YouTuber reveals how to store your prized Pokemon cards incorrectly

A Pokemon TCG collector shocked fans by revealing the devastating damage Binder Pokemon cards can do. The YouTuber explained the best way to store your TCG items.

When the Pokemon TCG launched in the ’90s, no one could have guessed that the cardboard pieces could be worth thousands of dollars one day. With the explosion in value and popularity of the hobby in 2020, players are flocking to collect both retro and new sets.

However, according to an expert, many fans are misstocking their coveted Nintendo collectibles. The YouTuber showed the extensive damage that can happen Pokemon Cardsalso with common storage protection materials such as folders and sleeves.

Pokemon TCG YouTuber Deep Pocket Monster discards cards in binder.
YouTube: Deep Pocket Monster

The YouTuber showed fans how to safely store Pokémon cards in binders.

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TCG YouTuber Deep pocket monster covered the topic in his YouTube video “Correct Way To Store Pokemon Cards in a Binder”. In the upload, the content creator explained how bad the commonly used three-ring binders are for Pokemon cards.

“If you’re using a binder with O-rings, that’s bad,” he said. “O-rings are actually the main cause of your dented, crumpled, or concave Pokemon cards. Once you add too many pages and close your folder, the cards on the top page will move back to the spine. Use a D-ring binder instead as it is rounded on one end and beveled on the other.”

The Pokemon Fan then showed how collectors using both sides of a binder side sleeve can actually inflict serious scratches on your Pokemon cards. “If you use both sides of the sleeves you can cause some pretty serious damage as the two cards slowly rub against each other. It’s also BAD to play two cards against each other.” Here are the tips the YouTuber recommends for TCG saving:

  • Use D ring binders.
  • Only have one card per case – not two collectibles in a row.
  • Look for side-loading binder pages. The ones with the top opening are more prone to fraying the edges of your card.
  • Put each individual card in a penny sleeve before inserting them into a binding page.
  • Do not stack your folders on top of each other as the weight can cause cards to press into the spines of the rings. Instead, keep your folders upright like books on a shelf.
  • Keep your cards away from humid places and store them at room temperature if possible.

Deep Pocket Monster also warned fans not to buy the fancy folders with a hard case and zip case, as they can often have cheap O-ring spikes.

With the price some Pokemon cards from the past are now selling for, it’s more important than ever to protect the collectibles you have now. Especially since most of the value is tied to the quality and sorting of the items. YouTuber reveals how to store your prized Pokemon cards incorrectly

Emma Bowman

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