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Old 01-08-2018, 12:48 PM
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I have two display cases I used to have action figures in. It's about 36x36" and 4" deep. Made of walnut with glass shelves.

The first case is in my basement, split level house, so the basement is only 4 feet under the ground. It's not humid, not in direct sunlight - not really in any light. Just in the corner of the basement.

I have LED lights on the cabinet, but never and will never use them.

If I put my graded cards in the case with the sleeve covers like this:
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The second cabinet is in my kids room and he has his cards in penny sleeves, then a top holder. The light isn't direct, but he gets some morning light. Not direct, just the room is pretty bright in the morning.

What do you guys think?
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Old 01-08-2018, 03:16 PM
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I would be a little hesitant to display my cards with direct sunlight hitting them. I've seen a lot of different items fade over time, simply from being on display for a prolonged time. If you choose to do so, I would consider investing in some UV film to put over the top of the case. This would certainly help/slow down the process.
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I would be a little hesitant to display my cards with direct sunlight hitting them. I've seen a lot of different items fade over time, simply from being on display for a prolonged time. If you choose to do so, I would consider investing in some UV film to put over the top of the case. This would certainly help/slow down the process.
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Old 01-08-2018, 07:24 PM
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People who are conscious of limiting light, especially direct light, will generaly be in good shape.
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You should only view your cards in total darkness.
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Old 01-09-2018, 12:24 AM
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Problem solved

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LOL... I think it's more the direct sunlight that would hurt....and I also think indirect light can affect things a little bit unless they are UV protected. My Horner Composite is the only thing I have gotten protected and is the only valuable thing I have on display. This is a very poor picture but it is fairly consistent in its focus in person, not like this picture.

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Sounds like the basement case is fine. From what I'm hearing, though, I wouldn't put anything of value in the other case. Although direct sun is by far the worst, really any light is not good.
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my cards are displayed but they are in an big enclosed cabinet - u have to open the wood doors to see them.
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