TPC will start selling official card frames for your Pokemon cards on July 9th, available in Pokemon Center stores (not sure if only in Japan or globally). Price will be 1,200 yen each (about $10). Each frame has a metal foot to prop it up. The frames are screwed together to hold the cards securely. Source
Here are the designs:
Card frames are an awesome addition to the official TCG merch! It also shows once more that TPC is aware of the collectors, not just the players. And since the frame designs are really well done (imo), this is a great alternative to slabs, as it looks much cleaner and classier.
What do you think of the designs? Will you get some of those frames? And if so, what cards do you plan to display in them?
I’m a fan, I like the Pokeball design and the black frame especially. These will be perfect for displaying some of my higher end/favorite binder cards whenever I feel the need. Maybe I’ll grab 3 of the Pokeball design for the Big 3 and a black frame for my Neo Rev Houndoom
Do these have UV protection? They might not be appropriate for autographs. An UV protective film should be applied if they do lack UV protection and you still want to use them. TPC and the grading companies need get behind whatever ultra pro is using for their affordable one touches.
So far, not sooo good. Good concept although not their own with uninspiring fronts. They might have looked at the way more beautiful Prismatic God Box cases Yu-Gi-Oh! made just before and realized the time to capitalize on this by getting product out quicker ala TPCi product.