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Mini-Snap - 20 Point


Invented by Pro-Mold in 1991 (U.S. Patent 5,224,600), the mini-snap is a two piece snap design card holder that is ideal for inexpensive trading cards. The mini-snap was the first baseball card case to fit into the standard set storage boxes (pictured above) allowing you to keep complete sets in place with the most expensive cards being preserved in this holder.

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Strengths: Inexpensive. Small and compact which allows for storage of many in smaller spaces particularly in standard set storage boxes that hold complete sets of collectible cards from trading card manufacturers like Bowman, Panini, Topps, and Upper Deck.

Weaknesses: With its two piece snap design there is always a chance that it could come apart if your drop this baseball card case on a hard floor. For real expensive baseball cards, use a one screw screwdown, or a magnetic holder with a team set bag. Some people, like children, have a hard time opening this holder. Use a small coin like a dime to wedge it into the slot on the side of it to open if necessary.

Aliases: Regular Card, Mini-Tites, Mini-Snap Downs, Mini-Snap Locks, Mini Squeeze and Stacks, Pro Cardholders, Card Sleeves, Card Case, Card holders, PC-1, 81138

Item Name Typical Card holder is used for Inside Dimensions (Where card fits) Outside Dimensions UV Protection
PC1 Standard Sized Trading Cards up to 20 Point .022 by 2.5 by 3.5 (inches) .185 by 2.66 by 3.65 (inches) 5 Years+

Note: This list of compatible cards for this holder should be used as a general guide, and always make sure our lid does not come in contact with the card when you close the holder. If there is any question, then always use the next, thicker sized holder.


Card Company Trading Card Release Name
Bowman Bowman Standard Issue
Fleer 2012 Fleer Retro (All)
Panini 2012 Contenders Autos, 2012 Certified RC's/Parallels/Signatures, 2012 Crown Royale RC's/Parallels/Uncuts/Rookie Signatures, 2012 Limited RC's/Parallels/Monikers, 2012 Prizm Base Autos
Score Score Standard Issue
Topps Topps Standard Issue, 2012 Topps RC's/Parallels, 2012 Topps Chrome (Base)
Upper Deck

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Question: What are the advantages of this baseball card case being able to fit into a standard set storage box (100 count to 900 count cardboard box)?


Answer: Many collectors like to collect complete sets of cards and they put the most expensive baseball cards in the set in the mini-snap. By doing this set collectors can keep their complete sets in numerical order and still have the "big money" cards preserved in the mini-snap.

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