It's time to protect those oddballs again. Last time, I discussed a storage and display option for one of Allen & Ginter's boxtoppers, the Cabinet card This time, let's do the same for the other boxtopper, the N43. The term N43 refers to the American Card Catalog designation for the original 1889 Allen & Ginter The World's Champions large sized card set. These cards are slightly larger than your standard baseball card a 2 7/8 by 3 1/4 inches in size. Since these cards are just about the only ones in tis size there isn't a card page designed for them. I've found that the four-pocket 3 1/2 x 5 1/4 pages work well with this set:
Ok, so there's a whole lot of empty space up there in those pages. I don't mind all that much because the 3 1/2 inch width keeps the cards fairly snug in the page and at 4 per page you can fit a 15 card set into 4 pages. While I have taken an Xacto knife to plastic sheets before to customize them, I don't recommend doing it for this set. This is why:
The pockets just aren't big enough to fit two N43s in them , the top one pokes out of the sleeve and covers up the one above it. I suppose if you were adventurous, you could customize a one pocket page into a six pocket page and get the 15 card set into 3 pages, but that's a lot of work to cut down one page.Take the easy route and just get the 4-pockets.