I was excited for my son to receive the baseball cards. His favorite team is the Padres. There is no protection other than a padded envelope. I'm not sure to blame it on the packaging or not, but some cards arrived bent. Each one of the Padres cards were bent with exception of a relic card, due to the fact it is a thicker card probably. I appreciate the variety of cards. My only recommendation is to improve the packaging. If the cards are sandwiched between pieces of cardboard would help.