Hey all, new collector/player here.
In the recent months, since Ultra Prism, I've gone quite bonkers on the buying of cards (er.. 11 or 12 booster boxes and quite some other things).
I calculated all other things I want and bottom line, I need to slow down now that I have a solid base to build my collection up from. BUT what I need is storage.
So first I put all of my cards inside a nice Eevee-themed ring binder... then had to buy another one... then another. These are just the first copies I have of each card, ordered per release date of the set and within the set per number, as seems most logical to me.
But now the duplicates. I wanted to store them all in tins AND sleeve them all. But... I had 12 packs of the same Eevee-themed sleeves, which are not really cheap and suffice to say that isn't enough by a long shot. And tins appear horrible for storage. I need 2 or more per booster box. How expensive could storage get >.<
So I'm wondering how you guys do that? Even if the cards are duplicates I don't want to damage them. In case I trade, or make decks out of them. Since sleeving them all and tin-storing them all is not a good option, I thought perhaps it would be a good idea to just put that special packing paper for fragile stuff around stacks and then bind the stacks together with rubber bands and put the bound stacks inside of one of the Premium Collection or Collection Pin boxes - problem is that I would have to take out the current contents and the boxes are all on display in my room right now.
So how do you guys suggest I do this in an economical way, while still being able to store them inside something Pokémon-themed? Buy a duplicate Premium box of something, just for the storage of the duplicate cards? Which are probably 1 to 2 thousand of them by now already... but such a box would sure hold a lot more than a tin. A box like the Espeon and Umbreon GX boxes I have, but those two aren't available here anymore. I even had to import those I have now >.<
Some tips would be very much appreciated!
Sylveon is love, Sylveon is life. Favorite Pokémon - whole Eeveelution line, (Alolan+Kanto) Vulpix/Ninetales, Fennekin, Braixen, Mareep, Flaaffy. I have many more that are up there, but these are currently the most important ones to me. It used to be Scyther, Rhydon, Tauros, Electabuzz, Magmar and Gyarados as my 'all-star team' - it was all about cool as a kid, it is all about cute and beautiful now. Oh, how things change!