NonSports Forum

Net54baseball.com
Welcome to Net54baseball.com. These forums are devoted to both Pre- and Post- war baseball cards and vintage memorabilia, as well as other sports. There is a separate section for Buying, Selling and Trading - the B/S/T area!! If you give an opinion of a person or company your full name needs to be in your post. Contact the moderator at leon@net54baseball.com should you have any questions or concerns. Enjoy!
Net54baseball.com
Net54baseball.com
ebay GSB

Go Back   Net54baseball.com Forums > Net54baseball Main PreWWII Forums > Net54baseball Vintage (Pre-WWII) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 09-11-2017, 11:45 PM
MrSeven's Avatar
MrSeven MrSeven is offline
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 135
Default Extreme Temperatures

For those who live in hot climates (100F+) is there any concern with leaving cards in a hot mailbox for a few hours? Could it possibly damage older cards?

Call me a little paranoid, but I hate when I miss the mail!
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 09-12-2017, 12:30 AM
nolemmings's Avatar
nolemmings nolemmings is offline
Todd Schultz
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,264
Default not in AZ

Desert heat won't harm them. I'd be a little concerned with high humidity, but not for just a few hours. Direct sunlight wouldn't be great, especially if the cards were in semi-rigids, but if they're in a mailbox they will be OK.
__________________
Golden country your face is so red
With all of your money your poor can be fed
You strut around and you flirt with disaster
Never really carin' just what comes after
Well your blacks are dyin' but your back is still turned
And your freaks are cryin' but your back is still turned
You better stop your hidin or your country will burn.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 09-12-2017, 05:27 PM
h2oya311's Avatar
h2oya311 h2oya311 is offline
Derek Granger
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,036
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by nolemmings View Post
Desert heat won't harm them. I'd be a little concerned with high humidity, but not for just a few hours. Direct sunlight wouldn't be great, especially if the cards were in semi-rigids, but if they're in a mailbox they will be OK.
Todd -

You and I need to meet up some time. I haven't met any fellow collectors in Phoenix (yet). I did see Al C. during his cross-country trip earlier this year, but that doesn't count. I moved here from Boston about two years ago.

I concur with what Todd said...my vintage cards seem to have held up pretty well even after hanging out in the mailbox for a while during 118-120 degree days.
__________________
...
.
http://imageevent.com/derekgranger

HOF Rookie Collection (Ideal): 228/317 (71.9%)
Helmar Stamps: 161/180 (89.4%)

God put me on earth to accomplish a certain number of things (including completing these two sets). Right now, I'm so far behind I will never die!
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 09-12-2017, 07:14 PM
MrSeven's Avatar
MrSeven MrSeven is offline
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by h2oya311 View Post
I concur with what Todd said...my vintage cards seem to have held up pretty well even after hanging out in the mailbox for a while during 118-120 degree days.
That's good to hear about the AZ heat!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 09-12-2017, 08:34 PM
AddieJoss AddieJoss is offline
Cory
Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 651
Default

Thoughts on cards in a gun Safe? Any risk to them if slabbed sitting in there?
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 09-12-2017, 08:40 PM
MrSeven's Avatar
MrSeven MrSeven is offline
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by AddieJoss View Post
Thoughts on cards in a gun Safe? Any risk to them if slabbed sitting in there?
I think it would always boil down to temperature & humidity.

A safe in a non-climate controlled environment is going to have the first two fluctuate which could potentially lead to excess moisture forming on documents, cards, etc.

If you live in a really humid environment I suppose just placing a hygrometer inside the safe to watch conditions wouldn't hurt.

https://www.amazon.com/AcuRite-Humid...dp/B0013BKDO8/

Last edited by MrSeven; 09-12-2017 at 08:41 PM.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 09-12-2017, 09:21 PM
nolemmings's Avatar
nolemmings nolemmings is offline
Todd Schultz
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Phoenix
Posts: 2,264
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by MrSeven View Post
That's good to hear about the AZ heat!
There's lot of good to say about the Arizona heat. There's that, and there's, um...................

We just celebrated our 100th day of 100 or more degrees this year. Trying to reach last year's 113 such days. Fun times.
__________________
Golden country your face is so red
With all of your money your poor can be fed
You strut around and you flirt with disaster
Never really carin' just what comes after
Well your blacks are dyin' but your back is still turned
And your freaks are cryin' but your back is still turned
You better stop your hidin or your country will burn.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 09-12-2017, 10:36 PM
kmac32's Avatar
kmac32 kmac32 is offline
Ken McMillan
Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Beaumont, California
Posts: 1,909
Default

Used to live in Tucson and no issues with cards in mailboxes for a few hours. Lack of humidity also helps preerve the cards.
__________________
Favorite MLB quote. " I knew we could find a place to hide you". Lee Smith talking about my catching abilities at Cubs Fantasy camp.
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 09-12-2017, 10:37 PM
MrSeven's Avatar
MrSeven MrSeven is offline
member
 
Join Date: Jul 2017
Posts: 135
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by kmac32 View Post
Used to live in Tucson and no issues with cards in mailboxes for a few hours. Lack of humidity also helps preerve the cards.
Thanks all for the input! I guess I'm just overly paranoid.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 09-12-2017, 11:33 PM
drcy's Avatar
drcy drcy is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1,738
Default

If it's dry, I don't think the heat's an issue. And a few hours is pretty much nothing.
Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Let's See Your Extreme Rarities - The One of Ones! robw1959 Net54baseball Vintage (Pre-WWII) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 28 06-11-2016 07:11 AM
EBAY extreme closeup keating3620 Net54baseball Vintage (Pre-WWII) Baseball Cards & New Member Introductions 3 08-20-2011 08:59 PM
Extreme Act of Generosity prewarsports Net54baseball Sports (Primarily) Vintage Memorabilia Forum incl. Game Used 1 09-29-2010 02:30 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:51 PM.


ebay GSB