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Old 09-12-2012, 02:10 PM
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Default Raw T206 Storage

Just wondering how people store ungraded T206 cards? The plastic sleeves don't seem like enough protection for some of the more valuable cards- are there generic PSA-like holders that can be purchased, or just cheaper/simpler to have them graded?
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:22 PM
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unless you leave them lying on your coffee table, sitting by a glass of wine, I think you are safe with the plastic sleeves within a tobacco top loader. That's how I do it.

I mention the glass of wine because I have trashed a few documents due to that type of error.
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Old 09-12-2012, 02:24 PM
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Card Savers do a really nice job keeping your card in place, so it does not damage the corners. Also, if you ever plan on sending the cards to get graded, I recommend using the Card Savers. They prevent your card from getting damaged in the mail.
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Old 09-12-2012, 03:23 PM
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I use a sleeve inside a regular toploader. Plus a handful in T card snaptite holders, and a couple in really old hard holders, the folded lexan type.

I don't use cardsavers mostly because they won't fit in the shoebox boxes.

And the 4 row boxes won't hold the toploaders anymore.

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Why not store them in high quality mylar 15-pocket sheets, arranged in hard bound albums.





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Why not store them in high quality mylar 15-pocket sheets, arranged in hard bound albums.





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I do the same and it's great to view them together. Actually, I keep all of them in the sheets to include higher end cards. A 1" d-ring binder hold a lot of cards and fits nicely in the safe.
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I recently picked up some one-screw holders made specifically for t-cards. They cost me about 80 a piece, but they display nicely and provide the same protection as a graded case, the corners can't get dinged.
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That is how I do it to. It is great to flip through and look at them in a notebook.
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I made a mat in photoshop and had 500 produced and cut. The full set fits neatly in a couple small boxes.

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Glad I asked- so many creative solutions... will watch the wine!
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Mine are stacked in a small box. About 3 dozen are together in one plastic sleeve, about 50 HOFers are in another sleeve, the rest are stacked in there loose.

Actually, the 15 pocket sheets for a ring binder are a good way to go.
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Nice image Ted! Thats how I do it too for T's, some E's, N172s, Goudeys, and Topps/Bowmans. Some of the early E's are tough though cuz of their wider size, so I need to order some 12 pocket sheets (3 rows x 4 columns) just haven't gotten around to it.

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just put them in a bible.
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i love the idea of keeping raw cards in sheets...in a binder...as this is how I did it as a kid! But...those t card sheets like ted has...I have found difficult to remove and place the cards as to avoid bending/dinging them at times...has anyone else found this?
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i love the idea of keeping raw cards in sheets...in a binder...as this is how I did it as a kid! But...those t card sheets like ted has...I have found difficult to remove and place the cards as to avoid bending/dinging them at times...has anyone else found this?
Yes. That's how the E90-1 Summers I posted in the E90 thread got it's crease. And I'd bet that many of the otherwise nice T206s I have that are creased starting at the top center are also sheet victims.

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I made a mat in photoshop and had 500 produced and cut. The full set fits neatly in a couple small boxes.

Very cool idea.

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not sure why...but when I read the title of this thread...it reminds me of a scene from pulp fiction!
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Thats how I store my T205, T206 and T207 sets.
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Old 09-13-2012, 08:37 AM
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T206s:
My raw T206s are in the tobacco size sleeves inside of the tobacco size toploaders. I store them along with my graded T206s in several boxes large enough for SGC slabs. All of my T206s are in alphabetical order with cards indicating "A", "B", "C", etc.

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HOFers are in alphabetical order in either graded slabs or the Ultra Pro sleeves. My stars/maybe one day HOFers are stored in the same manner, but different boxes.

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All SGC graded, just stacked on the file cabinet until I can find or make a display case for them.

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I keep all of my raw cards inside penny card sleeves which are inside Ultra Pro toploaders. Always works well.....
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I keep all of my raw cards inside penny card sleeves which are inside Ultra Pro toploaders. Always works well.....
What I like about that arrangement (if you're using the tobacco-size top loaders), is that they are so easy to store. Also, you can take them out easily and put your eyeball on the actual cardboard - for those of you who have never done this, it is really a joy
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Nice image Ted! Thats how I do it too for T's, some E's, N172s, Goudeys, and Topps/Bowmans. Some of the early E's are tough though cuz of their wider size, so I need to order some 12 pocket sheets (3 rows x 4 columns) just haven't gotten around to it.

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Rob, I have a bunch of odd-size pages at home. If I have any 12-pocket ones I would be happy to send them to you (free of charge of course). It may take me a day or two to dig them out, but I will let you know.
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What I like about that arrangement (if you're using the tobacco-size top loaders), is that they are so easy to store. Also, you can take them out easily and put your eyeball on the actual cardboard - for those of you who have never done this, it is really a joy
I use the bigger (3 x 4 ) holders because I like how easy I can take the cards out. In the smaller tobacco size ones they are more difficult to stick your fingers in. If I were to keep them in binders, which I don't, I would use the smaller tobacco size ones.
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I use the bigger (3 x 4 ) holders because I like how easy I can take the cards out. In the smaller tobacco size ones they are more difficult to stick your fingers in. If I were to keep them in binders, which I don't, I would use the smaller tobacco size ones.
Just pop the top corner against a hard surface - it's slanted, so no way to damage the card. The end of the sleeve comes right out and you can grab it (as opposed to sticking your fingers in).
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Just pop the top corner against a hard surface - it's slanted, so no way to damage the card. The end of the sleeve comes right out and you can grab it (as opposed to sticking your fingers in).
I am sure that would work but since I am not a set collector the 3 x 4 top loaders work for almost all size pre-war cards and I can keep them all in neat piles....I like uniformity in my mess .
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I enjoy the set in a box. My father-in-law has now sold about a dozen of these:
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Default To prevent damage to the card in a 15 pocket-page--

I also keep my collection in the 15 pocket pages. As has been said, it's great for organizing the collection and it's a pleasure to be able to flip through it anytime.

To protect my cards from damage when inserting and removing, I put the card in a halved penny-sleeve, which fits inside the pocket well without squeezing the card, and insert it with a flexible plastic 6" ruler--See scan--I use a utility knife to cut the sleeves in half. Inserting the card driven by the ruler inside the sleeve takes a little practice, but it's pretty easy, and removing the card is as easy as pulling out the plastic sleeve.

Graded cards I represent by either a photo-copy cut to size or a replica card.

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The reason i did the inserts was so I could use standard toploads but not have the cards flopping around looking funny.
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I stack my t206s tight with rubberband and left them in attic. Hoping they will show ghost overprint when I take them out next time.
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Great thread. I have accumulated enough that I am definitely going to take a shot at the monster. I'll have the usual suspects graded and maybe a bunch of others, but plan to keep the remaining cards raw.

I have ~30 raw now, and have gone with 3x4 premium toploaders w/ penny sleeves. However, I just found a nice wood box sized to hold the T206 toploaders so i think I will do that...

1) does Ultra Pro make premium toploaders in the T206 size? in 3x4, the premiums are worth it IMO (clearer plastic), but I am not sure they make premium in the T206 size.

2) does Ultra pro make penny sleeves? cant seem to find them either. I like the 1/2 penny sleeve idea that someone posted above, but would prefer the smaller size.

any answers are appreciated!
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At the risk of committing hobby heresy, I store most of mine, p-vg stuff, without any sleeves at all in a small cardboard box. They all have rounded corners already, and I like them the way they were meant to be. Nothing has been damaged yet after a few years of doing this with all my vintage.

If the card is particularly fragile, it gets a tobacco sized penny sleeve and top loader.
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Great thread. I have accumulated enough that I am definitely going to take a shot at the monster. I'll have the usual suspects graded and maybe a bunch of others, but plan to keep the remaining cards raw.

I have ~30 raw now, and have gone with 3x4 premium toploaders w/ penny sleeves. However, I just found a nice wood box sized to hold the T206 toploaders so i think I will do that...

1) does Ultra Pro make premium toploaders in the T206 size? in 3x4, the premiums are worth it IMO (clearer plastic), but I am not sure they make premium in the T206 size.

2) does Ultra pro make penny sleeves? cant seem to find them either. I like the 1/2 penny sleeve idea that someone posted above, but would prefer the smaller size.

any answers are appreciated!
These are the ones I was referring to. I think you can find them cheaper if you look around.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/29095245376...waAsz6EALw_wcB
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I bought some of the individual mylar sleeves I saw mentioned in this thread:

https://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=276726

I then put the sleeved cards in standard 9-pocket pages, since I'm super-paranoid about trying to get the cards into and out of 15-pocket pages (some of my cards are fairly rough and could fall apart if not handled very delicately). I've been very happy with this set-up.

Leon, I hope the re-post of this is acceptable. If not, my apologies.
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One thing to add - Ive found that the Ultra Pro tobacco top loaders are thinner and keep T206s from sliding around much better than BCWs.

I store all my raw T206s in small tobacco sleeves and top loaders. Compact, easy to store and handle.
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i love the idea of keeping raw cards in sheets...in a binder...as this is how I did it as a kid! But...those t card sheets like ted has...I have found difficult to remove and place the cards as to avoid bending/dinging them at times...has anyone else found this?
I use the mini soft sleeve and top loader then put them in the 9 pocket for easy viewing.
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I bought some of the individual mylar sleeves I saw mentioned in this thread:

https://www.net54baseball.com/showthread.php?t=276726

I then put the sleeved cards in standard 9-pocket pages, since I'm super-paranoid about trying to get the cards into and out of 15-pocket pages (some of my cards are fairly rough and could fall apart if not handled very delicately). I've been very happy with this set-up.

Leon, I hope the re-post of this is acceptable. If not, my apologies.
Ultra pro tobacco soft sleeve top loaded and a 9 pocket page is easy.
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