GREEN BAY - Green Bay City Cards, 508 S. Military Ave., opened in April to a crowd of 70 people lined up outside.
The store, which sells and buys sports and gaming cards, was opened by Mark Meyer. Meyer owned a similar shop on Oneida Street from 1991 until 2007 before closing due to lack of business.
Following the COVID-19 pandemic, Meyer said Green Bay is a much better market for selling cards, especially since so many people picked up hobbies, like card collecting, during quarantine.
"With the pandemic, that got a lot of new collectors into it," Meyer said. "So it's a really strong market right now."
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After closing his card shop in 2007, Meyer didn't step away from selling cards altogether — he sold part-time online.
Now that he's back to selling in-person, Meyer said he's expanded his business by offering gaming cards, mainly Pokémon cards. In the past he focused on sports cards, but he's seen a lot of interest in gaming this time around.
Meyer said he doesn't sell his merchandise online but he does post a number of items to the store's Facebook page.
The shops hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays.
More information about Green Bay City Cards can be found on their Facebook page.
This article originally appeared on Green Bay Press-Gazette: Green Bay City Cards opens after increased interest