Help How Do you Flatten Curvy Holos?

Discussion in 'Pokémon Trading Card Game' started by Blob55, Apr 21, 2017.

  1. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    I have about 1000 Holos that are all curvy and I'm wondering how I can flatten them out. I had no choice but to store them in damp conditions, so how can I make that many holos no longer curvy?

    Also, no, this isn't a joke thread.
     


  2. TheGuardian118 Aspiring Trainer
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    How bad are they? Just putting them under a heavy book or something similar should do it. It might take some time though to do that many.
     
  3. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    Some of the are pretty curvy...
     
  4. WaMike Aspiring Trainer
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    Find the biggest, thickest book you can with lots of pages. Insert a card every ten pages or so (ideally not all lined up). Close the book and put something heavy on top. Wait several days and then check on their progress.
     
  5. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    I have some books with 200+ pages, they're hard back and pretty big, so would that work?
     
  6. WaMike Aspiring Trainer
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    Probably, just put something heavy on top.
     
  7. AshCo Coming back with the BLOST
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    My entire binder of Ultra Rares got warped in the summer. Due to a lack of Air Conditioning, all of them were curved. What I did was placed them in the coolest room in the house, flipped the binder upside-down and stuck another binder on top of it. Within a few days they were all back to normal.
     
  8. Vulpixy Just your friendly neighborhood Vulpix
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    How I managed to revive a bunch of warped holos was sticking them in a box alternating how they were facing* (fronts to fronts, backs to back) then added cards I didn't care for on either side of the holos until everything was packed in well. Then you just leave it like that for a while.

    * the curved cards should look like this in the box: ) ( ) ( ) (
     
  9. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    Except that not many places in the UK have AC, so usually the coolest room in the bathroom and that's also damp, causing potentially more issues.
     
  10. The dreaded Curved Foils affects us all.

    The best way I've found to avoid it is to put them in the typical 9-slot binder pages back to back. So a single slot on the page will have two holos in it (allowing you to see the rear holo's face on the backside of the page). They kind of resist each other. Very few of my holos stored in this way have ever curved.

    The way I use to fix an already-curved card is sticking them into soft sleeves and tightly packing them into a row in a box using foam dividers to keep them snug against each other. I've straightened quite a few holos and reverse foils this way, but it takes some time.
     
  11. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    OK, but when I bought most of my Pokémon cards, I couldn't find any affordable binders and I still don't know where to find any for 1000s of cards.
     
  12. Vulpixy Just your friendly neighborhood Vulpix
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    What you're looking for is a 2" binder and some 9-pocket card pages to go with it. The 9-pocket pages can be found at most game/hobby shops, or at your local big-box store that sells TCG's (like a Wal-Mart).
     
  13. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    Wal-Marts here only sell clothes, video games and food mostly; there aren't really any hobby shops here; GAME doesn't sell them either.
     
  14. Latte1504 Aspiring Trainer
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    Perhaps try Amazon.
     
  15. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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  16. Latte1504 Aspiring Trainer
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    Probably
     
  17. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    I wish it said how many pages it had. :/
     
  18. FlyingKyogreThePrimalOne Aspiring Trainer
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  19. Blob55 Aspiring Trainer
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    I bought a box of sleeves instead.
     
  20. AshCo Coming back with the BLOST
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    I un-warped mine without the AC. Just find the most cool/dry place you can get, the sleeves would help too(I recommend double sleeving them, with perfect fits followed by some decent brand of sleeves, that usually helps them stay somewhat straight)
     

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