Rookie Card 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.
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: Rookie Card Holder, PC-2
|Item Name||Typical Card holder is used for||Inside Dimensions (Where card fits)||Outside Dimensions||UV Protection|
|PC2||Standard Sized Trading Cards up to 20 Point||.022 by 2.5 by 3.5 (inches)||.185 by 2.66 by 3.65 (inches)||None|
|Card Company||Trading Card 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)|
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.