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Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG Card Sleeves

Anyone with a Yu-Gi-Oh! card collection may be interested in protecting it. This is especially true because of the wear and tear that cards undergo during regular play. You can find deck protectors to help preserve your cards.

What is Yu-Gi-Oh!?

Yu-Gi-Oh! did not begin as a card game even though the game is a well-known aspect of the franchise. It started as a Japanese manga created by author and artist Kazuki Takahashi in 1996. The manga ran until 2004. The success of this series spawned animated adaptations, spin-offs, video games, and more. Its early chapters featured a variety of games, and the card game was introduced in the second volume. However, the CCG eventually became the main focus of the story.

What is the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG?

The Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG was created to tie into the manga - specifically the in-universe card game called Duel Monsters. That fictional game was brought to life as the Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG. The acronym CCG stands for collectible card game. It was developed and published by Konami. Players have decks consisting of 40 to 60 cards. Players take turns battling each other with monsters or other effects. The goal is to get the opponent's Life Points to reach zero. There are other conditions of victory or defeat as well. The game progresses through several phases, such as Draw Phases, Battle Phases, and Main Phases.

What are the card sizes?

Yu-Gi-Oh! cards are a standard size of 59 by 86 millimeters. In inches, that's 3.25 by 2.25. The usual sleeve size is 62 by 89 millimeters.

Can you use sleeves in tournaments?

Sleeves are allowed in official Yu-Gi-Oh! CCG tournaments. The official rules will explain how deck protectors are allowed to be used. Sleeves must be the same color or have the same picture on the entire deck. Only one sleeve is allowed to be used per card, and sleeves must be put on in a uniform manner. No highly reflective sleeves are allowed. Neither are sleeves that have noticeable patterns, distinguishing marks, or significant wear. Players can use any sleeves they wish for private matches. Local, unofficial tournaments may have their own rules regarding sleeve use.

What materials are sleeves made of?

CCG sleeves are made of plastic, which varies in thickness. The sleeves can be clear or opaque, and they may have a design printed on their backs. The fronts are always clear so that the images and words on the front are visible. Acid-free plastic is used to prevent damage to the cards. This includes discoloration or staining that may result from being kept in the sleeves long-term. Many players choose to give their cards additional protection by keeping them in a hard, plastic deck box. A sleeved deck will usually fit just fine into a standard box.

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