How do you organize your collection?

Discussion in 'CPA Voting Forum' started by ErinPuff, Dec 29, 2000.

  1. ErinPuff Token Female

    I hate the way mine are organized.. I have a binder that has my almost-complete collection of Weatherlight in it (just 18 cards to go, and they should be in the mail), I have a boxfull of white, blue, and black, I have another boxfull of basic lands, artifacts, nonbasic lands, and multicolor, I have my Beatdown box with decks, red, and green, and I probably have random cards strewn about everywhere. :p
  2. Gizmo Composite: 1860

    I like to be able to find the card I want when I want it. I brag I can find any card in my collection within 10 seconds, from a standing start.

    Rares (basically a trades folder organised by set then color)

    Type-II legal Commons/Uncommons laid out in color/set/alphabet order

    Then a bunch of boxes:
    UBC Commons/Uncommons organised into color/spell or creature/set/casting cost
    Rath Commons/Uncommons same system
    All the way back to Legends (what I have of it)

    Sad, I know - but organising cards passes those long, lonely nights.
  3. ErinPuff Token Female

    I was really bored and started organizing my cards by set, but I don't know what to do with them then...
  4. Hetemti The Wide-Awake Nightmare

    Box 1: Spells and Lands, Sorted by color, then name, then edition. No more than 4 copies, save special "power" commons, like GG and Rancor and counterspell.

    Box 2: Critters, Artifacts, and Golds. Same sorting scheme.

    Box 3: Excess dead trees I paid good money for but will never use...except to fill Box 3.
  5. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    Box 1: Pre-type 2 cards, organized by color. Rares seperate

    Box 2: Type 2 cards, orgnainzed by color and cycle. Rares, again, seperate.

    This is, however, largely theoretical....
  6. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    Now that you mention it, I really ought to organize my collection...

    Deckbuilding is such as hassle as it is now.
  7. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    A friend has his red xcard alphabetically organized. The rest of his cards are scattered. Guess his least favorite color?
  8. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    His favorite color is X.

    Stalking you is hard work!
  9. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    [me] is trying to make it harder....[/me]

    Red. Though his best deck IS r/g. go figure....
  10. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    If I wans't downloading on Napster right now, I'd be a lot closer!

    Count your blessings!

    R/g is a color?
  11. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    Shoudl be..

    You know you're in trouble when you run into the 30 second rule on DIFFERENT Forums
  12. Apollo Bird Boy

    I have my rares in a binder, organized by color, and most of my commons organized by color in many boxes. Other cards are randomly scattered throughout most of my house.

    One of my brother's friends came over today. He has a big box, and he literally threw all of his cards into it. I tried to trade with him, and ended up searching for 20 minutes to find a Worship and an Undermine. He claimed there were 2 Dragon Legends in there, too, but I never saw them.
  13. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    Yeah, that's literally how mine were for 3 years... eventually, I gave in. They took 5 days of work to organize.
  14. Chaos Turtle Demiurgic CPA Member, Admin Assistant

    All of my cards are now in the same room.
  15. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    Booya. I lost my replenish deck recently. I feel oddly lightened and happy because of it.....
  16. Gerode Becoming a Lurker Again

    Box 1: B and U commons and uncommons, in alphabetical order.

    Box 2: G and R commons and uncommons, in alphabetical order.

    Box 3: W and Artifact commons and uncommons, in alphabetical order; Unglued and Portal collection, unused sleeves.

    Two plastic deck boxes, one with 9 decks and spare basic lands, the other 8 decks and all my under-construction decks.

    Small binder with all my unused rares and foils.

    I've been this organized since I started playing! :)
  17. Duel Has Less Posts Than Spiderman

    That's really sad....

    Hand up all those who say we should to go Gerode's house and mess up his stuff!
  18. Gerode Becoming a Lurker Again

    You don't know where I live! Ha ha ha!
    And it would only take me about a dozen hours to put it back in order!

    I'm not as sick as I sound. The rest of my room is a disaster zone. Trust me. Please.
  19. Thallid Ice Cream Man 21sT CeNTuRy sChIZoId MaN

    Duel - I like your "Take my Replenish deck. Please." attitude ;)

    Gerode - How could you call a foil "unused"? You, of all people? I suppose staring at its shininess doesn't count...
  20. rkoelsch Angel Boy

    Binder 1- Dark and Fallen Empire set(singles)
    Binder 2- Ice Age, Homelands, Alliances set(singles)
    Binder 3- Mirage, Visions, Weatherlight set(singles)
    Binder 4- Tempest(up to 4 of each card)
    Binder 5- Stonghold "
    Binder 6- Exodus "
    Binder 7- Urza's Saga "
    Binder 8- Urza's Legacy "
    Binder 9- Urza's Destiny "
    Binder 10- Mercadian Masques "
    Binder 11- Nemesis "
    Binder 12- Classic Ed or equivalents "
    Binder 13-B/R/G rares for trade
    Plastic Box 1- Prophecy
    Plastic Box 2- Invasion
    Plastic Box 3- Unglued
    Box 1- B/R/G commons and Uncommons sorted by set/alphabetically
    Box 2- W BB cards sorted by set/alpha
    Box 3- B BB cards sorted by set/alpha
    Box 4- W/B WB cards, Multi color cards sorted by set/alpha
    Box 5- Artifacts sorted by set/alpha
    Box 6- Land sorted by set/alpha
    1 Deck box w/Blind Cats Deck
    shoe box with sleeves and hard cases for trading

    My intention was to keep Type 2 cards 4 of a kind in binders but it was a real hassle rotating them.

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