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Storing your unopened

So I have some things I’m planning on keeping unopened and I have some questions depending on storing. I will share what I’m doing;
I don’t have much in terms of unopened goes ( 2 fasc 89 fleer bb containing the uncensored ff variant. 2 89-90 fleer fasc, and my unopened vending case of ‘81 topps).
Right now, they’re all sitting on my shelf in my basement. Basement stays about 60-65 degrees year-round.
They’re not really on display for people to see, just stored in my basement. What I have doesn’t have any gum in it, but I also don’t want them affected by moisture, or “sweating” in the box, so are they ok sitting on the shelf in my cool basement?
Should I tote them up and put some desiccant in the tote? Any tips for environment control if they stay out? Thx in advance!


  • thedutymon11thedutymon11 Posts: 212 ✭✭✭


    Get Em out of the Basement! I have a Spare Room Closet that would be PERFECT for your storage! :D:D



  • baz518baz518 Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭

    I always hear about great finds in storage units/garages/attics/basements... and often times the cards and/or unopened product are in "great shape". I get the gum issue, but wonder if there's a legit way to store something like a vending case? Wrapped in saran wrap, double boxed, wrapped in a blanket and tucked in a plastic tub?

  • esquiresportsesquiresports Posts: 1,343 ✭✭✭

    Should be fine to leave in the basement. Most boxes outside of OPC and Topps Super-Cello (1980-81) are pretty strong against the elements.

    Always buying 1971 OPC Baseball packs.
  • balco758balco758 Posts: 557 ✭✭✭✭

    Esquire. What’s the issue with super cello and the elements? May need to move 2 of mine. Thanks.

  • baz518baz518 Posts: 1,081 ✭✭✭

    @balco758 said:
    Esquire. What’s the issue with super cello and the elements? May need to move 2 of mine. Thanks.

    It's the gum and it bleeding into the bottom of the cards... same with OPC.

  • billwaltonsbeardbillwaltonsbeard Posts: 3,423 ✭✭✭

    I would suggest keeping your unopened material in the same place you keep your cards

  • blurryfaceblurryface Posts: 1,601 ✭✭✭✭

    depending on where you are, dehumidifier in the basement.

    the best ability is availability.

  • mintonlyplsmintonlypls Posts: 933 ✭✭✭✭

    Safe deposit box...

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