PWE, Plain White Envelope or a pain in the butt, whatever you call it, it can be either the hobby's best or worst friend. I have figured out how to do it the right way and have never had any problems with any cards I have shipped out. Now I want to spill the beans on how to do it my way so next time others won't complain when they see one of these in the mail.
First, I get the cards put together. In a PWE I have a set limit number of cards I will ship out in one and a set value as well. The most cards I will put in is ten unless a relic is involved and the value is anything over $20.Those things I will ship in bubble envelopes. For the most part however, I keep it to the PWE limits that way my shipping costs stay low, but I am able to give cards or trade cards away at a minimal $.49.
I place the cards in a team bag. Either in the front or back of the team bag, I place a white filler card (you know those annoying things you get in packs instead of a relic card). The only time I don't use a white filler is if I am sending multiple cards in top loaders. Usually the only things I ship in top loaders in a PWE are autographs.
I slide the team bag into the envelope and center it. Once it's centered, I take strips of tape and put one on the top, bottom and side closest to the opening of the envelope and tape them down to the inside of the envelope. That way the cards are not waving around inside getting damaged.
To finish up the envelope, I not only use the seal it comes with, but I add another extra strop of tape.
Then I cover the back and along the front at the bottom with the words, *DO NOT BEND* written in sharpie.
Now I would like to hear your thoughts on PWE's and whether you use them or not and your thoughts on my method. Comment below!