PANINI COLLECTION STORAGE (THE ULTIMATE GUIDE)

levivo

Member
Hello @fatzep ,

very nice documentation of your storage process. This topic is indeed interesting many collectors around the world.

Its wonderful how many ways and differnet storage possibilities are existing to protect our lovely gold: Panini Stickers/Albums.

Honestly, one important thing i am not sure about it how to store: Sticker Packets.
I dont mean to find a sleeve to put the packet in, more how to keep it save from opening during time.

We all know old sticker packets lose their glue and the stickers can easily fall/taken out. The glue just releases over time, so sticker packets seems to be opened by hand, but in reality just the long time opened them.

Now the question is: Does "air" ensures the opening and drying of the glue? Or is there any other problem.

The "team bags" shown from @fatzep are not completely closed, so i dont know if these keep the sticker packets close "forever".

I still dont have any plan how to manage this problem. I dont want to get my sticker packets get open in 10 years. This would be disaster.

Maybe someone of you have more ideas or inforamtion in this topic.
Cheers
Levivo
 

Ginstigol

New Member
Hi guys,

I have checked all previous threads, let me explain you how I store my collection. It's my first topic so please be gentle with me if it's too long ;)

It has taken me a lot of research and tests to come up to this result, please let me know your thoughts about it. I'll explain in the end how to purchase and give some more tips.


1 - ALBUM STORAGE:

BCW and ULTRA PRO are by far the best in terms of quality and durability. I'm using the BCW "LIFE MAGAZINE" sleeve with a backing board (cut to fi the album), these sleeves allows the album to be slide sideways (PIC 1&2). I then store them into some clear documents plastic display (PIC 3). The backing board really protects the album from bending and it keeps everything rigid. This is by far the best option I've found. (Cost: approx 1,50EUR for sleeve and backing board)

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2 - FULL SET DISPLAY:

I'm slowly starting to store my full sets into customized binders, using 16 pockets plastic sheets (acid free etc) and 1 special sheet for the empty album. It is very important to combine the following brands as everything fits perfectly. Binder + Binder Sleeve are made by EICHNER and are customable, plastic sheets are made by an italian brand called "Masterphil" their products are great. All together, it looks really nice in the cabinet. (PIC 4 > 8) (Cost: Binder 12EUR, Sheets 12EUR/20, Printing 6EUR)

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3 - CRYSTAL CLEAR BOXES DISPLAY:

Other alternative to the binder, the crystal box. I only work with ULTRA-PRO as they are slightly bigger and better quality than BCW. Stackable, they are also acid free and UV protective for the stickers. The 150 cards count will be perfect for all WC/EK sets from 78 > 2019. The 250 cards count will fit Mexico 70, Munchen 74 and all the Swiss editions (Platinum etc) (PIC 9 & 10) (Cost: 2-3EUR)

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4 - INDIVIDUAL CARD PROTECTION:

A: Toploaders; they are great to protect valuable cards and it a very good shipping option. It looks fantastic but can become very bulky if you want to store a complete set like this. I'm mainly using them for the rare and expensive cards. I'm using BCW toploaders + white backing board (cut to fit sleeve) + BCW plastic sleeve + Toploader re-sealable sleeve. (PIC 11 & 12) (Cost: 0,30EUR)

B: Plastic sleeve; I'm using a brand called "MAYDAY GAMES", they are making the perfect sleeves with thick plastic. They have perfect dimensions for Panini stickers. The "Yucatan Narrow" card sleeve (54mmX85mm) will fit Mexico 70 cards while the "Sails of Glory" card sleeve (50mmX75mm) will be perfect for every WC/EC 74 > 2019. (PIC 13 & 14) (Cost: 2,5EUR/50)

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5 - STORAGE BOXES:

To store my doubles and recovered stickers, I'm using BCW cardboard boxes. The 660 cards count is very handy when taking out doubles at a swap meeting. Shoe boxes (that fits toploaders) are also a great find with much more capacity. (PIC 15 & 16) (Cost: 660count 1,5EUR Shoe box 8EUR)

I also like to store my doubles into the crystal clear boxes too...

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6 - SEALED PACKET PROTECTION:

ULTRA-PRO is doing some "TEAM BAGS" wich are re-sealable and fit perfectly all stickers packets. It looks neat stored into a crystal clear 250 count box. Masterphil is also doing 6pockets/sheet... I store them into the sheet + binder. (PIC 17) (Cost: 3EUR/100)

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I guess you all know my secrets now, I have the privilege to go to USA very often and it's easy to deliver things at the hotel. Shipping from US to Europe is very expensive and customs can charge extra fees... If people would like to purchase these items, I would be whilling to help out, I have a fair stock at home (Belgium).

Let me know what you think about this post, any feedback would be great...

Cheers,
Seb
Hello
Great post with a lot of information
Hi guys,

I have checked all previous threads, let me explain you how I store my collection. It's my first topic so please be gentle with me if it's too long ;)

It has taken me a lot of research and tests to come up to this result, please let me know your thoughts about it. I'll explain in the end how to purchase and give some more tips.


1 - ALBUM STORAGE:

BCW and ULTRA PRO are by far the best in terms of quality and durability. I'm using the BCW "LIFE MAGAZINE" sleeve with a backing board (cut to fi the album), these sleeves allows the album to be slide sideways (PIC 1&2). I then store them into some clear documents plastic display (PIC 3). The backing board really protects the album from bending and it keeps everything rigid. This is by far the best option I've found. (Cost: approx 1,50EUR for sleeve and backing board)

View attachment 12809 View attachment 12810

View attachment 12811


2 - FULL SET DISPLAY:

I'm slowly starting to store my full sets into customized binders, using 16 pockets plastic sheets (acid free etc) and 1 special sheet for the empty album. It is very important to combine the following brands as everything fits perfectly. Binder + Binder Sleeve are made by EICHNER and are customable, plastic sheets are made by an italian brand called "Masterphil" their products are great. All together, it looks really nice in the cabinet. (PIC 4 > 8) (Cost: Binder 12EUR, Sheets 12EUR/20, Printing 6EUR)

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3 - CRYSTAL CLEAR BOXES DISPLAY:

Other alternative to the binder, the crystal box. I only work with ULTRA-PRO as they are slightly bigger and better quality than BCW. Stackable, they are also acid free and UV protective for the stickers. The 150 cards count will be perfect for all WC/EK sets from 78 > 2019. The 250 cards count will fit Mexico 70, Munchen 74 and all the Swiss editions (Platinum etc) (PIC 9 & 10) (Cost: 2-3EUR)

View attachment 12817 View attachment 12819


4 - INDIVIDUAL CARD PROTECTION:

A: Toploaders; they are great to protect valuable cards and it a very good shipping option. It looks fantastic but can become very bulky if you want to store a complete set like this. I'm mainly using them for the rare and expensive cards. I'm using BCW toploaders + white backing board (cut to fit sleeve) + BCW plastic sleeve + Toploader re-sealable sleeve. (PIC 11 & 12) (Cost: 0,30EUR)

B: Plastic sleeve; I'm using a brand called "MAYDAY GAMES", they are making the perfect sleeves with thick plastic. They have perfect dimensions for Panini stickers. The "Yucatan Narrow" card sleeve (54mmX85mm) will fit Mexico 70 cards while the "Sails of Glory" card sleeve (50mmX75mm) will be perfect for every WC/EC 74 > 2019. (PIC 13 & 14) (Cost: 2,5EUR/50)

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5 - STORAGE BOXES:

To store my doubles and recovered stickers, I'm using BCW cardboard boxes. The 660 cards count is very handy when taking out doubles at a swap meeting. Shoe boxes (that fits toploaders) are also a great find with much more capacity. (PIC 15 & 16) (Cost: 660count 1,5EUR Shoe box 8EUR)

I also like to store my doubles into the crystal clear boxes too...

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6 - SEALED PACKET PROTECTION:

ULTRA-PRO is doing some "TEAM BAGS" wich are re-sealable and fit perfectly all stickers packets. It looks neat stored into a crystal clear 250 count box. Masterphil is also doing 6pockets/sheet... I store them into the sheet + binder. (PIC 17) (Cost: 3EUR/100)

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I guess you all know my secrets now, I have the privilege to go to USA very often and it's easy to deliver things at the hotel. Shipping from US to Europe is very expensive and customs can charge extra fees... If people would like to purchase these items, I would be whilling to help out, I have a fair stock at home (Belgium).

Let me know what you think about this post, any feedback would be great...

Cheers,
Seb
Hello
Great post and very learnful with a lot of information.

I am looking for rigid protection boards to protect my expensive empty Panini albums.
Do you know where I can order them (in Belgium or abroad).
Thanks

Kind regards Steve
 

Juanitoloco

New Member
In my case, shipping from Italy to Perú for Master Phil are so expensive ¿Any other option for 16 spaces? Thanks in advance.
 

Bidus

Well-Known Member
Hello Guys,

Hope everyone is healthy.

Here after a new product of Masterphil : Masterphil Binder XL

I think it can be the perfect product, it is only a 40mm binder but it has the perfect dimensions, it can be personalized and it has a "pocket" for the binder.

I will try to order one XL Binder in order to check but not so easy to order at masterphil when you are outside Italy. I have done once and my order was done manually with a payment trough bank tranfer.

I will keep you informed

Bidus
 

redwhite

Well-Known Member
I will try to order one XL Binder in order to check but not so easy to order at masterphil when you are outside Italy. I have done once and my order was done manually with a payment trough bank tranfer.
I've ordered already twice the 1 pocket Masterphil sleeves for my empty albums and for both purchases I could pay through Paypal. My order wasn't done at the online store but I could send my order directly by e-mail.
 

jonasnix

New Member
I tried contacting Master Phil directly (via e-mail), but they did not ship to Norway and only gave me an Italian phone number to a vendor in Italy. Not very helpful. After some googling I found the Master Phil binders and pockets on RCCollezionismo.it. Website is in Italian, but google translate helps.

They ship all over Europe it looks like. I have ordered from them twice now, and they are very fast and reliable. My first order was quite large, and the shipping costs was not calculated correctly by the webstore when I made the order, so before they shipped it they sent me an e-mail asking me to pay for the extra shipping costs because of the size/weight of the package (they also gave me the option to cancel the order). So bear this in mind if you decide to order from them. Other than that, I can definitely recommend buying from them if you are struggling to find anyone who ships to your location.

And yes, I have the XL sized binder (not the one that can be personalised) and pockets, and they are perfect for the larger albums and stickers (like Premier League Football 2020 and Football 2021).
 
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jonasnix

New Member
I just noticed that the stickers for UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament Edition does not fit the 16-pocket pages from Master Phil that I have used for all other EURO/WC-albums i have from 1990 to 2018 (don't know about the preview stickers from last year, as I didn't collect those), the pockets are just a bit too narrow. This is a bummer, since I ordered these pages for this use over a month ago, and both the stickers and the pages arrived yesterday. Now, I'll have to order new pages. I think the Master Phil 15Q pages might be a good fit (also because the stickers are horizontal), or do you guys have any other recommendations?

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DecjeNovineFan

Active Member
I just noticed that the stickers for UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament Edition does not fit the 16-pocket pages from Master Phil that I have used for all other EURO/WC-albums i have from 1990 to 2018 (don't know about the preview stickers from last year, as I didn't collect those), the pockets are just a bit too narrow. This is a bummer, since I ordered these pages for this use over a month ago, and both the stickers and the pages arrived yesterday. Now, I'll have to order new pages. I think the Master Phil 15Q pages might be a good fit (also because the stickers are horizontal), or do you guys have any other recommendations?

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panini goes to sht hole they eaven change size cant believe this :( i also use MP binders
 

Greglesuedois

New Member
I just noticed that the stickers for UEFA EURO 2020 Tournament Edition does not fit the 16-pocket pages from Master Phil that I have used for all other EURO/WC-albums i have from 1990 to 2018 (don't know about the preview stickers from last year, as I didn't collect those), the pockets are just a bit too narrow. This is a bummer, since I ordered these pages for this use over a month ago, and both the stickers and the pages arrived yesterday. Now, I'll have to order new pages. I think the Master Phil 15Q pages might be a good fit (also because the stickers are horizontal), or do you guys have any other recommendations?

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Hi,
This sheet dimensions are good, I confirm.
On top, the horizontal design of the “standard” stickers fits quite nicely.
 

Oldschool

New Member
I usually get the ultra pro 16 pockets.

I like the Ultra Pro pockets. Does someone know which Ultra Pro pockets these stickers will fit?
 

jonasnix

New Member
I usually get the ultra pro 16 pockets.

I like the Ultra Pro pockets. Does someone know which Ultra Pro pockets these stickers will fit?
Yeah, the 16 pocket page from Ultra Pro is even smaller than Master Phil, so the stickers will not fit those (I have these as well, and have already checked). However, these 12 pocket pages from Ultra Pro seems to fit nicely, see my attached photo (you'll probably need a 3 ring binder, I have not seen this in "European" version with holes for different ring configurations):
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Oldschool

New Member
Yeah, the 16 pocket page from Ultra Pro is even smaller than Master Phil, so the stickers will not fit those (I have these as well, and have already checked). However, these 12 pocket pages from Ultra Pro seems to fit nicely, see my attached photo (you'll probably need a 3 ring binder, I have not seen this in "European" version with holes for different ring configurations):
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They are perfect but no uk suppliers.
 

Broncky

New Member
does eichner ships to belgium or only the countries like germany zwitserland austria
or where can i buy it i live in europe (belgium)
 

redwhite

Well-Known Member

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