Mike started as a fan of Magic the Gathering in middle school and later was able to obtain a coveted position at Coins, Cards and Comics. It didn’t take long before his knowledge expanded the inventory and reputation of MTG at the shop and earned him a management position shortly then after.

He went on to be featured in the local news paper and became a well known figure within the Magic community. People from all over the state would go to CCC, even though they never hosted events, because of his incredible knowledge of best sets, decks, events, advice, and individual cards.

In 2014 he was given an opportunity to take over ownership of the clean and well stocked Black Gold in Littleton. Although it was sad to leave CCC, he and everyone there was excited for him to take his expertise to the next level, including the previous owner who plays in tournaments at Black Gold regularly.

Since taking ownership, tournaments are larger than ever and people seem very pleased with Mike’s work.