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    Alright, as it stands i've been storing my comics in milk crates that i've bottomed with foam. My comic book collection is constantly expanding (i've got 200+ comics in the mail coming to me right now) and the milk crates are starting not to work out. I know most use longboxes, but i would like to get a storage medium that is more durable than cardboard and something that would protect my comics a bit more than cardboard/the crates i currently have em in.

    I was thinking maybe a filing cabinet of sorts, but i'm not sure. I would like to get something that is more vertical than horizontal, after all i'm in a fairly small apartment and don't have much room to expand.

    So, friends of CBR, what's your thoughts? I could really use the help!
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    Have you checked your local hardware store? I found a metal cabinet with "wooden" shelves that's a yard wide and 16" long. It stands about 5' tall and can store ~4 shortboxes per shelf. I'd check into that if I were you.

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    Longboxes are pretty sturdy actually. You can stack them four high. If you don't like the cardboard variety they do make corrugated plastic ones too. If yous till need something even more sturdy they make solid wood cabinets especially for holding comic books.
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    i just pile my comic books in bookshelfs.
    So far that have worked to me.
    I decided to not have my comics in boxes because i keep re-reading some comic books again so i prefer to my comics to be more accessible.
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    I've started to just buy the magazine-sized mylar bags, fill them up with about 20 comics and then put them on a shelf like I would a book or a tpb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cadehugue View Post
    i have created a special self for keeping my comics, and as the comic grows i make another story on top of the self and the process goes on.
    Multiple personalities as a means to store reading material?
    You should get that patented.
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    This is where one would really value "Scrooge McDuck" money safe for storing comics
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    I tend to buy the golden- or silver-age bags and fill them with 5-6 books. With all the card-stock covers a board isn't even really necessary.

    Quote Originally Posted by the4thpip View Post
    I've started to just buy the magazine-sized mylar bags, fill them up with about 20 comics and then put them on a shelf like I would a book or a tpb.
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    Alright, i'm not overly keen on the longboxes, but it seems to be my best bet.

    And i don't have a local hardware store, heh.
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    hi , i'm new here and i just want to ask , my comics collection is collected in filing cabinet , does this type of storing is safe ? what is the negative effect of storing comics in filing cabinet ? do i have to open the cabinet each week so the air could be circulated ??

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    I keep my comics stored in trunks. The type that will hold 500-700+ comics . I can stack things on them like CD racks and other things . The only drawback is they are super heeeavvvy. Really heavy. You ever go to move them ya need to empty them 1st and then move em.
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    Quote Originally Posted by the4thpip View Post
    I've started to just buy the magazine-sized mylar bags, fill them up with about 20 comics and then put them on a shelf like I would a book or a tpb.
    I like that idea. That would work well with all the Blackest Night books.

    Since I just starting collecting/reading again about 1 yr ago, I don't even have 1/2 of a short box filled. But I don't even bother with bags/boards b/c I for enjoyment and don't expect them to be worth anything. I may keep some #1's or whatnot in a bag/board, but not the rest. Plus, I even though bags/boards don't cost much, if I don't use them from my LCS it'll help their expenses and its less waste. My trades/hardcovers are all on a shelf though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SUPERECWFAN1 View Post
    I keep my comics stored in trunks. The type that will hold 500-700+ comics . I can stack things on them like CD racks and other things . The only drawback is they are super heeeavvvy. Really heavy. You ever go to move them ya need to empty them 1st and then move em.
    I store mine the same way. I NEVER tell movers what's inside!

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