Can You Solve a Murder in Just an Hour?

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Do you think you can solve a murder in just an hour?

Well, that was what we have to do at the Murder in the First Warner TV event at Red Panda in Pasig.

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Fourteen bloggers were stunned by a guy and a girl who burst out of the venue just before we have our dinner and announced that the Head Chef was murdered and we have to solve who killed him.

But wait before you get a heart attack about some death and sorts, it was all just a role playing activity curated by the genius minds behind Breakout Philippines. This role play game is one of the activities you can do with the Breakout Theater which is so cool!

So, we were paired and grouped into seven teams each of us were handed our Detective Package each containing a a pen, a notebook, and two sheets to write down our conclusion who killed the Head Chef and some guide we can use to play detective.

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All over Red Panda were actors, really good ones who are in character all the time. We can only ask those wearing a Breakout Philippines pin. Since the characters were really good I eas getting in character too asking questions. It was like watching my favorite crime TV show come to life haha, it was kinda intense.

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Red Panda is super nice place btw I especially like this area between the kitchen near the stairs.

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This is the second floor:
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The scene that happened there was just like what to expect at the upcoming new Warner TV series, the Murder in the First.

Murder in the First takes an up-close and personal look at a single complex homicide investigation. It is co-created by Emmy winner Steve Bochco and newcomer Eric Lodal, which spreads the story arc across an entire season, takes two seemingly unrelated crimes that pit Silicon Valley wunderkind Eric Blunt (Tom Felton) in the middle of the crime scene.

Murder in the First Warner TV reviewMurder in the First is set in San Francisco which follows the homicide detectives Terry English (Taye Diggs) and Hildy Mulligan (Kathleen Robertson) as they investigate two murders. The mystery deepens when they found a common denominator in the murders – Blunt (Tom Felton).

Ruth and I were partners. I wanted us to interview as many characters as possible so we separated ways and then convene after finding something out. After 30 minutes of probing around talking to Joe the sous chef, David the business partner of the restaurant and friend of Head Chef, the driver, Myka Mr. Mendoza and all those characters (I am bad at names but I can tell your story hahaha!)

Asking around we’ve learned a lot of side stories and it created a bigger picture. Ruth however was fixated by Joe doing the crime since he was demoted by the head Chef. I on the other hand was fixated by Myka’s (the resto manager) inconsistent statrment that the body was found in the garden/smoking area while everyone said the body was in the kitchen. I also was concerned by Saree’s demeanor and her statement “this was not suppose to happen” .

When Ruth and I convened to look for evidence I saw the cellphone and asked who found it and who owns it. We found out it was Saree and I went down to ask Saree her password which she was so surprised that I asked. Hahahaha I shoukd have brought her to the evidence desk and have her open the fone!

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At the end of the hour, even if I was not convinced that Joe was the killer, Ruth was convinced otherwise, she thought all other side stories were meant to distract us, so I let her write down, even if getting demoted was a shallow reason to kill someone.

Finally it was revealed, it was Amiel who killed the Chef and he was stabbed with a blunt object. Because he found out David wanted to poison the other business partner. He was loyal to this other guy he did it to prorect the businesses.

I wish I can tell everything the questions, the scenes it was like being in a crime and derective series hahaha I love it! I wish we had more than an hour to solve the mystery coz I think we could have nailed it if given time. The winner was Ria and Ryan who brought most of the evidence!

Or we could have just read the clues from the press kit about the Murder at the First Warner TV series we could have won.

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Fun fun fun I like events like this that stretches our brains and make us do something we haven’t done before! Thanks Warner TV!

But now I have a question, a crime you have to solve, who stole the mason jar at an event?

Murder in the First Warner TV event at Red Panda

Dun dun dun dun! Hahaha! Let me know when you find out with the hashtag #masonjarspamore

Stay gorgeous everyone!

#IPTLManila Day 3: The Great Wrap Up!

Serena Williams at the IPTL Manila

A sweet goodbye and an awesome final day wrap up as the Manila Mavericks ended the 3rd day of the Manila leg of the International Premiere Tennis League (IPTL) with a big win!

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#IPTLManila score board: Murray vs Kyrgos 6-1, Philippousis vs Farfter 6-2, Huey/Tsonga vs Berdych/Hewitt 6-5, Flipkens/Murray vs Williams/Hewitt 6-1 amd Flipkens vs Williams 3-6.

Highlights for the night include:

  • Andy Murray finally winning his IPTL Manila leg Singles Match!  With an amazing match played with Hewitt! Great play and parlay!
  • The Mens Double was an exciting match to watch as both players from the Singapore Slammers and Manila Mavericks were showing power game and game plan.   I think the Huey and Tsonga is the team to beat in men’s doubles. They have never lost a game since day 1!
  • Serena Williams appearance made the crowd go wild!  The US open Champion of course won the Women’s Single against Kirsten Flipkens.  But Flipkens gave a gokd fight and well it was expected that Williams should win coz shes a champion!
  • IPTL organizers promised they will be back next year!  Woohoo!
Serena Williams at the IPTL Manila

Serena Williams at the IPTL Manila

Williams, Murray, all in one court! Awesome!

Williams, Murray, practicing together in one court! Awesome!

Huey and Murray being intervjewed after the win!

Huey and Murray being intervjewed after the win!

Serena Williams in action

Serena Williams in action.

 

The Tsonga and Huey Men's Double Team up is the Men's Doubles team to beat at the IPTL!

The Tsonga and Huey Men’s Double Team up is the Men’s Doubles team to beat at the IPTL. What a great tandem 0 loss in 3 days match! I am now a fan!

Bht the Berdych and Hewitt of Singapore Slammers tandem gave a good fight as well!

But the Berdych and Hewitt of Singapore Slammers tandem gave a good fight as well

While Maria Sharapova or Ana Ivanovoc was not seen at the 3rd day for the men to feast on (haha) Female audience were happy (including me) with lota of male eye candies on court that night!

Mark Philippoussis

Mark Philippoussis for IPTL Manila

Mark Philippoussis for IPTL Manila

Tomas Berdych

Tomas Berdych for Singapore Slammers team IPTL

Tomas Berdych for Singapore Slammers team IPTL

Lleyton Hewitt

Lleyton Hewitt playing for IPTL Singapore Slammers

Lleyton Hewitt playing for IPTL Singapore Slammers

Singapore Slammers Male Players by the bleacher

The Singapore Slammers male players by the bleachers Nick Kyrgios and Patrick Rafter.

The Singapore Slammers male players by the bleachers Nick Kyrgios and Patrick Rafter.

Manila Mavericks Male players by the bleachers

The male players of Manila Mavericks by the bleacher Mark Philippoussis, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Daniel Nestor, Treat Huey.

The male players of Manila Mavericks by the bleacher Mark Philippoussis, Jo-Wilfred Tsonga, Daniel Nestor, Treat Huey.

That wraps up my IPTL live watching experience! Of course ending it with a selfie with Murray and Williams at the background! ,

That wraps up my IPTL LIVE watching experience! Of course ending it with a selfie with Murray and Williams at the background at the SM MOA Arena!

That wraps up my IPTL LIVE watching experience! Of course ending it with a selfie with Murray and Williams at the background at the SM MOA Arena!

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#IPTLManila Day 2 Experience: The Legends Have Fallen?

Maria vs Ana at #IPTL Manila leg

I don’t know who is more frustrated the players or the audience.  Playing at their “home court” but losing is such a sweet sorrow I think because you want a sweet revenge after haha!

A sweeping loss for Manila Mavericks!

A sweeping loss for Manila Mavericks!

The Manila Maverick lost a lot of match against the Indian Aces team at the #IPTLManila Day 2 last night.

It started during the first match with Carlos Moya not being able to run and catch up because of an injury his groin/crothch area was painful he said. He wanted to play but the trainor has been called and he was replaced by Nestor ( I didn’t even know you can have substitute players for a tennis match, maybe because its team not individual?)

Carlos Moya has injury and has to be replaced #IPTLManila

Carlos Moya has injury and has to be replaced #IPTLManila

Anyway despite the effort match 1 lost IdAna Indian Aces won.

Tsonga/Huey vs Bopanna/Monfils at #IPTL Manila

Tsonga/Huey vs Bopanna/Monfils at #IPTL Manila

 

But hey, I am not totally disappointed it was a great match, all the games were awesome. You can see the effort coming from the Mavericks and the game was really great and fun!  True sportsmanship from both team, everyone was having fun but also was competing and showing their strength.

Maria vs Ana at #IPTL Manila leg

Maria vs Ana at #IPTL Manila leg

When Ana Ivanovic and Sharapova got innthe court everyone could sense that the game will be serious and it indeed really was.  It was an intense match.

Maria Sharapova vs Ana Ivanovic at #IPTL Manila

Maria Sharapova vs Ana Ivanovic at #IPTL Manila

You can see that Sharapova was a bit atressed, pressured and tired becauae she got that workout at the earlier match for the Mixed Doubles. The Indian Aces mixed double team gave her a hard time as all the balls were being passed towards her.  So maybe that wad one factor why she lost her Singles Match with Ivanovic.

Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Sharapova at #IPTL Manila

Ana Ivanovic vs Maria Sharapova at #IPTL Manila

I hope the Mavericks will pull through today!  The last day of the  IPTL Manila leg!
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#IPTLManila Day 1 Experince : When Manila Maverics Sharapova Wins Inaugural Womens Match

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Womens Single. Maria Sharapova vs Kristina Mladenovic. Maria was playing for the Manila Mavericks, Kristina for UAE Royals for the IPTL Manila leg at SM MOA Arena.

Maria Sharapova wons inaugural match at IPTL leg in Manila!

Maria Sharapova wons inaugural match at IPTL leg in Manila!

The game was getting intense as it seems Sharapova, the crowd favorite in IPTL in Manila was losing the first two half of the match. It is apparent to see that she has lost her rhythm. Until she finally got her beat back and won the game.

“This is my first time to play in Manila and I don’t want to lose my first (IPTL),” she said.

Maria Sharapova in IPTL Manila

Maria Sharapova in IPTL Manila

For the very obvious reason, Sharapova was the favorite among Filipino fans. She has the charm and the beauty to win the crowd, plus the fact that she is playing for the Manila Mavericks.

 

Maria Sharapova "raise the roof" as Philippine fans cheers!

Maria Sharapova “raise the roof” as Philippine fans cheers!

All international tennis players who was theee at the first day of IPTL in Manila #IPTLManila did not expect this warm welcome.

The Philippine audience was the most experessive audience they have ever encountered. I for one did not care squealing with excitement when my favorite player scores.

My favorite match for the day was the Mix Double where two of my favorite Sharapova and Murray for Manila Maverics teamed up against Nenad Zimonjic and Kristina Mladenovic UAE Royals.

 

Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray teams up in IPTL Manila

Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray teams up in IPTL Manila

 

Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray for Manila Mavericks at IPTL Manila

Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray for Manila Mavericks at IPTL Manila

It was such an experience to see Maria Sharapova and Andy Murray play together in one court LIVE!

The Manila Mavericks team sitting by the bleachers watching the match

The Manila Mavericks team sitting by the bleachers watching the match

The Manila Mavericks team sitting by the bleachers

The Manila Mavericks team sitting by the bleachers

It was surreal to see so many international players in one court!

Me and Joost enjoyed watching the IPTL tennis match live! Joost is a major fan of the mens division, I the womens of course.  We were both happy as Maria won the womens single while he was happy that Marin Cilic won.  Great game all in all.

Me and Joost enjoyed watching the IPTL tennis match live! Joost is a major fan of the mens division, I the womens of course. We were both happy as Maria won the womens single while he was happy that Marin Cilic won. Great game all in all.

Took this pic while the Murray and Cilic maych was on-going just to show you the scores from IPTL Manila Inaugural matches.

Took this pic while the Murray and Cilic match was on-going just to show you the scores from IPTL Manila Inaugural matches at the SM MOA Arena.

Today is the 2nd day and I am excited to watch again!

Rodel and I got tickets to the IPTL Manila lower box for 3 days! Yay!

Rodel and I got tickets to the IPTL Manila lower box for 3 days! Yay!

Here’s the list of the players and teams:
Manila Maverics players: Andy Murray, Jo-Wilfried Tsonga, Kirsten Flipkens, Maria Sharapova, Daniel Nestor, Carlos Moya, Treat Huey.

UAE Royals players: Novak Djokovic, Caroline Wozniacki, Malek Jaziri, Goran Ivanisevic, Nenad Zimonjic, Marin Cilic, Kristina Mladenovic.

Singapore Slammers: SINGAPORE SLAMMERS: Serena Williams, Andre Agassi, Tomas Berdych, Lleyton Hewitt, Daniela Hantuchova, Nick Kyrgios, Bruno Soares, Patrick Rafter.

Indian Aces: Roger Federer, Pete Sampras ,Gael Monfils, Ana Ivanovic, Sania Mirza, Rohan Bopanna, Fabrice Santoro.

The matches for tonight November 29,2014

IPTL Manila November 29,2014 7:30PM match schedule

IPTL Manila November 29,2014 7:30PM match schedule

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Bloggers Weather Forecast Team at The Explorarium

Bloggers Weather Forecast Teat at The Explorarium

This is what happens when you leave bloggers alone in a studio set-up with a working video camera, green screen and a TV monitor… they become wanna be weather forecasters!

Bloggers Weather Forecast Teat at The Explorarium
Bloggers Weather Forecast Team:
Florencio Jusay Jr. (hanging habagat), Earth Rullan (weather girl), Rain Ferdinand (rain), Mark Vincent Nuñez (wind), Azrael Colladilla (the janitor), Ferdie Bondoy (thunderstorm), Myrns Roman (camera woman), Julie Fuentes (dancing weather).
This is our first broadcast! Please comment below if you want a second edition!
This was just one of the many crazy things we did at the Expolarium at the SM Mall of Asia.

The Expolarium is an interactive museum/ science and technology exploratory gallery where you can take your kids to learn in a fun and interactive way. It is also a place you can take your friends or a date for a fun interactice experience like this!

Have you seen the movie Interstellar? You can pose like the movie poster wearing the spacesuit!

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Or drive a solar powered car! I was surprised when it moved! Haha!

Or drive a solar powered car! I was surprised when it moved! Haha!

See how fast can your run. Simulate flying an airplane or driving a car or try the Gyro Ride!

See how fast can your run. Simulate flying an airplane or driving a car or try the Gyro Ride!I

Pin impresion of yourself, can you guess which was me?

Pin Impressions at The Expolarium

Or go back in time and see vintage computer, cellphone, TV set, stenograph, radio and telephone.

Vintage at The Expolarium

There’s just so many fun and educational things to discover at the Expolarium for kids and kids at heart like me!  If you have time soon go pay it a visit!

We were there to meet Robert Irwin of Wild But True of Discovery Kids who had a meet-and-greet and capsule show for his Philippine fans.

Robert Irwin (10) of Wild But True Adventures on Discovery Kids. Bindi Irwin his sister both recieved the Biggest Greenies Award at the Nicolodean Kids Choice Award in 2009.

Robert Irwin (10) of Wild But True Adventures on Discovery Kids. Bindi Irwin his sister both recieved the Biggest Greenies Award at the Nicolodean Kids Choice Award in 2009.

Wild But True Adventures is Discovery Kids newwest show where Robert with his co-host Isabel Yamazaki will find out how mother natyre has influenced our modern world. The show premieres every Tuesday at 5pm starting December 2,2014 and encores every Saturday at 930am and 130pm.

You can get a chance to meet Robert Irwin and his family too at the Explorarium, info is on the poster below.

Meet and GREET robert Irwin

Stay gorgeous everyone!

How To Get Away With Murder?

How to Get Away with Murder

If you catch yourself in a twisted plot to kill someone, how are you gonna get away with the murder?

A brilliant criminal defense professor and a practicing lawyer teaches her student practical applications of the law by involving them on winning her clients case.

Three principles she taught them was to get away with murder you have to 1) Find another suspect, 2) discredit the witness and 3) bury the evidence.

If at school there is the competition to be the best in the class,  in the courtroom, the competition is to win the case.

To be on top or to win a case there are ways people do, sometimes unacceptable nasty things, to get what they want and win a case.

Twisting who is and is not guilty merely on technicalitie, the behind-the-scene courtroom hearing,  what goes on the minds of the main characters and the surprise twist of events are the most exciting to see in this new series.

As a former justice beat reporter and a lover of courtroom TV, suspense and horror flick, I find myself already hooked with this new TV series from Sony TV. It makes you think, it sets light bulb moments, there’s shocking scene and heavy drama involved. There’s so many good ingridients that makes up a damn good TV series.

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It is a kind of show that was really well researched and challenges your thoughts.

How I know all of these, well I just came from the special blue carpet special screening tonight of How To Get Away with Murder and seen two episodes and wow I can’t wait for more. Jeez I want a marathon already.

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How to Get Away With Murder premieres tomorrow night Tuesday October 15, 2014 at 9pm on Sony TV Channel. Sony Channel #SonyChannelPh is the former V Channel.

Aside from How to Get Away with Murder, there are two other upcoming series premiering this week as well such as Jane the Virgin, a comedy series and Manhattan Love Story, a romance series that I think I will enjoy watching too.

 

2015 Feng Shui Convention for Wood Sheep Year

Maroted Allen

I don’t know about you but I believe in lucky charms, it helps enhances good luck, promise. I also believe in doing something to make something happen.

While I am not Chinese, Feng Shui is something I practice not in a hardcore manner, but I take in the good I leave the bad and take precaution. That is how we are supposed to live life right?

2015 Feng Shui Updates

Anyway, meeting Marites Allen, International Feng Shui Master, was a positve experience. It was her birthday party for the media and she gave us some positive vibes, gifts and tips to help make the coming year better for all of us! I love her tips!

What she told were secret so I cannot spill, but if you want to hear something to help you enhance your luck, make things work for you in the year of the 2015 Wood Sheep, you might want to mark your calendars for the 2015 Feng Shui Convention by Marites Allen on December 27, 2014 to be held at Luxent Hotel in Quezon City.

2015 Feng Shui Updates

The 2015 Feng Shui Convention by Marites Allen December event will be the first of many Feng Shui Updates that she will conduct in the

Philippines. It is the biggest gathenng of feng shui aficionados in the Philippines and nearby
Asian cities.

Participants get to learn not only general prospects for the year, but also forecasts on career, relationships, health, and many life aspects for each Chinese zodiac animal sign. Top-quality luck enhancers, including the unique line of auspicious fashion labelled Frigga Charmed Life, will also be available for sale during the event.

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A much sought-after resource person on feng shui-related subjects, the London-based Marttes will also hold Meet and Greet sessions in major malls where she provides free public lectures and consultations.

Marites is the first and only Filipina to be awarded the

prestigious title “Master in Feng Shui” by the worid-renowned International Feng Shui Associatbn. She has trained in different schools of feng shui under respected mentors from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and China.

On January 17, 2015, Marites will conduct Annual Feng Shui Updates in Tokyo, then in London on January 22 and 25. This will be followed by a series of Chinese New Year events and mall tours in the Philippines from January 28 to February 20. She will later meet her European followers on March 2 (Sweden), March 3 (Denmark), March 7 (Osto, Norway), and March 8 (Kristian Sand, Norway). Similar talks are also being set in the US on March 28-29 (Guam), April 2 (Las Vegasl.Apri) 6 (San Francisco), and April 11 (New York).

For further details on these schedules and to reserve seats for the December Convention please call: 09209509390 or email wofsphilippines@gmail.com

Incidentally, Marites Allen will open the 1st Frigga Charmed Life Boutique at the SM Mall of Asia in November 2014.

Frigga Xharmed Life Boutique items

Frigga-inspired fashion can ve lukened to wearing one’s lucky charms and carrying auspiciousness wherever one goes.

No price list for the items yet but I was told the bangles she gave us is worth over Php2,000.00 .

The conxept of Frigga is based on fengs

The conxept of Frigga is based on feng shui principles that proper alignment and balancing of the five natural elements (Wood, Earth, Fire, and Metal) can attract prosperity and harmony into our lives.

For inquiries on Frigga Charmed Life please call 09209509390 / 4786378/ 5765323 or visit www.frigga.co.uk.

Stay gorgeous everyone.

My Gone Girl Movie Review

Gone Girl movie review

If you have been waiting for the next psychopath girl like Glenn Close a.k.a Alex Forest in Fatal Attraction, or much better or rather much worst, then look no further.

After decades of waiting I think Rosamund Pike a.k.a. Amazing Amy a.k.a Amy Dunne at Gone Girl will rank high on your sociopath/psychopath women in movies you will ever find! Her eyes and demeanor says it all, she is just so creepy in this film.

There are very disturbing scenes in the movie that will make your stomach churn. It was so bad, it was soooo effing good.

Gone Girl movie review
Although I haven’t read the book, Gone Girl is one of those Best Seller Thriller/ Suspense book, I heard there was a twist that was not in the book. Like I always say, book versions and movie versions will always differ in a way. Film makers, directors and script writers need to adjust some for cinematic purposes. The twist was kinda good in a way that I sense a possibility of a Gone Girl part 2, Why not?

Yes, I enjoyed the movie. Director David Fincher out done himself in this movie. It was seamless, exciting, engaging and amazingly disturbing!

Ben Afleck fits the role very well as Nick Dune the estranged husband.

Gone Girl Fincer Special Shoot

Opening and ending lines was the climax! Let me try to remember how it was said by Nick Dune: “Sometimes when I look at my wife, My favorite part is stroking her hair… I love to crack her skull and pick her brains out to find answers to some questions that’s bothering me. About what she really feels about me, about us, about our marriage.” It is something like that but not entirely that, but that was the essence.

I recommend Gone Girl, it is disturbing, true, but it is one great Thriller Suspense movie you shouldn’t miss, especially if you liked Fatal Attraction!

Gone Girl is showing on Cinemas October 3, 2014 Rated PG16 by the MTRCB released by 20th Century Fox.

OH, Movie was a bit long, 149 minutes but I wasn’t bored at all.  I enjoyed the movie alot it really draws you in. The “rape-murder” scene is something I haven’t seen before it was so disturbing!

Stay gorgeous everyone!

 

Announcement: Casting Call Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3

Caasting Call Asia's Next Top Model Season 3
The casting process for Asia’s Next Top Model Season 3 has already begun, and on-ground auditions in Manila will be heldon October 4, Saturday and October 5, Sunday at Maxims Villa on the 5th Level of Resorts World Manila.
Caasting Call Asia's Next Top Model Season 3

 

Aspiring Filipina models aged 16 to 27 may attend the open casting from 10 AM to 5 PM and find more information at www.asntm3.com.

Collecting Sports Cards Safely

There are many people who collect sports cards for fun and profit. They need to have all the supplies necessary to collect the cards, but they also need to be able to find the cards when they are searching for a part of a set. The person who enjoys these cards must think about all the categories below. The collection of the cards is going to be something that the person can do for money, or they can hold the cards to complete a collection that is going to be worth something to their children or grandchildren.

The Sleeves

The sleeves that people keep in their folios need to be strong enough to protect the cards, but these sleeves must also make it easy for the collector to get the cards out without damaging them. There are plastic sleeves that the collector can use to hold the cards alone, and these sleeves can carry price stickers when the cards are being sold at an auction or in an antique shop. 

The Folios

The folios that people use for their baseball cards must hold the cards carefully, and they must make sure that the folio can stand up to the punishment of being lugged around all the time. The folio can be the heart of someone’s collection, or it can be something that people flip through when they are looking for the card they want to buy.

These folios can come in leather bound perfection, and they can come in a design that looks lovely. The best folios look good on the book shelf when someone is trying to hold their cards for posterity. The best folios are costly, but they can actually increase the price of the collection because the collection is in something that is so nice.

The best way for people to make sure their card collection is cared for is to make sure that they are investing in the right kind of folios and sleeves. These items protect the cards, and they make it easy for people to store the cards. People should click here to find the things they need for their collection.

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