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AGO
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posted April 13, 2014 04:30 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for AGO Click Here to Email AGO Send a private message to AGO Click to send AGO an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote View AGO's Trade Auction or SaleView AGO's Trade Auction or Sale
I do believe the Ultra Pros are longer. My current KMC fit perfect.
 
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quote:
Originally posted by caquaa:
isnt this a benefit when trying to fit them inside another sleeve and and the deck be a more manageable size?

I've used both. One of them I've had issues with being too long, but unfortunately I don't know which it was because they were only in the clear packaging by time I went to use them.

The ultra pro perfect fits will fit nicely inside ultra pro sleeves, where I had issues with the KMC fitting. If you use dragon shields, it doesn't matter.


Ultrapro's are not as tight a fit, if you use dragon shield sleeves the card inside an Ultrapro will actually slide out of the perfect fit when attempting to put it into the outer sleeve.

KMC Perfect Fit for lyfe! I have every single card I play with in KMC perfect fits, it means when I build a deck it's just pull them all out of the build boxes & slap them into sleeves. This includes a bunch of basics and commons (I currently appear to have 13 Lotus Petal's currently sleeved in perfect fits in my build boxes).

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I'm ordering 2 cases of the KMC sleeves tomorrow. They say they will ship to me on the 18th. PM me if you want in. Dave

[Edited 1 times, lastly by paragondave on April 15, 2014]
 
Sovarius
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quote:
Originally posted by AGO:
I do believe the Ultra Pros are longer. My current KMC fit perfect.

You meant the UP perfect fits, or the UP regular sleeves are longer?

I have both Ultrapro perfect fits and KMC perfect fits. I much much prefer KMC all the way, but they are the longer ones for me. I have them in Ultrapro sleeves right now.

Then again, you probably know that Ultrapro hasn't always had consistency in their sleeves.

 
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posted April 18, 2014 03:11 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for jshields Click Here to Email jshields Click to send jshields an Instant MessageVisit jshields's Homepage  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
Personally, I have found double sleeving to be more of a nuisance than anything else. While I personally do not have full sensation in my thumbs, index fingers, or middle fingers and find these hard to unsleeve, especially when I am placing cards back into inventory for sale. I often have noticed that even your average person tends to have more accidental bending or creasing of cards when they are taken out of their second sleeves for trading or sale (as a rule, I request owners of double sleeved cards remove both sleeves before we can do a trade to also check for fake cards). Beyond that, I just do not think the extra sleeves are worth the cost when I play with the moderately-slightly played cards I own, as I save the best condition cards in my binders for sale or trade.
 
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Pshh, double sleeve? You guys are living in the past. I triple sleeve now.

http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php?products_id=1865

 
psrex
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posted April 22, 2014 07:14 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for psrex Click Here to Email psrex Send a private message to psrex Click to send psrex an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by hilikuS:
Pshh, double sleeve? You guys are living in the past. I triple sleeve now.

http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php?products_id=1865


I love it -- a sleeve to protect your limited edition sleeves. Maybe I should triple sleeve and then play with my cards inside toploaders. Or I can seal the top of each toploader with tape to keep out any moisture and dirt. Or maybe I can find a way to way to seal the toploader and inject the airspace with nitrogen......

 
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quote:
Originally posted by hilikuS:
Pshh, double sleeve? You guys are living in the past. I triple sleeve now.

http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php?products_id=1865


Don't exaggerate guys.
KMC Perfect Fits Sleeves and KMC Full Sized Sleeves are more than sufficient. That's the way I go with all my Jap Foils and it really works.

 
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The over sleeves are pretty much a concession by Ultra Pro that any of their sleeves with pictures are crap. Worried about these sleeves chafing? They will. Protect them!
 
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quote:
Originally posted by hilikuS:
The over sleeves are pretty much a concession by Ultra Pro that any of their sleeves with pictures are crap. Worried about these sleeves chafing? They will. Protect them!

The other question is who buys Ultra Pro Sleeves by choice?

 
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quote:
Originally posted by Scuderia88:
The other question is who buys Ultra Pro Sleeves by choice?

Someone must, haha.

I'll use a 50 pack of Matte for drafting purposes because they're cheap.

 
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posted April 22, 2014 08:34 AM   Click Here to See the Profile for caquaa Click Here to Email caquaa Send a private message to caquaa Click to send caquaa an Instant Message Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Scuderia88:
The other question is who buys Ultra Pro Sleeves by choice?

I love them, I just use plain color ones though. Any brand sleeves that have art on the back will tend to split apart eventually and are trash.

 
Sovarius
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quote:
Originally posted by Scuderia88:
The other question is who buys Ultra Pro Sleeves by choice?

I only use pro-mattes and I love them. Don't like dragon shield, km, or those max pro whatever's. The issue I have is occasionally size inconsistency but its easy to get around.
Anything with art or gloss is ugly childish and crap.

 
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Inked, with its new custom sleeves, recommends using those sleeve covers.

Ridiculous. But the price they are charging for custom sleeves seems insane too.

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posted April 22, 2014 06:47 PM   Click Here to See the Profile for coolio Click Here to Email coolio Send a private message to coolio Click to send coolio an Instant MessageVisit coolio's Homepage  Edit/Delete Message Reply With Quote 
quote:
Originally posted by Sovarius:
I only use pro-mattes and I love them. Don't like dragon shield, km, or those max pro whatever's. The issue I have is occasionally size inconsistency but its easy to get around.
Anything with art or gloss is ugly childish and crap.

ultra pro mattes have this problem.. color variation from batch to batch.. and yes, I've separated out my opp's deck in the middle of a gp.. that was not a pleasant experience for him..

you should try the hyper mattes.. they're awesome.. and I dont see myself using anything else in the near future

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quote:
Originally posted by coolio:
ultra pro mattes have this problem.. color variation from batch to batch.. and yes, I've separated out my opp's deck in the middle of a gp.. that was not a pleasant experience for him..

you should try the hyper mattes.. they're awesome.. and I dont see myself using anything else in the near future


Holy crap. I like the feel of the normal KMC matte sleeves, but not if this is a possibility.

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I have old Ultra Pro sleeves I like a lot, back when they were made by Rembrandt, and the holo symbol on the sleeve is aligned to the far left (got a few boxes back in the late 90s). Outside of that I can't say I have much experience with them, though, aside from the occasional one I get shipped to me in a trade.

As for whether or not you should single or double sleeve your cards, there's a definitive answer to this question (assuming that the question is asked because you want to protect your cards from damage), and it's yes. Cards can get damaged in a single sleeve still. I have an Imperial Seal that was single sleeved and was absolutely mint before *something* got in the sleeve and did this to it (this was one specific incident, not general degradation from use).

The vast majority of the time, single sleeves will probably be fine for you, and on the occasion that it's not it may damage a card that's of little to no value... but then there's the chance it'll mess up the most expensive card you own. Generally it's worth $3/deck to protect your cards from the same situation that happened to mine.

 
Sovarius
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quote:
Originally posted by coolio:

you should try the hyper mattes.. they're awesome.. and I dont see myself using anything else in the near future



Are they made by ultra pro?
 
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KMC I think

http://www.ebay.com/itm/x2-KMC-Hyper-Matte-MAT-BLACK-Sleeves-80ct-Fits-Standard-Size-MTG-Magic-Pokemon-/380890300938?pt=Trading_Card_Games_US&hash=item58aed4c20a

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quote:
Originally posted by Sovarius:

Are they made by ultra pro?[/B]


KMC, and infinitely better than anything ultra pro will ever put out

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Pfft, you kids and your fancy sleeves. Go commando, and shuffle up those duals like a man.

In all seriousness, coolio, do the hyper mats hold up better than the normal KMC matte sleeves? After about 5 FNMs, I can easily tell the difference from a new sleeve. It seems the surface wears smooth, giving it almost a polished look. The sleeve's integrity is still there, no rips or anything, but they are now theoretically marked. Do the hyper mats resist this better?

 
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KMC Hyper matte is the only type of sleeve I will use. I have used every type of sleeve out there. I don't know why people rave about Dragon Shield. I have used them and they are sub par. Ultra Pro's are just cheap and the corners end up bending plus they have a size inconsistency. Picture sleeves are total junk and only usable for casual decks.

They hyper mattes have a semi glossy back. They shuffle so damn easy. When I let people borrow decks they always complement me on how damn easy it is to shuffle. I bought a case of KMC Hyper Matte sleeves. Out of the 2400 sleeves only a few have split at the seam and they all match perfectly. Never having to sleeve a deck or resleeve when switching cards between decks has made my life that much easier.

 
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quote:
Originally posted by psrex:
I love it -- a sleeve to protect your limited edition sleeves. Maybe I should triple sleeve and then play with my cards inside toploaders. Or I can seal the top of each toploader with tape to keep out any moisture and dirt. Or maybe I can find a way to way to seal the toploader and inject the airspace with nitrogen......

Man I even sleeve myself when going to tourneys. Prevents aging you know.


I believe someone said it already, I find it too much of a hassle to double sleeve. On top of that, I can't get the cards out of the smallest sleeve anyway without seriously molesting it.

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KMC Hyper Matte for sure. It's all I'll use now.
 
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KMC matte black with Tight Fits

I tight fit the card upside down so the sleeve opening is at the bottom of the card, and the top is closed off. This method (if you're not already doing it) prevents any possible smudging or grim getting in.

Then I slide it in to a sleeve, and work it a bit so the air comes out. Sometimes this takes a few entries. Once you get the hang of it, easy peasy.

If you do not do this you will risk smudging of foils, I ruined a pack fresh snapcaster before I knew of this technique.

Good luck!

 

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