's a simple, fun question and obviously people have different answers.

Of course I know how to put a ****** book on a stack of cards, but I wanted to see what other people did.
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Of the 90 packs I've opened, I've also had two sets of cards that were glued together and damaged when I prised them apart. One of the four cards thusly damaged was my SR, Tsarina
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Of the 90 packs I've opened, I've also had two sets of cards that were glued together and damaged when I prised them apart. One of the four cards thusly damaged was my SR, Tsarina


That's just cruel.
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Wheels2050 wrote:
RDewsbery wrote:
Of the 90 packs I've opened, I've also had two sets of cards that were glued together and damaged when I prised them apart. One of the four cards thusly damaged was my SR, Tsarina


That's just cruel.


Makes me want to cry. Sounds like a tale of board gaming horror that could be told on the Dice Tower podcast.
 
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I put all my cards in a binder for better organization after I first bent them back as best as I could and then after I placed the cards in as many even sized stacks as possible with about 8 large role playing game books on top of them.
 
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My wife has a sewing room with an ironing board and iron always set up. So I put the iron on the "Wool" setting, laid out three cards in a row and ironed them for a couple seconds. Took me about half an hour to do all the cards from two gravity feeds.
 
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