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Old 10-16-2012, 11:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Shipping an A&G N43

I pulled a 2012 A&G Longoria jersey/auto /5. I'm probably going to sell it at some point in the near future, and I was wondering if they make toploaders for cards this size, or is there a better way to package and ship?

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Old 10-16-2012, 01:44 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Not sure how big or thick they are, but you may try a 5x7 or full page toploader. You'll probably want to go bigger, in case the card has a bit of thickness to it.

Something like this, perhaps:
BCW 8.5 x 11 - Topload Holder - 25ct Pack - $24.99 : Blowout Cards - Sports Cards and Trading Cards Wholesale Online Store

You should then be able to ship it in a rigid priority mail envelope.
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Not sure how big or thick they are, but you may try a 5x7 or full page toploader. You'll probably want to go bigger, in case the card has a bit of thickness to it.

Something like this, perhaps:
BCW 8.5 x 11 - Topload Holder - 25ct Pack - $24.99 : Blowout Cards - Sports Cards and Trading Cards Wholesale Online Store

You should then be able to ship it in a rigid priority mail envelope.
They are just as thick as normal A&G cards (I think 30 pt ?), but are about 4x4. So maybe a 4x6 top-loader, if anyone makes those?
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They are just as thick as normal A&G cards (I think 30 pt ?), but are about 4x4. So maybe a 4x6 top-loader, if anyone makes those?
If they're 4x4, then put them in a 4x6 picture frame, and mail away. You can get them at the 99-cent store, for, wait for it, wait for it, 99 cents!
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If they're 4x4, then put them in a 4x6 picture frame, and mail away. You can get them at the 99-cent store, for, wait for it, wait for it, 99 cents!
LOL, well done!
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Old 10-16-2012, 02:51 PM   #6 (permalink)
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FWIW I have an N43 AUTO -
I had to use a team bag as sleeve folded over and sealed shut,
and a Postcard toploader.

To mail - tape loader shut
(postcard loader will not fit into a teambag that im aware of)
and cut cardboard to fit for added protection.

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LOL ... I never want this to be a part of my card-selling routine!
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LOL ... I never want this to be a part of my card-selling routine!
hehe

mine got to me thru the mail, so the process itself must work.
but describing it sure sounds funky, so I tossed that out there.
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They are just as thick as normal A&G cards (I think 30 pt ?), but are about 4x4. So maybe a 4x6 top-loader, if anyone makes those?
Actually, the N43 auto-relics are thicker. They're just like the N43 relics and close to regular A&G relics (75pt or so).

4x6toploaders would be too small, IMO. I use 5x7s I think, and even those are kind of a tight fit. Teambags fit perfectly as sleeves though.
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I honestly think the picture frame idea (with plastic, not glass) is a pretty good idea. I am not a religious man, but I think I may pray a little
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Actually, the N43 auto-relics are thicker. They're just like the N43 relics and close to regular A&G relics (75pt or so).

4x6toploaders would be too small, IMO. I use 5x7s I think, and even those are kind of a tight fit. Teambags fit perfectly as sleeves though.
Ah! Didn't realize it was a relic, because I can't read. You are right.
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I collect N43 Autographs and recently sent 17 of them to SGC for grading/slabbing. SGC is the only company that fits them into a standard size slab. BGS and PSA use ridiculously big slabs and they're a nightmare to store. Before sending them to BGS, I kept them in 4x6 non-recessed screwdown holders made for tickets. Then the holders fit perfectly in a graded card bag. Looked like this:


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Also, offering prize(s) for anyone that can find the two N43 Autographs listed in my sig!! I must be able to acquire card, though
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