By Trodorne 51 Comments
So while working at the comic store, I was picking up my issues for the day before I was getting ready to go. i took a bag and board for only 2 of my comics that I was actually collecting. Amazing Spider-man and Alpha Flight. Just then a customer said this: "Why only get two bags and boards for your entire stack? Why not for all of them?" he said with a bit of a condisending remark. I smiled and replied, "Cause I like to enjoy the rest of the comics I have that im abesolutely not collecting."
In other words what I said to the customer in the previous paragraph is that I do not bag and board all my comics. just only the ones I am going to stick into my collection, and so far I might end up with 4 collections now with flash and nightwing on the way :D. but i don't really care if I toss my comic into the long box without a bag and board, I try to take care of the box as best as i can and hope that the comics will last as long as they can. do i really care if they are not completely flat? no, im not anal like some people are when it comes to the dimensions of comics. (no offense). Comics are meant to be read, not each individually wrapped containers with some person hoping that one of there issues might be worth something in the future... "oh man I have spawn #1"... yeah, no sorry bud not worth the millions you wished it was.
I use the bags and boards to preserve the series I really want to go back to in the future. the other series im reading right now and I enjoy them. does not mean I want to keep them all in my future archive of Spider-man,Flash,Nightwing, and Alpha flight. a man has only got so much space. if the comics get old then ill throw them out or donate them for kids to read and enjoy or until computers take over the kids altogether and have a real life attention span of 2 seconds.
So I felt like getting that off my chest. But before I go, I want to know, do you bag and board? if so or not tell my why or why not. Id like to hear back from Ya'll.