Album Storage

Useful Information?

  • Yes

    Votes: 2 28.6%
  • No

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • We need better protection for our Hobby!!!

    Votes: 5 71.4%

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ilias

Active Member
#1
Hello everyone!





I have been collecting Panini Albums for many years and never came across good protection. I know we all love to collect, but protecting your memories is very important too. I bought a couple comic books and noticed they have these special sleeves and something called boards to protect the book from getting damaged on the spine,creases etc.





Also the boards are good for acid since comics are printed on acidic paper the acid goes onto the board sounds weird,but you have to see it for yourself on old books.





Back to Albums! I was very impressed on the protection comic books have. I started doing research and luckily I came across something awesome. I purchased Sleeves,Top-Loaders and Shoe boxes (Shoe boxes to place the Top-Loaders) from a company called BCW. I noticed they also sell Sleeves,Top-Loaders & Boards for magazines. I was really interested so I purchased the Sleeves & Top-Loaders (Years ago maybe 2014 WC), but I was too scared to pull the trigger on the boards. I kept doing research on the material recent comic books are printed on and it seems Panini albums use the same material. So I thought if comics are placed in these bags and boards I’m pretty sure my books will be safe too.





Below I took some photos. I’m always opened to any suggestions and questions!




Hope this helps
 

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Danju

Well-Known Member
#3
I do not like this solution, cause you are waisting space with those huge "boards" and "top loaders".To keep it as small as possible is my way, just cause space is limited. I Use LDPE covers that are free of cemicals, instead of a top loader. They have 2 pro´s 1. they are self sticking on top so you can wrap them arround the album and it is protected from above too 2. minimum extra space necessary.
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These sleeves are possible to get in almost every size so that you can get the perfect fitting one for all the different albums as of WC, FIFA365 or smaller albums from early years.


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Stored in a bookshelf you do not need the cardboards too...
 

LeicesterRob

Well-Known Member
Contributor
#4
That's beautiful storage @Danju ! I like it very much! I guess you keep it out of the sunlight too as that is a killer for Panini albums! Thankfully we get 11 months a year of clouds here!

I like @ilias solutions too. I've received some items from sellers and they have included the album in similar protective sleeves combined with cardboard.
 

ilias

Active Member
#5
I do not like this solution, cause you are waisting space with those huge "boards" and "top loaders".To keep it as small as possible is my way, just cause space is limited. I Use LDPE covers that are free of cemicals, instead of a top loader. They have 2 pro´s 1. they are self sticking on top so you can wrap them arround the album and it is protected from above too 2. minimum extra space necessary.
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These sleeves are possible to get in almost every size so that you can get the perfect fitting one for all the different albums as of WC, FIFA365 or smaller albums from early years.


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Stored in a bookshelf you do not need the cardboards too...
I like the way you have your collection setup. I’m just not sure how much support a book shelf has on these albums.
 

ilias

Active Member
#6
That's beautiful storage @Danju ! I like it very much! I guess you keep it out of the sunlight too as that is a killer for Panini albums! Thankfully we get 11 months a year of clouds here!

I like @ilias solutions too. I've received some items from sellers and they have included the album in similar protective sleeves combined with cardboard.

Thanks, The cardboard prevents the spine from having any creases.
 

edison

New Member
#7
I do not like this solution, cause you are waisting space with those huge "boards" and "top loaders".To keep it as small as possible is my way, just cause space is limited. I Use LDPE covers that are free of cemicals, instead of a top loader. They have 2 pro´s 1. they are self sticking on top so you can wrap them arround the album and it is protected from above too 2. minimum extra space necessary.
View attachment 11313

These sleeves are possible to get in almost every size so that you can get the perfect fitting one for all the different albums as of WC, FIFA365 or smaller albums from early years.


View attachment 11312

Stored in a bookshelf you do not need the cardboards too...
The Hardcover Albums in Vertical position Good idea!, but, the Softcover albums in vertical position ...bad idea!.
 
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Danju

Well-Known Member
#8
The Hardcover Albums in Vertical position Good idea!, but, the normal albums in vertical position ...bad idea!.
No clue what should be bad with this solution ...
The albums have no chnce to bend due to they are stuck between the others, I would not store them like this if there would be a chance to damage them. But anyway everywone should find his perfect solution...
 

edison

New Member
#9
No clue what should be bad with this solution ...
The albums have no chnce to bend due to they are stuck between the others, I would not store them like this if there would be a chance to damage them. But anyway everywone should find his perfect solution...
With the passage of time and weight the corners of the softcover albums are deformed. The vertical position is recommended for hardcover albums.

I share this interview with Experts in Conservation of the National Library of Peru.

It is in Spanish, but it has the translation of Subtitles available in English, I hope it contributes something to the topic. regards
 
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ilias

Active Member
#10
With the passage of time and weight the corners of the softcover albums are deformed. The vertical position is recommended for hardcover albums.

I share this interview with Experts in Conservation of the National Library of Peru.

It is in Spanish, but it has the translation of Subtitles available in English, I hope it contributes something to the topic. regards

I look how comic book collectors keep there albums and they always mention something called spinal damage from pressure.

I did plenty of research and that’s why I found cardboard to prevent that from happening.
 

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