A quick hobby update with a sad ending.
Having found myself with quite a few hours spare (thanks Raef!) and some one unexpected funds (thanks Ebay!) I decided to go back through my games collection and sleeve up all unprotected games. My sleeves of choice are Ultimate Guard but as we know not all manufacturers are smart/considerate/sane enough to use standard card sizes so I had to go back to Mayday Games to get sleeves for the larger cards 65x100mm (Raise your Goblets and Coup) 80x120mm (Dixit).
These are the sleeves I first bought for descent and I found that over the years there was a variance in the sleeve sizes which causes a problem when you need to create a random deck of cards but I only needed two packs of each card size so I figured I might get away with it. here is the result:
Now how on earth do you sell sleeves that are different in size and expect people not to return them? just incase you can't tell they are Dixit cards so that gap is a good few mm's. So sadly I am now in the process of contacting the seller to get a replacement/refund. Any one know a company that makes larger card size sleeves which can combine quality and consistency?