Thursday, February 7, 2008

Top Loader

Yes, this is what you think it is a Top Loader Card Protector. Are you asking why am I posting a top loader with no card in it? Well, it is because I want to show my appreciation to the top loader. you see they didn't use to have protection like this when I began collecting cards.
After I went to my first card convention in 1977 I realized that my cards needed to be protected to be worth something someday. So I ventured to Wal-Mart trying to find something that would work. I wanted something that I could display my cards in but they would still be protected. The best I could find was 3 1/2" by 3 1/2" photo albums. The photo albums didn't work very good but at least I had a way I could display them in an album. Later in the hobby they came up with the 9 pocket card sheets for protection. The first time I used a top loader protector I thought they were great! I could once again carry my baseball cards in a deck without hurting them! Of course with todays top loader like the one above the 3 by 4, I insert a card into a thin protector plastic sleeve and slide the card inside the Top Loader. Just wanted to share how things used to be and how they are now.


Steve Gierman said...

All hail the top loader! What shape would most of our cards be in without them? They are perfect foil for the destructive post office, as well.

Bart McClaughry said...

Thanks Steve
I knew you would understand the value of a Top Loader!!