Best Way to Display a Set Collection?

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  1. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    I've been working on a collection of all cards in English from DP on. Now that the DP one is almost done (includes RHs, and spamped Luxios), I've been wondering how to display it (or at least, what order it will go in). Any ideas?
  2. DukeFireBird

    DukeFireBird Gallery Administrator<br>Forum Moderator

    hm, well i would have a folder of the 9 card pocket protectors

    and go in numerical order, with reverses, then normal, then stamps in the back.
  3. Absoltrainer

    Absoltrainer Active Member

    I just revamped my HORRBILE organization by pokedex number into sets and this is how I have it set up

    Binder 1
    Holon Phantoms - Set order
    Crystal Guardians - Set Order
    Dragon Fronteirs - Set Order
    Power Keeepers - Set Order
    Reprints - Cards that have been reprinted and are useful ( Stevens, Rare candy, DRE, etc.)

    Binder 2
    Lv. Xs - no particular order
    Exs - Set order
    Old Exs - Set Order
    Stamped Cards
    Diomond and Pearl - Set order
    Mysterious Treasures - Set order
    Secret Wonders - Set order
    Great Encounters - Set order
    Majestic Dawn- Set order
    Japanese Sets
    Japanese Cards
    Japanese Promos
    Prerelease cards
    Absol page (lol yes I have one)
  4. Scorpidad

    Scorpidad New Member

    I hold complete sets in the smaller 4-pocket pages but this works with nine-pocket as well. It is organized as a book as follows.

    "Cover" (first page with no opposing page) has the four different booster packs displayed.

    Once you open that page, the left side has foils 1,2,3,4 and the right side has the regular 1,2,3,4. This repeats to the end. So each page flip shows four more cards, both foil and regular.

    The cards without alternates are always numericially at the end, and just go there. Seems to work well.

    All other cards, Stamped, DPxx promos, etc are stored in another smaller binder on their own. With the exception of the foil versions of piplup, chimchar and turtwig with regular card numbers on them, for some reason they are in the DP binder.

    And the reason for the 4-pocket pages is simple, the binders come with zippers and keep the cards from falling out, and they fit in my son's backpack easier.
  5. Muscovy Level X

    Muscovy Level X New Member

    Those are some pretty good ideas.
    Scorpidad, do you get the regular set-themed 4 card binders? I thought of doing something similar to what you sugested (with a matching binder), but they aren't big enough.
  6. bullados

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    I've just got a different 4 pocket, 10 page binder for each set. The front has all the Holos in order, followed by the Rares in order, then by the Rare Reverse Holos, then the regular RHs, then the Super Rares. I haven't had the chance to do this with my sets older than UF, but it works pretty well for an "average" sized collection.
  7. Scorpidad

    Scorpidad New Member

    No, I use the Ultro-Pro Mini Zippered Album. They hold ultro-pro pages the same size as the 4-pocket 10-page ones with pokemon on them. They hold plenty of pages for a complete set.
  8. TheDarkTwins

    TheDarkTwins Active Member

    I think that your best choice is to buy a box of 100 9-Pocket Pages from Ultra Pro, and the binders that are the Collector's Album. They come in blue and black and have a label on the side that you can write what it is. I like these because they look nice and can hold about 3 sets each if you really want to. However, I would personally limited each to one set.

  9. poketo

    poketo New Member

    I used to seperate them all by Type the Lines.
    Now I use Number order
    Stamp in front
    Reverse (Unless it is the rare holo regular)

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