Below is a step by step guide and video on how to safely ship sports cards in a personal white envelope. Implementing these techniques will help prevent damage to the cards when shipping through the mail.
Step #1: Card(s) and small team bag. Place 5-6 cards inside a small team bag. Seal bag as tightly as it will allow. Soft sleeves on each card will add an extra layer of protection while keeping the bag from sitting on the cards directly.
Step #2: Thank you card and envelope. Place the team bag inside the thank you card and seal up the envelope. Add one piece of tape for added security. At this point the package should weigh under one ounce. This package weights .08 ounce.
Step #3: Additional ounce stamp. Add one additional ounce stamp to the envelope. By adding this stamp, you are able to mark the package non-machine. This will prevent the package from being scanned through a machine during shipping. The package will be hand sorted during the shipping process. This extra stamp does add an ounce in weight, but I prefer to not make the envelopes too thick, even if it isn’t being run through a machine.
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