Some guys on Twitter are discovering that the original plastic sleeves that came with HuCard games are also now peeling off the card labels.
They're turning to gum now, folks; time to check your HuCard collection!
The worst combination is Games Express; the paint is a little different (and fragile) from the regular HuCards, but the sleeves are also a little different.
I recently re-extracted all my HuCards, and I can confirm that many of the sleeves are becoming kind of slimy/oily (without actually causing grease stains in the manuals... yet). The ones that have held up the best are the textured ones which came out at some point.
Yeah my sealed Blazing Lazers which I bought from some euro guy (probably a Euro turbo pack-in) got the oily sleeve, same with my sealed copy of Falcon. Thankfully no damage was done to them and the sleeves got thrown into the garbage.
This sucks I have a few sealed PCEngine games. Time to open them up and get some ultrapro sleeves. Will this happen with modern replacement hucard sleeves? I remember getting a 25 pack off of either eBay or some site a few years back.