Guide to Ultra Pro Toploaders

Guide to Ultra Pro Toploaders

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Overview
Ultra Pro Toploaders are some of the most readily available and budget-friendly card protection options for collectors. Featuring no frills, these basic cases are composed of clear PVC. Due to their hard plastic composition, toploaders are intended to be used with Ultra Pro Card Sleeves. While not recommended for long-term storage or display of high-value cards, toploaders are a great way to protect your low and mid-value cards.

Ultra Pro Toploaders have also emerged as the preferred method for card shipments with collectors and card companies alike. The only thing that is generally added is a single piece of tape at the opening of the toploader, to prevent the card from coming out of the case while in transit.

Because they do not feature any UV protection and also contain open tops, they work best when used to store cards in a darkened space, like a box or safe. They also a great short-term protection option for high-value cards. This way, your valuable cards are still subject to basic projection until you able to obtain a One-Touch case or other premium storage option.

It is very important to get the correct toploader to fit the card in question, as a case that is too tight can seriously damage a card. Also, a case that is too big will allow the card to shift and risk damage.

The majority of these cases are the standard 3"x 4", which fit all 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" cards. There are specialty cases available as well.

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$28.95
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$28.95
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Ultra Pro 3" Baseball Trading Card Collector's Album (Black) Collection Binder
$8.95
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Ultra Pro 3" Baseball Trading Card Collector's Album (Blue) Collection Binder
$8.95
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$12.25
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400 ULTRA PRO Soft CARD SLEEVES NEW No PVC Penny Sleeve
$5.75
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Standard Toploaders

Premium/Regular Toploader Image

Ultra Pro Toploader regular 225x300 Image

  • Fits standard cards.
  • This includes cards from 20 - 35pt.
  • 25 per pack.

Regular Toploader w/ Colored Border

Ultra Pro Toploader regular red border 230x300 Image

  • Fits standard cards.
  • This includes cards from 20 - 35pt.
  • 25 per pack.
  • Border colors include black, red, blue or white.

Regular "Rookie" Toploader

Ultra Pro Toploader regular rookie 218x300 Image

  • Fits standard cards.
  • This includes cards from 20 - 35pt.
  • 25 per pack.
  • Includes "ROOKIE CARD" foil hot stamp in white or gold.

Regular Toploader w/ Sleeves

Ultra Pro Toploader regular with card sleeves 226x300 Image

  • Fits standard cards.
  • This includes cards from 20 - 35pt.
  • 25 per pack.
  • Includes 25 additional card sleeves for use with toploaders.

55pt Action Packed Thick Toploader

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  • Fits thick cards, such as relics.
  • This includes cards from 36 - 55pt.
  • 25 per pack.

75pt Super Thick Toploader Image

Ultra Pro Toploader 75pt Image

  • Fits thick cards, such as relics.
  • This includes cards from 56 - 75pt.
  • 25 per pack.

75pt Super Thick "Rookie" Toploader

Ultra Pro Toploader 75 pt rookie 221x300 Image

  • Fits thick cards, such as relics
  • This includes cards from 56 - 75pt.
  • 25 per pack.
  • Includes "ROOKIE CARD" foil hot stamp in gold.

100pt Super Thick Toploader Image

Ultra Pro Toploader 100 pt 256x300 Image

  • Fits thick cards, such as relics.
  • This includes cards from 76 - 100pt.
  • 25 per pack.

120pt Super Thick Toploader Image

Ultra Pro Toploader 120pt 230x300 Image

  • Fits standard cards.
  • This includes cards from 101 - 120pt.
  • 10 per pack.

130pt Super Thick Toploader Image

Ultra Pro Toploader 130pt 232x300 Image

  • Fits thick cards, such as relics.
  • This includes cards from 121 - 130pt.
  • 10 per pack.

180pt Super Thick Toploader Image

Ultra Pro Toploader 180pt 249x300 Image

  • Fits thick cards, such as relics.
  • This includes cards from 131 - 180pt.
  • 10 per pack.
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600 ULTRA PRO 3x4 Sports Card Toploaders + FREE SLEEVES
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200 ULTRA PRO 3x4 Sports Card Toploaders + FREE SLEEVES FREE SHIPPING
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(40) Ultra Pro Super Thick 130pt Toploader Card Holders
$11.79
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1,000 Ultra Pro Regular Series 3"x4" Toploaders Case 1000 - 40 Sealed 25ct Packs
$69.99
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(50) Ultra CBG Pro 4X6 POSTCARD or PHOTO HARD RIGID TOPLOAD TOPLOADERS FREE SHIP
$14.17
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50ct Ultra CBG Pro 5x7 Topload Card Holders Photo Postcard Toploaders Archival
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Booklet Toploaders

Although book cards are some of the most popular high-end card options, there has not been a great variety of ways to protect these oversized cards. In addition to the magnetic booklet cases, there are also toploaders. These large plastic cases are simple and inexpensive and offer a great temporary storage solution for booklet cards. They do not require soft sleeves like the other toploaders, so be extra careful with the corners when you insert them into the toploader.

Vertical Booklet Toploader Image

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Ultra Pro Vertical Booklet Toploader Image

  • Fits vertical book cards, approximately 4" x 5-3/8"
  • 10 per pack

Horizontal Booklet Toploader Image

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Ultra Pro Horizontal Booklet Toploader Image

  • Fits horizontal book cards, approximately 3" x 7-9/16"
  • 10 per pack
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Ultra Pro Card Storage Vertical Booklet Toploader (10) MINT
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10 ULTRA PRO VERTICAL BOOKLET TOPLOADERS 5 1 2" x 4 3 16" NEW Card Holder 187mm
$10.98
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10 ULTRA PRO HORIZONTAL BOOKLET TOPLOADERS
$8.99
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10 ULTRA PRO VERTICAL BOOKLET TOPLOADERS
$8.99
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10 ULTRA PRO HORIZONTAL BOOKLET TOPLOADERS 7-5 8" x 3-13 64" NEW Card Holder
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Trey Treutel is an Ole Miss grad and a lifelong sports fanatic. He is a huge fan of the NBA and NFL, as well as soccer, college basketball and college football. As a kid, he collected football and basketball cards. As an adult, he started collecting basketball cards again on a whim, and has since expanded to other sports and entertainment options. Find Trey on Twitter at @datreute.

User Comments

  1. Trey,
    What top loaders would you recommend for thickets card to be graded.I heard different stories.
    Thanks

  2. Supersitz » It really just depends on how thick the card is. The major grading services prefer semi-rigid cases + soft sleeves for submissions, so ideally you would always go this route if you can. However, use common sense. If it is clearly not going into the semi-rigid case easily, you are risking damage. Pay particular attention to the corners. In the event that a semi-rigid does not work, basic thick toploaders are your best bet, and you will want to use a soft sleeve and then put the toploader in a team bag.

    Regardless of what you use, just make sure the card fits properly in the case. As difficult as it is to get the card into the case, it will be just as difficult to remove it and you are exposing the card to 2x the chance for damage.

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