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Card sleeves (Japanese: カードプロテクター Kādopurotekutā "Card Protector"; Korean: 카드 실드 Kadeu Sildeu "Card Shield"; also known as Duelist Card Protectors) 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
2014 WCQ participation
Yu-Gi-Oh! Logo - Metallic Silver
50 Pack (2003)[Notes 1]
Top 1000 Ranked COSSY Duelists
Japanese card sleeves
Yu-Gi-Oh! Logo - Metallic Green
50 Pack[Notes 3]
Yu-Gi-Oh! Logo - Metallic Red
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Yu-Gi-Oh! Logo - Metallic Purple
50 Pack[Notes 4]
Uria, Lord of Searing Flames
Raviel, Lord of Phantasms
Elemental HERO Chaos Neos
Black Rose Dragon
Red Dragon Archfiend
Power Tool Dragon
Ancient Fairy Dragon
Majestic Star Dragon
Majestic Red Dragon
Dragon Knight Draco-Equiste
Shooting Star Dragon
Red Nova Dragon
Odin, Father of the Aesir
Number 17: Leviathan Dragon
Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon
Number 39: Utopia
Number C39: Utopia Ray
Heroic Champion - Excalibur
Number C96: Dark Storm
Shooting Quasar Dragon
Number 73: Abyss Splash
Cyber Dragon Nova
D/D/D Chaos King Apocalypse
Divine Dragon Lord Felgrand
Blue-Eyes White Dragon
Ancient Gear Reactor Dragon
Memories of the Duel King
Sky Striker Ace Duel Set
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
"Heroic Champion - Excalibur"
"Erebus the Underworld Monarch"
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)
"Masked HERO Dark Law" (2015)
Awarded to judges who judge in major Asian events.
"Chaos Emperor Dragon - Envoy of the End" (2016)
Awarded to judges who judge in major Asian events.
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
Yuma Tsukumo sleeves
Bronk Stone sleeves
Tori Meadows sleeves
Reginald Kastle sleeves
Kite Tenjo sleeves
Anna Kaboom sleeves
"Dark Magician" sleeves
"Blue-Eyes White Dragon" sleeves
"Dark Magician Girl" sleeves
"Cyber Dragon" sleeves
"Gorz the Emissary of Darkness" sleeves
"Ryko, Lightsworn Hunter" sleeves
"Judgment Dragon" sleeves
"Number 39: Utopia" sleeves
"Gagaga Magician" sleeves
"Number 17: Leviathan Dragon" sleeves
"Submersible Carrier Aero Shark" sleeves
"Rescue Rabbit" sleeves
"Galaxy-Eyes Photon Dragon" sleeves
"Gagaga Girl" sleeves
"Number C39: Utopia Ray" sleeves
"Number 96: Dark Mist" sleeves
"Number 32: Shark Drake" sleeves
"Hieratic Sun Dragon Overlord of Heliopolis" sleeves
"Constellar Ptolemy M7" sleeves
"Evilswarm Ouroboros" slesves
"Melomelody the Brass Djinn" sleeves
"High Priestess of Prophecy" sleeves
"Madolche Puddingcess" sleeves
"Gear Gigant X" sleeves
"Number 61: Volcasaurus" sleeves
"Mermail Abysslinde" sleeves
"Brotherhood of the Fire Fist - Tiger King" sleeves
"Mecha Phantom Beast Dracossack" sleeves
"Bujintei Susanowo" sleeves
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Arena
While in effect, these sleeves replaced the default card backings used in Duels, with no option for disabling.
"Ghostrick" monsters, from Oct. 1, 2014 until Nov. 1, 2014
Yu-Gi-Oh! Duel Links
- Sold alone, as well as with both Starter Deck: Joey Deluxe Edition and Starter Deck: Pegasus Deluxe Edition.
- Awarded to eligible players from periods April 2011 to June 2011, July 2011 to September 2011, October 2011 to December 2011, and January 2012 to March 2012.
- Sold alone, as well as with Structure Deck: Deluxe Set.
- Sold alone, as well as with Structure Deck: Deluxe Set Volume 2.
- 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. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- Fabio (1 September 2014). "Konami Survey #2". Archived from the original on 2 September 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2016.
- Fabio (7 September 2014). "The results are in!". Archived from the original on 11 September 2014. Retrieved 2 April 2016.