TIPS FOR CARING FOR PLAYING CARDS
As with books, wash and dry your hands before handling a pack of cards.
If you collect cards for aesthetic purposes or collectability, don’t remove the pack from its box. In fact, if you don’t want it to lose value, leave it safely in its plastic wrapper with the seal intact.
Display your packs out of direct sunlight to avoid fading.
With rare new packs costing hundreds of rands and antique packs from the 18th and 19th centuries valued at tens of thousands of rands, you may want to keep them behind lock and key in a dark, dry safe.