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    Playing with expensive cards

    How are you folks doing it?
    Is double sleeving enough if you play Beta Power?

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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    Encased in carbonite.

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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    Quote Originally Posted by Ace/Homebrew View Post
    Encased in carbonite.
    Very well protected... as long as they survive the carbon freezing process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by raudo View Post
    How are you folks doing it?
    Is double sleeving enough if you play Beta Power?
    Yes. There do exist triple sleeves but that's kind of overkill. I'm usually more concerned about picking what Vintage events I go to and keeping an eye on my cards while I'm there.

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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    I play a lot of Old School / 94 and in order to really capture the essence and feel of the time i usually just unsleeve everything and riffle shuffle up that shit. Feels like real living.

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    Meh. If you're worried about the condition of your cards after the rigors of game play, just play Ironman.
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    i riffle shuffle always, and i have never damaged my cards so far. but, i have done such an extreme upgrading over the past years, that my vintage deck is close to 6 figures. no i use perfect hards instead of normal perfect sizes, and i use a triple sleeving aswell. makes the deck thicker but really does the job well. i already have an idea for the next sleeve pimp, but i have to do some more digging =)

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    Maybe just play with toploaders
    Card tower about 50cm high..

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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    Quote Originally Posted by raudo View Post
    Maybe just play with toploaders
    Card tower about 50cm high..
    one of my friends used to play when we were younger. he had an arm injury from work and had a cast so he couldn't use both hands. he was playing a sliver deck with maybe 30 dual lands in it.....whole deck in top loaders. wish i took a picture. pile shuffles took forever.

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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    Best to use KMC Character Guard Sleeves for tripple sleeving (silver/gold)

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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    Quote Originally Posted by mistercakes View Post
    one of my friends used to play when we were younger. he had an arm injury from work and had a cast so he couldn't use both hands. he was playing a sliver deck with maybe 30 dual lands in it.....whole deck in top loaders. wish i took a picture. pile shuffles took forever.

    at least fetches hadn't been invented.
    IIRC before CCG sleeves were really a thing you used to be able to play with proxies in your deck as long as you had the actual cards available as proof you owned them. There was a guy at SCG that had a sick land destruction deck with power, Juzam, duals, etc. and basically the whole thing was proxied. He kept all the real cards in those single-card snap cases in a giant stack on the table while he played.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rancOr_ View Post
    Best to use KMC Character Guard Sleeves for tripple sleeving (silver/gold)
    What is exactly the order for triple sleeving? Which sleeve is under which is in the middle and which is on the top?

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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    Quote Originally Posted by raudo View Post
    What is exactly the order for triple sleeving? Which sleeve is under which is in the middle and which is on the top?
    Pefect fit (opening facing up) > regular sleeve (opening facing down) > character guard (opening facing up)

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    Quote Originally Posted by raudo View Post
    How are you folks doing it?
    Is double sleeving enough if you play Beta Power?
    If you can't afford to riffle shuffle it you shouldn't be playing it.

    This thread needs more pictures....


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    Re: Playing with expensive cards

    Is that deck legit? 💕

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    Quote Originally Posted by jandax View Post
    Is that deck legit? 💕
    Yes it's 2 card monte, I play it for fun. Sideboard needs work, the leylines in the board aren't worth their slots.

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