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Old 11-15-2020, 10:29 AM
George Baseball George Baseball is offline
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Default Toploaders mfg defects? General storage (1967 set)

Hi Guys,

Back into the hobby after a few years. Continuing to finish and replace cards in my 67' set.

I recently bought 100 ultra-pro regular top-loaders on Ebay. I've been using these for years.

About 50% of these were awful. Wavy, little dots in the material itself, along with little flakes inside the loaders that are near impossible to get out. Basically poor quality control in manufacturing.

Did I get a bad lot or is this common? Never had this problem in years past.

Does Ultra-pro sell bulk "seconds" to sellers on Ebay who then sell them?

I'm completing my 67 set. Now finishing the 7th series, which are cards generally in near mint condition or better. They are not cheap. I keep them in penny sleeves in the top-loaders in the BCW white cardboard card boxes.

Does anyone recommend I put the cardboard boxes in airtight bins? Or is this overkill?

Thanks for input.

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Old 11-15-2020, 11:26 PM
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I haven't seen that in a long time. The earlier toploaders did have plastic that was uneven and sometimes had tiny inclusions.

Was it a brand new package? I can maybe see someone putting old holders into a new package, but to me that seems like way too much work.
More likely is a lack of QC related to much higher demand.
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Old 11-16-2020, 11:33 AM
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My number one complaint with UP toploaders recently, is that a number of them in any pack will be warped or bent in some way that's hard to straighten out. When I buy from my LCS, I can kind of eyeball the packaging to tell, but if you are doing mail order it can be a disaster. For this reason just within the last year, I have kind of began to favor Card Savers again more than toploaders for stuff, singles, etc. that for whatever reason are not in a One Touch type case.
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