Bags & Boards for valuable comics
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Can I get some recommendations for high quality bags and boards for my best copies? I hope the bags/boards I put my comics in when I was a kid were acid free. Also what's the best way to seal? I'm guessing there is a better way then tape now, as I remember ruining copies on tape pull...

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1 hour ago, mrc said:

E. Gerber Mylites + Full Backs + microchamber paper (optional) + Scotch Removalble Tape (thumbsu

Mylite bags are made of Mylar and are great for long term storage. Polypropylene would be the next level down... for short term.

I bought a small pack of Microchamber paper (same used by CGC) to use with older comics, especially more valuable or with issues such as a musty odor, etc.....

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10 minutes ago, TTV Norman CU said:

I seriously doubt they were. No worries though.

I put a lot of my comics in mylar / acid free boards and boxes when I was collecting in the 70's.... from  BCE. Chances are if you don't know if you used archival products, then I wouldn't count on them being so.

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29 minutes ago, lizards2 said:

Never use tape around comics, that is just dumb and asking for trouble.

Truer words were never spoken.  :headbang:
 

After 25 years of constantly running the gauntlet pulling comics out and desperately hoping that this wouldn’t be the one time I slip and the tape lands on the cover, I was fortunate to read a post by @skypinkblu recommending those flags.  One of the best days of my collecting life!

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49 minutes ago, Randall Dowling said:

Truer words were never spoken.  :headbang:
 

After 25 years of constantly running the gauntlet pulling comics out and desperately hoping that this wouldn’t be the one time I slip and the tape lands on the cover, I was fortunate to read a post by @skypinkblu recommending those flags.  One of the best days of my collecting life!

It's so funny that you posted that today of all days;)

Since I obviously live in Bizarro world;)  I ran out of small post-its last week and had to use tape on some books I was packing this morning. I did try and remember to fold under the ends and make tabs so the tape could easily be removed and put somewhere else, but I just ordered more small post-its on Amazon;)

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11 minutes ago, oakman29 said:
34 minutes ago, Heronext said:

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Yep.

Until you sell  your crappily encased comics to me.  Then I have to scrape all the krap off, and replace it with a new bag and a post it flag.

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38 minutes ago, oakman29 said:

Yep.

I like these, too. The colors can help with organization and there's room to place a grade and maybe a date or other snippet of info about the comic.

 

Referring to the Avery Dots.

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3 hours ago, lizards2 said:

Never use tape around comics, that is just dumb and asking for trouble.  Especially with mylar products - it sticks, it degrades, it makes a mess out of your mylars/mylites.

To clarify, scotch removable tape does not leave residue and has about the same tackiness as post-it notes, so can be used safely with care. :) 

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5 hours ago, mrc said:
9 hours ago, lizards2 said:

Never use tape around comics, that is just dumb and asking for trouble.  Especially with mylar products - it sticks, it degrades, it makes a mess out of your mylars/mylites.

To clarify, scotch removable tape does not leave residue and has about the same tackiness as post-it notes, so can be used safely with care. :) 

To clarify, I get stuff in all the time with scotch removable tape that has soured, and leaves residue on the bags, not on the tape.

 

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10 hours ago, lizards2 said:
10 hours ago, oakman29 said:
11 hours ago, Heronext said:

36D92892-B9D9-43DB-9B9E-16CE830E0178.jpeg

Yep.

Until you sell  your crappily encased comics to me.  Then I have to scrape all the krap off, and replace it with a new bag and a post it flag.

Edited 10 hours ago by lizards2

Over time the adhesive on color coded labels lots dries up and leaves residue, guaranteed. The only two things I would use are painters tape or, because it makes Lizards happy, post-its.

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Post its suck at holding the thicker mylar flaps over if your doubling it and pulling the top a bit tight I've seen them get loose I had to use 2 lol but yeah they are ok in most situations just maybe I touch the sticky part to often lol 

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51 minutes ago, Krismusic said:

Post its suck at holding the thicker mylar flaps over if your doubling it and pulling the top a bit tight I've seen them get loose I had to use 2 lol but yeah they are ok in most situations just maybe I touch the sticky part to often lol 

(tsk)  And don't use those thicker 4 mil mylars, especially with the flaps that fold over...., dammit!  You can hardly get the books in and out without damaging them! :sumo: 

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13 hours ago, lizards2 said:

Never use tape around comics, that is just dumb and asking for trouble.  Especially with mylar products - it sticks, it degrades, it makes a mess out of your mylars/mylites.

Use these, or equivalent: 

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Those are my favorite banderitas.

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