Abstract: A system for protecting collectible cards and the like. A transparent card holder holds the collectible card and an authentication certificate. The card holder is sealed to prevent removal of the card and certificate. A light impervious pouch receives the card holder to protect against fading of the card due to ultraviolet light exposure and to prevent scratching or other damage to the card holder. The pouch includes a transparent window through which the authentication certificate can be viewed without removing the card holder from the pouch. A flap covers the opening in the pouch through which the card holder is inserted. The pouch is formed from a soft material that will not scratch the card holder.