It is not always easy to store the baseball cards as we all think. I am sure none of the collectors will want to buy the same item repeatedly. It involves purchasing of different cards of different players, teams, brands and most importantly types. Collecting baseball cards are more strenuous by the varieties involved in the collection and the task to store and organize in a presentable way. It is a real daunting task to organize the collections with an eye to the future instead of the present. If you want to show off your collections or sell parts of it later, it is very important to store those in the proper way to avoid causing any kind of physical damages. But with the right supplies and proper organization will definitely pay off. Through this article, I would be sharing some easy tips to your long time concern. Once you have the supplies you may want to follow the below tips to organize your cards.
You must have collected different brands or manufacturers. Before placing the cards in holder, it is always advisable to first sort by brand wise in chronological order. Organize the base from lowest to highest. Once you have organized, do not forget to label to avoid confusion and misplacement.
For the inserts, special and rare items; place them at the end of the right year of the company or brand. For instance, a 1990 series should have the entire base followed by rookie, inserts or any other special cards. Again do not forget to label the sections.
It is also important to organize sports wise along with respective brands and years as best as possible. This technique will need dividing into several divisions but will help you with easy retrieval.
Leave extra space or sheets after every label to mark missing cards from your collection which you intend to include in the set. The empty slots will help you remember which item you need to buy each time you go shopping or intend to maximize your collection.
Keep a separate log book to track every item you place or take out. Maintain the record of brand name, year, player, team along with the card number. To make the things easier, it is a good idea to print the record and place within organized placements.
Last but the most importantly keep the organized baseball card collection in cool and dry place. Humid and direct sunlight is worse enemies which can damage the cards in any form.
Post time: 08-20-2017