We’ve written extensively on how to sell your Pokemon cards and what determines the value of your Pokemon cards. One topic that always comes up is the condition of your Pokemon cards and how that affects their value and selling price – as condition deteriorates, so does value.
One of the easiest things you can do to preserve the value of your Pokemon cards is to store them properly from the very beginning.
Here are some tips from the experts at Neatstuff Collectibles on how to store your Pokemon cards properly to preserve their value:
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First, Determine Their Value
Why determine their value first you might ask? Well, there are a number of ways to store Pokemon cards, and some are more efficient while others are more expensive. If you’re dealing with a huge collection of everyday Pokemon cards with low to moderate value, you’d choose to store those differently than if you had one extremely rare and valuable Pokemon card worth a small fortune.
For example, in the case of having a large collection with no particularly valuable individual cards, it’s probably best to store them in binder sleeves. This is a very efficient way to achieve a solid level of protection from the elements without breaking the bank.
However in the case of one extremely valuable Pokemon card, it may make sense to get a well-designed plastic case to store it in. Obviously this would be impractical to store a large collection of cards one-by-one, but for a handful of very rare Pokemon cards, it’s worth the trouble to add an additional level of protection.
Always Have Two Layers Of Protection. Always!
Even after storing the Pokemon cards in binder sleeves or individual plastic cases, you don’t want to simply have that binder or individual card laying around. Therefore you’ll want to add a second layer of additional protection in the form of a storage container. For a very light level of protection, a cardboard box that is well labeled from the outside will do. For a bit more beefed up protection, you can go with a plastic bin. Both of these will help prevent negative effects due to temperature and humidity changes as well as light exposure.
It’s Not Only How You Store Them, But Where You Store Them
Once you have your Pokemon cards stored away in two levels of protection, you’ll want to think about where you’re storing them as this is just as important. For example, storing in a basement, garage or attic is not advised due to the vast temperature and humidity changes which can negatively affect cards no matter how well they’re stored and preserved. Additionally, in those spaces you always run the risk of flooding or water damage, which you want to avoid at all costs no matter how slim the risks are. One of the best spots for storing your Pokemon cards is in a closet towards the middle of your home that doesn’t share any walls with the outside of your home. This will provide maximum protection from light, temperature changes and humidity changes.
Have Questions About Your Pokemon Cards Or Want To Sell Them? Talk To Us!
If you’re going through the trouble of storing your Pokemon cards properly, chances are you wonder about their value and potential selling price. Or maybe you’re already looking for a seller. Either way, we’re here to help!
If you’d like to sell your Pokemon cards or want to learn more about selling your Pokemon cards, give us a call at 800-326-7064 or fill out our seller inquiry form and someone will be able to answer your questions and guide you through the process, and potentially make a top-dollar all-cash offer for your Pokemon cards!