Walmart And Target Stop Selling Pokémon, Sports Cards After Fights Break Out In Stores

Walmart And Target Stop Selling Pokémon Sports Cards After Fights

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  • Demand for boxes of Pokémon, sports cards sparks violence
  • Both chains have suspended sales of collectible trading cards in stores
  • More weird news here

When it comes to Pokémon cards, if you gotta catch ’em all you won’t be doing it anymore at Walmart and Target stores. The reason? Safety concerns. Over trading cards.

In fact, all trading cards, including sports cards, are now off the shelves at the big box stores after fights have broken out at stores around the country over the collectibles.

With trading cards selling for absurd amounts like $4.6 million for a Luka Doncic rookie card and a Pokémon Blastoise card being auctioned off for $360,000, the stakes for collectors have reached historic heights.

“To ensure the safety of our guests and team members MLB, NFL, NBA and Pokemon Trading Cards until further notice,” read a sign in the trading cards section at Target stores.

“The safety of our guests and our team is our top priority,” a Target rep told “Out of an abundance of caution, we’ve decided to temporarily suspend the sale of MLB, NFL, NBA and Pokémon trading cards within our stores, effective May 14. Guests can continue to shop these cards online at”

Meanwhile, over at Walmart, signs have now appeared that read, “Attention Trading Card(s) Vendor, The trading card categories have been removed from the sales floor and sales of these items have been suspended due to inappropriate customer behavior and increased demand. Please do not stock these items until further direction from management has been given.”

Naturally, with the terrible actions of a few negatively affecting the desires of many, a lot of people on social media were not happy with this news.