Like any other hobbies, collecting Pokémon cards or collectible cards pursuing it as passion should not be hindered with our life’s responsibilities. Our passions and interests make us who we are. It is important to our mental health and are worthy of our time, effort and resources to delve into. If there are some family members and friends who don’t understand your interest in collecting Pokémon cards, leave them be. What’s important is that you are pursuing something that makes you happy.
Since you are already spending your financial resources into buying and collecting these cards, it is important to know how you should store and care for them, especially the unique and expensive ones.
Keep Them Away From The Elements
Since cards are fragile, it is easy for them to be damaged because of certain reasons such as being creased and crinkled, the print being scratched, and or getting wet. One of the first things you should do is to keep the cards away from any outside elements that are harmful to their condition. If your Pokémon cards are in pristine almost still new condition, their value would be maintained.
Keep Them In Separate Card Sleeves
Putting your cards in separate card sleeves could prevent them from getting scratched. Make sure as well to put the only card in one card sleeve because forcing two cards into one is damaging. The possibility of the tow cards scraping against one another might contribute to the scuffing on the prints.
Keep Them In Mint Condition By Storing Them In A Deck Box Or Zippered Binders
If and only if, you decided to sell your collection, cards that are in mind condition would fetch a higher price especially if it is rare, unique and printed among the first editions. If you manage to get a hold of a card that is sought after by other collectors, make sure you store them in a deck box or a zippered binder to keep them secure and without risk of it falling out and getting misplaced. Cards such as these could even double or triple your ROI or return of investment when the time comes that you want to move on and start a new collection.
Give Extra Care To Holographic Cards
As soon as you get the trading cards here especially holographic ones, put them in a card sleeve or in your binder since they are more fragile. One scratch would destroy the whole holographic effect.
Keep Them Organized
Organizing your collection would take time but this is one of the joys of having one. Arrange them by color or arrange them by type. This really depends on you but having a system would make it easier for you to look for a card once you need it or to figure out what else is missing from your collection.
A fulfilling hobby gives you purpose and fulfillment not only to fill your days with something to do. People who are busy every day should still find something they are passionate about because the happiness of doing something you love is beyond words.