Meet the Owners

Gideon & EJ

Hello everyone, 

My name is Gideon and I own Factory 913 with Emanuel (EJ). I want to thank you so much for taking the time to check out our business. 

My History with Pokémon: 

My story goes all the way back to the beginning. I fell in love with collecting as soon as the card game came out. I didn't have much money and my parent's thought it was a waste of money. So I cut lawns, washed windows, sold cucumbers, really anything I could to get some money for a pack of cards. I remember pulling my first Charizard in the Team Rocket set. That Dark Charizard has been burned into my memory as one of my favorites. 

After I joined the Army I fell off from collecting Pokémon for many years. Once I had children and the X&Y Evolutions set was released I went back into Pokémon full force. I was able to secure my childhood cards and have been slowly sending them in for grading to be preserved. 

After I moved to Colorado I started Factory 913 and established and active TCGplayer account. I have been in business for more then three years sharing my passion and love for the cards with others. 

After I moved to Japan I had to shut down for storefront on TCGplayer for a period due to a new demanding job. I had to rebuild my Pokémon community and within days of arriving started searching out Pokémon fans. I saw a post on a local TCG page of someone selling a Mimikyu slab. I went over bought the slab and hung out for a bit. The friendship blew up over night and that was my introduction to EJ. Our families do everything together. Our wives give us the biggest eye roll every time we break out the cards for trades. 

We have amassed a massive collection and decided to go into business together. We will take the Factory to a new level. We hope you enjoy the site. Please feel free to send us a message and stay in touch. We love everyone in the community and genuinely enjoy your support.  

- Gideon (Factory Boss) and EJ (Factory War-Master)