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.

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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

New BCW Gaming Products

BCW card gaming products are made to impress and perform. Different venues draw in a variety of loyal players each looking to smoke their rivals and come out on top. Regardless of where you show up to play – weekly library leagues or graveyard-shift prerelease tournaments, you want gear worthy of a champion. BCW gaming products will stand the tests of time and endurance.

The base line of BCW gaming products.

The base line of BCW gaming products.

All of the BCW gaming products listed below are available in black, white, red, green & blue.

Deck Guards – 50 glare resistant sleeves per pack with double matte finish

4-Pocket Pro-Folio – Rigid front and back covers with flexible closure, 20 durable pages to hold 160 cards

9-Pocket Pro-Folio – Rigid front and back covers with flexible closure, 20 durable pages to hold 360 cards

9-Pocket Pro-Folio LX – Premium leatherette cover with flexible closure, 20 durable pages to hold 360 cards

Deck Case – Durable case holds 80 sleeved cards with attractive dragon graphic on the lid

Deck Case Large – Durable case holds 100 sleeved cards with attractive dragon graphic on the lid

Deck Case LX – Premium leatherette Deck Case holds 80 sleeved cards with magnetic closure and embossed dragon graphic on the lid

Historic Library Converting into a Gaming and Comic Shop

All retail stores strive to find the perfect location for their business to grow. This is especially true for gaming and comic shops where the customers come to hangout in a fun environment. Todd Nightenhelser, owner of TCB Games in Huntington, Indiana is taking the challenge to make the ideal gaming and comic destination by moving his shop into a historic building – The Huntington Free Library.

The Huntington Indiana Carnegie Library

The Huntington Indiana Carnegie Library

Located at Warren St. and Park Dr. in downtown Huntington, the library stands where the first permanent hotel in Huntington was built by General John Tipton in 1835, however the original building was destroyed in 1873. In 1901, the School Board of Huntington received an offer from 19th-century industrialist Andrew Carnegie to construct a public library. Between 1886 and 1919, Carnegie’s donations helped create 1,679 libraries, bringing books within reach of millions of Americans. With matching donations from the local community, the Huntington Free Library was built in a neoclassical style and is larger than most Indiana Carnegie libraries.

Huntington originally grew in the 1800′s as a transportation hub as it’s located along the Wabash River. The Wabash and Erie Canal and railroads added to the city’s impact. When transportation methods shifted to trucking, this created a strain on Huntington. TCB Games and other Huntington business are providing creative ideas to help reinvent the beautiful downtown.

To transform the old library into a retail and community space, Todd faces several challenges. First, the building needs to be rezoned for commercial use. Second, the library needs to meet modern American Disabilities Act standards to make the site handicap accessible. This includes adding automatic doors, wheelchair ramps, handicap bathrooms and an elevator. At the same time, Todd is trying to maintain the historical significance of the building and manage the construction costs. Much of the 1903 library is in original condition, including beautiful wood molding, doors and staircases.

Todd Nightenhelser, Owner of TCB Games

Todd Nightenhelser, Owner of TCB Games

The main room features original bookshelves with a second level made with a floor of poured glass panels. Preserving the features of the library as it converts into a retail space is key to Todd’s plans.

For TCB Games to strive is a relatively small town, it has plans to partner with the community to make the new shop flourish in the library. In addition to selling video games, board games, card games and comics, Todd has plans to share the library with other local groups. The Huntington Literacy Coalition will utilize a room to support their goals. Additionally, Todd has spoken with Huntington University and the Boy Scouts about organizing activities at the library.

The reopening of The Free Library as the new TCB Games is scheduled for the fall of 2014. Todd has lots of creative ideas to develop this space into a fun gaming and comic shop. BCW Supplies will post a follow-up article after the grand reopening, but you can stay connected with the progress on the TCB Games Facebook Page or stop by their current location at 515 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, Indiana.