On this page I’m going to share with you the key pieces of equipment I use to collect Pokemon cards.

Whether you’re selling, grading or collecting, here is your essential toolkit!

Grading Essentials

1. Penny Sleeves

  • Purpose: Protects your cards for surface scratches.
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon

2. Semi-Rigid Card Holders

  • Purpose: Protects your cards when you submit them for grading. Always use Semi-Rigids instead of Toploaders.
  • Best Place to Buy: My eBay Listing!

semi rigid card holders

3. Boxes for Shipping

  • Purpose: To safely house your cards when you submit them for grading.
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon

4. Handle With Care Tape

  • Purpose: Added protection for shipping.
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon

Selling Essentials

5. Toploaders

  • Purpose: Great protection if you sell single, ungraded cards.
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon

6. Large Letter Postal Boxes

  • Purpose: Perfect for shipping single graded cards.
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon

7. Bubble Wrap

  • Purpose: Added protection for shipping.
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon

Collecting Essentials

8. Waterproof Binders

  • Purpose: Added protection for ‘binder collectors’. The one below also has enough capacity to house master sets.
  • Best Place to Buy: Amazon

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