last edited by JACO
As @cup noted above, what we have done in Chicagoland is have everybody sign a bunch of cheap tournament staples (all under $1-2 each) before the tournment, and then draft them in reverse order of finish after the tournament (so last place drafts first). I donated the entire pool of these for the 18 person event above, and another 32 person event (TSI) and it cost me about $25 total, and people seem to love those cards, and a reminder of an event they had fun with friends at. Things like Ingot Chewer, Stinkweed Imp, and Foundry Inspector are about $.25 each, while Brainstorm, Ponder, Mind's Desire, and more are all about a buck or less each. There are many ways to go with this, but we started doing that for Old School a few years ago, and it is a great affordable mechanism for community building, which is more personal than something like sleeves or packs. If you have more people donating playable black bordered cards in to an ongoing local pool that's even better.