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Old 06-03-2018, 03:23 PM
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Default Viewing your sets more in binders?

I know there are people here that store their sets in binders and some in boxes, do you find you'll look at your sets more if there are in binders. Or, did anybody make the switch and finding they are looking at their sets more.

Right now, I have 1978-1985 Topps sitting on a shelf in boxes, I hardly ever look at them, I was wondering if it is worth the effort to put them in binders? I think I am getting an itch to pull down a binder and look at a set, just like I already do for some of my older sets.

Way back I decided to put my sets in boxes to save space, but finding out now I'm not really looking at them.

1986 to 1993, I am just planning to keep in boxes, mainly because the binders and sheets are likely worth more than the cards? Although, I suppose if you just want to view your collection and enjoy it, I suppose you could put these in sheets as well?
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:28 PM
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I only look at the sets I have in binders. But I also don't put a set in a binder unless it's almost complete, otherwise they are in boxes. I never look at the cards in the boxes until they get to the binder. Not sure about others, but that's me.
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Old 06-03-2018, 03:42 PM
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I only look at the sets I have in binders. But I also don't put a set in a binder unless it's almost complete, otherwise they are in boxes. I never look at the cards in the boxes until they get to the binder. Not sure about others, but that's me.
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Old 06-03-2018, 04:29 PM
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I have my sets in half top shoe boxes, with each card in a hard top loader. I like it this way so can add to the collection with out moving the cards around or keeping gaps in the collection like you would in binders. I can manipulate the cards anyway i like them. I look at them, especially since I put a lot of time and work into compiling the respective set.
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It is quite a coincidence that you started this thread because I was just thinking about this very thing this morning. I have gone back and forth multiple times between binders and sleeves/toploaders/boxes for a few years. I currently have all of my sets in binders. I can honestly say I look more at my cards in binders. The ONLY reason that I would ever consider going back to boxes is that I actually find the backs of the cards way more interesting than the front. I guess this goes back to when I collected as a kid and I learned so much about baseball and players from the backs (obviously pre-Internet days). It is more difficult to read the backs in sheets. Having said all this, I am planning to keep them in binders for the foreseeable future because it is just so much easier to access the cards.


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I only look at the sets I have in binders. But I also don't put a set in a binder unless it's almost complete, otherwise they are in boxes. I never look at the cards in the boxes until they get to the binder. Not sure about others, but that's me.
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Old 06-04-2018, 05:31 AM
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I sort of have the best of both worlds. My graded cards are all in boxes, but since I've scanned the front and backs of each and created digital albums (thanks PSA!), I can view them anytime I want from the comfort of .... well, anywhere.

My as-God-intended-them-to-be cards are in binders (front and back visible), so those are easy to leaf through as well, but I don't tend to since that would require me getting up from my comfortable place.
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Old 06-04-2018, 08:53 AM
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To tell you that Larry he would have to get out of his comfortable place and go look.

Plus he has unopened packages in his basement from 1962

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Did you get anything in REA?
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No, but I tried...like really hard.

Congratulations on the results, by the way.

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