Glad I read this. I always felt like I was being too 'ocd' for always taping the sides and a piece over where the sticky part is. I'll keep doing that now.
Nice TRK chips from one of the first known TRK group buys. That one was organized by Slow Play Ray, pre 'blue site'. I was the one that came up with the idea for that color and pushed for it. I sold my set a long time ago to fund another set, but still have some of those above.