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Old 08-11-2018, 02:51 PM
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Default Anyone store sets in penny sleeves?

I am in a constant dilemma about how to store my Topps sets (binders vs. toploaders). I currently have them in binders and like the ease of looking through them. The part I dont like about binders in that they make it difficult to read the backs, which I enjoy. Toploaders work well for this, but a full set is heavy and and I find myself not looking at the cards as often. I received a shipment of 71 Topps today from COMC and spent some time looking at the individual cards in the penny sleeves that they were in when shipped. I realized that this may be a good alternative (relatively lightweight and easy to read each individual card). Three sets could fit into a 3,000 card box. I have never keep cards in penny sleeves long-term. Does anyone do this? Would love to hear thoughts on protection, concerns, etc. BTW, my sets are VG - EX, so not particularly high-grade but not beaters either.


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Old 08-11-2018, 03:31 PM
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Ed, I suspect many collectors use penny sleeves for storage. I recently purchased a 1954 Topps partial. The prior owner had most of the partial in sleeves in the box in which they were stored. I personally like a little more protection than that. I suppose if the cards were 70s cards in the vgex range, I probably could live with it.

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Old 08-11-2018, 04:01 PM
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For 1970's sets, I like to use penny sleeves. I put the stars, minor stars, hi #'s, etc., in a penny sleeve and then in a top load and the commons just have the sleeve. I can get a full set of 750 or cards in a two row shoebox.

In the future, I am thinking about switching to card savers in a two row shoebox. For larger cards, I may put them in Card Saver I's and put them into a graded card two row shoebox.
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Old 08-11-2018, 04:05 PM
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^^^^This...I meant to add in my earlier post that I use Cardsaver Is in the white two row storage boxes. They are a happy medium for me. I like the idea of binders, but I am ultimately more comfortable with Cardsaver Is in white storage boxes ( with some graded cards).

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Old 08-11-2018, 04:11 PM
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In response to you question about binders versus penny sleeves; I have completed the 1956, 57, 58, and almost 1960 Topps and stored them all in penny sleeves & top loaders. I tried binders, but over the years they tend to curl at the bottom from the weight in the binder. Yes, the boxes are heavy, but I am more comfortable knowing they will not curl / bend. Hope this helps?
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:21 AM
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I keep all my cards in Card Saver 1's and 2's and store them in old library card files (the ones that used to hold the index cards for every book in the library in the pre-digital age) that I have found at various antique sales over the years. They are the perfect size and make it easy to look at - just pull out a drawer and flip through! I find binders to be unwieldy and for a collection of my size they would take up too much space.
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I use penny slaves for almost everything. I collect low grade, and so honestly do not care much about condition, but I have never had a card damaged in a penny sleeve. I don't think you really need a top loader to protect from handling wear, unless you're prone to dropping cards or have kids in the house

I much prefer the ability to read the backs easily. Also, finding a new card needed for a master set that I hadn't identified before and having to move 500 cards one slot over in a binder got really annoying.

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For 1970's sets, I like to use penny sleeves. I put the stars, minor stars, hi #'s, etc., in a penny sleeve and then in a top load and the commons just have the sleeve. I can get a full set of 750 or cards in a two row shoebox.
Hey, that's exactly how I stored my '71s
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Ed I store most of my cards either raw or in Mylar Sleeves. More protection than a penny sleeve, these Mylar Sleeves do not take up as much room Card Saver I/II. I buy mine from this guy and if you fill out his contact form he will mail you a free sample.

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