Thanks to a combination of the pandemic, late-stage capitalism and people who are assholes, Target stores in the US are about to halt all physical sales of certain trading cards Pokémon on the list.
How Comic reportThe restrictions will come into effect on May 14th and will only apply to physical stores and will not affect online sales. The target says this is not a permanent move, just a temporary ban. This also affects NFL, NBA, and MLB cards Pokémon
There are a number of factors that are all related. Due to the pandemic, the producti on and distribution of cards has been impacted, leaving stores with less to sell. That combined with the explosion of the reseller markets –fueled by the sums that certain cards generate at an auction
And where in 2021 competition for goods in a physical space increases, there is violence, which in recent times and most likely contributes to Target’s decision A fight that broke out in a store in Brookfield, Wisconsin
Before the sale of tickets was completely discontinued, the Target stores had introduced the “one purchase per customer” rule, and only did so on Fridays at 8am. After one of these “meetings” on May 7th, the above-mentioned battle broke out. In Target’s statement on the upcoming stop, it was explicitly stated that “the safety of our guests and our team is our top priority”.
Only mention sports and sports directly as goals Pokémon Cards if you are wondering about other things like magic and Yu-Gi-Oh!, they might be okay as there doesn’t seem to be the same kind of market frenzy that surrounds them.
And while that particular restriction only applies to Target, Wal-Mart has also been cracking down on ticket sales with a few stores recently Block your cards in electronics and limit sales and other take them off the shelves entirely.