How to Ship a Few Inexpensive Cards (1-4 cards)
This is the cheapest shipping method but really only works reliably when you are shipping a couple of cards because of post office restrictions. You can only ship up to 1oz with a single first class stamp and it can't be more than 1/4" thick. We don't recommend shipping more than 4 cards this way. Do not ship valuable cards this way. You can't purchase tracking or insurance on letters. Make sure to weigh your envelope and put enough postage on it.
1. Put your card in a normal thickness toploader. Do not overfill the toploader or you may damage your cards. You can use 2 top loaders per envelope.
2. Pinch the opening of the toploader and apply scotch tape to the opening as shown, this keeps the cards inside the toploader during shipment.
3. Using scotch tape, tape the toploaders to your buylist invoice on the top and bottom. Do not overlap the toploaders. Fold your invoice into a letter sized rectangle.
4. Load this into a standard letter size envelope. Your cards shouldn't move around inside the envelope and the envelope should still be flexible.
Top-loader Sandwich Method (5-200 cards)
This method works really well for up to about 200 cards, give or take. You can track and insure bubble mailers for high value orders. We recommend first class USPS shipping with tracking and insurance on orders over $50.
1. Using plastic wrap, liberally wrap your cards (up to 50 at a time) in plastic wrap, making sure to keep the cards in a nice stack.
2. Place the stack in the center of a toploader and place another toploader on top of that, making a sandwich.
3. Tape all 4 sides of the sandwich while slightly compressing the sides, this will keep cards protected. You can make more than one sandwich if you need to.
4. Don't forget to include your buylist invoice.
5. You can wrap the invoice around your sandwich and tape it closed to provide even more protection.
6. Bubble mailers work great for this method.
Deck Box Method (50-200 cards)
This method works really well for 50 to about 200 cards, give or take, depending on how many old deck boxes you have lying around. We recommend first class USPS shipping with tracking and insurance on orders over $50.
1. Using plastic wrap, liberally wrap your cards (up to 60 at a time) in plastic wrap, making sure to keep the cards in a nice stack.
2. Place the wraped stack of cards inside a deck box. Wrapping them first prevents them from rubbing on the box during shipping.
3. If you have room, you can put your buylist invoice inside the deckbox to fill up any remaining space.
4. Tape the deck box shut.
5. This will ship nicely in a bubble mailer.
How to ship 200+ cards.
This method works nicely for buylists with more than 200 cards. This method uses old magic card storage boxes to protect the cards during shipment. You can can combine this with the plastic wrap method (no toploaders), to keep the cards from shifting.
1. Using the smallest card storage box you can, put your cards inside and fill up any remaining space so the cards can't shift during shipping. You can use plastic wrap to wrap several small stacks of cards and put those in the box.
2. Put your invoice inside the box and tape the box shut in a few places.
3. Place this storage box inside a slightly larger shipping box. Do not ship without a proper shipping box, your cards could be damaged.
4. Using some packing material, or crumpled paper, make sure your cards don't move around inside the bigger box. Use packing tape to seal the shipping box.