Do you guys binder your card backs/instructions?

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  1. Alucard77

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    I have been thinking of bindering my card backs and directions. However, I am not sure what exactly to use. I haven't seen a 16x16 type of binder I can do this with. Ideally I would want to sleeve the directions and the card. a 16x16 will fit 1 set of instuctions or 2 cards.

    So I was wondering if you guys do this. If so, what do you use and where did you buy it from.

    Thanks,
     
  2. Galvatron Rage

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    Hmm, that's a neat idea. It would be cool to flip through a binder of old cardbacks 10 years from now.

    Sorry man, I can't name any place specific, but what you're looking for reminds me of "archival storage" - for important documents in libraries, etc..

    I think whatever you find will be very expensive. I tried the terrible idea of putting my comics in nice binders and pages, and it got crazy-expensive real quick.
     
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    I do it with my directions. I use a standard 8.5x11 binder sheet that is archival grade. I get them at Walmart for around $6 per 50 I think. I then put them in 3 ring binders. Right now I have about 14 or so that are all Transformer themed, picked them up during the back to school time frame for a couple bucks each. I seperate them by generation, with g1 autobots, g1 decepticons, armada, energon, rid, etc. Also have one just for Prime and Megs.
     
  4. TrueNomadSkies

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    This is an amazing idea, and considering that I've got binders & binders of trading cards (Yugioh, DBZ, MTG, Pokemon, Digimon, Marvel/DC, etc), the fact that I've never thought of doing this with cardbacks & whatnot is beyond me. Instead, I just keep everything recent in a drawer, as my older stuff ended up getting thrown out when I moved. :( 
     
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    If you call the garbage a binder, then yes I binder them.
     
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    I use photo albums for all my G1 stuff, but have yet to organize my Bayverse and Classics instructions.

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    Well, you could always... recycle?
     
  8. Alucard77

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    I was thinking a picture album, but I have to find at least a 12" picture album.

    The classics line instructions kinda suck to because they are not neatly shaped when folded. Not sure how a picture album will hold these.
     
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    With the instructions and whatever else comes inside the package besides the Transformer (And accessories/weapons etc.) I just toss into a drawer in my room.

    It's getting pretty full :lol 
     
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    I have a box I throw them in... And the only reason I do that is for when the day comes that I have to sell my collection, they're worth more with the instructions.
     
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    I just throw em in a bag if I dont keep the box. Otherwise, most of my stuff is MIB so I dont need to organize in this manner.
     
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    Hyperoptic has some great threads about this:

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/transformers-toy-discussion/276107-g1-instruction-booklet-setup.html

    http://www.tfw2005.com/boards/trans...-paperwork-display-storage-setup-options.html


    I've recently been resourcing all of my paperwork as well. For G1 instructions, I've got the Ultra Pro pages in a binder. Each page holds four (4) instructions. For cardbacks, I'm using clear scrapbooking pages. I've yet to buy binders, but I have most of my cardbacks resourced now.
     
  13. MrFX

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    I just toss them into a zip lock bag and call it a day.
     
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    a drawer dedicated to instructions. a paper grocery bag with the boxtops :D 
     
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    Deluxe cardbacks are in a binder. Instructions and smaller cardbacks are in a box.
     
  16. Superquad7

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    I thought I'd update with some photos:

    (G1-G2 Instruction Booklets:

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    (You'll see the green tote to the left. That's where everything used to be. Now, everything is in pages. I've just got to get some proper binders . . . .

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    (The "standard" binders just don't work:) 

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    Ugg... really wish I hadn't let my parents throw all of my boxes & whatnot away when we moved.

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    I too followed Hyperoptic's method to great success. Currently I am binding everything from G1 through Beast Machines. After that, tech specs and instructions get a little out of hand so I just have them in a file folder for now. You can see my stuff here.
     
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    Awesome thread, now I have a method of making more room space, while organizing my collection. Superquad, great pics for reference, though how did you cut away the front bubble so neatly from that RTS Perceptor (vs looking like the BW cardbacks)? I guess, keeping parts of the bubble intact as well?
     
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    this is a brilliant idea...
     

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