Sunday, October 1, 2023

Equipment for Storing and Displaying my Cards

 While this article might be useful to others, I'm writing it primarily to think through and understand my choices. It's about the equipment for storing and displaying my cards.  I seem to forget where to buy things and what my choices are so I'm doing (and sharing) a review of my choices.

Plastic Pages.  Most of my jokers are stored in three ring binders in pages with 9 pockets.  I've bought two types through the years: top loaders and side loaders. I prefer the top loaders.  I also have pages with little pockets for tiny cards.  I order them from Amazon:

Clear Cheap Light-weight Plastic Boxes - These come in my sizes and from many places. I use these a lot. I bought some from Apacali on Amazon. - This is a general purpose packaging site. While they have lots of different items, I'm talking about their clear lightweight plastic PET tuck boxes which can be bought in a variety of sizes and volumes.   

ClearBags also has protective sleeves for single cards.

Carat Cases - These are hard plastic cases which can be bought for single decks or for a set of decks. They fit together with neat magnets. These are the more upscale solution for storing cards.

I bought from a display case for 9 decks.  It's beautiful. It's $58.33 including tax and shipping. Here's what my display looks like:

Here's the PlayingCardDecks selection of carat cases.

Most of the carat cases come  from  You can order from them or any of a number of their distributors such as Murphy's Magic.    

Here's their price list from some point in time.

Carat Case Suggested Retail Pricing: 

Carat X1M Mini Deck Case                                           (R)   7.50

Carat X1 Single Deck Case:                                          (R) 10.00        

Carat XST Slip Tuck Single Deck Case:                        (R) 11.00

Carat XBC Single Deck Case:                                       (R) 13.00

Carat X2B Double Deck Back-to-Back Case:                (R) 14.00

Carat X2 Double Deck Case:                                     (R) 15.00

Carat X3: Triple Deck Case:                                       (R) 18.00 

Carat X4 Four Deck Case:                                         (R) 22.00 

Carat X5 Five Deck Case:                                          (R) 25.00

Carat X6 Half Brick Case:                                           (R) 22.00

Carat X8 Eight Deck (brick style) Case:                         (R) 25.00     

Carat X12 Brick Case:                                                   (R) 30.00

Carat X2x2 Four Deck Case                                          (R) 30.00

Carat X3x2 Six Deck Case:                                        (R) 32.00  

Carat X4x2 Eight Deck Case:                                     (R) 39.00 

Carat X4x3 Twelve Deck Case:                                  (R) 50.00

Carat XDR24 Deck Rack (24 decks)                              (R) 40.00

Carat XDR24L Deck Rack w/lid (24 decks)                    (R) 50.00

Carat B12 Bamboo Brick Box (12 decks)                       (R) 35.00

Carat B24 Bamboo Double Brick Box (24 decks)           (R) 60.00 

Carat DS1 Deck Sleeve (10 pack):                                (R) 6.00

Carat DS1 Deck Sleeve (50 pack):                                 (R) 28.00

Carat DS1L Deck Sleeve (5 pack):                                 (R) 4.00

Carat DS1 EDC Everyday Carry Sleeve (5 pack):          (R) 5.00 

Carat HB1A Custom Half Brick Box Sleeve (5 pack):     (R) 12.50

Carat BBS Custom Brick Box Sleeve (3 pack):               (R) 15.00

Carat HBB Half Brick Box (5 pack):                                 (R) 18.75

Carat FBB Brick Box (3 pack):                                         (R) 15.00

Wooden Display Case.  I've also bought a display case for 35 decks from 52 Kards for $35 that looks like its made of wood. It was a little tricky to assemble (no directions of anything) but I've ended up using it a lot.


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