Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Museum Glass Test for Baseball Card Display Case – Update at 16 Hours of UV Exposure

The test of Tru Vue’s Museum Glass for my premium baseball card display case project is still only 16 hours deep but already I’m seeing some UV damage. I have portions of a comic book and retro baseball card partially covered with museum glass, exposed directly to the sun and covered completely.

It may be tough to tell in a lower res pic on the web but I’m starting to see definite discoloration on the comic books paper as shown through the blank/white text. The fully UV exposed lettering on the left are starting to turn yellow white the text on the right covered with museum glass appears unchanged. The sun is brightest this time of year but it’s still surprising to see the damaging effects of UV rays on collectible memorabilia after only 16 hours.

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