Since I am now able to actually view my collection, I have come across the same old dilemma I have faced for years: How do I store/display my sets? In the past, I have always treated special or “high dollar” cards as favorites, adorning each one in a top loader and then storing them in a special place (a fire safe, old toolbox, etc.). I do not keep them with my complete sets, thus really making the sets not complete in one location.
To combat this, if a set is in 9-pocket pages and kept in an album, I made color scanned copies of the cards and then placed the “copied” card in the album. Silly, isn’t it?
I know I should keep the cards all in one album or in one box, but for the life of me I can’t seem to do it. The reason being that 9-pocket pages tend to have that one row that doesn’t quite fit the cards (i.e., the top sticks out) or with the new Ultra pages, the cards will tend to work themselves out of the pocket. Do you know what I mean?
So, how do you keep your sets organized? Do you keep them all in one box or one album, or am I the only lone crazy one who keeps the “high dollar” cards separate in their own top loader in a bomb shelter? Not that I’ll follow what anyone has to say on the issue, but I am extremely interested in how you maintain your collection.
Perhaps I’ll learn something new and try to rearrange my sets, or perhaps I’ll keep Willie Mays and Hank Aaron stuck in top loaders. What’s a collector to do?