Wednesday, September 21, 2022

Framed

*it's been a week since I last posted on here, I think it's time to get a new post up on Cards Over Coffee*

*takes a sip*

Awhile back on Twitter, I saw BCW Supplies tweet out something I found extremely cool and wanted for my collection and card room. Though I don't have a lot of wall space for this item......yet. I will make room.

The item I speak about are these BCW Interlocking Card Frames and I was able to land myself three boxes of them to show off to you guys today.

Each box comes with 6 individual card frames and 6 toploaders for the cards you will be framing. Each of the boxes currently run $40.99 on the BCW Website and can be found HERE.

*takes a sip before moving on with today's post*

*opens up the box of card frames and dumps it out*
Along with a pile of frames, toploaders and inner pieces you find the instructions. But, being a man, who needs those.

*checks over shoulder to see if wife is glaring after watching the last thing I put together without instructions*

*looks over at the crooked bench*

Honestly though, you don't really need them anyways. These are so easy that I can put them together while holding a cup of coffee.
Here is what the back of these card frames look like.

First, here is the card I have chosen and I toploaded it with the included toploader. Well, one of many cards I have chosen. I thought my 2012 Topps Chrome rainbow of Rueben Randle would look pretty cool in these.

Second, you put the card face down in the holder. 

Third, you put the back piece over the slots and line it up.

Fourth, once you have slid that piece down, you can slide it into position, and you will feel when you have it in the right spot.

And....
That's it. You have your first card framed.

*takes a sip. starts to feel the tummy grumbling for some food*

Since I decided to frame the rainbow and not just one card, I want them interlocked together.
Here are the instructions for this part.

Once again, it's pretty self-explanatory. But, BCW also has a Tutorial Video if what I show you here or the instructions are too complicated.

*takes a sip before moving on*
Each side of the frames have an interlocking piece and a piece it interlocks into.

Line them up correctly side by side. Notice how one piece has the screw hole and one doesn't.

Get a flat head screwdriver and put it into the screw hole frame side.

Turn it until you feel it click into place. Then do the second one which is below the first one. Or vice versa depending on where you started.

And that's it. They are interlocked and waiting for you to add more or to hang.

To do one that attaches to the bottom, just line it up to the top one and use the screw holes from that one to interlock the two with the flat head screwdriver again.

Easy peasy, lemon...well...coffee goes down easy.

Here are 6 of my cards interlocked.

 
And here are 10. There are 3 other cards in this rainbow but those are graded so they won't fit the frames. Don't ask why I have 3 graded as I don't care for graded cards but that's how I found them cheaper for my rainbow.

I think this looks really cool and I actually wouldn't even mind them being apart and hung separately either. Though it's much easier to have them all together.

*takes a sip before finishing up today's post*

Let me know what you think about these in comments today. Is it something you would use? What would you display if so?

My thoughts, they look nice and are so simple to use.

Hope everyone has a great Wednesday.

*Coffee Card Blogger Out*

3 comments:

  1. Cool concept. Do these have UV protection to protect the cards?

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  2. If I had more wall space in my office, I'd consider putting a few of my favorite cards on display. Then again... I'd probably just use the 20 card frames I purchased years ago from Michaels that are gathering dust in my garage.

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  3. I like the idea, but not the execution. I prefer a frame with matting and a UV protection glass if possible. I don't like how the frame is all black and just slopes into the card.

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