Posted by A. Douglas McLendon on Apr 30th 2023
Support Your Local Card Shop
Good evening, America. I want to talk about something that's near and dear to the hearts of many of us: local TCG stores. That's right, those little shops that sell trading card games like Magic: The Gathering, Yu-Gi-Oh!, and Pokemon.
Now, some of you might be wondering why I'm talking about this. After all, there are plenty of places to buy TCGs these days. You can get them online, at big-box stores, or even at some comic book shops. But here's the thing: supporting your local TCG store is more important than you might think.
First of all, these stores are often run by small business owners who are passionate about what they do. They don't just sell cards, they create communities. They host events, tournaments, and game nights that bring people together. They foster a sense of belonging and camaraderie that you can't get from ordering cards off Amazon.
Secondly, when you shop at a local TCG store, you're supporting your local economy. These stores are often a vital part of their communities, providing jobs and contributing to the tax base. By buying from them, you're helping to keep your neighborhood thriving.
But perhaps most importantly, shopping at a local TCG store is good for your soul. It's an experience that can't be replicated by sitting alone in front of your computer screen. It's about interacting with real people, making new friends, and having fun. In a world that can be isolating and stressful, these stores offer a much-needed escape.
So there you have it, folks. Supporting your local TCG store isn't just about buying cards. It's about supporting small business, building community, and finding a little joy in an often bleak world. So the next time you're looking to add to your deck, skip the online retailers and head down to your local TCG store. You won't regret it.