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Packaging Guide

To get the full price for your cards, they need to get to us in the same condition as you sent them. A lot of people send us cards that get damaged in the mail. Cards are delicate and need to be packaged properly. This guide will tell you how to do that.

There are only two steps in this guide. Follow both of them.

Step One

Read these warnings:

warning Include your Sale ID number in the package (if you don't, you might not get paid!).

warning Please do not use rubber bands to secure any stacks of cards no matter what. They cut into the sides of the cards and damage them. We always pay less for damaged cards. Sometimes we pay nothing at all for them.

warning Do not sleeve every card in every sale. You can sleeve any high-end cards to make sure they arrive undamaged, but please don't sleeve lots of cards as it takes too long to unpack them.

warning If you are including more than one sale in your package then please make sure to separate them in such a way that they will not get mixed up in the mail. Include each Sale ID number so that we will clearly know which cards are in which sale. If we cannot work out which cards come from which Sale ID, we may send your cards back to you at your own expense. The best way is to pack each sale individually. Then you cannot go wrong.

Step Two

Here are full instructions on how to pack your cards.

In general, the idea is to make the packaging as tight as possible around your cards. This avoids damage from things shifting about in the mail. The tighter things are and the less they can move, the less chance they have of getting damaged.

There are different packing instructions for different numbers of cards:

Number of Cards Method  

1-2

Place the card(s) in a sleeve (back to back if there are two cards). Place the sleeved card(s) into a toploader and tape it shut. Write your Sale ID on a sheet of paper and fold it up. Place the toploader into the folded paper and send it in a regular envelope. Card in Sleeve in Toploader

3-10

Place the cards into a sleeve (or team bag if the sleeve is too tight). Sandwich the cards between two toploaders and use tape to secure them in place. Write your Sale ID on a piece of paper. Fold the paper, and place the cards inside it. Put the whole thing into an envelope. Cards in a Team Bag between two Toploaders

11-50

Divide the cards into two even stacks. Place each stack in a team bag and seal it tightly. The idea is to prevent sliding or wear, so pack them as tightly as possible. Sandwich each bundle of cards between 2 toploaders and use tape to secure them in place. Write your Sale ID on a piece of paper. Fold the paper, and place the cards inside it. Put the whole thing into an envelope.  

51-80

The best way to send this quantity of cards is to divide them into two stacks and place each stack into a team bag. Use tape to secure these stacks as tight as possible. Then, insert them into a Post-Office bubble envelope. If you cannot get hold of an envelope of this type then use the same method as for 81+ cards and make sure to pack everything tightly so the cards do not slide around inside the package at all.  

81+

For larger numbers of cards it is best to use a card box. Empty space must be well filled with peanuts. to avoid damage in the mail. If you have a card box, pick one of the appropriate size and place the cards into it. Any space left in the box can be filled with a spacer first (such as an old starter box), then the remaining space should be packed with peanuts. Make sure your packing materials are in the box firmly and the cards do not slide around!

If you do not have card boxes and are using a normal box then do this:
Place each stack of cards into a team bag and secure them with tape so the cards do not slide around. Next, pack all the cards together as tight as possible within the box. Fill all the extra space in the box with peanuts or bubble wrap. and pack it tight.


Cards in team bags in a normal cardboard box


Now You're Done!



Remember:

No empty space in the package

Include your Sale ID number



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