Protecting your Yugioh cards is as important as life itself, never leave your cards exposed. Naked cards will often pick up nicks, niggles and scratches throughout their dueling career. Not only does this significantly reduce the appearance of your card, it’ll massively downgrade their financial worth. The difference between a mint condition card and poor condition card can be incredible, especially with rarer cards.
Make sure any cards you use are protected via card sleeves, thin protectors that prevent your cards from taking any damage. For a lot of players, this means obtaining hundreds, maybe even thousands of card sleeves. If you’re going to buy that many, you need to know which card sleeves are the best!
*Please note – all options on this list will do the job 🙂
10. Emperor’s Key Sleeves
With a plethora of manufacturers available, these sleeves are among the cheapest to get your hands on. Konami and a bunch of Asian companies are selling these card sleeves, you can get them at a remarkably cheap price. In terms of quality, I’ve found them to be a bit below the higher entries on this list, they’re still decent though. Also, many players won’t be too content using Zexal themed skins which I understand completely!
9. Konami Chibi Card Sleeves
All Konami card sleeves are high quality and usually come with a heftier price tag. Konami’s chibi card sleeves are an exception though, with stocks seemingly so high they’re selling them at ridiculously low prices. Lets be honest though, while they’re cheap and high quality they’re also fairly silly. Seeing our boi Atem in chibi format is bizarre!
8. Ultimate Guard Sleeves
Sporting a simplistic aesthetic, Ultimate Guard sleeves are great choices to look after your Yugioh cards. In terms of dimensions, these sleeves are more fitting towards the likes of Pokemon cards, thus not being great for Yugiohs. Don’t get me wrong, they protect your cards fine, it just looks a bit odd to have sleeves that don’t fit nice and snug.
7. Pendulum Powered Sleeves
Yet another Konami product, one which continues their high quality card sleeves and provides some cool artwork too. If you’re not a fan of these Pendulum monsters then fair enough, you can skip these card sleeves. Personally I haven’t used them but Konami official card sleeves always fortify your cards for a long time!
6. Kaiba Corp. (TM) Sleeves
Resembling Seto Kaiba’s cards in the Dark Side of Dimensions movie, you have to love the futuristic look these card sleeves encapsulate. Kaiba’s own creation is arguably one of the best looking card sleeves available, every Blue-Eyes deck deserves to be safeguarded by these protectors.
5. Double Dragon Sleeves
Maybe it’s just me but these double dragon card sleeves will last for years. I don’t mean they’ll still be barely usable, I mean they’ll be like new for a long time. Even after 2 years of constant usage, my double dragon sleeves are still easy to shuffle and still look awesome. Putting Blue-Eyes cards in the spotlight does mean they look out of place in anything other than Dragon type decks though.
4. Eclipse Sleeves
Ever reliable Eclipse sleeves, made by Ultra Pro, are impeccably made to give the most protection. You can trust a pack of Eclipse sleeves to secure your deck for a long time and make them look snazzy at the same time!
3. Dark Side of Dimensions Sleeves
Whether you loved the latest Yugioh movie or not, you have to admit these card sleeves are pretty darn epic. It’s just a shame Aigami had to make the art, would have been much better if it was just Yugi and Kaiba but it’s understandable. Quality is a non-issue here, as is the case with all Konami card sleeves.
2. Ultra Pro Sleeves
In terms of value for money, you literally won’t find any better than Ultra Pro. Each set will last for years, with a simplistic single color look that doesn’t fade or even scratch, no matter what they go through. Ultra Pro have a huge array of colors available, you can easily purchase hundreds in bulk for cheap and they’ll preserve your precious cards for years to come!
1. Konami Official Japanese Dark Magician & Dark Magician Girl Sleeves
Be the talk of your dueling circle after obtaining these golden beauties, if you ever do. Their rarity is only matched by their price, only acquirable via Japan which comes at a heavy cost. If you find yourself holding a lot of money, or if you simply want to look the coolest, these sleeves are for you.