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  • Do you do anything to protect your most valuable cards?

    I have always worried about theft or fire or even hurricane damage as i live in south florida.

    Yesterday, i scanned in my 40 best cards, all my Mantles, Ruths, Gehrigs, DiMaggios, and a few others, and printed them on good photo paper life size. I am going to cut the scans up into individual cards and put the scans in my albums, and this saturday i am going to the bank to put the actual cards in my safety deposit box.

    For the first time, i will relax and not worry about losing my best cards, particularly to theft. Also, having my actual cards scanned in is great, rather than just putting a picture of the card that i could get on the net, i will know that what i am looking at is a scan of the actual card i own, defects and all.

    Anyone else do anything to protect your best or favorite stuff?
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    All I'm gonna say is this...my other hobby is firearms. I store my cards in the same locked, well-protected room as all except my personal defense guns.
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    • #3
      I tell no one where any of my signed stuff is. Only one other person besides myself knows where they all are located.
      And yes ALL of my expensive UN signed cards and my "worth a lot" HOF signed stuff are insured against theft and fire. That won't replace them if they are burned or swiped. But still...
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        • #5
          I really don't do much. I don't have any cards that are worth much over $50.
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          • #6
            I have them in a binder right now. They're nothing too valuable but when I get a job I'll definately be buying a mid-sized safe so I can put all my important things in. I don't wanna lose my stuff.

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            • #7
              I have some of my most valuable ones in a safe, the others, in my moms basement, which has got 15 locks on it, as I have collected vinntage games and consoles down there. So there you go.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by rwolfe09 View Post
                I have them in a binder right now. They're nothing too valuable but when I get a job I'll definately be buying a mid-sized safe so I can put all my important things in. I don't wanna lose my stuff.
                Man, my thing with these safe boxes is that if a thief gets into my house, he sees a safe, he'll just go straight for it and carry the whole thing out, arent we making it easier for him than if he had to look all over the place for the valuables??
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by dabigyankeeman View Post
                  I have always worried about theft or fire or even hurricane damage as i live in south florida.

                  Yesterday, i scanned in my 40 best cards, all my Mantles, Ruths, Gehrigs, DiMaggios, and a few others, and printed them on good photo paper life size. I am going to cut the scans up into individual cards and put the scans in my albums, and this saturday i am going to the bank to put the actual cards in my safety deposit box.

                  For the first time, i will relax and not worry about losing my best cards, particularly to theft. Also, having my actual cards scanned in is great, rather than just putting a picture of the card that i could get on the net, i will know that what i am looking at is a scan of the actual card i own, defects and all.

                  Anyone else do anything to protect your best or favorite stuff?


                  I could never stand not seein my collection and only being able to see scans of it. I keep all my memorabilia in cases in my room (in the basement of my house). I don't have much locks on my door but I'm trying to figure out more ways to protect my collection even better. I think being that I'm done with high school now, and being home more often, that is protecting it in the most smallest way.
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                  • #10
                    All of my valuables are in a bank safe deposit box

                    I collect coins and old paper money in addition to baseball cards. One thief could walk off with several thousand dollars worth of stuff, so the only safe route for me is to lock them up. One of these days, I'll buy an enormous safe that's way to heavy to haul off. I'll bolt and weld it into place and hide it so well that nobody will ever be able to find it. Then I'll store all my valuables in it and I can look at them when I want to.

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