*sits down, takes a sip of piping hot coffee from the backup coffee maker, and gets ready for today's newest post*
You can tell a lot about your local collecting by your retail card section.
My recent trip to Walmart told me the story I have assumed all along.
Even with the uprise of "the hobby", I still have no actual collectors around.
This is what my card section used to look like pre-covid (besides the rise in prices) and now looks like this on a weekly basis at all three Walmarts I am near.
Except we used to be able to actually buy products like Prizm football and basketball, which is the only gap on the shelf. We can still get UFC and WWE Prizm, but those aren't important.
With Prizm being one of the more sought-after products, this tells me that flippers only exist here. They come in, swoop up the popular products like Mosaic, Prizm, Select and Optic and leave the rest. Because if actual collectors were here, everything would be selling equally, and everyone would have an equal opportunity at it.
Not just the good stuff.
What does your local retail outlet tell you about collecting where you live? Flippers? Actual collectors? Or does everything sell and you can't tell?
Let me know in comments today.
Hope everyone has an awesome Tuesday.
*Coffee Card Blogger Out*