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I have let myself get behind on bagging and boarding my comics while also acquiring a collection from an estate sale so I need a lot of boards and bags. I purchased these to test the quality and they are just about what I expected . The bags are 2 ply instead of 3 ply and that is the reason some buyers have complained about the bags ripping. I did not have any rip and the boards were the same as I have purchased in the past. The trick, as a few other collectors have shown on here , is to take your time and slowly insert about 2/3 of the board first, then the comic with the last of the board. If you continue to have problems with the 2 ply bag or you take your comics in and out of the bag a lot, I would go to the 3 ply bags. They are a little more expensive but seem to have more give in them to me.
These are a great price for a large number of bags and boards, and have mostly proven to be of good quality. My only caveat is that in each batch, there are ten to fifteen bags that are just slightly too small to fit the boards, much less a comic. Not sure why there's such inconsistency in manufacturing, but I've had this problem with every order. Also, if you're looking for long-term storage, I'd recommend a higher grade archival bag - these are great short term, but wear out fast (especially with repeated moves/reorganizations).
Love the value of this product. Perfect for the average 24-32 page comic. Comics with 32 pages are a tight fit. Anything more will cause the bag & board to bow slightly. Don't even think about trying to bag & board special editions. I bought an alternate brand for comics with 32 page or more.
Got 2 packs of these and they worked great for all the "modern" size comics I needed to bag in my collection.
No problems with the actual bags/boards, and everything fit nicely, but one oddity is that in both packs I bought, I ended up with about 7-10 more boards than bags, which is a bit curious as I would have expected them to be even (200 each). I didn't have the time or patience to sit down and count though, so I can't be sure whether or not the issue was due to have MORE than 200 boards, or if it was due to having LESS than 200 bags.
I've been collecting comics for a few years now, but never really kept them in anything except a cardboard box. After talking to the owner of my LCS, I decided to invest in protection for my "investments." I bought a set of these to try them out and really liked them. Some things I've noted.
- Make sure to have the back of the comics on the shiny side of the board, as it's treated so as not to damage or rub the comic book wrong. - Some comics fit really snug and others I had a hard time sliding in. - On my second pack I was short 5 boards, but I can live with 395 out of 400 boards. - Overall a solid product. I'd recommend these to help keep your collection clean and protected.
Overall, I am pleased with the purchase. I've bagged and boarded about 100 (1970s) bronze age comics with few problems. I do seem to be short a couple boards on the first package I opened. However, all of the boards fit into the bags with no problem. I slide the board in first and then put the comic in. Even the annuals with more pages fit, although a bit more snugly than the regular comics.