Target removes trading cards from stores after violent incident with gun


Trading card notice at a Target store in Edgewater, NJ.

Sarah Whitten | CNBC

Retail giant Target said Friday it is temporarily taking trading cards off shelves after one of its Wisconsin stores was locked down due to a violent dispute over cards.

The items being removed include MLB, NFL, NBA and Pokemon trading cards. Shoppers can still purchase the cards online on Target’s website.

Retailers have been seeing a surge in demand for trading cards during the pandemic, with the resale value of these cards being multiples of what consumers originally paid.

The dispute in Brookfield, Wisconsin, involved four men who allegedly assaulted a fifth in the parking lot as he left the store earlier this…


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