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New PokeÌ?mon trading cards take West Linn and Willamette Falls Drive by storm.

July 29, 1999

In the midst of the 1999 summer in West Linn, local business owner Randy Rettig opened up Randy's Sports Cards. Randy's sole focus wasn't so much on sports memorabilia, it was on what he termed "... the biggest thing in the world right now," — Poke´mon cards. THE TIDINGS - The Pokemon card craze was good news for a local sports card business in 1999.

The owner of the card shop and Tualatin High School tennis coach admitted that the game is quite confusing and he doesn't know how to play, despite the fact that it's the hottest card game around and accounts for up to 80% of the store's sales at the time.

11-year-old Andrew Landaker confirmed that Randy's Sports Cards, "[Randy Rettig] has got a really good collection."

Store owner Rettig noted that it's not just children who are interested in the game that's short for pocket monsters, stating that, "Adults usually buy more expensive cards."

The Tidings concluded the piece by noting that if the Poke´mon craze continues to soar that Randy would be in for a very prosperous future as a local card shop owner.Unfortunately, Randy's Sports Cards is no longer in existence today.


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