According to the Lansing State Journal, Pokemon and sports cards are in high demand and are hard to find.

My son and step son have been collecting sports cards along with Pokemon cards for quite some time now.

Both have been collecting not only Pokemon cards, but Pokemon memorabilia for the past several years.

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I use to collect baseball cards back in high school.  Nothing but Detroit Tiger baseball cards and of course I traded cards with other school friends.

These days, according to the Lansing State Journal, money is the main reason for the spike in demand.

LSJ tells us since the pandemic, the market for Pokemon and sports cards, particularly basketball and football, has caught fire.  Resale prices for Pokemon Elite Trainer Boxes, which retail around $50, can reach $100 and much higher.

The money making potential has prompted sellouts as soon as inventory hits shelves of big box retailers like Target, Meijer and Walmart and independent hobby shops like Lansing based Summit Comics and Games and All Star Cards.  (Lansing State Journal)

These cards are in such high demand that Target and other retailers have instituted new policies.  According to the Lansing State Journal, at the Target location on West Saginaw Highway, for example, customers are limited to three trading card items per person, including Pokemon and sports cards.

Collecting sports cards has been a hobby of mine for many years.  My son and step son are now part of the craze that I started many years ago.  There's nothing wrong with being card sharks.  (LSJ)

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