Bags and Boards.

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#1 Posted by Miss Menace (12222 posts) - - Show Bio

I'm one for the cheep ones, but i don't know if thats best here. 

#2 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

I buy whatever is available.

#3 Posted by 604comics (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Do you just want to board and bag the comics so they don't get damaged? Those polypropylene bags you listed should do. If you want want to get into the more serious stuff, do a search for Mylite bags and acid-free boards. I bag & board all my books because I'm OCD like that. The books I get via DCBS are mylite bagged, the ones I buy at the LCS are poly bagged ('cause I can't find mylites locally).

#4 Posted by Vance Astro (91230 posts) - - Show Bio

Any type of bags and boards work.

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#5 Posted by Mercy_ (92695 posts) - - Show Bio
@604comics: Yes. I don't plan on having any CGC graded or anything. What's the difference between the two types of bags?
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#6 Posted by 604comics (89 posts) - - Show Bio

Mylite bags don't contain any acid. Acid is enemy of paper, tends to discolour it over time (albeit a really long time). Really important stuff is bagged with mylite and acid-free boards. If you use poly bags and boards that contain acid, you may want to considering replacing the board/bag every 7 years or so.

#7 Posted by Mercy_ (92695 posts) - - Show Bio
@604comics: Gotcha. Thank you for your help. Now, about DCBS, how much is shipping?
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#8 Posted by Silver2467 (16527 posts) - - Show Bio

When my brother orders Star Wars comics, they often times come in bags. They are simple, transparent bags, and I do not believe they are extremely high quality. But they do keep his comics in fairly good shape. 

#9 Posted by CellphoneGirl (18854 posts) - - Show Bio

I always thought there was one type... lol

#10 Posted by TheMess1428 (2176 posts) - - Show Bio

Just take the ones you have or count how many you have if there's too many to take with you, to your local comic book store and ask for that many bags and boards. They'll charge you accordingly.

#11 Posted by King Saturn (224186 posts) - - Show Bio
@Vance Astro said:
" Any type of bags and boards work. "
this is it... 
#12 Posted by Vance Astro (91230 posts) - - Show Bio

It all depends on where you keep your comics.I have the most generic of bags and boards and my comics don't have any blemishes.The only comics I have with better protection are my Marvel Anniversary Variants and that's only because that's how bought them.

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#13 Posted by ComiCCloseup (287 posts) - - Show Bio

Ive gone with Ultra Pro for both for years I get a really good deal from a guy on Ebay .. if still interested get at me and I'll pass the link on to you

#14 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
@The Dark Huntress said:
" OK, so I want to start buying bags and boards for my single issues that I have (I'm normally a tpb kind of girl) and I have no idea what type to buy. 
 
Ultra Pro Bags  
Resealable Book Bags and Boards "
Go cheap, as long as you pack em well they will stay protected, if its a super important collector issue then get a more expensive one.
#15 Posted by SuperTide (15600 posts) - - Show Bio

I just take the ones they give me at my local comics store.

#16 Posted by Queso6p4 (1437 posts) - - Show Bio

@604comics said:

Do you just want to board and bag the comics so they don't get damaged? Those polypropylene bags you listed should do. If you want want to get into the more serious stuff, do a search for Mylite bags and acid-free boards. I bag & board all my books because I'm OCD like that. The books I get via DCBS are mylite bagged, the ones I buy at the LCS are poly bagged ('cause I can't find mylites locally).

Definitely this. The mylites and acid-free boards offer the best protection for non-graded comics. Both polypropylene bags and boards should be changed every few years (5-7 ish) as to maximize the protection of your books. Here is a rather in-depth explanation of comic preservation.

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