best place to ruin potentially valuable collectibles before you get your hands on them (2008)

WEB2ZONE

Though there are a few folks who just want to check their e-mail in a quiet, comfortable, actually affordable place, most of WEB2ZONE's customers are giant geeks. So it makes sense that they recently put a vending machine in the basement—and that it dispenses mostly non-sports trading cards (magic and its descendants, mostly). But doesn't anyone remember what those machines do to foodstuffs? Maybe it's the former baseball card collector in me, but the idea of an unopened pack that resembles a Snickers bar's flattened lower corner after a four-foot drop sort of makes me sad.

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