When I was a kid, I loved Pokemon. I never played the card game - I didn't realize that was the point, if I'm being honest - but I hoarded the cards like they were currency. And to my 9-year-old self, they were!
For those brief few years of my childhood, I never bought more than a handful of packs. As an adult, I could go onto eBay and buy every card I never owned as a kid, but that would feel a bit hollow. For me, it's the fun of saving up my allowance, going to the local card store, buying a pack and not knowing what was inside until I ripped it open. THAT'S what I wanted to re-create with this exhibit: the joy of wonder, of excitement, of mystery!