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I recently saw Pro Fit card sleeves (by Ultra) at a FLGS. Here, you sleeve this on top of another sleeve wow The idea is one of them is loose fitting, while the other's tight fitting. You sleeve them in opposite directions so even though it's not a complete seal, the entire card is covered. Water may still get in, but not as likely. This is still more protective then having the traditional single sleeve where water can spill into the opening at top.

It's still cheaper then laminating each card. Speaking of which, I was told this was done for foil cards where they can be $100 a pop, and where this sort of card tends to get damaged more easily from rubbing off and such.
 
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Yep, double sleeving is pretty common.
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TheRocketSurgeon wrote:
Yep, double sleeving is pretty common.


With respect to this, I think it's fair to ask: who? what? where? when? how?
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hawk-x- wrote:
TheRocketSurgeon wrote:
Yep, double sleeving is pretty common.


With respect to this, I think it's fair to ask: who? what? where? when? how?
Well, for the who... not me!
 
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hawk-x- wrote:
TheRocketSurgeon wrote:
Yep, double sleeving is pretty common.


With respect to this, I think it's fair to ask: who? what? where? when? how?

It's very common among Magic players. The Pro Fit sleeves are designed specifically for Magic cards, which are not standard poker size. So good luck fitting a Pro Fit sleeve on any old game cards!
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Yes, it is pretty common among Magic players to use "perfect size sleeves" that are extremely tight around the cards and then put that card into an ordinary sleeve. Double-sleeving is especially common in older formats where people are using cards that can be worth 100$+ apiece (dual lands, Tarmogoyfs etc.).
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What are you planning to do with your cards? Sounds like a good idea if you want to play under water or in the jungle.
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Don't forget to put your double-sleeved cards in top-loaders also. ninja
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Does anyone sleeve their sleeved sleeved cards?

If 2 are better than 1, then 3 must be even better!
 
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russ wrote:
Does anyone sleeve their sleeved sleeved cards?

If 2 are better than 1, then 3 must be even better!
I'm sure I remember being told that 2 condoms are NOT better than 1 and will perish and split within minutes... same thing applies here? If you're someone with double sleeved cards though, I doubt you'd have much need to use condoms in the first place... safe enough already!
 
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AceAceBaby wrote:
Don't forget to put your double-sleeved cards in top-loaders also. ninja


I had mine put in acrylic blocks. They'll be good forever, but shuffling is a bitch.
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Did that with my modern MTG deck - cards are expensive for that format so I do not see why wouldnt I. Pauper deck, cube, boardgames - one sleeve is more than enough.
 
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russ wrote:
Does anyone sleeve their sleeved sleeved cards?

If 2 are better than 1, then 3 must be even better!

Like the Irishman who really didn't want to father a child, so he wore three prophylactics: to be sure, to be sure, to be sure.
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ackmondual wrote:
... It's still cheaper then laminating each card. ...


What type of lamination cold or hot ?

Definitely try it on worthless/cheap cards first... but my general advice is NEVER laminate originals as lamination can be permanent.

For extra copies of playaids etc, I make a copy and then laminate the copy.
 
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I had a friend in my casual Magic group do this recently. Turns out he wasn't protecting the cards - none of us care that much about our cards - he was protecting the sleeves! surprise

Apparently these sleeves were super-limited edition or something. That then begs raises the question of "Why use those sleeves at all?" shake

Me? All my board game cards are naked and a lot of my Magic decks are naked. Life's too short!



Edited for a misuse of an old phrase. blush
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hawk-x- wrote:
TheRocketSurgeon wrote:
Yep, double sleeving is pretty common.


With respect to this, I think it's fair to ask: who? what? where? when? how?


Magic players with decks that can cost hundreds (if no thousands) of dollars to assemble.
 
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jobby wrote:
Apparently these sleeves were super-limited edition or something. That then begs the question of "Why use those sleeves at all?" shake
No, it doesn't. It might lead on to that question, it might ask it... it doesn't beg it. That's not what that means. And I'm sorry... I couldn't help myself :/
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Trantor42 wrote:
Yes, it is pretty common among Magic players to use "perfect size sleeves" that are extremely tight around the cards and then put that card into an ordinary sleeve. Double-sleeving is especially common in older formats where people are using cards that can be worth 100$+ apiece (dual lands, Tarmogoyfs etc.).


Magic card prices have spiraled since you last checked.

Dual lands are almost $300 a piece. The power nine are between $1500 to $5000 each. Not to mention other older cards like library of Alexandria, bazaar of Baghdad, tabernacle of pendre vale and candadabra of tawnos which runs in upwards of $500 each in mint condition.

So, a Vintage deck can run up to $20k easily while a Legacy deck is around $10k. And that is for a standard 60 card deck.
 
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TheRocketSurgeon wrote:
jobby wrote:
Apparently these sleeves were super-limited edition or something. That then begs the question of "Why use those sleeves at all?" shake
No, it doesn't. It might lead on to that question, it might ask it... it doesn't beg it. That's not what that means. And I'm sorry... I couldn't help myself :/


Thanks for that. A quick Google and I see what you mean. Original post has been edited!
 
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