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08-01-2006, 10:46 AM
i keep having a problem with my chamber cards. All of my chamber cards even though they are kept very clean and protected keep semi-fraying at the ends. The paper-thin pictures that are clued to the cardboard underneath kepp denting/lifting up. It is very hard to explain without showing you all a picture of them. How do you suggest protecting chamber cards since they don't fit in card sleeves.
08-01-2006, 07:10 PM
Alot ot time my chaber cards keep getting stuck. It becomes a pain the butt when you can't pull the card out 1st time around to see what strike(s) you got.
08-03-2006, 07:16 PM
Yes. I have had a number of chamber cards separate and split open at the top, making the hidden card loose so it almost falls out. Others are so tight that they are very difficult to pull out. You have to be extremely careful with them. They are repairable with a little glue or rubber cement in the right places, but you have to be very careful not to glue the card in and make it impossible to slide out.
08-03-2006, 07:21 PM
Geeze, I have over 20 chambers, and I haven't had any problems with them. Perhaps the heat/humidity in your area is making the cards warped? Where and what do you store them in?
They fit just fine in penny sleeves.
08-04-2006, 07:14 AM
It's not an issue of storage -- they were like that out of the package. I have about 30 chambers and about 7 of those had anywhere from a slight problem to a major one. You could be right about the humidity though. I personally believe it is worse here than Florida.
09-13-2006, 01:04 PM
I have seen the problem with pictures lifting from the card edges. On one card it got so bad I just pulled the color overlay off. Its a nice black and white card now. Slight edge lifting exists on just about all of my chamber cards.
09-13-2006, 10:14 PM
Could be a bad batch too. You never know, I would contact Upper Decks' customer service.
09-14-2006, 11:31 AM
I will check to see what can be done about this. It is a real problem, and I will ask about getting replacements. Try customer service first at 1-800-873-7332. I can't promise anything but I will ask.
09-15-2006, 01:15 AM
I've seen one chamber that looked like it was poorly cut. And there are several that have a crease on the strike like it was bent being put in. But I haven't seen any fraying yet. I know the air here is significantly drier here than the East Coast.
Maybe it has something to do with finger residue. I always try to wash my hands before games or deck building.
09-15-2006, 07:53 AM
It has nothing to do with hygiene. The chambers I found had a problem directly out of the package. The seal that forms the chamber for the inner card to slide in and out of separates in places making the seal incomplete. If this happens along the top edge (as it sometimes does), the inner chamber card can become loose enough to actually fall completely out of the outer chamber encasing it.
In some other instances the inner card was sealed so tightly that it was extremely difficult to get it to slide open without doing damage to the card -- and trust me, I was extremely careful.
I would estimate about 25-30% of all my chambers had this problem to some degree. I am talking two booster boxes here. In many cases it was minor, but of those, about 25% had major problems (rendering them difficult to play with). Fortunately for me, in every case where there was a problem the chamber turned out to be a duplicate of one I already had. I was also able to repair a number of them with modeling glue and some of the tools I use for painting minis. Warning: If you try this (a repair procedure), be very careful how and where you apply the glue. Use it sparingly and do not get too close the flanges that form the edges of the pocket (chamber). Some glue can easily seep through to the inside of the chamber and end up gluing your sig move card in for good! I only screwed up once, on a dupe and then realized the potential for seepage and started using tiny pinpoints of glue at multiple points. Also, don't use a lot of pressure when you make the seal -- light contact will keep the glue in place and avoid crushing the capacity fold.
09-15-2006, 09:43 AM
Good tips Rolf. Again, contact customer service for questions and I will check on this problem from my end as well.
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