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Holds (9)2-1/2x3-1/2 Cards No PVC-Acid Free Heavyweight Polypropylene UV Protection Super Strong Welds Top Loading. Keep your cards organised and in collector condition.

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      28.05.2013 19:19
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      A must have for your high value trading cards

      I have been collecting cards since 1993 and 20 years on am still going strong! I have used many different types of sleeves to store cards in over the years and none compare to the quality of these particular pages. I would consider them to be "archival safe" which means you can put cards in them and be confident of them remaining pristine for many years. They are acid free (cheap pages are not and can actually start to corrode the cards!).
      Pro-Select pages are similar but tend to "crumple" slightly and don't stay flat - this means if you put thin cards in the pages (like Pokemon cards) then over time the card will mimic the shape of the page. If you remove the card then it will come out the same shape as the page (then you have to end up putting it under something heavy to flatten it out).
      Non-Branded pages usually are just very thin and far too flexible, most of these usually come supplied with albums or binders used for specific sets for children like Match Attax cards. They are ok to use if the value of the cards inside is low, but you do risk some damage.

      These Ultra-Pro pages can be combined with the soft plastic sleeves that hold individual cards (sometimes called penny sleeves) - I use these ultra pro sleeves with the 9-pocket pages and never have to worry. If you use other, cheaper types of pages then you are likely to suffer some card surface degredation, we all know the condition means everything in card collecting. Some cards in my collection are worth high £100's and I store them this way because I am confident they will stay in mint condition.

      Ideal for collecting high-end trading card autographs and props as well as Pokemon, Yu-Gi-Oh or whatever takes your fancy!

      Great for the serious collector or if you want to teach your child to keep things in excellent condition, these are fantastic. I purchase mine from Ebay usually pay around £10-£12 per box of 100 pages so thats 10-12p per page (if you go into a comic shop like Forbidden Planet you can pay 25p+ per page which is expensive).

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        07.07.2010 16:16
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        Worth every penny to keep your cards in tip top condition

        If you are an avid collector of trading cards, be they Pokemon cards, Yu Gi Oh, Dungeons and Dragons, Top Trumps, Football cards etc, then you will know that its very frustrating when you want to find a particular trading card amongst your group but cannot locate it.

        When the craze for Pokemon and Yu Gi Oh cards was at its height we seemed to be overwhelmed by these crazy collectable cards. So it was very important to us that we search out a decent storage system to stash everything away neatly in.

        One of the collectors we knew had bought himself some of these nifty Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages to stash his beloved cards in and I must say they really did a good job in holding the cards all safely and neatly into place.

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        We decided to purchase some of the sheets and found that a local market trader was selling them for 50p per sheet, which I guess isn't too bad if you only have a handful of trading cards to go in. However, for us it didn't seem to make sense to buy them that way, as we had too many cards and with each sheet only holding 9 cards per page it would have cost a small fortune.

        We had a look online to see what was available and found that the pockets also come in larger sizes. These from memory included 12, 15 and 20 card storage sheets. We decided against these as we wanted to put our sets of cards into a standard sized office type ring binder file.

        This idea did make it much easier for the cards to be viewed and also meant that we could buy coloured card separators to use within the binder. These were used so that different varieties of cards could be stored within different areas of the binder. IE: Shiny cards in one section, etc, etc.

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        We found that the Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages could be bought online in whole sets of 100 sheets. This gave us 900 handy little storage pockets and cost wise meant that we paid just under 12p per sheet at a total cost of £11.99 for the set of 100. Having looked around more recently prices do seem to vary lots and the sheets can be bought for anything from £7.99 to £15.99 per set of 100.

        The price was a real bargain when we compared it to the possible 50p per loose sheet which would have added up to a heart breaking £50. We were so amazed by the amount of money that we had saved by sourcing the sheets ourselves. It just went to show how much the greedy profit mongers at the time had taken advantage of the youngsters who collected these cards.

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        The full set of 100 sheets can fit nicely into a deep sized office ring binder with ease. Each sheet is more than sturdy enough to hold your cards and be handled. If you think of the cheap plastic document sleeves that you can buy to go in ring binders, these in comparison are many times thicker and offer a much longer lasting solution to holding your gaming cards.

        When your box of card holding sheets arrives all 100 sheets are safely packed with a nicely made black box with a filp up type opening section. The ones we bought we the Ultra Pro Platinum Pages that come in the black coloured box, but you can also buy the Ultra pro Silver Pages sets, which come in a bright blue box if you prefer those.

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        The stats for each sheet are as follows:

        Page length: 11.81 inches
        Page width: 9.45 inches
        Page height: 1.18 inches

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        Each sheet is durable and well made, stores your cards efficiently and allows you to see through the sheet easily, so that you can view cards without taking them out if you want to. The sheets do not use any glues or chemicals that will effect the cards within the pockets and each sheet is guaranteed to be PVC and acid free.

        To insert a card you just slip it easily into the open top section of any one of the 9 mini pockets per page. Each pocket is kept in place with a series of strong welds and this means that the sheets do not break easily when in use.

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        Ultra Pro have a great range of other collecting and gaming storage solutions, so that you can store almost anything that you have in your collection safely and securely. The products they offer are good quality and well priced for what they offer the user.

        I am rating the Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages as a 5 star product as they do exactly what they should, nothing more, nothing less and thats all we asked of them. They are a perfect solution for your collector card storage needs.

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        18.11.2009 20:57
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        "Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages" are a product released by Ultra Pro for trading and gaming card storage. The product allows collectors to place their standard size trading cards in a clear device which makes display, storage and transportation safer and more convenient. The product is currently under mass production and is widely available online and at specialist collector stores.

        As someone who is into postage stamp collecting and other ephemera, my knowledge in these areas was easily transferable to my trading cards. When I was younger I enjoyed collecting ice hockey cards but my passion for these soon faded and remained in a folder using a similar pocket page. It wasn't until recently that I came across my childhood collection and decided to look further into it. I soon found that the pocket pages were made of plastics and other solvents which can be more cheaply made but may harm paper based material over a longer period of time. I also discovered that my collection was of little value, but I decided to reward my fond childhood memories by giving my cards the treatment they deserve.

        The name "Ultra Pro" frequently came up in my search for archival safe, PVC free and acid free products. Their name appears synonymous with trading card storage and appears to be the hobby standard at this time. Further reading into the topic confirmed this and several collectors appeared adamant that Ultra Pro was the way to go. I placed a private order with someone I had been discussing the topic with and received my pockets pages shortly thereafter.

        Each box of Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages contains 100 pages which would hold 900 trading cards. A more savvy individual could store two trading cards per pocket and double the page capacity but there is some storage qualms about doing this; if a product were to "rot away" per say then this process may affect the second item stored alongside it. I have found the pages suitable for modern sports cards but also also supported by trading card games, namely "Blood Wars" and "Magic The Gathering", quite well. The product comes packed in an attractive black, blue and white box which can easily be opened using the cutting guides and propped up into a sort of shop display. I didn't find this necessary for too long as my order covered my entire collection and I discarded the boxes after use.

        I immediately noticed a difference between the plastic pages I had been using previously and Ultra Pro's Nine Pocket Page and that is their flimsiness. Polypropylene, the lightweight material used to construct this product, does not contain the rigidness of a typical plastic and can become very unstable with harsh treatment. It's unlikely that a typical collector would intentionally abuse his or her collection but should it fall into the wrong hands then the situation could be dire. A few of my pages came across as having air bubbles and this could be down to rough packing procedures at the factory. While this bubbled appearance is unlikely to affect storage quality, it isn't the most pleasant thing to look at. Luckily I have a few of my lowest value items in these damaged pages so I'm not overly affected by the issue. The pages themselves are tough in their construction and are described as having "super strong welds". What could be binding the material together is something I don't know, and I do wonder if the welding material may harm my cards over time thus defeating the purpose of an archival safe product.

        The fit of these pages could be described as "snug". There is very little room for movement of my cards which should fix their position for a lifetime. This is important to me as I transport my cards frequently from one area to another and the items could be damaged through rough handling in the form of corner dings or other minuscule cosmetic blemishes. The tightness offered from the product should prevent this and I don't worry about movers or packers carelessly throwing my folders around. The pages also fit nicely into a standard A4 ring binder with no obvious corners or edges poking up from inside of it.

        Only time will reveal if the Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages safely preserve my cards. I can confidently say that I feel the product will live up to its expectations, and would happily recommend this product to those seeking an archival safe storage device for trading cards. The product is currently available from Amazon UK at the price of £18 before shipping and handling charges.

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          19.08.2009 22:45
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          Ultra Pro triumph again

          Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages:

          These are one of the items that I buy and use a lot of. They are basically plastic pages for a ring binder that have 9 pockets the exact size of Magic the Gathering, (MTG), cards. I won't go into the in and outs of Magic the Gathering but I will say that is a Collectable Card Game or CCG. If you want to know more about MTG check out www.wizards.com or try Wikipedia.

          When it comes to storing cards he most obvious option is a tin or box of some sort but this means that to view your cards you need to handle them and get them out every time you want to see them. The best solution in my opinion are the Ultra Pro Nine Pocket Pages which allow you to store Nine cards or even eighteen cards if you put them in back to back. This allows easy viewing and also it makes it very easy to organise your cards.

          The pockets are made out of very strong plastic and all the seams are made using heat which makes for a nice strong bond that is very long lasting. I have had some of these pockets since I started playing MTG over six years ago and although they don't look shiny and new anymore all the seams are still together and none of the pockets have separated.

          Obviously for these to work you will need a sturdy ring binder and it will need to be quite sturdy because the pockets are very heavy once they are filled with cards. I have taken the opportunity to organise my cards as much as possible so I have them in folders that correspond to the colours of the cards.

          They are the right size for MTG cards as well as other CCGs like World of Warcraft etc but not the right size for cards in protective sleeves although I am fairly sure you can get ones designed to take cards in Ultra Pro Deck Protectors.

          I always buy my pockets on eBay because they seem to have the best prices and these aren't the cheapest things in the world. Most recently I have purchased 100 pockets for around £18.00 on eBay making them about 18p each.

          For organisation and the protection of MTG cards, (or indeed any of the CCGs that use the same size cards), these are really useful and worth the investment.

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