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

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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)

View attachment 12826


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.
 

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