A lot of people have card protectors that go on top of your cards. Usually the card protectors mean something personal to you.
Why use card protectors?
Watch this brutal video clip why they are important:
Prolly the most first famous one was Greg Raymer's (he was known as the "fossilman"), after he won the World Series of Poker in 2004. He used a small fossil as a card protector while he played poker.
I've seen all sorts of card protectors, so when I saw this stuffed animal, a cute dog in this chicks' lap, I didn't think anything of it.
Until it moved!
OMG, this chick brought in her REAL dog and the dog sat with her the whole time!
While the dog was never on the table, I just thought it was her "little card protector."
Well, maybe he was. :)