Hmm. I actually stayed away from the tubs for my carded figures and prefer the cardboard (file boxes are great) because the perfectly square corners of the boxes will keep my cards in the best shape. The curved corners tend to cause the cards to bow out and potentially crease, at least for me.
However, I do understand the fear of flooding. Fortunately, my remaining boxes are up on blocks to hopefully keep any water away.
Yup, I agree. Tupperware is not really all that friendly for carded stuff - lots of bowing and edge dings (corners). That was part of the motivation for going loose, lots of the cards were in less than great shape.
I should clarify though, my stuff is in the basement, but more specifically the crawl space. And it is literally a crawl space, I can't get at anything without being on hands and knees with a flashlight, so no way could I get anything out of there in a hurry.
As for what I really want to keep carded, well that stuff is all in star cases in the tupperware tubs. Talk about increasing the need for storage space
Tupperware and star cases are not a happy coexistence in terms of efficiency.
The stuff I have carded but not in cases is orange cards. They're nostalgic for me but not really worth protecting. I do plan on opening them for their own little He-Man, Masters of Star Wars display but haven't done so yet.
Let's shake a leg here Mikey, I wanna see your stuff