If you have a personal card collection, chances are you’ll need to know the best way to store cards. To store your card collection properly you’ll need to know a couple of things that will ensure your collection will hold its value and be enjoyed for years to come. Check out our list of 5 best practices for how to store cards.
If you have an extensive card collection you’ll want to come up with a way to sort your cards so you can easily sift through your collection and find the card you are looking for. Nothing is worse than looking through box after box not being able to find the card you need. That’s why the best way to store cards is to always be organized.
Make sure to come up with a system that works for you. If you collect baseball cards, organize your collection by team, then year, then player, or whatever way you think is best. There really is no wrong answer. Just make sure you come up with a system that works for you and you are consistent. Storage for cards can be tricky, so making sure your trading card collection is organized ensures that no card gets lost in the shuffle.
The choice between binders and boxes can come down to how extensive your trading card collection is. Let’s say you are storing baseball cards, and your collection spans all the way back to the 1920s. You have thousands of trading cards. The best way to store baseball cards in those numbers would be to use boxes. Since binders can be expensive and can’t hold thousands of trading cards, we’d recommend placing each card in a protective sleeve and placing it in a specialized trading card box.
Now if your trading card collection is less extensive than we’d recommend using a binder. Like we said, binders can get expensive but they’ll offer the most protection for your trading cards and will help you stay organized as well. I mean who doesn’t love flipping through a binder of trading cards and admiring the collection you’ve spent years putting together.
Another theory would be to store your less valuable cards in boxes and save your most valued cards for binders. This way you’ll be able to ensure the condition of your most valuable cards and they’ll be much more accessible. Figuring out how to store baseball cards can be a complicated task but make sure to put some thought into whether boxes or binders makes the most sense for you and your trading card collection.
Adding protective sleeves to your cards is an easy and cost effective way to help prevent any damage to the card and give you a little bit more piece of mind when storing your cards. If you are looking for the best way to store magic cards or any other card for that matter, adding a sleeve is a must. The sleeve ensures that the edges of the card don’t get worn or bent and can protect against sun and dirt.
We all know that the value of a card is only as good as the condition of the card so adding sleeves to your card collection is a must to make sure you retain the value of your collection.
Cataloging your collection is a great way to know what’s in your collection with out having to dig through your boxes or binders. By starting an excel or google spreadsheet and identifying each card that is in your collection you can easily check if you have a card or not by simply pulling up your spreadsheet.
A catalog will also come in handy if you ever need to retrieve a group of cards from your collection. By tagging each card with the specific binder the card is in or box, you can go into the retrieval process knowing exactly what boxes you will need.
Another alternative would be to use Boombox. Our full service storage solutioncatalogs each box or binder with a professional looking photo and upload it to your online inventory along with any description you’ve added to the box. That way if you need a binder of cards back, simply click on the picture of the binder and we will deliver it back to your door.
You’ll never have to hassle with going to a storage unit again and you’ll always be organized. That’s a home run!
Climate control is a must for a trading card collection. Like we mentioned earlier, the condition of your collection is critical to holding its value. Investing in a climate controlled storage unit makes all the difference. The climate controlled space ensures that your trading cards are stored at a constant temperature, out of sunlight, and properly ventilated. If you plan on storing baseball cards for a long period of time, then a climate controlled space will protect your cards from damage and ensure your cards retain their original condition.
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