First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day. I spent some much needed time with the family and successfully avoided the Black Friday crowds. All in all, a relatively stress free four day weekend. I also received a couple of cards for my collection this weekend. Both cards were purchased from Ebay.
One thing to note about the Tony Gwynn card. This card is THICK. Which poses a couple of issues. First, it makes the card very susceptible to damage. There have been quite a few internet reports of folks finding damaged corners and chipping right out of the box. Which is pretty sad for such a high end product.
The second issue is how to properly store a card this thick. It was shipped to me in a 10ct plastic box. The card fits, but I’d rather not store this card in something like that. I found an Ultra Pro Magnetic Card Holder for Super Thick cards laying around. It’s rated for cards up to 130pt. Unfortunately, this card is just a bit too thick for this holder. When I close the holder, you can see a small gap along the sides. I also have a toploader that’s rated for 180pt cards. The card fits fine, but it’s too thick for a penny sleeve. I’d prefer to have it in a penny sleeve if I’m going to put this in a toploader.
Has anyone out there found something else besides a 10 count box to store Five Star cards?