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.
In video games, card sleeves serve no practical purpose and only serve as customizable features.
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.
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.
- ↑ 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.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 Sold alone, as well as with Structure Deck: Deluxe Set.
- ↑ 4.0 4.1 Sold alone, as well as with Structure Deck: Deluxe Set Volume 2.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 yugioh-card.com Official rulebook version 7.1; page 3
- ↑ http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/MSD_sleeves.html
- ↑ http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/BEUD_sleeves.html
- ↑ http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/deluxe_sleeves.html
- ↑ http://www.yugioh-card.com/en/products/YugiSlifer_sleeves.html
- ↑ yugioh-card.com English version usage rules (Japanese)
- ↑ http://duelarena.vbulletin.net Konami survey #1
- ↑ http://duelarena.vbulletin.net Konami Survey #2
- ↑ http://duelarena.vbulletin.net The results are in!