Tuesday, April 30, 2024


I try to use the top loaders, penny sleeves and some of the modified 9-pocket sheets that I get from trade shipments.  Mostly for shipping other cards out, since they generally aren't clean enough for display or long term storage.  It's better than throwing it all out.  There's enough plastic out there as it is.

The same goes for painter's tape.  If you're doing it right, you're using painter's tape to secure your card shipments.  If you're using scotch tape, deduct three bonus points from your collector score.

I keep mine on the front of the file cabinet next to my computer desk.  That way it's handy to grab some when I'm packing packages.  I've seen other bloggers do the same thing. 

Mine is getting full.  Thanks TCDB traders!


  1. Have something similar on the inside of a cabinet door. But I ran out of space and had to
    .. Gasp!... use the tape for packaging things other than cards!

  2. Love this. I think I've saved quite a bit of $ reusing top loaders, penny sleeves, bubble mailers, etc.

    btw, nice shout-out to TCDb traders.

  3. I have boxes of used top loaders. I'm actually trying to come up with a project that my students can do that utilizes them since there's no way I'll ever use all of them. As for the tape, I tried recycling them... but don't really have the space to stick them. I put some on the edge of my Ikea desk... and it took the paper coating off.

  4. I keep all of my recycled shipping supplies in shoeboxes. Tape is the one thing I don't reuse though.