How to keep autographs?

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  1. ILoveDinobot

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    This past weekend I went to NYCC and I got some comics autographed, but now I was wondering how do I keep them? Should I frame them? Are there special frames? Hard sleeves(like the ones for prints)? What's the way to keep them?

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    Hard Sleeve them and put them in a place where they'll be treasured. Make sure to keep it out of sunlight.
     
  3. ILoveDinobot

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    Does the sunlight fade them? Even in a protective sleeve? D:
     
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    If you get an acrylic sheet protector they're UV resistant. Framing with UV resistant glass and acid-free matteboards are also a good idea. The cheapest route is always page protectors in a sturdy binder, especially if you collect autographs. Just remember like comic books, you should replace your storage materials every year or so.
     
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    I just keep the autographed comics I got in regular sleeves, so do I need to buy special ones? And what do you mean by replacing storage materials every year or so, will my sleeves/boards/storage box deteriorate that fast?
     
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    It's a good idea to replace comic bag and boards because of all the acid and crap they're meant to absorb. After a while the ink and such from the comic can start bleeding over into the bags and boards. It's like changing the air filter in your house.
     
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    The most important thing is to keep them out of the sunlight,otherwise they will slowly fade away.Other than that I don't do anything special.
     
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    Ah, ok. Don't need to worry about that for a good year since I just got some 2 weeks ago. I'm good with the cardboard box though, right?
     
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    This is a bit more complicated than I thought it would be. But thanks!
     
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    I just keep mine in a folder.. I'm too lazy to buy frames and stuff.
     

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