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Old 10-12-2012, 10:30 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Cards in attic - advice?

With a third child on the way it's time for Dad to clean out some of his toys. I'm not about to sell my collection but I would like to store it in the attic. I've always been terrified that the extreme temperatures would damage cards and/or autos. If I did it I would put the white cardboard collector boxes in large Rubbermaid containers and pray I don't fall while carrying them up the attic stairs
  1. Am I correct that cards in the attic is a bad idea?
  2. Would putting every card in a penny sleeve help any?
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Old 10-12-2012, 10:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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With a third child on the way it's time for Dad to clean out some of his toys. I'm not about to sell my collection but I would like to store it in the attic. I've always been terrified that the extreme temperatures would damage cards and/or autos. If I did it I would put the white cardboard collector boxes in large Rubbermaid containers and pray I don't fall while carrying them up the attic stairs
  1. Am I correct that cards in the attic is a bad idea?
  2. Would putting every card in a penny sleeve help any?
You live in the Toldeo/Lima/Findlay area? If so - this is a bad idea. Too cold, damp and windy 9 months out of the year. The other three months is hot and could do bad things to your cards. Penny sleeves will help, but so would wearing an extra sweater to a gun fight... will only slow down the process, but won't stop it.
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Thanks Scooter - what I had always believed but the Mrs is right, I need to move my Sh!t to make room for another bundle of joy. Guess I'll have to keep thinking.
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You live in the Toldeo/Lima/Findlay area? If so - this is a bad idea. Too cold, damp and windy 9 months out of the year. The other three months is hot and could do bad things to your cards. Penny sleeves will help, but so would wearing an extra sweater to a gun fight... will only slow down the process, but won't stop it.
If you have a bunch of extra cards to store would putting them in Toploaders help?
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If you have a bunch of extra cards to store would putting them in Toploaders help?
I'm no expert, but toploaders would be better than just penny sleeves. I think the major things to avpoid are moisture, excessive temprature, and excessive light. I store all my non-graded stuff in pennysleeves within toploaders - sometimes I rubberband them, but not too tightley. I bought a cheap armoire at IKEA, took out the shelves and keep all my cards in there. Little light with heat and moisture control... plus no one really knows what's in there
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Do you have family in the area ?? How about storing them at Mom and Dads until kids grow up. Plus you have an excuse to get away (once and awhile)from noisy and hectic home
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Old 10-12-2012, 11:29 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Do you have family in the area ?? How about storing them at Mom and Dads until kids grow up. Plus you have an excuse to get away (once and awhile)from noisy and hectic home
Actually I already did that, in-laws have everything from the 80s and 90s. I could dump another couple hundred pounds on them but really was looking to bring the collection home rather than out sourcing more of it. Running out of options so might have to do that.
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Seems like an obvious solution to me, move to a bigger house, hahaha
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Any room under the beds, in the closets, etc? From the sound of things you have too much for that though lol.
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Put a humidor in your attic, problem solved!
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