Cost to attend VS. card tournament: $25. Cost of gas to get to and from Detroit: approx. $20. Breakfast: $4. Dinner: $10. Total cost: approx. $60.
Cloth/rubber playmat with colorful logo, resale: $31. Special card with foil finish, resale: $31. Deck tin, resale: $17. Other foil finish cards, various, resale: $15. Total resale price of prizes won at VS. card tournament on eBay: over $100.
No, not every geek event I go to ends up being lucrative. But this one did.
--11:08 AM, EST, Ada, OH, the end of the long weekend
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