How often (if ever) should a book be re-slabbed?
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I’m new to encapsulation.  Are there any ‘recalls’ that we know of regarding cases deteriorating over time or perhaps updates in encapsulation methods/materials that warrant re-slabbing?

We all know plastic is a chemical and deteriorates over time.  ln the absence of any specific identified dates of known defects or improper methods, is there a general rule of thumb for replacing slabs?

 

The reason I ask is that I bought a comic that was slabbed in 2011.  While the condition of the slab appears to be perfect, I’m curious if I need to update the casing every so often.

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1 hour ago, XxSpideyxX said:

While the condition of the slab appears to be perfect, I’m curious if I need to update the casing every so often.

Nah, you're good. 

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I thought I read somewhere that the cases would last a lifetime I think Mylars claim they will last for 50 years.

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Bags and boards should be replaced every ten years.  Encapsulation should not require that.  I do not intend to have my graded comics reholdered.

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I think CGC used to recommend reslabbing every 7(?) years. They've since reversed that recommendation. I've wondered a few times if the comics they slabbed during that first phase needed to be reslabbed.

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Only if you have a server case of OCD and need the cases to to be all the same generation. I went through a sort period of that :roflmao:.

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Dracula has been using the same coffin for centuries,same should apply to slabbed comics:devil:

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22 hours ago, Xenosmilus said:

Only if you have a server case of OCD and need the cases to to be all the same generation. I went through a sort period of that :roflmao:.

:pullhair:

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2 hours ago, theCapraAegagrus said:

:pullhair:

:roflmao:

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