In the process of reorganizing my binders… I’ve removed all cards from the first binder now:
Three more to go. And then I also have to actually organize, put them back, and update my log (which hasn’t been updated since disaster struck about halve a year ago…):
I probably have over 3k cards right now (excluding my Pikachus, Sevipers and Mimikyus, which are another ~1k)…
Btw, does anyone else with large collections have this as well: I come across cards I feel like I’ve never seen them before (even though I own them XD ). Probably arrived with a card I ordered, which had my focus at the time.
Yeah, I always order them how I want it myself. As a lid usually by type, and nowadays by National index (with the trainers and energies at the back).
But I never leave enough room for all the new cards… The big disadvantage of binders…
Anyway, I’m done taking everything from my binders and got a lot of huge stacks on my desk now. Now I just have to reorder them and put them back… Luckily it’s a national holiday on Thursday, so I have a day extra this week apart from the weekend.
I have this exact problem, before i stopped buying again i bought a load of English e-series holos. Not expensive per card but as a bulk it was my budget for the month. When i got them i went through thinking i need every one of these till i checked my binders and found i only needed 1 out of about 25+ cards it was a nice surprise to see i already own them
My collection is just over 6.8K+ and i am now starting to lose track even with a database of what i have.
Finally… I’m done sorting (except for some Energies, need to figure out which sets/decks they belong to based on their copy-right dates and artwork alone). Now I just have to put them back in the binders.
the Pokémon by: National Index → Set release year → Language → Set number → special stamps and misprints before others → 1st/holos before UED/non-holos.
the Trainers by: Set release yet → same as above
Energies by: Special energies (same as above) → Double Colorless Energy → Fairy → Metal → Darkness → Psychic → Fire → Lightning → Fighting → Water → Grass (Ever since I was 7 years old I’ve ordered the energies in this order, so I’ll stick with it. )