When I first started trading on a regular basis I needed to find a good place to purchase envelopes in bulk. Stores like Staples and Walmart were just to expensive when you broke down the cost per envelope. As with most things in our hobby I found that eBay was a good source.
Here is a link to a seller that deals in just about every type of packing material you can think of. This is my go to for bubble mailers. The link is to the 4x8 size, but they have just about everything. For most items the seller offers free shipping so their are no hidden fees.
I'm a big fan of team bags when I send cards. It is a nice way to prevent cards from slipping out of top loaders and it beats using a bunch of tape to try and keep the content secure. Many of my higher end cards are in Ultra Pro One-Touch Magnetic cards so I usually buy the bags that are made to hold those cases. These also work great when shipping cards as you can fit quite a few cards in each bag.
Here is a link to one of the sellers I use.
Here is another
Both of these sellers ship extremely fast.
I haven't price out regular top loaders in a long time because between buying cards online and trading I've accumulated quite a few. Maybe someone can leave a comment below on some good places.
Above I mentioned that I like using One Touch Magnetic cases for higher end cards. Over the years I've been good at finding auctions for bulk purchases at fractions of the cost of the cases new, but those are few and far between. These are items that are best purchased in bulk. I only order them every couple of years or so and often use my eBay Bucks to help defer the cost.
Here is a link to one of my favorite sellers.
In case you don't know Ultra Pro makes cases for just about every type of card including booklet cards.
I think of all the supply purchases I hate the most it would be monster boxes. Over the last couple of years I've been slowly putting my Pirate cards in albums, but still accumulate cards that need proper storage until they can be filed away properly. For me the monster box has become a necessary evil. I have two industrial looking shelves in my basement where these can placed for easy access.
Before when I purchased these I would just get one as I needed them. This past year I decided to make one bulk purchase because I knew I would not stop buying cards and would eventually need them.
Here is a link to a seller I used to buy 8 monster boxes.
The last item that is a painful purchase is 9 pocket pages. For those who frequent flea markets and yard sales this might be an easier purchase. For me this is always a hard one to find locally. Sometimes you can get lucky and find a decent auction, but for me it was easier to buy and bulk.
I have a few friends that collect that live close to me so went together and bought a case. Since I've only done the order once I don't really have a good recommendations. The best sellers price a case at around $125.
So with all that being said where do all of you go for your supply needs? Anybody else have any hidden gems that are good for these type of purchases? Maybe this will be a nice resource to share some ideas.
Thanks for reading!