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by noiseredux Wed May 02, 2012 12:56 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:I don't know if anyone else has said it, but I find the best place to store loose GBA carts is in the GBA slot of DS games cases.


2nd post, guy.
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by Purkeynator Wed May 02, 2012 6:55 pm

Hey CRTGamer that first picture is mine! I recognized the Conker doll and archery set in the pic immediately heheh. I have collected many more Gameboy games since the pic was taken and I actually probably need a third golf ball case if they still sell them.

If anyone collects PSP games, I have found this case to be my solution for storing 96 games: http://www.minidiscaccess.com/or202.html
They seem to be out of stock so I'm not sure where you could find one these days....
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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

by BoneSnapDeez Thu May 03, 2012 11:27 am

noiseredux wrote:
BoneSnapDeez wrote:I don't know if anyone else has said it, but I find the best place to store loose GBA carts is in the GBA slot of DS games cases.


2nd post, guy.


Where does one get empty DS cases? That cover project stuff is great.
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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

by CRTGAMER Sat May 12, 2012 5:20 pm

BoneSnapDeez wrote:Where does one get empty DS cases? That cover project stuff is great.

The Gamestop employee might be able to hook you up for a few.

Found at Amazon:
http://www.amazon.com/Nintendo-DS-Repla ... B0039ZQP02
http://www.amazon.com/Standard-Black-Ni ... B0039ZWQQY
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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

by CRTGAMER Tue May 29, 2012 4:33 pm

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CRTGAMER wrote:Nice collection of games! What is the name brand of the pages in the pics? Looks like the standard Baseball card 9 page pockets. I found that SAFET and COWEN brands to be the most durable.
I'm using Ultra Pro pages, I have experience with them and I know they don't scratch easy and are very durable and well made. The binder is also Ultra Pro with three rings.

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Looks like good stretchable pockets to handle the carts. The COWENS brand stretches but are not as malleable as the SAFET brand, sometimes the pockets get a stretch tear pattern. So far the SAFET brand are the best with no stretch issues, but from what I researched, the SAFET brand is no longer being made.

From the pic it also looks like you have two carts per pocket is this true?

I looked up your Ultra Pages from what I think is the correct site and found a 12 pocket page. It states 2.5 inch but there are extra seams which is throwing me off. Is there a local store that you can do a test run? If these work anything like the card pages you are now using, it looks to be a good source. This would also bump your nine pocket pages to twelve games per page.

This site and 12 pocket page: http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.ph ... p6e9cdndp6

Will the extra seams prevent a GBA cart from fitting?


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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

by Broodstar Wed May 30, 2012 3:16 am

CRTGAMER wrote:From the pic it also looks like you have two carts per pocket is this true?

I looked up your Ultra Pages from what I think is the correct site and found a 12 pocket page. It states 2.5 inch but there are extra seams which is throwing me off. Is there a local store that you can do a test run? If these work anything like the card pages you are now using, it looks to be a good source. This would also bump your nine pocket pages to twelve games per page.

This site and 12 pocket page: http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.ph ... p6e9cdndp6

Will the extra seams prevent a GBA cart from fitting?

Only one GB cart fits in a pocket (in the pic the pages are stacked one on top of another, that’s where the confusion comes from).
But the standard GBA carts fit two per pocket, one on top of the other.

Sadly I didn’t see any 12 pocket pages in my local store so I couldn’t do any tests, but from the link they don’t seem to be a good choice, I don’t think that the cartridges fit in there.

Later edit: This is what I'm using:
These pages http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php/cPath/64_65/products_id/299?osCsid=s4m6s3h566nffb6sp6e9cdndp6
And this binder http://www.ultrapro.com/product_info.php/cPath/64_66_93/products_id/362?osCsid=s4m6s3h566nffb6sp6e9cdndp6

Also I think is very important to mention this: the binder must have three or more rings, otherwise the pages will get deformed in time as they get pretty heavy with the cartridges in them.
It happened to me; in the beginnings of my collection I’ve put the pages with the cartridges in a two rings binder. In a month the pages got pretty ugly, they didn’t broke or tear, but the holes that keep the pages in the binder where so deformed that I had to throw those pages away.
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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

by Broodstar Fri Jun 01, 2012 2:45 am

Here are a few pictures showing how the carts are sitting in the pockets of the pages:
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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

by CRTGAMER Fri Jun 01, 2012 6:22 pm

Broodstar wrote:Here are a few pictures showing how the carts are sitting in the pockets of the pages:

Thanks for the pics! The Collector Card sized pockets look pretty good for Gameboy games and looks like each pocket can hold two GBA carts. One thing I like about it is the spacing above each cart. Though only nine Gameboy carts per page, there appears to be enough room to pull a bottom cart without having to remove the carts above.
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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

by Broodstar Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:49 am

Here are some pics showing that the GBA carts fit two per pocket:

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Re: Game Storage Guide - Game Boy and other Portable Game Ca

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