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Old 12-06-2011, 06:10 PM
asr1084 asr1084 is offline
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Default Baseball Storage Tips

If I were to store a baseball in a closed space like a safe what is fhe best way to store a ball? Glass? Acrylic? What companies have good cases assuming price doesnt matter? Thanks all.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:35 PM
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Default Re: Baseball Storage Tips

If you're storing in a safe you've already cut out the #1 enemy of baseballs which is sunlight. Just go ahead and put the ball in an acrylic ball cube as the ball isn't going to be out for display.
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:46 PM
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How you handle the balls before storing is just as important.
Although toning is inevitable a lot of times, wearing gloves or in the very
least washing your hands thoroughly and only handling the baseball by the
seams is very important. I'm convinced a lot of the balls tone or discolor
as a result of the athletes having grease, nicotine or etc. on their hands
when signing the balls.

I don't display my collection; I place balls in a sandwich baggie and store them
in acrylic ball cases in their original boxes in a dark, dry place.

I use Ultra Pro ball cases although I think handling and where you store
is a lot more important than what company's cases you use.
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Old 12-06-2011, 07:20 PM
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Default Re: Baseball Storage Tips

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How you handle the balls before storing is just as important.
Although toning is inevitable a lot of times, wearing gloves or in the very
least washing your hands thoroughly and only handling the baseball by the
seams is very important. I'm convinced a lot of the balls tone or discolor
as a result of the athletes having grease, nicotine or etc. on their hands
when signing the balls.

I don't display my collection; I place balls in a sandwich baggie and store them
in acrylic ball cases in their original boxes in a dark, dry place.

I use Ultra Pro ball cases although I think handling and where you store
is a lot more important than what company's cases you use.
Great addition of info. My main collection is single-signed baseballs, particularly HOF. I thought I was the only crazy guy handling baseballs wearing white gloves nice to see I'm not alone.

Like he said, handle by the seems if you don't have gloves and always wash your hands. This is a must!!

I display the majority of my baseballs. The ones that don't get displayed get the same baggie and individual box method that Goh mentioned and I place them all in a large cardboard box in the closet.
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Old 12-07-2011, 04:42 AM
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Default Re: Baseball Storage Tips

Thanks guys! Great tips. I heard acrylic can soemtimes emit gases? SHould I go with a glass cube?
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:01 AM
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Thanks guys! Great tips. I heard acrylic can soemtimes emit gases? SHould I go with a glass cube?
I've never heard of this, maybe someone else can comment on this.
Did you read this somewhere?
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:46 AM
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I've never heard of this, maybe someone else can comment on this.
Did you read this somewhere?
I forget where I heard this.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: Baseball Storage Tips

I also heard that plastic baggies can leak chemicals onto the balls
and that placing the balls with signature down can cause the signature
to blow out due to gravity. I personally don't support these theories.

Keeping the balls out of direct sunlight and in a cool, dry environment
has proven to be important.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:25 PM
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I could be wrong, but I think that grass stains on a ball tend to darken to look like dirt over time regardless of storage. I got one of the last-ever spring-training balls from Vero Beach before the Dodgers left there after more than 60 years. Apparently the grass stain turned dark despite despite its being stored in a totally dark environment.

So this might be considered in guessing the history of a g-u ball.
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Old 12-07-2011, 12:30 PM
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I don't know about baseballs but it's not recommended to store leather garments in plastic bags for more than a relatively short period of time.
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