If you have ever wanted to organize a trade section for the trading card game you are addicted to, you might find that it is a little more complicated then you thought. Boxes can be clumsy and hard to look through. They may be a great compact way to store your cards, but when you want to trade them you will want your cards open and in plain view. Also having your cards in a box will make people touch them and move them around when they are searching for one they want. This can lead to card damage and wear. A card binder is the best way to keep your cards safe, and allow for quick viewing.
Professional card binders are very expensive, especially if you get official ones for the card game you collect. Official ones may be made of nicer materials and guarantee no PVC or other chemicals that will age or damage your cards. However, you can make your own for a lot less.
At your local department store, you can usually find a sports card section. These sections are usually by the checkouts, and very in size. Somewhere in the mess of baseball, football and trading card games you will find card sleeves and flat clear sheets of card protectors. These card protectors have three whole punches on one side that will fit into your normal everyday binders and trapper keepers. While the cards sleeves allow you to put cards in and display them.
Once you have put these sleeves in the binder of your choice its time to take your trading cards and put them in the slots of your new binder’s leaves. If you have multiple cards of the same kind you should put them all together in one section. Another tip you will want to do is put the cards back to back. Meaning you double the amount of cads you are able to store in one sleeve. If your cards can be arrange the cards by rarity, and color you are going to want to sort them out into their prospective groups.
One thing you will want to be careful about is over packing a single card sleeve. This can leave to splitting and ruining one of the sleeves. If you find that you have too many cards, you can always go out, and buy knew protector leafs, if not make a hole new binder.