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19th May '16 8:10:29 PM SSJMagus
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* Hinted at in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. While never specifically stated that cards cost vast sums of money, they do mention that the packs do cost something, assumably about the same as they do in real life. Considering that the characters are playing the game for a living, and that the rarer cards are more or less unique [[note]] ex. Dark Magician is only seen once outside of Yugi's deck. Not only is it a different color, after winning the duel, he gained possession of the card.[[/note]], so presumably they spend even more money building their decks than professionals do in real life.

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* Hinted at in ''Anime/YuGiOh''. While never specifically stated that cards cost vast sums of money, they do mention that the packs do cost something, assumably about the same as they do in real life. Considering that the characters are playing the game for a living, and that the rarer cards are more or less unique or very close to it [[note]] ex. Dark Magician is only seen once outside of Yugi's deck. Not only is it a different color, after winning the duel, he gained possession of the card. The three Blue-Eyes White Dragon cards in Kaiba's deck are explicitly the only ones in existence (there used to be a fourth, but Kaiba destroyed it to maintain his own deck's uniqueness). And it's strongly implied that the 5-card Exodia set Yugi once possessed was the only one ever printed.[[/note]], so presumably they spend even more money building their decks than professionals do in real life.



* This is a borderline Meta example since it's based on RealLife, but ''Series/PawnStars'' shows the opposite side of this trope with some people who make a living off it. The Harrisons frequently buy things because they know they'll be able to resell them to collectors who are willing to pay huge sums of money for antique guns, classic cars, historic documents, pop culture memorabilia, etc.

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* This is a borderline Meta example since it's based on RealLife, but ''Series/PawnStars'' shows the opposite side of this trope with some people who make a living off it. The Harrisons frequently buy things because they know they'll be able to resell them to collectors who are willing to pay huge sums of money for antique guns, classic cars, historic documents, pop culture memorabilia, etc. Though sometimes one of them will buy such items for their own collections, especially if Rick encounters a rare item connected to his idol Creator/SteveMcQueen.
3rd May '16 10:42:20 PM chc232323
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* A realistic example occurs in StarWars KnightsOfTheOldRepublic. The card game pazaak gives players the option to buy more powerful cards for their deck for a sum of credits that would be meaningful to a normal citizen of the galaxy, such as 25-200 credits. For comparison, a normal blaster rifle (the sort many characters in universe would carry around in a dangerous wilderness) costs 300 credits in this game, and high-stakes games of pazaak could be played for a couple of hundred credits. A top tier pazaak deck would run about a thousand credits, or about half of what Luke sold his used speeder (think car, but floating just off the ground) for in ANewHope.
3rd May '16 10:26:09 PM chc232323
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28th Feb '16 2:19:06 PM nombretomado
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* An episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had Dick becoming [[GRatedDrug addicted]] to [[Toys/BeanieBabies Fuzzy Buddies]], to the point he begins to lose control of his family's finances.

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* An episode of ''ThirdRockFromTheSun'' ''Series/ThirdRockFromTheSun'' had Dick becoming [[GRatedDrug addicted]] to [[Toys/BeanieBabies Fuzzy Buddies]], to the point he begins to lose control of his family's finances.


















31st Dec '15 12:08:45 PM CaptainCrawdad
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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the fellas play a card game called ''Mystic Warlords of Ka'a''. One episode sees the release of an absurd ''Wild West and Witches'' expansion pack, which Raj describes as "like a secret tax for guys who cannot get laid". Moments after, the four have shelled out $25 each for said expansion. Raj will later show off his ''Wild West and Witches'' collector's tin...

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* In ''Series/TheBigBangTheory'', the fellas play a card game called ''Mystic Warlords of Ka'a''. One episode sees the release of an absurd ''Wild West and Witches'' expansion pack, which Raj describes as "like a secret tax for guys who cannot get laid". Moments after, the four have shelled out $25 each for said the expansion. Raj will later show off his ''Wild West and Witches'' collector's tin...
3rd Dec '15 8:38:05 AM JamesAustin
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[[caption-width-right:296:"Any time! Honest!"]]
[-[[caption-width-right:296:[[http://mymedicatedlife.blogspot.com/2008/06/addiction.html Original cartoon]] used with permission.]]-]

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[[caption-width-right:296:"Any time! Honest!"]]
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[-[[http://mymedicatedlife.
blogspot.com/2008/06/addiction.html Original cartoon]] used with permission.]]-]
12th Nov '15 11:15:12 PM Vir
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11th Sep '15 6:54:03 PM Quanyails
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* Often a topic of discussion in ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', whether it's how much one of the characters spent on CCGs, making fun of someone else for buying some overpriced piece of memorabilia (usually followed by pointing out how much they spend), or a meta discussion on why people spend so much on the games.

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* Often a topic of discussion in ''Webcomic/FullFrontalNerdity'', whether it's how much one of the characters spent on CCGs, [=CCGs=], making fun of someone else for buying some overpriced piece of memorabilia (usually followed by pointing out how much they spend), or a meta discussion on why people spend so much on the games.
7th Aug '15 8:50:39 PM boxorak
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* {{Phelous}}'s spinoff show ''Bootleg Zones'' has the Galaxy Warriors (a line of action figures based on HeManAndTheMastersOfTheUniverse) due to how many sublines, spinoffs, variants and bootlegs the figures have. He often refers to them as the "Galaxy Black Hole" or "Galaxy-Hole" when discussing them.
** It gets to the point where, while revisiting Turtles Fighters for his [[MilestoneCelebration 50th episode]], Phelous discovers that the figures he's showcasing actually use accessories bootlegged from a Galaxy Warriors bootleg line, making Turtles Fighters part of the Galaxy-Hole by association.
27th Jul '15 10:01:55 PM superkeijikun
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* ''VideoGame/PhantasyStarOnline2'' has this in player markets with popular {{Fanservice}}-laden costumes, rare drops, and single-use tickets for accessories, hairstyles, voices, and suchlike. Such items can easily go for ''hundreds of '''millions''''' at their most expensive, requiring players to grind the living hell out of Daily Orders and Klotho's lucrative side quests in order to make enough money to buy them.
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