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Target pulls collectible cards off store shelves after a parking fight in Wisconsin – WCCO



Target pulls collectible cards off store shelves after a parking fight in Wisconsin - WCCO

This story was originally published on May 14, 2021.

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Target will no longer sell Pokémon and Sports Trading Cards in their physical locations.

The change takes effect Friday following a parking fight last week at Target in Wisconsin. The Minneapolis-based company says the temporary suspension is due to excessive caution as disputes over cards are raging across the country.

Customers can still find collectible cards at Target’s online store.

During the pandemic, collecting baseball cards became more popular than ever, and there were no cards left in several stores.

“We see so many fathers and sons coming, many children,” said Peter Vasquez, owner of a card store. told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh. “The moms actually came and bought their cards.”

If you are thinking of redeeming these cards for big money, the FBI warns that fraud is also a factor in increasing demand.

Adam Thomas’ S&S Sports Cards in Tulsa, Oklahoma was busier than ever. CBS Miami reports… “I’ve been in this, you know, industry for over 30 years, and the store for over 22 years, and I’ve never seen more kids come to the store than this year,” he said.

The store was closed to the public for three months in the midst of the pandemic, but it still managed to double its profits last year through online sales and customers who came in when it reopened. “People had more free time. People wanted to relive what made them feel good when they were kids, ”Thomas said.

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Panini America is the world’s largest licensed sports and entertainment collectibles company. “Demand is currently far outstripping supply,” said Panini CEO Mark Warsop. “If you haven’t collected collectible cards for 20 years, come and see it again. You can buy collectible cards with precious stones inside, trading cards made of precious metals. “

There’s also an element of luck in finding out what’s inside the package. These so-called “hits” are often broadcast on social media, attracting young collectors. Even a basic package bought for a few dollars can contain a card with a limited supply of thousands, and from that point on, the cost will only increase.

In January, the Mickey Mantle baseball card sold for a record $ 5.2 million.

The NFL and the NBA that drive sports card sales. Kansas City defender Patrick Mahomes’ signed card was auctioned for $ 861,000 earlier this year. “Don’t treat everything as an investment or a get-rich-quick scheme. Collect what you like, be it a player, a team or a type of card, and enjoy your hobby, ”said Thomas.

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Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.



Portuguese historical films will premiere on 29 December.

Method Media Bermuda will present the documentary FABRIC: Portuguese History in Bermuda on Thursday, December 29 at the Underwater Research Institute of Bermuda.

A spokesperson said: “Method Media is proud to bring Bermuda Fabric: Portugal History to Bermuda for its 5th and 6th showing at the Bermuda Underwater Observatory. In November and December 2019, Cloth: A Portuguese Story in Bermuda had four sold-out screenings. Now that Bermuda has reopened after the pandemic, it’s time to bring the film back for at least two screenings.

“There are tickets For $ 20 – sessions at 15:30 and 18:00. Both screenings will be followed by a short Q&A session.

Director and producer Milton Raboso says, “FABRIC is a definitive account of the Portuguese community in Bermuda and its 151 years of history, but it also places Bermuda, Acors and Portugal in the world history and the events that have fueled those 151 years.

“It took more than 10 years to implement FABRIC. The film was supported by the Minister of Culture, the Government of the Azores and private donors.

Bermuda Media Method [MMB] Created in 2011 by producer Milton Raposo. MMB has created content for a wide range of clients: Bermuda’s new hospital renovation, reinsurance, travel campaigns, international sports and more. MMB pays special attention to artistic, cultural and historical content.

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Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.



Maestro de Braga is the first Portuguese in the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba.

Maestro Filipe Cunha, Artistic Director of the Philharmonic Orchestra of Braga, has been invited to conduct the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra, as announced today.

According to a statement sent by O MINHO, “he will be the first Portuguese conductor to conduct this orchestra in its entire history.”

In addition to this orchestra, the maestro will also work with the Lyceo Mozarteum de la Habana Symphony Orchestra.

The concerts will take place on 4 and 12 March 2023 at the National Theater of Cuba in Havana.

In the words of the maestro, quoted in the statement, “these will be very beautiful concerts with difficult but very complex pieces” and therefore he feels “very motivated”.

From the very beginning, Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto No. 2 will be performed by an Italian pianist (Luigi Borzillo), whom the maestro wants to bring to Portugal later this year. In the same concert, Mendelshon’s First Symphony will be performed.

Then, at the second concert, in the company of the Mexican clarinetist Angel Zedillo, he will perform the Louis Sfora Concerto No. 2. In this concert, the maestro also conducts Tchaikovsky’s Fifth Symphony.

“This is an international recognition of my work. An invitation that I accept with humility and great responsibility. I was surprised to learn that I would be the first Portuguese member of the Cuban National Symphony Orchestra. This is a very great honor,” the maestro said in a statement.

“I take with me the name of the city of Braga and Portugal with all the responsibility that goes with it, and I hope to do a good job there, leaving a good image and putting on great concerts. These will be very special concerts because, in addition to performing pieces that I love, especially Rachmaninov and Tchaikovsky, I will be directing two wonderful soloists who are also my friends. It will be very beautiful,” concludes Filipe Cunha.

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