Card Annoyances: Colored Top Loaders


I don’t like top loaders that have any type of color to them.  It doesn’t matter if the entire holder is tinted a specific color or its just the border, I don’t like them.  I think they totally take away from the card’s overall appeal.  I know what some of you are thinking, “I use them to color code my collection.”  True, you can do that, but there are so many other ways to stay organized other than using these colored monstrosities.

One of the most annoying things about them is that they can trick you if your not paying attention.  If your scrolling through some auction listings and you see a card, specifically something chrome-like, in one of these colored holders you could easily think its a different refractor color just by glancing at the photo.  I’m surprised more scammers don’t try this.  Just stick with the plain clear ones.

I don’t know whats more annoying.  Colored top loaders or those card stands you see at shows that sell base cards mounted on plaques.  Top loaders that say “ROOKIE CARD” at the top aren’t that far behind either.

2 Responses

  1. I agree on the colored borders. Something I had come across that were very annoying were Rookie Card toploaders where the “rookie card” was imprinted on the plastic instead of just printed. It caused the inside of the loader to be bent and the imprinted letters could scrape the card. I have no idea how those made it to production.

  2. […] use the top loaders with colored borders, which I think shouldn’t exist if you remember the Card Annoyances post I wrote.  The chase cards to look for were the randomly inserted gold holograms.  To this […]

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