Officially Licensed Ultra Pro Fit Sleeves Std Sz 82712
Magic: the Gathering
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
It seems some people are a little confused on the design intent of these things. They're supposed to be snug on a playing card (MTG in this case). They're made to sleeve the card backwards (from the top down) and are then sleeved within a regular playing sleeve. The idea is that it will further protect the card from dust/dirt/liquids that might make their way into the card sleeve while protecting the otherwise exposed top edge of the card. As such, the fit is tight.
Overall I liked them. It's some added piece of mind when sleeving up an expensive deck and keeps your investment sound. One thing to note is that there is some variance in the cut length of the sleeve. Ideally you want somewhat of a lip between the bottom of the sleeve and the card so there's a plastic buffer on the bottom. Some of them ended up flush on the bottom of the card but overall most allowed for this. Additionally, air pockets in the card when it's double sleeved. Put them under a text book...
I bought these sleeves for the Kanai Factory Edition of the card game Love Letter. Since its gameplay relies on not knowing which cards your opponents have, it was important that the cards remain in perfectly undamaged condition. Because there are so few cards, I was concerned that they might show signs of wear, thus ruining the game. I bought these sleeves to protect them.
They fit absolutely PERFECTLY. It took a bit of effort to slide them in (they had to be lined up exactly since the fit was so exact), but that's a good thing. The cards are protected, but there's no bulky plastic around any of the edges. The sleeves are very clear with no watermarks or logos, so it's like the cards aren't even sleeved. I can enjoy my game and its artwork without worrying about damage or being annoyed by flippy edges of plastic. I would absolutely get these again!
I was looking for a second layer of protection for my complete sets of MTG cards other than just the 9-pocket binder pages. These sleeves fit very snugly around the card allowing them to easily fit inside a binder page or even a protective sleeve for tournaments. If you load the card "backwards" so the opening is at the bottom of the protective tournament sleeve it actually forms a waterproof barrier for your high dollar cards. I agree with one other reviewer that at times the cards slide in easily and other times the sleeve feels almost too small but after you sleeve a dozen cards or so it becomes easier. Occasionally a sleeve will rip, but honestly I think I've had less than 5 rip and I've used nearly a thousand of these sleeves. Overall, I highly recommend this sleeve for double-sleeving cards for either collecting or protection during play.
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