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North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby defttitan » Thursday May 16th, 2019 8:32pm

I'm getting some sleeves for my cards, and I was surprised I couldn't find a topic here with card sizes. Posting this here and perhaps it will save somebody a moment :D

For the North American copy, my ruler says the size of the stock cards are 2 3/8" x 3 1/2" (~56mm x ~89mm) which is roughly American Board Game sized. go figure.
They might be 1/8" slimmer than the typical board game card.

Anyway, American Board Game size sleeves should work.
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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby Kurgan » Monday June 10th, 2019 9:41pm

Good tip! I use standard size UltraPro gaming card protectors, with the matte finish on one side. They may not be a perfect fit, but they shuffle well and look nice.
I'll see if I can find some of these for my originals...
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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby Jalapenotrellis » Monday June 10th, 2019 11:39pm

Please educate a dumb guy on why you do this. I never thought about it, but I'd also not want bad things to happen to the cards. Will bad things happen?
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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby lestodante » Tuesday June 11th, 2019 5:52pm

I use MayDay card sleeves for both version of the game.
For the US cards I use 57,5 x 89. I prefer the PREMIUM version, 125% thicker than the standard ones.

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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby Kurgan » Tuesday June 11th, 2019 9:16pm

Jalapenotrellis wrote:Please educate a dumb guy on why you do this. I never thought about it, but I'd also not want bad things to happen to the cards. Will bad things happen?


If you keep your cards in box, or your rarely handle them and when you do, always making sure you are gentle and have clean hands, no problem. But if you're the type of person who wants to enjoy your game and you play a lot, and sometimes grab snacks while you play, etc. the card protectors are a way to help protect the cards from extra wear and tear.

Card protector sleeves typically aren't sealed, they're just sleeves, so they're not doing anything more than keeping dust and the oil (and occasional cheeto dust) from one's hands off the cards.
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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby Jalapenotrellis » Tuesday June 11th, 2019 10:41pm

Ah...I guess I just have finger oil since the games I lead lack food. :) Sometimes they are hard to pick up off the table though.
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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby mitchiemasha » Wednesday June 12th, 2019 7:54am

Another card deck isn't that expensive. Personally I prefer them warn than new. I find sleeving a waste of plastic. They're not super rare cards from a crazy expensive collectors set. It's like those people that use to put plastic on their sofa in the 80's to keep it nice. Why buy a nice sofa in the first place, you want to experience the card in your hand, it's texture, otherwise we might as well have plastic cards.


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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby Kurgan » Thursday June 13th, 2019 11:06pm

I wonder about putting a plastic coating (like professional playing card decks) on your cards... that might serve both purposes.
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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby lestodante » Friday June 14th, 2019 9:35pm

Playing with nephews I really need to use sleeves if I want to protect my cards... and italian cards are very expensive, not cheaper like the english version.


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Re: North American Card Sizes for Sleeves

Postby Anderas » Saturday June 15th, 2019 3:37am

Best about sleeves is you can put a normal playcard inside, and then your self printed card to the front... feels like a card, but is easily selfmade

the original eu card size is 53.7 mm x 80mm


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