The 10 Best Trading Card Binders

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This wiki has been updated 12 times since it was first published in May of 2020. After scouring auction sites, opening countless booster packs, and negotiating nail-biting swaps, the last thing a trading card aficionado wants is to risk a prized item getting damaged or lost. These durable binders and portfolios will help keep your collection safe in crowded convention halls, and provide a stylish way to show off your rares to friends and fellow enthusiasts. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Arcane Tinmen Dragon Shield AT-34219

2. Dex Protection 12-Pocket

3. Legion Dragon Hide BN9DHO

Editor's Notes

July 08, 2020:

Whether you are just starting out in trading and gaming cards or recently picked up a new Yugioh or Magic Booster Box to add to your collection, you'll want to be sure to store them in a safe place to keep them in optimal condition, like one of the binders on this list.

Selecting the best item for carrying and displaying your cards is about finding the right balance of protection, portability, and aesthetics. Some collectors may prefer the elegant, businesslike simplicity of the Dex Protection 12-Pocket, while those looking to flaunt their love of genre fiction might find the Arcane Tinmen Dragon Shield AT-34219 or the Legion Dragon Hide BN9DHO more to their taste. Another great choice for visual appeal is the Inked Gaming Remaining Elements Showcase, which features vibrant commissioned artwork.

Those interested in durability above all else will likely be drawn to the Ultimate Guard XenoSkin Zipfolio or the Vault X Premium Exo-Tec. Both selections are built to last and seal their contents with zippers behind tough water-resistant exteriors. The Arcane Tinmen Dragon Shield Slipcase AT-33505 is a less portable option, but makes a great display piece while minimizing exposure to potential hazards.

Special Honors

TCGplayer The list above is helpful for keeping your collection safe, but if you're looking to refine and expand it, then you may want to check out TCGplayer. This internet clearinghouse enables users to buy and sell items from games of all levels of popularity, with tools such as price guides and custom shopping settings. It also offers informative articles, and an app for scanning cards to set up online transactions.

4. Arcane Tinmen Dragon Shield Slipcase AT-33505

5. Ultimate Guard XenoSkin Zipfolio

6. Inked Gaming Remaining Elements Showcase

7. Vault X Premium Exo-Tec

8. Arcane Tinmen Dragon Shield AT-35002

9. Monster 9HHY-668

10. Pokonboy 648-Pocket

Brett Dvoretz
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