Most would agree that Bags & Boards are vital for protecting comics. As a comic book collector, protecting my prized possessions is important. I bag & board my new comics, so I know they’ll look as good as new, every time I go back to read them.
Want to know why Bags & Boards are so important? Well, keep reading, & I’ll explain all the reasons you should bag & board your comic books, & we’ll even explain the different sizes over time.
An Ounce of Prevention
Obviously, Bags & Boards prevent damage to comics. In fact, it’s really that simple. For example, the most common ways books get damaged are:
Briefly, putting your comics in a bag, with a board backing it, & securing them in your comic book long box, is the only way to know they will last.
If you just throw them in a pile in your bedroom closet, then they’ll quickly get wrinkled & torn. Even neatly stacked in a box, comics almost always discolor over time. Sadly, the white pages turn yellow, dry, crack & eventually dissolve. But you need not let that happen to you. Bag & board your comics today!
Comic Book Bag & Board Sizes
Did you know that all comic books aren’t the same size?
A new book today is normally 6 5/8″ wide by 10 3/16″ high, but that wasn’t always the standard.
Throughout comic book history, companies have made different sized books. However, there are some major groupings. They are:
- Golden Age Bags & Boards – 1938 to 1955
- Silver Age Bags & Boards – 1956 to 1969
- Modern Age Bags & Boards – 1970 to present
- Magazine sized Bags & Boards – Any Era
If you’re taking the time to bag & board your comics, then you’ll want to make certain you’ve got the correct size supplies. You can always just measure a comic, if you’re not sure what size bags & boards you need.
Ready for the Future
Spending just a little time & money by bagging & boarding your collection will protect it for decades to come. If you dream of passing your favorite books on to your children & grandchildren, it’s the best decision you could make. Come visit us at our North Buffalo store if you have more questions, and don’t forget to like & follow us on Facebook for regular updates on all comic book related subjects.