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May 9, 2006 1:46 PM   Subscribe

I am looking for clear vinyl sleeves for trading cards that have the dimensions 120 mm x 70 mm (4.72" by 2.7559" inches). Ideally the sleeves would fit the cards fairly snugly. It's an odd size, and I don't believe that any generic card sleeves will work. Thanks for any suggestions. They are for a game called "Blue Moon" by Reiner Knizia.

(This is a fishing expedition--I don't think the answer is googleable, I am just hoping that someone out there knows of a source, offhand.)
posted by craniac to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (8 answers total)
 
How many of these are you looking for?

Vinyl is easy to stitch or seal together, so you can get these made up if the quantity is economical, say around 1,000. Have you looked to see if other people want these too?
posted by snailer at 2:02 PM on May 9, 2006


Try posing this question on boardgamegeeks.com -- you'll get 10 answers in five minutes, I bet.
posted by papercake at 2:09 PM on May 9, 2006


sorry, that's boardgamegeek.com -- no "s" at the end
posted by papercake at 3:26 PM on May 9, 2006


Info, via BGG
posted by mkultra at 3:33 PM on May 9, 2006


Ah, so Mr. craniac has already tried BGG.

Then I've got nothin'.
posted by papercake at 3:39 PM on May 9, 2006


I haven't got the slightest clue if this is any help, but Reiner Knizia is German, so I assume the card games were published in Germany first. The cards measurements convert to 12 x 7 cm - maybe this is not such an odd size in Germany. Try asking the German fans at Blue Moon Fans (site in German, but they should understand English just fine) - or maybe check on ebay.de or something like that? Or try to send e-mail to the German publisher Kosmos, their e-mail address is info@kosmos.de. (I can attest that they are very friendly: I once got a game with a broken figurine, so I sent them e-mail ald received a complete set of new figurines for free.
posted by amf at 4:05 PM on May 9, 2006


1. Get two (many?) sheets of clear plastic.
2. Draw lines with permanent marker, corresponding to the size you'd like.
3. Run superhot pizza cutter over lines, a metal ruler and gas stove may help.
4. Profit! or,
5. Give up in disgust.

I have not tried to, nor will I ever try, this.
posted by IronLizard at 5:24 PM on May 9, 2006


I asked a place for a bid on custom sleeves. There are potentially about 300 1people that want this. Thanks all.

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2. I learned to do superscript just for this post. And I plan to abuse that skill.
posted by craniac at 7:33 AM on May 10, 2006


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