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

BCW Fan Cave Sweepstakes Winners’ List

Some of the 2014 BCW Fan Cave Sweepstakes Prizes

Some of the 2014 BCW Fan Cave Sweepstakes Prizes

The 2014 BCW Fan Cave Sweepstakes has concluded and all prizes have been awarded. Thank you to everyone who entered and congratulations to the winners. Thanks to Pro-Mold as well for supporting the sweepstakes.

Prizes List:

(1 winner) Spalding NBA Basketball signed by Julius Erving protected in a BallQube Display Case, Prize awarded to Michael B.

(1 winner) Boston Celtics NBA Jersey signed by Larry Bird protected in a BCW Jersey Display Case, Prize awarded to Mike P.

(1 winner) Cleveland Browns NFL Riddell Helmet signed by Jim Brown protected in a BCW Helmet Display Case, Prize awarded to Kim M.

(1 winner) Wilson NFL Football signed by Peyton Manning protected in a BCW Football Display Case, Prize awarded to Robert H.

(1 winner) New York Jets NFL jersey signed by Joe Namath protected in a BCW Jersey Display Case, Prize awarded to Beth E.

(1 winner) Chicago Bears Riddell Mini Helmet signed by Dick Butkus protected in a BCW Mini Hemet Display Case, Prize awarded to Christine K.

(1 winner) Rawlings Baseball Bat signed by Andre Dawson protected in a BCW Bat Display Case, Prize awarded to Jonathan S.

(1 winner) Rawlings MLB Baseball signed by Mike Schmidt protected in a Pro-Mold UV25 Baseball Square, Prize awarded to Joe V.

(1 winner) MLB Baseball Cap signed by Cal Ripken Jr. protected in a BCW Cap Display Case, Prize awarded to Ivelisse W.

(1 winner) Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Puck signed by Bobby Hull protected in a BCW Puck Holder, Prize awarded to Sean C.

(1 winner) Full Size Soccer Ball Signed by Pele protected in a BCW Soccer Ball Display Case, Prize awarded to Annmarie W.

(1 winner) Miami Dolphins NFL Dan Marino signed 8” x 10” photo protected in a BCW Topload Photo Holder, Prize awarded to Josh C.

(1 winner) UFC Lightweight Myles “Fury” Jury signed 8” x 10” photo protected in a BCW Topload Photo Holder, Prize awarded to Christine W.

(1 winner) “2014 Black Box” 2013 Panini Absolute Prime 1/1 Stedman Bailey card protected in a BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holder, Prize awarded to Wayne B.

(1 winner of 6 cards) 2013 Panini Select Football Cards (D.J. Fluker, G. Bernard, D. Sims, T. Bray, J. Taylor, F. Harris) in BCW topload card holders, Prize awarded to Deede C.

(1 winner) 2013 Panini Prism Eli Manning signed card protected in a BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holder, Prize awarded to Randy T.

(1 winner) Black Printing Plate (1 of 1) of 2013 Topps Supreme Football Eli Manning Card in a BCW card sleeve and toploader, Prize awarded to Rick R.

(1 winner) 2013-14 Panini Select Hockey Alex Galchenyuk signed card in a BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holder. Prize awarded to Mark L.

(1 winner) 2011-12 Panini Contenders NHL Booklet Card signed by M.Paajarvi, A.Lander, H.Karlsson, M.Backlund protected in a BCW Booklet Card Holder

NOT AVAILABLE – Prize was misplaced at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

(1 winner) 2012 Topps Supreme Football Kendall Wright Signed Patch Booklet Card in a BCW Booklet Card Holder, Prize awarded to Christine C.

(1 winner of 12 cards) 2013 Panini Prism/2014 Industry Summit cards (Coby Fleener, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Joe Carter, Jay Bruce, Jorge Alfaro, John Havlicek, Nate Archibald, Robert Horry, Rick Nash, Martin St. Louis, Evgeni Malkin) protected in BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holders, Prize awarded to Cassandra B.

(1 winner of the set) 2013 Topps Bloodlines UFC cards (40 base, 1 dual signed booklet, 4 autos, 4 patches, 1 commemorative coin) protected in BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holders, Prize awarded to Stephanie E.

(1 winner of the set) 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball (1965 design) 216 cards, includes Jose Bautista patch card, protected in BCW card sleeves and in a BCW trading card box, Prize awarded to Gloria T.

(1 winner of the set) 2013 Topps Premier Gold (English Premier League) 50 cards, includes C.Ronaldo auto, protected in BCW pages and a binder, Prize awarded to Avi H.

(1 winner of the set) 2014 Topps Major League Soccer cards, 144 cards, includes 5 Mexican National Team cards, protected in BCW pages and an album, Prize awarded to Anthony F.

(1 winner of the set) 2013 Topps Museum Collection football cards (16 base, 3 patch, 1 autograph card of Tavon Austin), protected in BCW or Pro-Mold card holders, Prize awarded to Rachel S.

(1 winner of an unopened box – 144 cards) Panini Prism 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Cards. Plus BCW card sleeves and card holders to protect the cards. Prize awarded to Jenny H.

See the sweepstakes’ Official Rules for more details.

2014 BCW Fan Cave Sweepstakes!

Some of the 2014 BCW Fan Cave Sweepstakes Prizes

Some of the 2014 BCW Fan Cave Sweepstakes Prizes

BCW will be awarding sports cards and autographed sports memorabilia to the lucky winners of the 2014 Fan Cave Sweepstakes. All of the cards and memorabilia will be protected by holders or display cases provided by BCW Supplies. See the list of prizes below. If you want to see the prizes for yourself, visit the BCW booth at the 2014 National Sports Collectors Convention in Cleveland, July 31st – August 3rd. BCW will award the prizes shortly after the NSCC.

The Entry Period has concluded.

Prizes List:

(1 winner) Spalding NBA Basketball signed by Julius Erving protected in a BallQube Display Case, Prize awarded to Michael B.

(1 winner) Boston Celtics NBA Jersey signed by Larry Bird protected in a BCW Jersey Display Case, Prize awarded to Mike P.

(1 winner) Cleveland Browns NFL Riddell Helmet signed by Jim Brown protected in a BCW Helmet Display Case, Prize awarded to Kim M.

(1 winner) Wilson NFL Football signed by Peyton Manning protected in a BCW Football Display Case, Prize awarded to Robert H.

(1 winner) New York Jets NFL jersey signed by Joe Namath protected in a BCW Jersey Display Case, Prize awarded to Beth E.

(1 winner) Chicago Bears Riddell Mini Helmet signed by Dick Butkus protected in a BCW Mini Helmet Display Case, Prize awarded to Christine K.

(1 winner) Rawlings Baseball Bat signed by Andre Dawson protected in a BCW Bat Display Case, Prize awarded to Jonathan S.

(1 winner) Rawlings MLB Baseball signed by Mike Schmidt protected in a Pro-Mold UV25 Baseball Square, Prize awarded to Joe V.

(1 winner) MLB Baseball Cap signed by Cal Ripken Jr. protected in a BCW Cap Display Case, Prize awarded to Ivelisse W.

(1 winner) Chicago Blackhawks NHL Hockey Puck signed by Bobby Hull protected in a BCW Puck Holder, Prize awarded to Sean C.

(1 winner) Full Size Soccer Ball Signed by Pele protected in a BCW Soccer Ball Display Case, Prize awarded to Annmarie W.

(1 winner) Miami Dolphins NFL Dan Marino signed 8” x 10” photo protected in a BCW Topload Photo Holder, Prize awarded to Josh C.

(1 winner) UFC Lightweight Myles “Fury” Jury signed 8” x 10” photo protected in a BCW Topload Photo Holder, Prize awarded to Christine W.

(1 winner) “2014 Black Box” 2013 Panini Absolute Prime 1/1 Stedman Bailey card protected in a BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holder, Prize awarded to Wayne B.

(1 winner of 6 cards) 2013 Panini Select Football Cards (D.J. Fluker, G. Bernard, D. Sims, T. Bray, J. Taylor, F. Harris) in BCW topload card holders, Prize awarded to Deede C.

(1 winner) 2013 Panini Prism Eli Manning signed card protected in a BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holder, Prize awarded to Randy T.

(1 winner) Black Printing Plate (1 of 1) of 2013 Topps Supreme Football Eli Manning Card in a BCW card sleeve and toploader, Prize awarded to Rick R.

(1 winner) 2013-14 Panini Select Hockey Alex Galchenyuk signed card in a BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holder, Prize awarded to Mark L.

(1 winner) 2011-12 Panini Contenders NHL Booklet Card signed by M.Paajarvi, A.Lander, H.Karlsson, M.Backlund protected in a BCW Booklet Card Holder

NOT AVAILABLE – Prize was misplaced at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

(1 winner) 2012 Topps Supreme Football Kendall Wright Signed Patch Booklet Card in a BCW Booklet Card Holder, Prize awarded to Christine C.

(1 winner of 12 cards) 2013 Panini Prism/2014 Industry Summit cards (Coby Fleener, Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin, Joe Carter, Jay Bruce, Jorge Alfaro, John Havlicek, Nate Archibald, Robert Horry, Rick Nash, Martin St. Louis, Evgeni Malkin) protected in BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holders, Prize awarded to Cassandra B.

(1 winner of the set) 2013 Topps Bloodlines UFC cards (40 base, 1 dual signed booklet, 4 autos, 4 patches, 1 commemorative coin) protected in BCW or Pro-Mold Card Holders, Prize awarded to Stephanie E.

(1 winner of the set) 2014 Topps Heritage Baseball (1965 design) 216 cards, includes Jose Bautista patch card, protected in BCW card sleeves and in a BCW trading card box, Prize awarded to Gloria T.

(1 winner of the set) 2013 Topps Premier Gold (English Premier League) 50 cards, includes C.Ronaldo auto, protected in BCW pages and a binder, Prize awarded to Avi H.

(1 winner of the set) 2014 Topps Major League Soccer cards, 144 cards, includes 5 Mexican National Team cards, protected in BCW pages and an album, Prize awarded to Anthony F.

(1 winner of the set) 2013 Topps Museum Collection football cards (16 base, 3 patch, 1 autograph card of Tavon Austin), protected in BCW or Pro-Mold card holders, Prize awarded to Rachel S.

(1 winner of an unopened box – 144 cards) Panini Prism 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Cards. Plus BCW card sleeves and card holders to protect the cards. Prize awarded to Jenny H.

No purchase necessary to enter. The sweepstakes is open to all legal residents of the 48 contiguous United States or the District of Columbia that are age 18 or older at the time of entry. Each potential winner can win only one prize. See the Official Rules for complete details. Read how the prizes will be awarded.

How to Protect Your Cards and Sports Memorabilia from UV Light

BCW Products with UV ProtectionVirtually the entire spectrum of solar light can contribute to the fading of colors and the deterioration of collectibles. To keep sports cards and memorabilia in mint condition, it’s recommended to keep them in a place that limits exposure to direct and indirect sunlight. The ultraviolet range of solar radiation, or UV light, is of high concern to collectors. According to the US Library of Congress, “ultraviolet rays can break down the chemical bonds and thus fade the color(s) in an object – it is a bleaching effect.”

To protect valuable trading cards from UV light, BCW offers the popular Pro-Mold Card Holders. All Pro-Mold items offer UV protection, except the plastic boxes and the legacy card holders that include the snap-tite and four screw screwdown. The card holders with UV protection are rated to block 98.5% to 99% of UV rays for 5 years or more. Pro-Mold also makes Baseball Squares rated for 5 years or more of UV protection and another Square rated for an amazing 25 years. The card holders and the 5-Year Baseball Squares are made from polystyrene with a UV absorbing additive, while the 25-Year Baseball Squares are made of acrylic with a UV absorbing additive. To confirm the shielding qualities of this UV protection, the Atlas Weathering Testing Group of DSET Laboratories reviewed the Pro-Mold products. See the results.

To protect collectible baseballs, footballs, basketballs and helmets from UV rays, BCW offers a line of BallQube display cases made from polystyrene with UV stabilizers. According to a K & N Labs analysis, BallQube cases with UV stabilizers block 98% of UV light in the 200 to 380 nanometer range.