Getting Organized With The BCW 3,200 Card Bin

A tank. That’s exactly what comes to my mind when I see BCW’s 3,200 Card Bin. This thing is built to help organize and protect your collection.

Key Features:

  • Holds 3,200 loose trading cards
  • Rows are wide enough for toploaders, magnetics, and deck boxes
  • Stackable with built-in feet to prevent sliding
  • Includes (4) Card Bin Partitions (slots in the rows hold them in place)
  • Hinged lid features secure sliding locks
  • Made of durable, acid-free plastic
  • Exterior toploader slots allow you to mark the contents of each row

While opening boxes I always hold out top rookies and prospects. For the most part they’re base cards, but if those players live up to the hype I know exactly where to find them. Prior to this I used corrugated cardboard boxes. The BCW 3,200 Card Bin is far superior to what I was using.

Additional Card Bin Partitions can be purchased separately.

Getting The Best Autograph

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Its 2:00 p.m. and your standing in line at your favorite card show waiting to get an autograph.  Your fingers are tired from ripping wax, and your stomach is full with what you hope was a lukewarm hot dog you ate for lunch.  The last decision that you have to make for the day is what do you want the athlete to sign your item with.  What an athlete signs your item with can really affect the way the signature turns out.  Here is a list of common items that collectors get autographed and what type of writing instrument works best for that item.

  •  Baseball = Ballpoint pen
  • Football = Sharpie Marker
  • Basketball = Sharpie Marker
  • Hockey Puck = Sharpie Marker
  • Golf Ball = Sharpie Marker
  • Photograph = Sharpie Marker
  • Baseball Bat = Sharpie Marker
  • Sports Card = Sharpie Marker
  • Hat = Sharpie Marker
  • Jersey/Pants = Sharpie Marker
  • Helmets = Sharpie Marker
  • Index Cards = Ballpoint pen or Sharpie Marker
  • Pennants = Sharpie Marker
  • Shoes = Sharpie Marker
  • Poster = Sharpie Marker
  • Tickets = Sharpie Marker
  • Bobblehead = Sharpie Marker
  • Glove = Sharpie Marker

I guess you can see why Sharpie has a display at the National Sports Collectors Convention every year.