Prize 2 – One card with autographs from Florida Marlins Miguel Cabrera, Jeremy Hermida, and Dan Uggla (2006 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection, Ultimate Ensemble Signatures 3, 29/50) and one box of eighteen BCW 55-pt. Magnetic Card Holders.
Prize 3 – One card autographed by Sidney Crosby (2010-11 Upper Deck Ultimate Collection Hockey, Ultimate Auto Jerseys, 8/25) and one box of eighteen BCW 75-pt. Magnetic Card Holders.
Prize 4 – One card autographed by Tiger Woods (2013 Upper Deck Tiger Woods Master Collection, 1997 Motorola Western Open, 1/1) and one box of twelve BCW 180-pt. Magnetic Card Holders.
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) is often measured in points. One point is equivalent to .001 inches or .0254 millimeters.
A simple method to determine the correct thickness of a card is to use a Card Thickness Point Gauge. These gauges are located on BCW toploader and magnetic card holder packages. You can also download a printable Card Thickness Point Gauge (PDF). If you print the gauges, make sure to print the sheet at 100% scale (no print scaling like “fit to page”) to get accurate sizing.
To get the thickness of your card, hold the edge of the card next to the corresponding marks on the gauge.
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 your Card Thickness Point Gauge. After you have determined the size, select your desired closing method: snap, 1-screw, 4-screw, magnetics, toploaders, or semi-rigids.
National Geographic has been publishing some of the best photography, social stories and science news for over a century. For collectors that want to preserve their yellow-bordered magazine collection, BCW bags, backing boards, and boxes are an ideal solution. While BCW offers supplies to protect traditionally-sized magazines, BCW’s products sized for Silver Age comics books are perfect for National Geographic. The Silver Age is an era in comic book publishing from 1956 to 1969 when comics were similar in dimensions to National Geographics.