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Ten Ways To NOT Get Scammed: Card Community Edition (By Guest Blogger Salomon Vainstein)

Henry Cortez

Ten Ways To NOT Get Scammed: Card Community Edition (By Guest Blogger Salomon Vainstein)

Getting scammed.  Just that phrase alone should be enough to make the hair on the back of your neck stand.  Or, even worse, makes you recall a time where you have been a victim.   No one likes getting scammed out of their hard-earned money.  We all would love to believe that our community and its members are above such an act.  But, as with any community, that element can exist.  The good news is that there are steps to take to protect yourself.  We are happy to present our next Guest Blogger, Salomon Vainstein.  Salomon, better known on Instagram as...

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So You Want To Open An Online Store? (PT 2 – Setting Up The Store)

Henry Cortez

So, after much discussion with Mrs. Cortez and some close friends, I decided that opening a small online store might be a fun hobby to take up.  

The million-dollar question then was simple….How in the world do I open a store?

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So You Want To Open An Online Store? (Pt. 1 - Before The Store)

Henry Cortez

Before I go on spilling the beans on all I have learned in my experience running a fledgling little online playing card store, I probably start with how we even got to that point of even considering making such a ridiculous decision on bringing socalplayingcards.com to life.

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So You Want To Get Decked Out? (By Guest Blogger Lou Tolentino)

Henry Cortez

So You Want To Get Decked Out? (By Guest Blogger Lou Tolentino)

Collecting playing cards can be loads of fun, but with the ever growing selection of playing cards currently out on the market, it can be quite overwhelming at times. So let this serve as an unofficial guide of sorts, for those of you stepping into the world of collecting playing cards. 

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Thoughts on Cardistry Con Releases (By Guest Blogger Aron Pinto)

Henry Cortez

Thoughts on Cardistry Con Releases (By Guest Blogger Aron Pinto)

As a collector of cards, I spend a great deal of time thinking and determining in my own opinion what may make cards great. How do some decks gain massive amounts of buzz and why are some decks more desirable than others?  What are the things that brands do right? I am proud to present our third guest blog presented by my good friend and SoCal Playing Cards supporter Aron Pinto .  Aron can be found on Instagram as @apcardman (https://www.instagram.com/apcardman/).  Aron provides his perspective on what some recent releases may have done right.  Thank you Aron for taking the...

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