Hello chiptalk, I'm new here and wondering if I could get some advice on card collecting. I recently got interested in playing cards and I want to start my own collection. But I just have a few simple questions. I know that many cards deteriorate over time, especially when subjected to card tricks. But this also depend on the stock of the cards. Generally speaking, I would like to play with my own card collection. However, if I were to start collecting should I just leave 99% or all of them unopened? A card collector told me that it'll be fine playing with the decks that you've collected but I'd like to hear from a community. It'd also be nice to look through the cards of the decks that I have collected.