Packaging Cubs Trade In Flat Rate Box For Shipping

All-Cards-Included-In-Trade-GraphicIn this article I am going to discuss how I packaged up 290+ Chicago Cubs cards safe and secure in a large flat rate.

I have been trading with another Cubs collector for the last few months. We have had a couple nice trades so far. The third trade was a large lot of 2016 Cubs cards. They were all in top loaders and one touches.

I always #ShipSafe so I wanted to break it down how I packed everything up…


Got everything in graded bags…

Cubs-Trade-Article-Graphic-001All of the cards in one touches were already in team bags, so those didn’t need any attention at this step.

The other cards were all in top loaders. I always seal any cards in top loaders using team bags.

I would estimate 200+ cards needed to be bagged up. It didn’t take that long, probably about 10 minutes or so.

Watch how quick it goes by in the time lapse video below…


It’s Christmas time, but I’m wrapping cards…

Cards-Wrapped-in-Newspaper-Article-GraphicI wanted to wrap up the cards so they stayed together during shipping. I decided to wrap all the cards up in newspaper. I just used the simple butcher technique.

Wrap the cards up once, fold the sides in and take it home. I also recommend putting on some latex gloves to avoid getting ink on your hands.

I added bubble wrap to the cards in one touches. They probably didn’t need it, but I always like to #ShipSafe.

There were a couple cards that need to be wrapped up individually. I used a bubble mailer to package those and they fit in the box perfectly.


Everything is snug and ready to #ShipSafe…

Box-Packed-Tight-Article-ImageEverything was able to fit perfectly into a large flat rate box. I didn’t weight the box, but it was pretty heavy.

I added a couple extra pieces of newspaper and a extra piece of cardboard on the top and bottom of the box to keep everything snug and in place during shipping. The cards arrived safely and and my trade partner was pleased.

I made a time lapse video of the packing process. It took roughly 30 minutes to get everything packed up.



So what do you think…Did I package this bad boy up like a champ? Did I go overboard? Come FOLLOW me on TWITTER and tell me about your best trade…