More card storage frustration

If there’s one thing I can’t wrap my head around in this hobby is how to store my cards. For the last two decades I have been going back and forth on how to store my collectibles. I went from binder pages to Card Savers, then back to binder pages. Then I went to penny sleeves and top loaders, and  back to binder pages. I repeated the last excercise probably three times. Right now I am in top loaders, but this weekend I visited a card shop I’d never been to before and they were using binders to display a lot of stuff. And again, I want to switch.

How do you all store your cards?

The thing I like about binders is that you can store them neatly in a book case and they seem to take up less space than three-row shoe boxes full of top loaders and the such. Space is of big importance right now. I suppose a mix of two would be ideal given that some cards are more valuable than others and need different treatment. But binders do have their downside. If the binders are dropped or mishandled, several cards could get creased, even in D-Ring binders.

5 Responses to “More card storage frustration”

  1. Brandon Says:

    I have gone back and forth over the years as well. I am currently trending back to binders, as they do take up less space and aren’t nearly as heavy as boxes and boxes of toploaders.

  2. Except for the cards that are actually valuable, ditch the top loaders. Go with penny sleeves in boxes if you’re super concerned about space, or stay with the binders.

  3. I go with binders, mostly because I’m a set and team collector. It’s almost a necessity.

    The expensive cards get the top loader treatment.

  4. Play at the Plate Says:

    I have to second Night Owl’s method.

  5. Binder regular cards Top Load expensive ones. Actually I top load them and then team bag them so the loaders don’t get scratched. I hate scratched top loaders…

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