|04-13-2017, 02:33 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
binder pages for odd sized sketch cards
Thought I would share this, I thought that other sketch card collectors might find it interesting/handy.
Over the years, I've picked up a lot of odd sized sketch cards that have been difficult to store or view. Puzzle sketch cards, Rittenhouse AP sketch cards, 4x6 and 5x7 cards, etc. Plus a couple of years ago I picked up a bunch of Breygent World of Fantasy z-sketch cards (an 8x10 piece of paper with cards attached to two corners; that fold up like a map to regular card sized; but to view the art, it has to be unfolded).
While I found that you can buy different sized toploaders to fit a lot of these cards (3x5, 4x6, 5x7, 8x10, etc), then I had a stack of odd sized toploaders just piled up in different spots in my apartment. But recently, I found that you can get binder pages to hold different sized cards, and here is what I've picked up so far:
1-pocket Magazine binder page (holds up to 8.5x11)
I'm using these for the z-sketch cards. I added a comic backing board behind the sketch to provide some added stability so the page wouldn't curl up (went with the Golden Age comic size, which are 7.5x10.5 in size).
2-pocket binder page (holds up to 5x7 cards)
On the right is a 5x7 sketch card, on the left is a 4x6 sketch card, plus I cut up a comic backing board to 5x7 size to put behind it. I think that makes the card look better; plus, it helps keep the sketch card from sliding around.
These pages also hold the Rittenhouse Marvel's Greatest Battles Meghan Hetrick puzzle sketch cards in their original toploaders. Again, I put a backing board behind them to that you wouldn't see a lot of clear space.
Here are a couple of 4x5 Rittenhouse AP sketch cards. They are in 4x6 toploaders, then in the binder pages with backing boards behind them.
3-pocket binder pages (holds up to 4x6 cards)
Here are a couple of 2-card uncut puzzle sketch cards (3.5x5 in size), one in a toploader and one without, with backing boards behind them.
And for a comparison, a 2-card puzzle with a backing board behind it, and a couple of uncut puzzle cards in toploaders but without backing boards. I definitely think they look better with the backing boards behind them.
Anyways, hope this helps! On the 2-pocket pages, it is a little annoying that they are about 1 inch shorter across than the other pages. I see that you can buy 2-pocket pages that are the same width, but I don't like how they look. They've basically added a 1 inch wide piece of clear plastic to the right hand side of the page. If they had centered the page by putting a half inch on either side, then I might have bought them.
I haven't checked the see if the 4x6 toploaders will fit in the 3-pocket pages. If they do, then I might change things up a little. Also need to see if the 5x7 toploaders will fit in the 2-pocket pages, since I have a couple of Veronica O'Connell sketch cards I'd like to put in my binder, but I want them to have a little more protection.
I also see they have 4-pocket pages that hold up to 3.5x5 cards. So those might hold the 2-card puzzles better. I went with the 3-pocket pages instead, because I liked how 1 of the pockets is oriented in a different direction than the other 2, since I have some puzzles that are horizontal and some that are vertical.
|04-13-2017, 08:50 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2012
Congrats. You should have asked. I've been using these various size photo pages for years. My old LCS carried them and sold them all by the page.
For your z cards, instead of a golden age backer, I recommend you trim a magazine backer to fit snuggly, or just buy acid free 8x10 cards took at the craft store. I prefer a black background, so I switched over to that a few years ago. Cheaper too.
Oh, and totally agree about the 5x7 pages.
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|04-17-2017, 03:47 PM||#3 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2014
I like the 4 pocket pages. They hold some cards I have nicely. They have a million different types of pages because of odd shaped cards, but also for bills and coins and postcards etc. I picked up a few of a bunch of different types at the comic shop awhile back. There's 3 pocket ones that are all in a row meant for bills that would probably hold widevidion stuff.
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