If you're a player or team collector... chances are you collect minis whether you like them or not. On Thursday, Gavin over at Baseball Card Breakdown showed off a 9-pocket page of Dwight Gooden cards. If you're a fan of Doc, click the link and check it out.
One of the cards he featured was a 2020 Allen & Ginter mini. He created a custom frame-like thing to keep the card from sliding around and wondered if this is common for collectors who store cards in binders.
Well... it's common for me. Until I saw a guy on YouTube use these:
What you're looking at is a BCW Tobacco Card Insert... which is a protective holder similar to a penny sleeve. Sorry. This scan isn't doing the product any justice. Here's a look at the sleeve with a card inside of it:
Obviously this product is meant to protect your vintage tobacco cards and minis, but they can also convert your 9-pocket pages from this:
And if you're a top-loader kind of collector, they fit into those too:
Any downsides? Yup. A couple.. First thing is they aren't as cheap as penny sleeves. BCW sells them in packages of 25 for $1.49 + shipping.
The other thing that kind of sucks is BCW's shipping isn't cheap. Back in December, they had these on sale for 97¢ each, so I grabbed ten packs and they charged me $9.13 for shipping... which broke down to about $1.89 a pack/shipped (which is about 7.5¢ per sleeve).
Personally it was worth every penny to this obsessive compulsive collector. What about you?
Does this product interest you?
By the way...
#1: I'm not sponsored by BCW. This is just a personal product review.
#2: A special thank you to Xavier (who is one of my blog supporters) for sending me the minis used in this post.
Happy Saturday and sayonara!