Do Sleeved Cards Fit in 9-Pocket Pages?

On Twitter, RipkenFan asked, “Does any 1 put their cards in penny sleeves & then in pocket pages? What combo of brands? I cannot get a good fit.”

Payton cards in BCW card sleeves and 9-Pocket Top-Loading Pages

Walter Payton cards in BCW card sleeves and 9-Pocket Top-Loading Pages

Standard BCW sleeves (1-SSLV), nicknamed penny sleeves, fit in the pockets of BCW’s 9-Pocket Top-Loading Pages (1-PRO9T-20, 1-PRO9T-100), our most common page. However, the sleeved cards fit tight in the center column which may cause the sleeve to fold or bunch-up slightly.

Jerry Rice cards in BCW card sleeves and 9-Pocket Side-Loading pages

Jerry Rice cards in BCW card sleeves and 9-Pocket Side-Loading pages

If you want to sleeve your cards and place them in a page, BCW 9-Pocket Side-Loading Pages are recommended (1-PRO9S-20). The side-loading pages offer a little more room for the sleeved cards compared to the top-loading page.

As both of these protective pages are made from acid-free polypropylene, the pages are archival quality. Placing the cards in sleeves before inserting into the pages is a matter of preference, buy it’s a smart idea to keep fingerprints off the cards while handling and to make sure you don’t scratch the card when inserting or removing cards from pages.

BCW Now Offers UPS SurePost Shipping

BCW evaluates the best options for shipping your hobby supplies. For small parcels, UPS Ground or FedEx Ground are our normal shipping options, as these services have a good balance of speed, cost and reliability.

To send parcels at a better rate, BCW now offers UPS SurePost. This service is ideal for shipments under 10-lbs. sent to residential addresses in the 48 contiguous United States. SurePost orders leave the BCW warehouse with UPS, but the shipment is given to the US Postal Service for final delivery.

BCW-SurePost-600Using this hybrid delivery system offers a great shipping price, but there are some limitations you should consider before selecting your shipment method on a BCW order. First, when using UPS SurePost, the parcel is not trackable. Second, a UPS SurePost parcel is insured for $100 while the package is with UPS. After the parcel is given to the USPS, the insurance is no longer valid. Third, UPS SurePost normally takes one day longer in transit compared to UPS Ground, however the US Postal Service delivers on Saturdays so you may benefit from UPS SurePost. If the US Postal Service’s lack of tracking or insurance, or the delivery time are not acceptable for the delivery of your order, you should not select UPS SurePost as your delivery method. UPS Ground and other options are available for receiving your BCW Supplies’ order.

If you have any questions about BCW delivery options, please contact the BCW Customer Service Team.

2015 Fan Cave Photo Contest Winner and Honorable Mentions

Thank you to all of the collectors that uploaded pictures in the 2015 BCW Fan Cave Photo Contest! We received over seventy amazing Fan Cave photos.

Congratulations to our winner – Humberto. His Fan Cave photo received 1,135 votes. He’ll get $500 in BCW products to protect his memorabilia.

The winning photo - Raiders, Star Wars and more

The winning photo – Raiders, Star Wars and more

Below are just a few of the honorable mentions.

Matt's Great Escape

Matt’s Great Escape

Bringing a little slice of Lambeau and the Packers to Sacramento

Bringing a little slice of Lambeau and the Packers to Sacramento

Home Office Fan Cave

Home Office Fan Cave

Ships and Diving Helmets and Everything in Between!

My Fan Cave Runs the Gamut of Ships and Diving Helmets and Everything in Between!

Chicago Cubs Man Cave

Chicago Cubs Man Cave

Baseballs, bobble heads and mini helmets

Baseballs, bobble heads and mini helmets

Ultimate man cave!

Ultimate man cave!

49ers Fan Cave

49ers Fan Cave

Sports home

Sports home

My Man Cave

My Man Cave

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Fan Cave

Autograph Alley

Autograph Alley

Steelers/NFL room

Steelers/NFL room

Cardinals Cave

Cardinals Cave

View the 2015 BCW Fan Cave Photo Contest Official Rules.

Protecting Topps Chipz

With a design that’s a mix between a poker chip and a baseball card, Topps Chipz need a special storing method. Collectors of Topps Chipz can utilize coin supplies to protect these unconventional items.

Topps Chips in BCW Coin Flips and Pages

Topps Chipz in BCW Coin Flips and Pages

Paper flips are an efficient way to store coins. You simply fold the paper to sandwich the coin (Topps Chipz in this instance) in the circular plastic-covered window. Paper flips are sized for numerous coins, but for the Topps Chipz, you’ll want the largest paper flips designed for Silver Eagle or Crown coins (1-PF2.5-CRWN-BULK). Collectors typically staple close the paper flip to secure the coin/Topps Chipz inside. Then the Chipz can be arranged in a BCW 12-Pocket Page (1-BCW12T) and stored in a 3-ring binder for a nice presentation.

Thanks to Toby J. for sharing some of his Topps Chipz collection.