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New Way to Protect Your 8x10's?

New Way to Protect Your 8x10's?

The irony isn’t lost on me… I know that being a “card guy” means that you may dismiss anything I have to say regarding 8x10’s. However, it’s because I am a “card guy” and an Ultra Pro snob, I wanted to test out this new product.

I have several 8x10’s. One of which is fragile, beat up, and not keeping ink real well. Honestly… it’s a hot mess but it’s been a labor of love. In order to protect it, I went on an expedition to track down the perfect protection for this photo.

I, personally, love the look of a Beckett Authentication’s 8x10 slabs. But… I wasn’t ready for that yet. At the same time, I heard that Ultra Pro came out with an 8x10 One-Touch Magnetic Case. So, I had to check it out.



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Here’s why this product appealed to me…

  • It’s rigid and makes for great protection.

  • It is acid-free.

  • It has UV protection. HUGE for a Florida boy like myself.

  • It’s not permanent. I’ve been in this hobby long enough to know that there is ALWAYS someone else you could want to add to your photo.

  • It’s easier to use than your average toploaders.

  • While untested at the moment, I thought it could make for an easy way to get 8x10’s signed and protected on the go.

Here are a couple of issues that I have with this product…

  • The photo floats around a little more than I’d like.

  • It’s recommended that you use one of their 8x10 soft sleeves or penny sleeves. So, it’s not just a one and done purchase.

Really, that’s it. Personally, while it’s not as great as a Beckett slab, I think it’s a great product and recommend you check it out. If you decided to get one, please let me know what you think!

You can find them here:

Ultra Pro 8x10 One-Touch Magnetic Case

Ultra Pro 8x10 Soft Sleeves

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