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How To Protect
Your Trading Cards.
have your new trading card collection.Maybe some free advice on how to protect your trading cards.
compare mint cards with lower grade cards?Simply put 50 mint
cards together then add the poor quality
ones in between.Poor quality trading cards will stand out
as dirty or wider as they are worn or
If kept out
of sunlight,cards will be white and
bright.So now you can see those that are lower standard,quickly.Please
read on for more help with How
To Protect Your Trading Cards.
There are many
different types of trading cards,why not visit our page later.
avoid a trading card disaster.
out of sunlight or strong light.
Cards will maintain their white edges,if kept out of damaging
sunlight.When checking cards, check the fronts for scratches
on the gloss and ensure four square corners.Do not forget to put them
together and finally check for white, clean edges.
top quality pages.
Pro and PKK are the ones I
recommend and use continuously.Cigarette cards and Post cards I
recommend only one
type.Archival clear.Several types on the market over
the last 30 years.If flimsy and bend easily,can eventually
break down onto the card itself. Suggest you check.Archival clear tend
to be stiffer in their construction.
your cards regularly.Every year.You will be amazed at how
many have been damaged beyond repair and the owners are not aware.!
conditions are the ideal conditions for any paper products.
Check old books and magazines exposed
conditions.They have discolored edges.To preserve books
or Trading cards
to their limit,wrap in acid free paper.Art suppliers normally stock
this type of paper.Trading card cardboard boxes are another excellent
alternative.They are specially made to preserve.Dont use normal
cardboard unless you check every year.
|4.Update.Check your album
sleeves for "wet look"inside the card sleeve.
following advice may
save you hundreds,if not thousands.Check that the old,or even new card
sleeves are not showing a wet look around the card.This wet look isnt a
pretty addition to your card collection.It is breaking
down,deteriorating.The sleeve is reaching its final life
expectancy.Take the card out,you will find damage to the gloss finish
were the wet look appeared.
sign of this wet look get the entire set out quick,or you may lose the
applies to 6 pocket,9 pocket and similar,of all brands.
single sleeve covers for warping.
Those single card holders,the soft sleeve variety,that we put
around our card collection to
preserve our cards in the 1990s may well be showing signs of warping.If
this occurs you will be left with ugly lines down the card were the
warping has moved away from the card.
I used to place my cards in individual sleeves and then insert them
into 9 pocket sleeves.Unfortuately not all 9 pocket sleeves are made
equal.Some are slightly smaller than others,width wise,and this creates
warping over time,as the sleeve deteriorates.
If uncertain which card holders I am referring to checkout link below
and look for "soft sleeves".
require a Card
|Warnings.What to watch out for.
1990s,in Australia,albums where released to store Scanlens AFL and
League sets.The quality of the plastic sleeves,was diabolical.Simply
smell them up close.Not very pretty.
I have seen
sets ruined during the 1990s.So imagine what they are like now!Go check
them now!As a collectors item they are very rare and valuable.I warned
many of our customers in the 1990s when I became aware of the
problem.Hopefully they will benefit now with increased values on the
cards and albums.
albums that suffered the same fate where the
early Dynamic Marketing Trading Cards albums.Disney Classic album was a
but.....smell the plastic!Mario Brothers and Disney Adventures suffered
a similar fate.They
are still valuable as collectors items.Some are beginning to ripple or
warp on the front or back.Well if you throw them away.......
Coatings and laminates used during the 1990s has led to certain series
Trading cards,sticking together.If you have
experienced this please let me know by email,I will try to update the
info in a later release.If cards are in sleeves they are
ok,but some can break down inside the sleeve.Suggest you start looking
through those old treasures and weed out the bad.Look for a wet look
on the card.
to illustrate what can happen with early Dynamic Marketing Trading Card
Albums are still highly collectable.Pages can be
replaced,but what about the cards?
Tazo album above that had
been standing up...vertical.The pog pages have deteriorated and begun
to bend the paper pages.
Again the pog pages can be replaced,so Ive now put the album horizontal
to allow the pages to straighten naturally.
With both illustrated examples its your choice to throw the pages
away,but I know which one I'd be looking for.
The one with both new and old pages.
back to regular visitors to this page.Hopefully by now,it will
slowly be becoming obvious that nothing lasts forever!Above you will
find some deteriorating plastic sleeves,new in 1992.17 years
later....they are beginning to damage the cards within them.
The point is this.There will not be enough high quality cards on
offer when,not if,trading card collecting becomes widely popular again.
are in the middle of a recession again.When things improve....... I
have enquiries every day with collectors wishing to sell.My
advice....hold on.Surely you will achieve a better price when things
improve and even more cards have bitten the dust.
preserving your Trading cards in plastic boxes or cardboard boxes?
your cards horizontally not vertically?
Well those cards from 93 onwards
have gloss finishes that dont last too well.They will effectively glue
themselves together.Thats another few thousand sets etc that will be
eliminated from the market in years to come.If your selling your
collection keep this in mind!Although I recommend the use of plastic
and cardboard(what else is there?) the collector should remain vigilant.
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