One of the unexpected joys of using online sites to buy Pokemon cards is getting mail. Not packages, but actual letter sized envelopes in the mailbox that aren’t junk mail. Pretty much everything we get in the mail these days is either junk mail or bills, it’s never exciting. But to see an envelope that contains trading card with nice artwork? It’s a small joy that makes the week a bit better.
It is evidence that there is still a certain quality to the physical world that will hopefully never be fully replaced by some lesser online facsimile.