For example... for years I've had a very strict routine on how I store my autographs and memorabilia cards. I put the card in a penny sleeve, then slide the penny sleeve into a top-loader, and finally insert the top-loader into a team bag.
This system has worked for years, but it always bothered me that the team bags were too wide, which forced me to store them in an angle in my BCW Super Monster Boxes (right column):
Then a few months ago, I watched a video on YouTube and the guy showed off something called Perfect Fit sleeves.
They're similar to Ultra Pro team bags, except for the sleeve is a little thicker and is much narrower:
Here's a side by side comparison:
It may not look like that much of a difference, but the Perfect Fit sleeves are almost one centimeter narrower, which makes a huge difference.
Unfortunately... my OCD issue hasn't entirely been solved. Transitioning from Ultra Pro team bags hasn't been cheap. Each 50ct. package is $2.49. Plus the BCW Super Monster Boxes that I use are designed for top-loaders that aren't bagged.
So even though the Perfect Fit sleeves are narrower, they not quite narrow enough. The good news is that I no longer need to store all three rows at an angle. The bad news is that the middle row's angle looks a little more severe than before.
Overall the Perfect Fit sleeves allow me to fit more top-loaders into each box, but there's still room for improvement. However that's really up to BCW and their Super Monster Boxes design. If their rows were a tad bit wider all of my OCD issues would be appeased.
What about you? Do you use top-loaders? If so...
How do you store them?
Happy Saturday and sayonara!