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Old 02-10-2013, 10:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default general card question:any military around, military moving overseas

I'm posting this hear because I figured it would fit best since I have the most baseball, and there is no specific general card section. So here's my situation.

I was just curious if there are any military here that have pcs'd with their card/comic collection. I'm hoping to get picked up for an overseas assignment, but a little worried about collection being boxed up by strangers then sent on a truck, then a boat for a couple months then finally delivered. If you have been through this was it a good or bad expeirence. Since I am downsizing my collection to begin with, I"m debating sending in 90% of what I don't want to COMC(the upfront cost would kinda suck, but I wouldn't have to worry about it, then from that point just treat it like trading). Or taking the collection to my dads and have it up it up in his attic for the next 3-8 years. Or theres the have the movers deal with it and hope it makes it ok. So any input would be greatly appreciated, thank you.
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Old 02-10-2013, 10:42 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I PCS'd numerous times during my 25 year career, both CONUS & OCONUS. Each time, I boxed up my "less valuable" cards and marked them "Spare Room" because this is where I kept them. The moving company labeled the outside of their moving boxes the same way. This ensured that no extra attention was brought to these boxes. My most valuable always traveled with me.
One of my PCS's, from Eielson AFB, Alaska to Brooks AFB, Texas, I even sold some of my cards to pay for a vehicle repair.
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Retired Army 1SG here- I moved all around the world with sports items that were valuable and personal but you have to take measures to protect them.
1) Don't move common stuff- sell it or leave it behind in storage- COMC is a good option
2) Insurance, insurance, insurance!!!
3) Pictures, scans, documentation
3) If you feel the need to take valuable cards with you hide them among other items- spare room idea is a good one. You want them listed in your inventory but just state "sports cards" and keep a list of what you have for your records
4) I made countless moves and never lost an item and only had one thing broke but I also left many things behind in storage that I did not want to lose

Hope this helps, Jim
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I PCS'd numerous times during my 25 year career, both CONUS & OCONUS. Each time, I boxed up my "less valuable" cards and marked them "Spare Room" because this is where I kept them. The moving company labeled the outside of their moving boxes the same way. This ensured that no extra attention was brought to these boxes. My most valuable always traveled with me.
One of my PCS's, from Eielson AFB, Alaska to Brooks AFB, Texas, I even sold some of my cards to pay for a vehicle repair.
Best of luck in your move, and your career!

Thanks for the info. I like the "spare room" box idea, might have to try that. I had thought of filling a 3 sleeve box with my best stuff and storing it at my dads, I'm sure he can stuff it in a closet somewhere. If I don't move overseas and just to another stateside base then I can just put a couple boxes in my car and be done with it. It's not the cheap ones I'm worried about, but the couple boxes of good ones.
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Retired Army 1SG here- I moved all around the world with sports items that were valuable and personal but you have to take measures to protect them.
1) Don't move common stuff- sell it or leave it behind in storage- COMC is a good option
2) Insurance, insurance, insurance!!!
3) Pictures, scans, documentation
3) If you feel the need to take valuable cards with you hide them among other items- spare room idea is a good one. You want them listed in your inventory but just state "sports cards" and keep a list of what you have for your records
4) I made countless moves and never lost an item and only had one thing broke but I also left many things behind in storage that I did not want to lose

Hope this helps, Jim
I couldn't agree more about the insurance and pictures,documentation.

I've moved a few time and ended up with one box completely missing(Ralf Lauren leather jacket) still mad about that one. I've had several things broken, and most was recovered with insurance and TMO.

I am in the process of organizing everything and once that is done, I will scan everything and have a cd copy back up along with a photo bucket back up.

Speaking of insurance, I"m sure a call to USAA would be a good idea and see what they might require for a claim if something were to show up missing or damaged.
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