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Jesse
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I played Netrunner competitively from a few months after release until about two years ago when I "retired." Now, I'm considering getting back in casually with my wife who has shown interest. I've got a core and a few data packs and have sleeves all of the cards with clear Ultra Pros. Back when I used to play, I sleeved with opaque Ultra Pros so that I could play with alternate art cards. However, I no longer have any AA cards (sold them all) and really don't plan to get any.

Is there any reason that I really should use opaque sleeves if I don't plan to play with alternate art cards? Is there any risk that the backs of future printings might be a slightly different shade (like AA cards)? I really prefer the look and feel of clear (I like seeing the back art). But I don't want to sleeve 1000+ cards over time just to have to replace them with opaque down the road.
 
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If you plan to play in tournaments, opaque.
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Count Ringworm
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I almost always use the FFG clear sleeves. The only time i don't is when we play in a store tourney and i'm using alt-art cards. Actual tournament rules say you're supposed to use opaque, but our group isn't really sticklers about that and if you're not planning on playing in tournaments, it's a moot point anyway.

Unless FFG does more of the in-house printing (which they haven't yet, but who knows), you should be fine. Go with what you like.
 
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The winner of the last 2 (3?) world tournaments does not sleeve his cards.
 
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Nushura wrote:
The winner of the last 2 (3?) world tournaments does not sleeve his cards.


That's just plain wrong

Regarding the initial question: Go ahead with clear sleeves. The backs of the cards are all the same if you dont use AA-cards.
 
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Nushura wrote:
The winner of the last 2 (3?) world tournaments does not sleeve his cards.arms


FTFY
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Maybe I'm missing something... why would it matter whether you use clear or opaque?
 
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wombat929 wrote:
Maybe I'm missing something... why would it matter whether you use clear or opaque?


If FFG decided to start printing Data Packs in Minneapolis, they'd have a different back color like the the alternate art cards.
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For what it's worth, I binder cards and then sleeve decks. Waaaay cheaper.
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wombat929 wrote:
Maybe I'm missing something... why would it matter whether you use clear or opaque?


Cost. The clear premium cards are cheaper.
 
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