How to Safely Ship Your Collectibles

When it comes to shipping collectibles, take all of the necessary precautions to ensure the valuables are received in the same condition as when they left your home or business. Start with the proper shipping box or envelope. Typically you want a padded layer and a rigid layer. You may need a sturdy box and padding (bubble wrap, wadded paper, etc.) around the collectible. However the best solution may involve the padded layer on the outside with a rigid inner protector (such a padded envelop with a toploader enclosed). Whatever solution is best for your needs, make sure to use adequate padding and securely seal the parcel with packaging tape. Lastly, use legible, plain labeling for the address, following the proper postal system.

The United States Postal Service, UPS and FedEx are the main options for shipping collectibles in the US. Take the time to consider which service is the best for your needs. The delivery time and cost are the main factors. Check the price and delivery time using the forms on the delivery services’ websites (USPS, UPS, FedEx).

BCW Comic Shipper

BCW Comic Shipper

BCW offers several boxes designed for shipping collectibles:


The BCW Comic Book Shipper protects 10 comics that have been bagged & boarded (or 15 loose comics).

A BCW 330 Box with Monster Pads

A BCW 330 Box with Monster Pads

Photo inserted in BCW 8x10 Toploader & padded envelope

Photo inserted in 8×10 sleeve, toploader & padded envelope

BCW 33RPM Record Mailer

BCW 33RPM Record Mailer


If you are just sending a few cards, BCW Topload Card Holders are an affordable way to ship the cards. We always recommend you place your card in a sleeve first. Then, place the sleeved card in the proper toploader. Place the toploader in a BCW Resealable Team Set Bag to ensure the card stays in the toploader. Lastly, put the card in padded envelop and ship it.

If you need to send lots of cards, BCW offers many sizes of card boxes that work well for shipping. As always, sleeve your cards to avoid getting any scratches during deliver. BCW Monster Pads work well to cushion the cards and keep them from moving inside the box.


Similar to the trading cards, BCW offers sleeves and toploaders for larger photos and documents. We have sizes for almost any need. As with the cards, first place your photo in a sleeve to prevent any chance of a scratch. Then place the sleeved photo in the correct toploader. Place the toploader in a padded envelop and ship.


If you need to send any vinyl records, BCW has sturdy wrap mailers designed for 33 RPM and 45 RPM records. See all of BCW’s supplies to protect records.

BCW Wholesale Partners – if you ship BCW products, we offer boxes designed specifically to protect our supplies. Sign-in to your BCW wholesale account and then search “shipper” to see the options.