Don’t look to Walmart or Target for your Pokemon trading card needs.


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Trading cards, especially Pokemon, have seen a resurgence making them more desirable than ever before. Thanks to this rise in popularity, some customers took advantage of the stores, causing them to take action. 

Customers visiting Walmart and Target stores this past week saw signs saying NFL, MLB, NBA, Pokemon and other trading cards have been removed from shelves, according to Bleeding Cool on Tuesday. Target’s sign says its decision was “to ensure the safety of our guests and team members,” while Walmart’s sign referenced “inappropriate customer behavior.” 

Target is no longer selling Pokémon cards in stores “to ensure the safety of our guests and team members.” pic.twitter.com/lpV0pyw8oA

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There were no specifics given by either store, but on Friday, police were called to a Target store in Wisconsin when a person allegedly pulled a gun over a trading card dispute

Target and Walmart didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.

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