Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

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cornandbeans
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Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by cornandbeans » Sun Feb 28, 2016 11:03 pm

Hi GC-Forever,

I'm am pretty big on video game collecting and have been collecting video games for about 4-5 years now. Since then, I have allocated 100+ games (not including my current gen consoles). I am wondering...what are some good ways to keep them in tip top shape? Right now, I have my GC, Wii, Genesis (boxed/loose), loose SNES, loose NES games on a shelf and have been paranoid that dust will someway, somehow deform them or something. My N64 games, which I'm actually aiming to collect all US releases one day, are in a dresser.

So, yeah, what are some do's and don'ts when it comes to taking care of video games?
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Re: Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by vickdu31 » Sun Jun 18, 2017 1:04 pm

I answer a year and a half later but professional collectors use hard plastic cases like there are in some videogame store, I guess they are pretty expensive but if the games are worth it, you can do that. On ebay there are some rare games in those boxes so you can take a look
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Re: Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by SyproLives » Wed Aug 16, 2017 12:47 pm

Dust is your main enemy here. Plastic cases are really a worthwhile investment if you're serious about collecting. Also, it's generally a good idea to store your games in a dark, well-ventilated place, but i guess you probably knew that. Also i knew someone who swore by keeping the discs upright and not horizontal, i think that was about pressure building up on them over time.
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Re: Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by SyproLives » Wed Sep 06, 2017 2:13 pm

What about the boxes they originally came in?
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Post by emu_kidid » Thu Sep 07, 2017 4:34 am

SyproLives wrote:What about the boxes they originally came in?
He's talking about plastic cases that fit around original boxes/cases.
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Re: Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by Hulksfan » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:49 am

I would say keep them in the plastic boxes and put on a shelf that has doors, to avoid dush. But mine gone bad anyway after few years :(
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Re: Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by boredomca » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:19 pm

http://www.retroprotection.com/Nintendo ... rs_c43.htm
The best and cheapest for games.
Acid free, UV protection and they don't yellow.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/pkrah
This guy makes the best console covers
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Re: Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by boredomca » Fri Jan 05, 2018 4:28 pm

https://www.digitaldeckcovers.com/video-game-systems
More console covers - biggest selection
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Re: Tips on maintaining your VG collection?

Post by Hulksfan » Tue Jan 09, 2018 1:37 pm

boredomca wrote:https://www.digitaldeckcovers.com/video-game-systems
More console covers - biggest selection
The first website looks good actually, especially $119 for 200 boxes. Wish I have 200 video games though...
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