I'm sure this topic is pretty well covered elsewhere, but I am guessing a lot of people here don't play all formats, so I wanted a Vintage-centric opinion.
So this is something I have been wrestling with lately, as I hate buying products I won't use, and I want to get it right once and for all.
I only have Vintage cards, Old School cards, and "investment cards." Investment cards would be cards I don't need, but don't want to sell just yet (example: Chains, Nether Void, reserve list stuff, etc).
I'm likely going to use 12 pocket padfolios (Star City makes a nice one, as does FOUR). Color coded would be nice. This way I can have complete playsets, and I can get rid of extraneous stuff. For some reason, I hate having extra Magic cards I won't use.
At first I was going to do it by color, but then is seems annoying to have Ancient Grudges next to Arabian Kird Apes. Further issues are that there are sooooooo many more playable lands, artifacts and blue cards in Vintage and Old School than other colors. I put all my old school cards in a FOUR padfolio, and ended up only needing a few pages for White, Black, and Red. So I am not sure I could justify a full padfolio for just red. Not to mention, doesn't seem very efficient to have Old School next to Vintage, when I want to build a new deck.
Any thoughts? Have 1-2 binders for all Old School only cards? Use mini colored binders?
What do you categorize by? Color? Rarity? Deck archetype?