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:

Which BCW Cardboard Boxes are Large Enough for Card Holders or Graded Cards?

Most BCW cardboard boxes are only large enough to hold standard 2½” x 3½” cards or cards in sleeves. However several boxes have wider rows to accommodate cards in protective holders such as semi-rigids, toploaders, 1-screws, magnetics or other holders or cases. Some BCW boxes are designed to hold graded cards or other tall cards. A few boxes have both wide rows and increased height.

If you are trying to decide which BCW boxes are right for your collection, the list below shows the basic sizes. If you store cards in protective holders, you’ll need a box with WIDE rows. If you have graded cards, other tall cards, or you have 4-screw card holders, get a box labelled GRADED.

Note the length of the card boxes are often named by the number of cards they can hold, such as a 930-ct. Box, however these sizes are based on the thickness of a traditional card. Modern cards are often thicker than traditional Topps baseball cards. Learn more

Link to the boxes below for specific dimensions.

BCW Card Box SKU Row Width Height
100-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-100 Standard Standard
200-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-200 Standard Standard
300-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-300 Standard Standard
330-ct. Storage Box (for Pre-1957 cards) 1-BX-330 Standard Standard
400-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-400 Standard Standard
500-ct. Storage Box (for Pre-1957 cards) 1-BX-500 Standard Standard
550-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-550 Standard Standard
660-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-660 Standard Standard
800-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-800 Standard Standard
800-ct. Storage Box (2 Piece) 1-BX-802 Standard Standard
930-ct. Storage Box 1-BX-930 Standard Standard
Graded Trading Card Box(30 Graded Cards) 1-BX-GTCB WIDE GRADED
Vault Storage Box (1,000-ct.) 1-BX-VAULT WIDE Standard
Super Vault Storage Box 1-BX-SVAULT WIDE GRADED
Shoe Storage Box (1,600-ct.) 1-BX-SHOE WIDE (2 Rows) Standard
Graded Shoe Box (100 Graded Cards) 1-BX-GSB WIDE (2 Rows) GRADED
Super Shoe Storage Box (3,000-ct.) 1-BX-SSHOE WIDE (3 Rows) Standard
Monster Storage Box (3,200-ct.) 1-BX-MON Standard (4 Rows) Standard
3,200-ct. Storage Box (Full Lid) 1-BX-3200 Standard (4 Rows) Standard
Super Monster Storage Box (5,000-ct.) 1-BX-SMON Standard (5 Rows) Standard
5,000-ct. Storage Box (Full Lid) 1-BX-5000 Standard (5 Rows) Standard
The BCW Shoe Box with Toploaders

The BCW Shoe Box with Toploaders

BCW Solutions to Store a Huge Collection of Cards

Do you need to store a huge collection of cards? The BCW Card House and Shoe Box House are great solutions.

The Card House holds twelve 800 Boxes (1-piece) or 802 Boxes (2-piece). The Shoe Box House holds six Shoe Boxes.

The Card House holds twelve 800 Boxes (1-piece) or 802 Boxes (2-piece). The Shoe Box House holds six Shoe Boxes.

A full Card House or Shoe Box House can hold about 9,600 traditional sports cards or 13,680 thinner gaming cards. Each of the two rows in a Shoe Box are wider than the single row of a 800 or 802 Box, so a Shoe Box can accommodate card toploaders and other card holders. An entire Shoe House (6 Shoe Boxes) can hold about 2,100 toploaders.

Red Sox Opening Day Card Collection

Butch Joseph has been a Red Sox fan and card collector since 1946, when he was 13 years old. He has a vast Red Sox card collection, but wanted a special way to spotlight each year’s Opening Day at Fenway Park. His solution was perfect… for each Red Sox starter in the opener, he placed their Topps card in a 3-ring binder page. He also included a cover page of each game with the date, score, Red Sox lineup and the box score on the back.

The Red Sox Openind Day cards fill two 3-ring binders.

The Red Sox Opening Day cards fill two 3-ring binders.

At the present time, Butch has the pockets filled for the years 1951 through 2015. There should have been a total of 585 cards, however he doesn’t have 7 of the cards ( ** below ) and 74 of the cards were never printed ( n/a below ). So the total number of cards is 504.

The 1951 cards are smaller than today's cards. These were placed in BCW's 1948 Bowman Card OInsert Sleeves to center the cards in the page's pocket.

The 1951 cards are smaller than today’s cards. These were placed in BCW’s 1948 Bowman Card Insert Sleeves to center the cards in the page’s pocket.

1951 Topps Red 1951 Topps Blue
n/a Buddy Rosar n/a Buddy Rosar
10 Mel Parnell 18 n/a Mel Parnell
n/a Walt Dropo n/a Walt Dropo
n/a Bobby Doerr 37 Bobby Doerr **
n/a Lou Boudreau n/a Lou Boudreau
4 Vern Stephens 18 n/a Vern Stephens
n/a Ted Williams n/a Ted Williams
20 Dom Dimaggio 35 n/a Dom Dimaggio
46 Billy Goodman 18 n/a Billy Goodman

1952 Topps

 

1953 Topps

 

121 Gus Niarhos 20 139 Sammy White 15
43 Ray Scarborough 35 19 Mel Parnell 15
235 Walt Dropo 20 n/a Dick Gernert
335 Ted Lepcio ** n/a Billy Goodman
15 Johnny Pesky ** 280 Milt Bolling ** 50
n/a Jimmy Piersall 138 George Kell
n/a Ted Williams 248 Gene Stephens 50
22 Dom Dimaggio ** n/a Tom Umphlett
376 Faye Throneberry ** n/a Jimmy Piersall

The 1953 through 1956 cards are larger than today's standard cards, so they are stored in 8-pocket pages instead of 9-pocket pages.

The 1953 through 1956 cards are larger than today’s standard cards, so they are stored in 8-Pocket Pages instead of 9-pocket pages.

1954 Topps

 

1955 Topps

 

n/a Sammy White n/a Sammy White
40 Mel Parnell 8 n/a Willard Nixon
n/a Dick Gernert 176 Norm Zauchin 15
195 Billy Consolo 13 n/a Billy Goodman
66 Ted Lepcio 15 n/a Eddie Joost
n/a George Kell 128 Ted Lepcio 6
n/a Billy Goodman 163 Faye Throneberry 15
n/a Jimmy Piersall n/a Jimmy Piersall
80 Jackie Jensen 8 200 Jackie Jensen 15

1957

Chasing a 1957 Ted Williams card

1956 Topps

 

1957 Topps

 

168 Sammy White 6 163 Sammy White 4
71 Frank Sullivan 5 21 Frank Sullivan 5
228 Mickey Vernon 8 202 Dick Gernert 4
245 Billy Goodman 8 342 Gene Mauch 10
n/a Don Buddin 292 Billy Klaus 10
304 Frank Malzone 6 355 Frank Malzone 4
5 Ted Williams 300 1 Ted Williams **
143 Jimmy Piersall 6 75 Jimmy Piersall 5
115 Jackie Jensen 6 217 Gene Stephens 4

1958 Red Sox Opening Day starters

1958 Red Sox Opening Day starters

1958 Topps

 

1959 Topps

 

73 Pete Daly 6 486 Sammy White 2
395 Willard Nixon 4 437 Ivan Delock 2
265 Pete Runnels 4 13 Dick Gernert 3
405 Ken Aspromonte 4 370 Pete Runnels 2
297 Don Buddin 4 32 Don Buddin 3
260 Frank Malzone 4 220 Frank Malzone 2
227 Gene Stephens 4 521 Gary Geiger 8
280 Jimmy Piersall 4 261 Gene Stephens 2
130 Jackie Jensen 4 400 Jackie Jensen 2

1961

1961 Red Sox Opening Day card

1960 Topps

 

1961 Topps

 

474 Haywood Sullivan 3 53 Russ Nixon 1
439 Tom Brewer 2 562 Bill Monboquette 13
426 Ron Jackson 2 340 Vic Wertz 1
15 Pete Runnels 2 499 Chuck Schilling 3
520 Don Buddin 6 454 Pumpsie Green 3
310 Frank Malzone 2 210 Pete Runnels 1
n/a Ted Williams 287 Carl Yastrzemski 20
153 Bobby Thomson 2 33 Gary Geiger 1
363 Gene Stephens 2 540 Jackie Jensen 13

1962 Topps

 

1963 Topps

 

523 Russ Nixon 8 384 Bob Tillman 2
35 Don Schwall 2 480 Bill Monboquette 10
3 Pete Runnels 2 285 Dick Stuart 2
345 Chuck Schilling 3 52 Chuck Schilling 2
504 Eddie Bressoud 5 188 Eddie Bressoud 2
225 Frank Malzone 2 232 Frank Malzone 2
425 Carl Yastrzemski 60 115 Carl Yastrzemski 15
117 Gary Geiger 2 432 Roman Mejias 2
101 Carroll Hardy 2 96 Lou Clinton 2

1964 Topps

 

1965 Topps

 

329 Russ Nixon 2 222 Bob Tillman 1
305 Jack Lamabe 2 142 Bill Monboquette 1
410 Dick Stuart 3 111 Lee Thomas 1
459 Dalton Jones 3 29 Felix Mantilla 1
352 Eddie Bressoud 2 74 Rico Petrocelli 4
60 Frank Malzone 2 315 Frank Malzone 2
210 Carl Yastrzemski 15 385 Carl Yastrzemski 30
287 Tony Conigliaro 20 588 Lenny Green 3
526 Lou Clinton 6 55 Tony Conigliaro 6

1966 Topps

 

1967 Topps

 

419 Mike Ryan 2 223 Mike Ryan 1
575 Earl Wilson 6 371 Jim Lonborg 2
n/a Tony Horton 75 George Scott 1
542 George Smith 6 314 Reggie Smith 1
298 Rico Petrocelli 1 528 Rico Petrocelli 3
558 George Scott 6 331 Joe Foy 1
70 Carl Yastrzemski 13 355 Carl Yastrzemski 30
277 George Thomas 1 56 Jose Tartabull 1
380 Tony Conigliaro 2 280 Tony Conigliaro 3

1968 Topps

 

1969 Topps

 

167 Elston Howard 1 89 Russ Gibson 1
272 Ray Culp 1 391 Ray Culp 1
233 George Scott 1 240 Ken Harrelson 1
502 Mike Andrews 2 52 Mike Andrews 1
430 Rico Petrocelli 1 215 Rico Petrocelli 1
106 Dalton Jones 1 574 George Scott 1
250 Carl Yastrzemski 13 130 Carl Yastrzemski 8
61 Reggie Smith 1 660 Reggie Smith 1
n/a Joe Lahoud 330 Tony Conigliaro 1

1970 Topps

 

1971 Topps

 

104 Gerry Moses 1 n/a Duane Josephson
144 Ray Culp 1 660 Ray Culp 3
385 George Scott 1 9 George Scott 1
406 Mike Andrews 1 176 Doug Griffin 1
680 Rico Petrocelli 4 740 Luis Aparicio 13
317 Luis Alvarado 1 340 Rico Petrocelli 1
10 Carl Yastrzemski 8 530 Carl Yastrzemski 13
215 Reggie Smith 1 114 Billy Conigliaro 1
340 Tony Conigliaro 1 305 Reggie Smith 1

1972 Topps

 

1973 Topps

 

543 Duane Josephson 2 193 Carlton Fisk 4
2 Ray Culp 1 270 Luis Tiant 1
676 Danny Cater 5 245 Carl Yastrzemski 4
703 Doug Griffin 5 96 Doug Griffin 1
313 Luis Aparicio 1 165 Luis Aparicio 2
30 Rico Petrocelli 1 365 Rico Petrocelli 1
37 Carl Yastrzemski 4 620 Tommy Harper 1
455 Tommy Harper 1 40 Reggie Smith 1
565 Reggie Smith 2 614 Dwight Evans 8

1974 Topps

 

1975 Topps

 

301 Bob Montgomery .20 559 Bob Montgomery .20
167 Luis Tiant .20 430 Luis Tiant .20
280 Carl Yastrzemski 5 280 Carl Yastrzemski 5
219 Doug Griffin .20 454 Doug Griffin .20
192 Mario Guerrero .20 302 Rick Burleson .20
n/a Terry Hughes 356 Rico Petrocelli .20
325 Tommy Harper .20 601 Juan Beniquez .20
247 Rick Miller .20 622 Fred Lynn 3
621 Bernie Carbo .20 255 Dwight Evans .20

1976 Topps

 

1977 Topps

 

365 Carlton Fisk 3 640 Carlton Fisk 2
396 Bill Lee .15 430 Fergie Jenkins 1
230 Carl Yastrzemski 4 n/a George Scott
381 Denny Doyle .15 336 Denny Doyle .15
29 Rick Burleson .15 585 Rick Burleson .15
445 Rico Petrocelli .15 89 Butch Hobson .15
340 Jim Rice 2 60 Jim Rice 1
50 Fred Lynn .15 25 Dwight Evans .15
575 Dwight Evans .15 480 Carl Yastrzemski 3

1978 Topps

 

1979 Topps

 

270 Carlton Fisk 2 423 Bob Montgomery .10
n/a Dennis Eckersley 40 Dennis Eckersley 1
n/a George Scott 645 George Scott .10
n/a Jerry Remy 618 Jerry Remy .10
245 Rick Burleson .10 125 Rick Burleson .10
155 Butch Hobson .10 63 Jack Brohamer .10
40 Carl Yastrzemski 3 320 Carl Yastrzemski 2
320 Fred Lynn .10 480 Fred Lynn .10
695 Dwight Evans .10 155 Dwight Evans .10

1980 Topps

 

1981 Topps

 

40 Carlton Fisk 1 128 Gary Allenson .05
320 Dennis Eckersley .10 620 Dennis Eckersley .05
n/a Tony Perez .10 575 Tony Perez .05
155 Jerry Remy .10 81 Dave Stapleton .05
645 Rick Burleson .10 349 Glenn Hoffman .05
349 Jack Brohamer .10 788 Carney Lansford .05
200 Jim Rice .10 500 Jim Rice .05
110 Fred Lynn .10 803 Rick Miller .05
405 Dwight Evans .10 275 Dwight Evans .05

1982 Topps

 

1983 Topps

 

59 Rich Gedman .05 602 Rich Gedman .05
225 Mike Torrez .05 270 Dennis Eckersley .25
598 Dave Stapleton .05 239 Dave Stapleton .05
25 Jerry Remy .05 628 Julio Valdez .05
189 Glenn Hoffman .05 108 Glenn Hoffman .05
91 Carney Lansford .05 498 Wade Boggs 6
750 Jim Rice .05 30 Jim Rice .25
717 Rick Miller .05 4T Tony Armas .05
355 Dwight Evans .05 135 Dwight Evans .25

1984 Topps

 

1985 Topps

 

498 Rich Gedman .05 529 Rich Gedman .05
213 Bruce Hurst .05 116 Dennis Boyd .05
653 Dave Stapleton .05 65 Bill Buckner .05
445 Jerry Remy .05 298 Marty Barrett .05
523 Glenn Hoffman .05 89 Jackie Gutierrez .05
30 Wade Boggs 1 350 Wade Boggs .25
550 Jim Rice .05 150 Jim Rice .25
105 Tony Armas .05 785 Tony Armas .05
720 Dwight Evans .05 580 Dwight Evans .25

1986 Topps

 

1987 Topps

 

375 Rich Gedman .02 66 Marc Sullivan .01
605 Dennis Boyd .02 705 Bruce Hurst .01
443 Bill Buckner .02 764 Bill Buckner .01
734 Marty Barrett .02 39 Marty Barrett .01
95T Ed Romero .02 591 Spike Owen .01
510 Wade Boggs .15 150 Wade Boggs .01
320 Jim Rice .15 480 Jim Rice .01
255 Tony Armas .02 452 Dave Henderson .01
60 Dwight Evans .15 645 Dwight Evans .01

1988 Topps

 

1989 Topps

 

245 Rich Gedman .01 652 Rich Gedman .01
70 Roger Clemens 1 71 Mike Boddicker .01
470 Dwight Evans .01 29T Nick Esasky .01
525 Marty Barrett .01 155 Marty Barrett .01
733 Spike Owen .01 734 Jody Reed .01
200 Wade Boggs .01 600 Wade Boggs .01
675 Jim Rice .01 630 Mike Greenwell .01
5T Brady Anderson .01 785 Ellis Burks .01
493 Mike Greenwell .01 205 Dwight Evans .01

1990 Topps

 

1991 Topps

 

90T Tony Pena .01 375 Tony Pena .01
245 Roger Clemens 1 26T Danny Darwin .01
n/a Billy Joe Robidoux 206 Carlos Quintana .01
355 Marty Barrett .01 247 Jody Reed .01
96 Jody Reed .01 702 Tim Naehring .01
760 Wade Boggs .10 450 Wade Boggs .01
70 Mike Greenwell .01 792 Mike Greenwell .01
155 Ellis Burks .01 70 Ellis Burks .01
105T Kevin Romine .01 675 Tom Brunansky .01

1992 Topps

 

1993 Topps

 

569 Tony Pena .01 618 Tony Pena .02
125T Frank Viola .01 270 Frank Viola .02
59 Mo Vaughn .01 51 Mo Vaughn .02
598 Jody Reed .01 n/a Scott Fletcher
97 Luis Rivera .01 296 Luis Rivera .02
10 Wade Boggs .10 655 Scott Cooper .02
113 Mike Greenwell .01 323 Mike Greenwell .02
416 Ellis Burks .01 725 Billy Hatcher .02
782 Phil Plantier .01 n/a Carlos Quintana

1994 Topps

 

1995 Topps

 

n/a Dave Valle 37T Mike MacFarlane .05
720 Roger Clemens 1 301 Aaron Sele .05
690 Mo Vaughn .02 205 Mo Vaughn .05
169 Scott Fletcher .02 n/a Luis Alicea
568 John Valentin .02 36 John Valentin .05
235 Scott Cooper .02 329 Tim Naehring .05
502 Mike Greenwell .02 215 Mike Greenwell .05
40T Otis Nixon .02 n/a Lee Tinsley
26 Billy Hatcher .02 102T Mark Whiten .05

1996 Topps

 

1997 Topps

 

n/a Mike Stanley n/a Bill Haselman
n/a Tom Gordon n/a Steve Avery
274 Mo Vaughn .07 450 Mo Vaughn .07
n/a Wil Cordero 134 John Valentin .07
164 John Valentin .07 293 Nomar Garciaparra .50
63 Tim Naehring .07 230 Tim Naehring .07
143 Mike Greenwell .07 394 Wil Cordero .07
91 Troy O’Leary .07 n/a Shane Mack
n/a Kevin Mitchell n/a Rudy Pemberton

1998 Topps

 

1999 Topps

 

n/a Jason Varitek n/a Jason Varitek
485 Brian Rose .07 122 Brett Saberhagen .07
14 Mo Vaughn .07 n/a Mike Stanley
n/a Mark Lemke n/a Jeff Frye
335 Nomar Garciaparra .30 n/a Donnie Sadler
452 John Valentin .07 164 John Valentin .07
178 Darren Bragg .07 288 Troy O’Leary .07
n/a Damon Buford n/a Damon Buford
n/a Darren Lewis 157 Darren Lewis .07

2000

2000 Red Sox Opening Day starters

2000 Topps

 

2001 Topps

 

n/a Jason Varitek n/a Jason Varitek
60 Pedro Martinez .25 n/a Tomo Ohka
176 Mike Stanley .07 434 Brian Daubach .07
152 Jose Offerman .07 102 Jose Offerman .07
435 Nomar Garciaparra .25 597 Mike Lansing .07
443 Wilton Veras .07 67T Shea Hillenbrand .07
356 Troy O’Leary .07 594 Troy O’Leary .07
267 Carl Everett .07 221 Carl Everett .07
269 Trot Nixon .07 561 Trot Nixon .07

2003

2003 Red Sox Opening Day starters

2002 Topps

 

2003 Topps

 

n/a Jason Varitek n/a Jason Varitek
1 Pedro Martinez .20 341 Pedro Martinez .20
465 Tony Clark .07 52T David Ortiz .20
92T Rey Sanchez .07 12T Todd Walker .07
420 Nomar Garciaparra .30 250 Nomar Garciaparra .20
197 Shea Hillenbrand .07 411 Shea Hillenbrand .07
125 Manny Ramirez .20 337 Manny Ramirez .20
T98 Johnny Damon .20 173 Johnny Damon .20
44 Trot Nixon .07 471 Kevin Millar .07

2004 Topps

 

2005 Topps

 

n/a Jason Varitek n/a Doug Mirabelli
405 Pedro Martinez .20 74 Tim Wakefield .07
623 David Ortiz .20 131 Kevin Millar .07
569 Mark Bellhorn .07 24 Mark Bellhorn .07
1T Pokey Reese .07 75U Edgar Renteria .07
164 Bill Mueller .07 179 Bill Mueller .07
220 Manny Ramirez .20 390 Manny Ramirez .20
82 Johnny Damon .20 5 Johnny Damon .20
17 Kevin Millar .07 154 Trot Nixon .07

2006 Topps

 

2007 Topps

 

n/a Jason Varitek 16 Jason Varitek .07
135 Josh Beckett .20 444 Josh Beckett .20
407 Kevin Youkilis .20 475 Kevin Youkilis .20
514 Mark Loretta .07 578 Dustin Pedroia .20
93 Alex Gonzalez .07 11 Julio Lugo .07
476 Mike Lowell .07 83 Mike Lowell .07
50 Manny Ramirez .20 315 Manny Ramirez .20
n/a Adam Stern 413 Coco Crisp .07
474 Trot Nixon .07 12 J.D. Drew .07

2008 Topps

 

2009 Topps

 

122 Jason Varitek .12 359 Jason Varitek .15
20 Daisuk Matsuzaka .30 415 Josh Beckett .15
104 Kevin Youkilis .30 115 Kevin Youkilis .15
178 Dustin Pedroia .30 66 Dustin Pedroia .40
386 Julio Lugo .12 77 Jed Lowrie .15
64 Mike Lowell .12 28 Mike Lowell .15
200 Manny Ramirez .30 89 Jason Bay .15
586 Coco Crisp .12 660 Jacoby Ellsbury .40
552 J.D. Drew .12 648 J.D. Drew .15

2010 Red Sox Opening Day starters

2010 Red Sox Opening Day starters

2010 Topps

 

2011 Topps

 

30 Victor Martinez .15 372 J. Saltalamacchia .15
210 Josh Beckett .15 406 John Lackey .15
295 Kevin Youkilis .15 425 Adrian Gonzalez .40
650 Dustin Pedroia .40 480 Dustin Pedroia .40
US163 Marco Scutaro .15 278 Marco Scutaro .15
US145 Adrian Beltre .40 500 Kevin Youkilis .15
569 Jacoby Ellsbury .40 25 Carl Crawford .15
US142 Mike Cameron .15 351 Jacoby Ellsbury .40
380 J.D. Drew .15 653 J.D. Drew .15

2012 Topps

 

2013 Topps

 

193 Kelly Shoppach .15 n/a David Ross
648 Josh Beckett .40 503 Clay Buchholz .15
50 Adrian Gonzalez .40 659 Mike Napoli .40
540 Dustin Pedroia .40 15 Dustin Pedroia .40
441 Mike Aviles .15 423 Jose Iglesias .15
160 Kevin Youkilis .15 64 Will Middlebrooks .15
US282 D. McDonald .15 66 Dan Nava .15
170 Jacoby Ellsbury .40 241 Jacoby Ellsbury .40
610 Cody Ross .15 399 Shane Victorino .15

2014 Topps

 

2015 Topps
595 A.J. Pierzynski .15 * Sandy Leon
307 Jake Peavy .15 * Rick Porcello
22 Mike Napoli .15 130 Mike Napoli
166 Dustin Pedroia .25 75 Dustin Pedroia
133 Xander Bogaerts .25 327 Xander Bogaerts
136 Will Middlebrooks .15 * Pablo Sandoval
11 Mike Carp .15 * Hanley Ramirez
n/a Grady Sizemore * Mookie Betts
362 Daniel Nava .15 * Shane Victorino

* No card series 1 for these 2015 cards

Butch is ready to sell this special collection to a Red Sox fan. He can be emailed here.

What Thickness of Card Holder Do I Need?

With the increased popularity of memorabilia sports cards comes increased confusion on what thickness of card holders you need to protect your prized cards. Card thickness (depth or caliper) is often measured in points. One point is equivalent to .001 inches or .0254 millimeters. Here are a few methods you can use to determine what card holder you need to protect your thick cards.

Download (PDF) and print your own BCW Card Thickness Gauge.

There are lots of choices when deciding how to protect your cards. You can use 9-Pocket Pages to place cards in an Album, or you can use individual card holders. We have listed most of the BCW and Pro-Mold Card Holders below. To simplify the decision, first determine what size you need. Most cards are 2½ inches wide x 3½ inches high, but dimensions can vary. Then check the thickness using the information above. After you have determined the size, select your desired closing method: snap, 1-screw, 4-screw, magnetics or toploaders.

Interior
W x H
in Inches
Depth in Points Description Brand Closing
Method
SKU
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. BCW
Mini Snap
BCW Mini Snap 1-MS
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. Pro-Mold
Mini Snap
Display Box
Pro-Mold Mini Snap PM-PC1D
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. Pro-Mold
Mini Snap
Blank Packaging
Pro-Mold Mini Snap PM-PC1B
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. BCW
Regular Snap
BCW Snap 1-RS
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. Improved
Mini Snap
Pro-Mold Mini Snap PM-PC1II
2 5/9 x 3½ 70-pts. Action Packed
Mini Snap
Pro-Mold Mini Snap PM-PC3
2⅔ x 3 8/9 30-pts. Pre-57 Holder Pro-Mold Mini Snap PM-PC4
2 5/9 x 3½ 120-pts. Real Thick Card Pro-Mold Mini Snap PM-PC20
2 1/16 x 2½ 30-pts. 1948-1950
Bowman
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC48
2 3/16 x 3 20-pts. Topps &
Bowman Minis
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC21
2 1/16x 3 1/8 20-pts. 1951-1952
Bowman
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC51
2 5/8 x 3¾ 30-pts. 1952-1956
Topps
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC52
2 ½ x 3¾ 30-pts. 1953-1955
Bowman
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC53
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. Regular
1-Screw
BCW 1-Screw 1-1S
2 9/16x 3 9/16 50-pts. Thick Card
1-Screw Holder
BCW 1-Screw 1-1S-THICK
2 9/16x 3 9/16 120-pts. Super Thick Card1-Screw Holder BCW 1-Screw 1-1S-STHICK
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. Regular
1-Screw
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC5II
2 5/9 x 3½ 20-pts. 1-Screw
with Stand
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC13
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. 1/2″
1-Screw
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC14
2½ x 3½ 50-pts. 1/2″ 1-Screw
Thick Card
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC15
2½ x 3½ 110-pts. 1/2″ 1-Screw
Real Thick Card
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC16
2½ x 3½ 180-pts. 1/2″ 1-Screw
Super Thick Card
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC17
2½ x 3½ 100-pts. Extra Thick Card
4-Screw Holder
Pro-Mold 4-Screw PM-PC19
2½ x 3½ 50-pts. Thick Card
1-Screw
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC6II
2 5/9x 3 5/9 120-pts. Extra Thick Card
1-Screw
Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC18II
1.517x 2.717 20-pts. 1-Screw T-206 Topps Ginter Pro-Mold 1-Screw PM-PC206
n/a n/a 4-Screw
Non-Recessed
BCW 4-Screw 1-4SNR
n/a n/a Pro-Mold 4-Screw
Non-Recessed
Pro-Mold 4-Screw PM-PC9
2½ x 3½ 4-Screw
Recessed
BCW 4-Screw 1-4SR
2½ x 3½ 30-pts. Pro-Mold 4-Screw
Recessed
Pro-Mold 4-Screw PM-PC11
2½ x 3½ 4 Screw
Black Border
BCW 4-Screw 1-1CS-B
2½ x 3½ 35-pts. 35-pts. Magnetic BCW Magnetic 1-MCH-35
2½ x 3½ 55-pts. 55-pts. Magnetic BCW Magnetic 1-MCH-55
2½ x 3½ 75-pts. 75-pts. Magnetic BCW Magnetic 1-MCH-75
2½ x 3½ 100-pts. 100-pts. Magnetic BCW Magnetic 1-MCH-100
2½ x 3½ 180-pts. 180-pts. Magnetic BCW Magnetic 1-MCH-180
2½ x 3½ 360-pts. 360-pts. Magnetic BCW Magnetic 1-MCH-360
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. Pro-Mold Regular
Magnetic
Pro-Mold Magnetic PM-MH1
2½ x 3½ 50-pts. 50-pts. Magnetic Pro-Mold Magnetic PM-MH2
2½ x 3½ 120-pts. 120-pts. Magnetic Pro-Mold Magnetic PM-MH3
2 9/16x 3 9/16 180-pts. 180-pts. Magnetic Pro-Mold Magnetic PM-MH4
2½ x 3½ 80-pts. 80-pts. Magnetic Pro-Mold Magnetic PM-MH5
2½ x 3½ 150-pts. 150-pts. Magnetic Pro-Mold Magnetic PM-MH6
2¾ x 3½ Approx.30-pts.. Acrylic Card Stand Vertical BCW Pressure Fit 1-ACS-V
2¾ x 3½ Approx.30-pts.. Acrylic Card Stand Vertical
with Header
BCW Pressure Fit 1-ACS-VH
2¼ x 4¼ 1/4″ Acrylic
4-Screw
BCW 4-Screw 1-A025
2¼ x 4½ ½” Acrylic
4-Screw
BCW 4-Screw 1-A050
2¼ x 4½ 118-pts. ½” Acrylic 4-Screw with
3MM Insert
BCW 4-Screw A050–A050-I-3MM
2¼ x 4½ 1″ Acrylic
4-Screw
BCW 4-Screw 1-A100
2¼ x 4½ 118-pts. 1″ Acrylic
4-Screw with
3MM Insert
BCW 4-Screw A100–A050-I-3MM
2¼ x 4½ 235-pts. 1″ Acrylic
4-Screw with
6MM Insert
BCW 4-Screw A100–A100-I-6MM
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. Semi-Rigid BCW Topload 1-DLX-10 (10-PK)1-DLX-50 (50-PK)
2½ x 3½ 20-pts. 50-Pack Large
Semi-Rigid
BCW Topload 1-DLX-LG-50
2 1/16x 3 1/8 20-pts. Tobacco Ccard Toploader BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TBC-25
2¾x 3 7/8 20-pts. 25-Pack Standard
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-N (25-PK)
2¾x 3 7/16 20-pts. 5-Pack
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-120 (5-PK)
2¾x 3 7/16 20-pts. 25-Pack Premium
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH (25-PK)
2¾x 3 7/16 20-pts. Toploader
with Stand
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-S
2¾x 3 7/8 20-pts. Toploader with “Rookie Card” BCW Topload 1-TLCH-RG (Gold)1-TLCH-RW (White)
2¾x 3 7/8 20-pts. Toploader with
Color Border
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-BK 1-TLCH-BL1-TLCH-RD1-TLCH-GR1-TLCH-WH
2¾x 3 7/8 50-pts. Action Packed
Toploaders
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TH-1.5MM
2¾x 3 7/8 79-pts. Thick Card
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TH-2MM
2¾x 3 7/8 108-pts. Thick Card
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TH-2.75MM
2¾x 3 7/8 138-pts. Thick Card
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TH-3.5MM
2¾x 3 7/8 197-pts. Thick Card
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TH-5MM
2¾x 3 7/8 240-pts. Thick Card
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TH-7MM
2¾x 3 7/8 360-pts. Thick Card
Toploaders
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TH-9MM
2¾x 4 7/8 20-pts. Tall Card
Toploader
BCW Topload 1-TLCH-TALL

BCW Folio Solutions for Card Playsets

In Magic: the Gathering, Pokémon, and other card games, collecting playsets of four cards is ideal for some strategies. In Magic for example, you have a deck of sixty cards (in general) and you draw seven cards in your opening hand and one more each turn thereafter. Magic rules limit your card selection to no more than four of the same card in your deck. Thus, if you have four of a certain card in your deck, a “playset”, you can maximize the likelihood the desired card will be in your hand when needed.

Organizing playsets in a binder is perfect for displaying what sets you have or showing what cards you’re needing to complete a set. Furthermore, when forming a deck with a desired tactic, folios make it easy to see your options and selecting your deck. BCW offers three solutions for collecting cards in playsets.

BCW 4-Pocket Page Pro-Folios

BCW 4-Pocket Pro-Folios

BCW 4-Pocket Pro-Folios provide a simple 4-up page. Twenty double-sided pages are welded into the album for holding 160 cards. The pages are acid-fee with side-loading pockets. An elastic closure is used to keep the folio closed. 4-Pocket Pro-Folios are available in five colors.

BCW 8-Pocket Page Pro-Folio LX Black

BCW 8-Pocket Pro-Folio LX Black

The BCW 8-Pocket Page Pro-Folio LX is available with a black leatherette cover and an elastic closure. It’s the same exterior size as our 9-Pocket Page Pro-Folio LX, however the cards are oriented the other direction with 8 pockets per page which is conducive to collecting sets of four. The folio contains twenty double-sided pages to for holding 320 cards.

BCW 12-Pocket Page Z-Folio LX

BCW 12-Pocket Z-Folio LX

The BCW 12-Pocket Page Z-Folio LX has twenty double-sided pages for holding 480 cards. The pages are acid-free with side-loading pockets. The leatherette covers are available in five colors. A durable zipper ensures cards will be kept safe.

New Tobacco Card Insert Sleeves

1888 Goodwin Champions (Goodwin & Company) tobacco card featuring Jack Glasscock, Indianapolis Hoosiers shortstop

1888 Goodwin Champions tobacco card featuring Jack Glasscock, Indianapolis Hoosiers shortstop, source: Library of Congress

Tobacco company Allen & Ginter started placing cards in their packs of cigarettes in 1875 and these cards often depicted baseball players of the era. In 1890, Allen & Ginter merged with some other tobacco companies, including Goodwin & Company, to form the American Tobacco Company. The American Tobacco Company produced the iconic baseball card set known as T206 which includes the famous Honus Wagner card that sold in a public auction in 2013 for $2.1 million.

Used as advertising materials in cigarette packs, the T206 tobacco cards were 1 7/16″ by 2 5/8″, but the size of modern tobacco cards varies slightly. As tobacco cards are smaller than today’s normal 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ sports cards, it can be a challenge when deciding how to protect, store and display these prized collectibles.

 

BCW Supplies offers several solutions for protecting tobacco cards.

BCW Tobacco Card Sleeves
BCW Tobacco Card Topload Holders
Tobacco Card Toploaders & Sleeves Combo Packs
20-Pocket Page for Tobacco Cards (100-ct. Box and 20-ct. Pack)
Pro-Mold 1-Screw Tobacco Card Holders

BCW Tobacco Card Insert Sleeve

2014 Topps Gypsy Queen with St. Louis Cardinals’ Jon Jay, card in a BCW Tobacco Card Insert Sleeve

A new product for card collectors is the BCW Tobacco Card Insert Sleeve (1-IS-TBC). Like normal BCW card sleeves, the card is protected from scratches by archival-safe polypropylene. The Insert Sleeve differs from a standard Tobacco Card Sleeve because the outer dimension of an insert is the size of a tradition 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ card. To keep the smaller tobacco card centered in the sleeve, an inset “U” is welded into the poly. Unlike the 2 mil thickness of standard Tobacco Card Sleeves, the BCW Tobacco Card Insert Sleeves are 4 mil thick to make the bordering poly more rigid. The benefit of this design is that most collectors store their sports cards in boxes, 9-pocket pages or card holders designed for 2 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ cards. By placing tobacco cards in Insert Sleeves, the smaller cards now fit in the more uniform, standard size boxes, pages and holders.

BCW offers many more Pro-Mold and BCW brand card holders for various sizes of mini cards. Please check the dimensions of your cards and compare the specs with our website to ensure you get the correct card sleeves and holders for your cards.

Why do BCW Card Box Names Not Match the Amount of Cards They Can Hold?

BCW offers numerous sizes of boxes to store collectible trading cards. The boxes are named by numbers, implying they can store that many cards. An example is the BCW 930 Count Box – its title implies it holds 930 cards, however the description claims it holds 825 cards. So why do BCW box names not match what the boxes actually hold? Is there a system to help collectors understand the box naming system vs. the actual box quantity amount?

This is a frequently asked question at BCW Supplies. To understand the answer, a brief history lesson in baseball card collecting is needed. Between 1956 and 1981, Topps was the only manufacturer of baseball cards and they used an 18 point card stock. In 1981, the MLB added 2 more licensees which were Donruss and Fleer. By 1989, The Upper Deck Company, Score, and other brands started emerging. With competition came innovation and card companies started making cards with a little heavier card stock and UV coating which made them a couple of points thicker. One manufacturer of football cards, Action Packed, even started embossing their cards. Then, the card manufacturers started making thicker “premium brands” of trading cards and adding pieces of memorabilia to some of the special cards, usually referred to as inserts.

So, the answer is that, for the period between 1956 and 1989, cards were approximately 18 points thick and the boxes were originally designed for these cards.

See all of the BCW Trading Card Boxes. Please refer to the product description to ensure the box you need with protect all of the cards you are storing.

The bottom of most BCW boxes list their size.

The bottom of most BCW boxes describes their size.