Semi-rigid holders are the preferred storage solution for many collectors of cards, currency, postcards, and tickets. These holders are thin, affordable, and provide rigid protection. Unlike soft vinyl (such as a shower curtain), the rigid vinyl used to make these holders does not contain plasticizers, making them inert and safe for long term storage of collectibles.
BCW previously called semi-rigids holders “Deluxe Card Holders” and “Deluxe Currency Holders”. During a recent package redesign, the names were changed to “Semi-Rigid” to better describe the product and follow a popular naming convention adopted by many collectors.
BCW offers three different sizes of Semi-Rigids for protecting cards. Since these are inexpensive, and thin, Semi-Rigids are popular with shop owners and card vendors at shows. Semi-Rigids are also the recommended card holder when submitting cards to various grading companies.
We also offer Regular and Large Semi-Rigids to protect currency.
Prize 2 – One card with autographs from Florida Marlins Miguel Cabrera, Jeremy Hermida, and Dan Uggla (2006 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection, Ultimate Ensemble Signatures 3, 29/50) and one box of eighteen BCW 55-pt. Magnetic Card Holders.
Prize 3 – One card autographed by Sidney Crosby (2010-11 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey, Ultimate Auto Jerseys, 8/25) and one box of eighteen BCW 75-pt. Magnetic Card Holders.
Prize 4 – One card autographed by Tiger Woods (2013 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Master Collection, 1997 Motorola Western Open, 1/1) and one box of twelve BCW 180-pt. Magnetic Card Holders.
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.