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So, I'm sitting here chomping away at little candy hearts from the weekend, and I made a realization:

The little boxes from NECCO "Sweethearts" candies are the perfect size for holding a certain size of gaming cards.. FFG would call them Large American sized, I guess.

The boxes are maybe big enough to hold the Battlestar Galactica Quorum Deck, or the Cosmic Encounter Destiny Deck.

Yet another reason for raiding the 50%-off post-Valentine's-Day candy shelf.

Here is a link to the product I'm talking about:
http://www.candywarehouse.com/neccohearts.html
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And how do you get the sugary powder residue which is inherently sticky out of the cardboard boxes before you put your cards into them?
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
And how do you get the sugary powder residue which is inherently sticky out of the cardboard boxes before you put your cards into them?


That's left as an exercise for the reader. In the particular box I tested with, there wasn't any residue to speak of.

The box is probably wide enough to hold cards with the properly-sized sleeves though.

You could at least unfold one and use it as a template for a homemade tuckbox.
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jozxyqk wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
And how do you get the sugary powder residue which is inherently sticky out of the cardboard boxes before you put your cards into them?


That's left as an exercise for the reader. In the particular box I tested with, there wasn't any residue to speak of.

The box is probably wide enough to hold cards with the properly-sized sleeves though.

You could at least unfold one and use it as a template for a homemade tuckbox.


True, I was just seeing if you had put any thought on the cleaning end of it. Those hearts tend to break up into powder and are usually kind of sticky. Definitely not something to put cards into without some cleaning.
 
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You could use a can of pressurized air to blow any sugar dust out...
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Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
And how do you get the sugary powder residue which is inherently sticky out of the cardboard boxes before you put your cards into them?

You do realize dishes can be washed, yes?
 
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CSoren wrote:
Luftwaffe Flak wrote:
And how do you get the sugary powder residue which is inherently sticky out of the cardboard boxes before you put your cards into them?

You do realize dishes can be washed, yes?


You do realize that cardboard when combined with a wet property like water tends to come apart and get soggy? Which of course would ruin any such use as a card holder.

Think before you post .

Zaniff wrote:
You could use a can of pressurized air to blow any sugar dust out...


That would be a good way to do it.
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