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Old September 10th, 2012 (09:04 AM).
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I was wondering for a while if i should buy sleeves for my deck
I started play tcg a year ago and my cards condition so far is great but im afraid they mught get ruined with time.

How much sleeves help to that metter? are they really importent and worth the cash that i could spend over other cards?

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Old September 10th, 2012 (09:10 AM).
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Strictly speaking you do not 'need' sleeves but I would strongly recommend you get some if you plan on using your cards frequently because they will start to get worn out if you do not sleeve them. They are not that expensive either and they do last a while if you get decent ones. I'm sure you take good care of your cards but opponents won't always. Some of them can be careless when shuffling your cards and sleeves help prevent the damage they could cause by not handling your cards with proper care.

So yeah, go get some sleeves.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (12:29 PM).
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Thank you for clearing that up for me
And yeah i am going to buy sleeves now for sure
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Old September 10th, 2012 (12:36 PM).
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If you plan on using those sleeves for tournaments, I believe you are not allowed to use any holo or shiny sleeves, and only use one color per deck.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (08:33 PM). Edited September 10th, 2012 by Tanaki.
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Sleeves are generally a good idea for keeping your cards in good condition so they don't get scratches, edgewear and worn down with shuffling.

Quote originally posted by pmarckoue:
If you plan on using those sleeves for tournaments, I believe you are not allowed to use any holo or shiny sleeves, and only use one color per deck.
They can't have unique patterns, colors, creases, dirt, different sizes or brands or varying conditions of play(new sleeves clearly stand out from played sleeves). These things are considered "marking" since it allows you to distinguish 1 or more cards from the others.

Tournaments don't require you to use sleeves, but it's recommended since it's much more likely someone will call you out for marked cards or a deck check if they legitimately feel you're cheating or they feel like being a dick.

Sleeves can be any color, translucent, whatever. And all official Pokemon sleeves can be used.

Depending on where you buy them from, you can get standard-sized 60 sleeves for $5 or 100 for $6. But that's just basic sleeves. Official Pokemon ones tend to get rather expensive.
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Old September 10th, 2012 (08:38 PM).
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Quote originally posted by Tanaki:
Depending on where you buy them from, you can get standard-sized 60 sleeves for $5 or 100 for $6. But that's just basic sleeves. Official Pokemon ones tend to get rather expensive.
And the Official Pokemon ones often are barely any more durable than the ones you can get 100 of for $6. My personal favorites are Dragon Shield, which you can usually get 100 of for $8 to $10.
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Old September 11th, 2012 (06:51 AM).
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Dragon Shield is pretty decent indeed. I'd also suggest you get some of those for your sleeves. Decent quality at an affordable price.
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Old September 11th, 2012 (10:17 AM).
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I just bought official pokemon sleeves and pokemon proffesor sleeves which im not sure if they are official too ( not that it metter according to what you said). Later on ill buy the dragon shield too - i must say i was little worried for how its gonna feel like to play with them and now after trying a little bit testing with my brother its feel much better
Plus its looks really good on the cards.
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