Horizontal Trading Card Dividers

BCW now offers Horizontal Card Dividers. These are helpful for all card boxes that store cards in the horizontal/landscape format (listed below). The index tab on these dividers is scored so the tab can fold down to fit inside a closed box. The dividers are made from a durable plastic, so the tabs do not break off after folding.

BCW Card Boxes with a Horizontal Card Format:

All BCW Card Boxes and Card Houses

Other Card Dividers:

2017 BCW Card Playset Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to the winner, Alex M.

Enter below by Sunday, June 4th, 2017 for a chance to win the pictured Dark Confidant playset and BCW card supplies!

The prize includes:

* Winner selects the color from the available options.

2017 BCW Card Playset Sweepstakes Official Rules: No purchase is necessary to enter. Sweepstakes open to legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States, age 18 or older at the time of entry. One prize, listed above, will be awarded. The approximate retail value of the prize is $575. The entry deadline is Sunday, June 4th, 2017. One entry will be accepted per valid email address. One winner will be randomly selected on or around Monday, June 5th, 2017. The potential winner will be notified by the email provided on the entry form. The potential winner will have 7 days from when the email is sent to respond and claim the prize. If the potential winner does not respond within 7 days, BCW will notify another potential winner, and so forth, until the prize is awarded. This sweepstakes is managed by BCW Supplies. BCW has the right to update the Official Rules if any unforeseen situations arise.

Ways to Improve Your Charity Auction

Charity auctions are a fun way to raise money for philanthropies and not-for-profit organizations. If your group’s fundraiser includes a silent auction table, BCW offers several ways to improve the presentation of the table to help increase bids.


First, Document Toploaders and easel backs are essential. You’ll have numerous 8½” x 11″ print-outs and gift certificates that you’ll want to present in an attractive fashion. If you have larger posters or artwork that need affordable protection, large toploaders are available in numerous sizes.


Autographed balls and jerseys are common at these auctions. To better present these items, get display cases. Sports memorabilia enclosed in ball and jersey holders will be more impressive and likely get higher bids.

BCW offers wholesale accounts for not-for-profit organizations. Simply complete our wholesale application, and provide your tax exempt identification number (state or federal). Once your wholesale application is approved, you can sign-in to your account at www.bcwsupplies.com to view BCW’s products at wholesale pricing.

Protecting a LaserDisc Collection

LaserDiscs were introduced to consumers in 1978. Although these disks are capable of higher-quality audio and video as compared to video tapes, they lost the popularity contest to the VHS tape format during the ’80s. However, some videophiles with collections from that era prize their LaserDisc collection.

LaserDiscs are the same size as 33 rpm records. As the data on LaserDiscs is not as compressed as the later DVD or Blue-ray formats, the LaserDiscs were often multiple 12” disks. This means LaserDiscs sometimes had gatefold jackets, similar to double LP records. This allows LaserDiscs jackets to have ample room for beautiful artwork from the movie.

As LaserDiscs are the same size as 33 rpm records, it’s easy to get supplies when you’re ready to protect and store your collection. See all of BCW’s Record Supplies to find outer jacket sleeves and inner sleeves to protect your LaserDiscs.

Don’t get LaserDiscs confused with VideoDiscs. LaserDiscs look like large DVDs. VideoDiscs are enclosed in a thin cartridge. VideoDiscs are larger than LaserDiscs and will not fit in 33 rpm record supplies.

BCW Supplies is Hiring!

BCW Supplies is seeking motivated individuals for the positions listed below! BCW is a manufacturer of hobby supplies, offering over 900 products, with a focus on comic books, gaming cards, sports cards, sports memorabilia, coin & currency, and record sleeves. BCW’s headquarters is located at 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, Indiana, USA. Learn more


Facility Maintenance Manager (posted 4/12/17)

This associate will be responsible to identify, troubleshoot, repair and maintain equipment and the facility. The individual must have previous experience or training in the following:

  • Machine maintenance
  • Building maintenance
  • Fork lift maintenance
  • Basic electrical & plumbing knowledge
  • Light carpentry

The applicant needs excellent problem solving skills. Compensation will be subject to previous experience. Qualified applicants can send their résumé to job@bcwsupplies.com.


Manufacturing / Warehousing / Shipping

BCW is always accepting applications for manufacturing, warehousing, and shipping positions. Manufacturing and warehousing jobs normally have a 7:15 a.m. to 4 p.m. shift. The Shipping Department staff normally works from 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Individuals can apply at BCW Supplies, 514 E. 31st St., Anderson, IN, or send their résumé to job@bcwsupplies.com.

BCW Supplies, Anderson, IN

2017 PHD Speed Gaming Sweepstakes

Game shops at the 2017 PHD Speed Gaming event in Dallas – visit the BCW Supplies booth during the Speed Gaming sessions and enter for a chance to win a playset of MTG Tarmogoyfs and BCW gaming supplies! See below for details.

Eligibility
Retailers attending the 2017 PHD Speed Gaming event in Dallas are invited to enter this sweepstakes. Each retailer guest can enter once. Shops can learn about the PHD Speed Gaming event here. If you’re not a retailer, stay tuned to BCW Supplies on Facebook and Twitter... we have a similar sweepstakes planned for consumers this summer!

How to Enter
Retailers at the Speed Gaming event can enter by visiting the BCW Supplies’ booth during the exhibit hall hours (10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m, or 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.) on Thursday, April 13th, 2017. Get a raffle ticket from Ken or Rick, place your raffle ticket in the entry box at BCW’s booth, and retain the matching raffle ticket.

Prize
One prize will be awarded. The prize will include:

  1. One playset (four) of Magic: The Gathering Tarmogoyf cards (near mint, Future Sight).
  2. One BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio*
  3. One BCW Deck Locker*
  4. Four 50 ct. packs of BCW Deck Guards*

*The winner may select the color of their choice from the available colors BCW Supplies has at the event.

The above prize has an approximate retail value of $550.

Prize Selection
Following the Speed Gaming sessions (the exhibit hall hours), PHD will host a presentation. During this presentation, PHD and BCW Supplies will conduct a random drawing from all of the entries. The potential winner must be present and provide the matching raffle ticket to claim the prize. If the prize is not claimed within a reasonable amount of time, as determined by he host of the raffle, the original raffle number will be disqualified. Another raffle ticket will be randomly selected, and so forth, until the prize is awarded.

Sponsor
BCW Supplies is responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.

Comic Supplies Sweepstakes

This sweepstakes has concluded. Congratulations to our winners, listed below.

Enter on Facebook and Twitter for your chance to win the prize pack listed below.

Two identical prizes will be awarded. One winner will be chosen from the eligible Facebook entries, and one winner will be awarded from the eligible Twitter entries.

HOW TO ENTER ON FACEBOOK
To enter on Facebook, users must locate the relevant BCW Supplies Facebook post from 3/24/17, and share the post by 4/2/17.

HOW TO ENTER ON TWITTER
To enter on Twitter, users must follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies), locate the relevant BCW Supplies tweet from 3/24/17, and retweet (RT) the post by 4/2/17.

PRIZE SELECTION AND AWARDING OF PRIZES
No purchase is necessary to enter. On or around 4/3/17, winners will be randomly selected.

The Facebook winner will be selected from the eligible entries. The Facebook winner will be notified by a Facebook private message and the user’s Facebook settings must allow the person to receive private messages.

Congratulations to the winner on Facebook, Anthony W.

The Twitter winner will be selected from the eligible entries. The Twitter winner will be notified by a Twitter Direct Message (DM), hence the user must follow BCW Supplies (@bcwsupplies).

Congratulations to the winner on Twitter, James S.

After the winners are messaged, they will have 72 hours to respond and claim their prize by providing their name and mailing address. BCW will pay for the shipping, provided the winner resides in the 48 contiguous United States. If a potential winner does not respond and claim their prize within 72 hours of notification, that person will be disqualified, and another potential winner will be selected, and so forth, until the prizes are awarded.

SPONSOR
This sweepstakes is sponsored by BCW Supplies, Anderson, IN, USA. Dark Horse Comics, Mike Mignola, ComicsPRO, Facebook, Twitter, and their affiliates are not responsible for the management of this sweepstakes.

BCW Card Boxes are Ideal for Model Trains

At BCW, we love it when hobbyists find uses for our products in ways we never envisioned. One great example comes from model train collectors. BCW has developed numerous corrugated boxes designed to protect trading cards. In the hands of a model train collector, these boxes are perfect for storing and shipping miniature trains. Model trains come in several scales that fit nicely in the various sizes of BCW boxes, leaving just the right amount of space to add bubble wrap or tissue.

John from The Virginia Foundry and Model Works stated, “I make and sell HO scale kits and ship them in your boxes. I have made literally hundreds of shipments in your boxes with not a single claim of any damage due to the box. … They’re just great for this purpose and stand up admirably to any post office abuse. And many of my kits have been shipped overseas with the same excellent results.”

BCW Boxes are perfect for model trains

HO Scale, 1910 American Ballast Company car by The Virginia Foundry and Model Works

Please measure your model trains to get the box that’s the correct dimensions for storing or shipping your models trains.

Box Name Rows Interior Box Dimensions in Inches
100 ct. Box 1 2 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
200 ct. Box 1 3 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
300 ct. Box 1 5 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
330 ct. Box 1 4 7/8 x 3 x 3 7/8
400 ct. Box 1 7 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
500 ct. Box 1 9 x 3 x 3 7/8
550 ct. Box 1 9 7/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
660 ct. Box 1 11 3/4 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
800 ct. Box 1 14 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
800 ct. Box (2 Piece) 1 14 1/8 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
930 ct. Box 1 16 1/2 x 2 3/4 x 3 3/4
Graded Trading Card Box 1 8 x 5 1/2 x 3 3/8
Vault Box 1 15 3/4 x 3 1/2 x 4 1/2
Super Vault Box 1 16 x 6 x 3 3/4
Shoe  Box 2 13 3/4 x 6 1/2 x 4 (3 1/8 row width)
Graded Shoe Box 2 7 1/8 x 5 3/4 x 14 1/8 (3 3/4 row width)
Super Shoe Box 3 9 7/8 x 4 1/4 x 17 7/8 (3 1/8 row width)
Monster Box 4 14 x 12 3/4 x 3 7/8 (2 7/8 row width)
3200 ct. Box (Full Lid) 4 14 1/8 x 12 x 3 3/4 (2 3/4 row width)
Super Monster Box 5 17 x 15 7/8 x 3 7/8 (2 7/8 row width)
5000 ct. Box (Full Lid) 5 17 5/8 x 15 1/8 x 3 3/4 (2 3/4 row width)

BCW also offers Card Houses and Shoe Box Houses, used to organize their respective boxes. These can be used to store a large amount of model trains.

Join the BCW Supplies’ Group in the 2017 Bracket Manager

Thank you to everyone that participated in our brackets group. We had 299 brackets submitted. Congratulations to our winners, listed below by their prize.

Join the BCW Supplies group in the 2017 CBS Sports Bracket Manager! You need to create a CBSSports.com account in order to participate. This CBS Sports system requires you to get an email invitation from me to join the BCW Supplies group. To enter, send a quick email to ted@bcwsupplies.com and simply write “Brackets” in the email subject line. Then I’ll send you an invitation through the CBS system. When you receive the email from CBS Sports, click on the join league link. This works better if you have already created a CBSSports.com account.

After the brackets are posted, make your game predictions before the tourney starts, and enjoy the games. After the tournament, the prizes below will be awarded to the four highest points leaders.

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1st Place Prize

FIRST PLACE PRIZE – One Oscar Robertson autographed card (2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate, University of Cincinnati, No. 71), one pack BCW Thick Card Sleeves, one pack 108 pt. Topload Card Holders, one Shoe Box, one box Monster Pads, and one pack Tall Card Dividers.

FIRST PLACE WINNER – Sport Card Collector. He tied Jason McNeil on points, but won the tiebreaker (closest to the combined score in the final).

2nd Place Prize

SECOND PLACE PRIZE – One Denzel Valentine autographed card (2016 Panini Black Gold, Michigan State, No. 176, 78/99), one Justise Winslow patch card (2016 Panini Black Gold, Duke University, No. 15, 9/25), one pack BCW Thick Card Sleeves, and one box 138 pt. Topload Card Holders.

SECOND PLACE WINNER – J.M. did not claim the prize, so the 5th place winner, Mike McMannis, received the prize.

3rd Place Price

THIRD PLACE PRIZE – One Jordan Farmar patch card (2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate, UCLA, No. 51, 5/5), one Myles Turner autographed card (2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate, The University of Texas, No. 90, 10/10), and one box (16 holders) BCW 100 pt. Magnetic Card Holders.

THIRD PLACE PRIZE – Shaine Downes

4th Place Prize

FOURTH PLACE PRIZE – One Damian Jones booklet patch card (2016 Panini National Treasures Collegiate, Vanderbilt University, No. 30, 2/25), one pack BCW Horizontal Booklet Card Sleeves, one pack Booklet Card Toploaders, and one pack Booklet Card Holder Bags.

FOURTH PLACE WINNER – Brad Fowler

See the 2017 BCW Supplies Basketball Brackets Contest Official Rules for complete details about the group prizes.http://blog.bcwsupplies.com/2016-brackets-rules/

What Size of Bags and Boards Do I Need to Protect my Comic Books?

While today’s comic books are normally 6 5/8″ wide by 10 3/16″ high (Current size), these dimensions were not always standardized. Throughout the history of comic books, publishers have made comics is different sizes (learn more). For the purpose of bag and board sizes, BCW has simplified the sizes into three groups, or ages.

  • Golden Age – circa 1938 to 1955
  • Regular/Silver Age – circa 1956 to 1969
  • Current/Modern Age – circa 1970 to present

To keep comic books preserved, they’re normally stored in bags with boards and you’ll want to get bags and boards sized appropriately for your collection. If you’re not sure what size of bags and boards you need, please measure your comics.

BACKING BOARDS
Modern Backing Boards
Same width as Current comics
6 5/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-BBMOD
Current Backing Boards
Slightly wider than Current comics
6 3/4″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-BBCUR
Regular Backing Boards
Same width as Silver comics
6 7/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-BBREG
Silver Backing Boards
Slightly wider than Silver comics
7″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-BBSIL
Golden Age Backing Boards
Slightly wider than
Golden Age comics
7 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-BBGOL
BAGS – Polypropylene
Modern/Current Bags
Fit with Modern or Current boards
6 7/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-CUR
Modern/Current Bags
With Resealable Strip
Fit with Modern or Current boards
6 7/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-CUR-R
Modern/Current Bags
For Thick Comics
Fit with Modern or Current boards
7″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-CUR-THICK
Modern/Current Bags
With Resealable Strip
For Thick Comics
Fit with Modern or Current boards
7″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-CUR-R-THICK
Regular/Silver Bags
Fit with Regular or Silver boards
7 1/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-SIL
Regular/Silver Bags
With Resealable Strip
Fit with Regular or Silver boards
7 1/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-SIL-R
Regular/Silver Bags
For Thick Comics
Fit with Regular or Silver boards
7 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-SIL-THICK
Regular/Silver Bags
With Resealable Strips
For Thick Comics
Fit with Regular or Silver boards
7 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-SIL-R-THICK
Golden Age Bags 7 5/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-GOL
Golden Age Bags
With Resealable Strip
7 5/8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-GOL-R
Golden Age Bags
For Thick Comics
8″ x 10 1/2″ 100pk 1-GOL-THICK
Golden Age Bags
With Resealable Strips
For Thick Comics
8″ x 10 1/2″ 100/pk 1-GOL-R-THICK
ARCHIVALS – Mylar Bags
2 Mil Mylar Current Bags 7″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-CUR-M2
4 Mil Mylar Current Archivals 7 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ 25/pk 1-CUR-M4
2 Mil Mylar Silver Archivals 7 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-SIL-M2
4 Mil Mylar Silver Archivals 7 1/2″ x 10 1/2″ 25/pk 1-SIL-M4
2 Mil Mylar
Golden Age Archivals
8″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-GOL-M2
4 Mil Mylar
Golden Age Archivals
8 1/4″ x 10 1/2″ 25/pk 1-GOL-M4
PREMADES – Boards already loaded in bags
Current Premades 6 7/8″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-CUR-BAGBRD
Current Premades
With Resealable Strip
6 7/8″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-CUR-R-BAGBRD
Silver Premades 7 1/8″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-SIL-BAGBRD
Silver Premades
With Resealable Strip
7 1/8″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-SIL-R-BAGBRD
Golden Age Premades 7 5/8″ x 10 1/2″ 50/pk 1-GOL-BAGBRD