A lot of people's initial question when coming to TCZ is "Why?". There are several trading card forums out there. Why start a new one? Well, that question is simple. When I was looking for a trading card site to call "home" several years ago, there was only 1 that stood out as a fun, friendly, family oriented forum. That was TCC (TradingCardCentral.com). I was a member of that forum for years, and was even a member of the Membership Team, and leader of the Content & Graphics Team. However, with my promotion to C&G Team manager, there came the time that the owner of TCC became uninvolved. We (the TCC team) did everything we could to keep TCC going, but without Bob there to make any managerial decisions TCC started to fall behind the times. With that came decreased member registrations, and decreased activity level from current members (myself included). TCC simply wasn't as much fun, at least for me, as it once was. I looked around, and even joined a few other sites. Those sites, though, just didn't have the same family friendly atmosphere as TCC, so I simply left all of them. That's when the idea of TCZ was born. I thought I would try to create a new community, with the same family friendly orientation that TCC has, but also one that would remain up to date and with the times. After a lot of conversations with a lot of other forum owners I decided to follow up on this idea and TCZ was given life. So, there you have it. That is why and how TCZ was created. I really hope you enjoy the site and this community of collectors. Thanks for visiting!