Card sleeves (カードプロテクター[Note 1] kādo purotekutā "card protector") are protective plastic covers used to prevent cards from getting bent or scratched. Most card sleeves are made by third-party manufacturers, though Konami distributes a few styles of their own sleeves.
If a player uses card sleeves, they must all be the same so their cards aren't marked. Also, if a player use a card sleeve on their Extra Deck, it must differ from the Main Deck. In case of Side Deck, the card must have the same backing as the respective deck they belong in (Main/Extra).
In video games, card sleeves serve no practical purpose and only serve as customizable features.
- 1 TCG Card Sleeves
- 2 Japanese Card Sleeves
- 3 Korean Card Sleeves
- 4 Chinese Card Sleeves
- 5 Asian "Overseas Edition" Card Sleeves
- 6 Video Game Card Sleeves
- 7 Notes
- 8 References
TCG Card Sleeves
Hobby League Sleeves
Japanese Card Sleeves
Memories of the Duel King
Summer Go! Go! Carnival
These card sleeves were only available during the "Summer Go! Go! Carnival" promotion campaign that was celebrated on 2014.
- If you buy 5 packs of The New Challengers between July 19 and August 8, you will receive 5 card sleeves of 1 type of the following 3.
- If you buy 5 packs of The New Challengers or Raging Masters after August 8 (until supplies run out), you will receive 5 card sleeves of 1 type of the following 3.
- There's a seventh card sleeve design that is available during both periods, but it can only be obtained in some convenience stores.
Korean Card Sleeves
Chinese Card Sleeves
Volume 1 Limited Edition Sleeves
- Starting from October 11, 2014, for every 5 Booster SP: Tribe Force packs purchased, the purchaser will also receive 1 "booster pack" containing 5 sleeves of 1 of the above random designs.
Volume 2 Limited Edition Sleeves
- Starting from November 15, 2014, for every 5 Secrets of Eternity packs purchased, the purchaser will also receive 1 "booster pack" containing 5 sleeves of 1 of the above random designs (including Volume 1 designs).
Asian "Overseas Edition" Card Sleeves
- Singapore Qualifier: Top 50 players from the Swiss Rounds + Top 8 from Ranking Tournament 2013 (the latter group being seeded into the top 32 of the Qualifier)
- Malaysia Qualifier: Top 32 players (out of a total of 64 participants qualified for the tournament, the top 32 being the winners of the first round of matches)
Yu-Gi-Oh! Open Tournament (YOT)
Video Game Card Sleeves
Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's World Championship 2011: Over the Nexus
Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL World Duel Carnival
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena
While in effect, these sleeves replaced the default card backings used in Duels, with no option for disabling.
- Shortened as プロテクター purotekutā "protector". Marketed as デュエリストカードプロテクター Dyuerisuto Kādo Purotekutā "Duelist Card Protector".
- Shortened as 프로텍터 peurotekteo "protector". Marketed as 듀얼리스트 카드 프로텍터 Dyueolliseuteu Kadeu Peurotekteo "Duelist Card Protector".
- Literally "card shield". Marketed as 듀얼리스트 카드 실드 Dyueolliseuteu Kadeu Sildeu "Duelist Card Shield".
- yugioh-card.com Official rulebook version 7.1; page 3
- yugioh-card.com English version usage rules (Japanese)
- Fabio (1 September 2014). "Konami Survey #1". Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. http://archive.is/MTXHL. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- Fabio (1 September 2014). "Konami Survey #2". Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. http://archive.is/ojii6. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- Fabio (7 September 2014). "The results are in!". Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. http://archive.is/TBFMg. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
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