Happy Friday MTG peeps,
Here at MTG Realm, we have yet another product review again from BCW Supplies - this one for the card sleeves. More specifically, the standard gaming sleeves as well as their Inner Sleeves. We're certain that Magic: the Gathering fans, or for that matter, any card gamer has experienced the pain and frustration of poor quality sleeves. Sometimes new and right outta the package the inexpensive ones split, even with a very careful shuffle. Another somewhat common sleeve issue which we've personally experienced some years ago is the purchase of several same-brand card sleeve packs from the same manufacturer where not only the colour was ever so slightly off, the solid colour sleeve back on the one sleeve pack was considerably thinner so that one could see the back of the MTG card.
• No card splits / robust seams
• Easy shuffling / handling
• No corner-edge bends yet
• No discernable wear on sleeve face
• Perfect colour match between sleeve packs
• Minimal sleeve front glare
Next up -
BCW Supplies Inner Sleeves.
To be very honest an clear, in the 8 or so years we've been playing Magic: the Gathering, we have not once used inner sleeves on any of our cards. In retrospect, we will freely admit that there have been a handful of occasions in the past where we really should have. Case in point - one rather late evening with the playgroup at home, one of the members unknowingly had a very small volume of cold beverage condensate wick into a foil Noble Hierarch and then mangle-shuffled. Sobriety was not present. This lovely card (just under a $100) now had a nasty corner (sorry no image taken of ths). We should think that were the card double-sleeved, such a disaster would have been averted.
We personally found it a bit time-consuming to get the perfect fit inner sleeve on but will admit that the time spent is well spent indeed to keep your precious investment looking tip-top.