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Re: what makes one a "tokenholic"? 12 years 6 months ago #85

<br />i put you in the 2006 range. i'm taking a guess that in 2006, "after" the con, you wished you had got more tokens. then figured you could wait until next year and boy did time go slow.  :lol: <br /><br />is that a pretty good guess?<br />

<br /><br />Really, mentally, I hit "tokenholic" status as soon as I saw the tokens.  I remember telling my friends in 2004 (I hadn't even realized tokens were for sale in 2003) that my goal was to get the best tokens for the game.  Of course, at that time "PURPs" seemed totally unattainable, and my goal was the top Reds (Platemail, Gauntlets, +1 Weapon, etc.).  Back then, those were VERY hard to get! <br /><br />Actually, I thought I was being pretty extravagant in 2006 ordering $750 worth of Tokens.  In 2007 I spent SO MUCH more on tokens for several reasons - I decided to really outfit the entire party to the maximum possible, there was the Pick Your Purp policy in place which was a HUGE incentive to keep buying tokens, and I was able to sell a lot of my extra tokens on Ebay and directly to other fans and then put that money (plus more) right back into Token purchases. 

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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #86

straightened it out mike.
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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #87

shirt: black<br /><br />Ftext: gold      TOKENHOLICS      (the TA arcing around date <br />                        2008                to form a kind of                            <br />                      ANONYMOUS        football shape)<br /><br />Btext:      DID YOU<br />                STRIKE<br />                GOLD?<br /><br /><br />it's kind of a "tie in" to the gold ticket quest.
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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #88

<br />straightened it out mike. <br />

<br /><br />I wish I'd dove into token buying big-time in 2003/2004 like you & Gary, so that I'd have more of those "alpha/beta" tokens!  I might have if my first token buying experiences had been better - my bag of tokens in 2004 was just 9 commons and a 25 GP uncommon token - it hardly seemed worth the $10.  If I'd gotten a cool rare with that first pack, I'm sure I'd have bought many more.  It was a very good idea of Jeff to change the pack distribution from 1 Rare/Uncommon and 9 Commons to 1 Rare, 2 Uncommons, and 7 Commons. 

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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #89

i didn't start collecting until 2005. gary has a better spread of 2003-04 tokens than anyone i would imagine.
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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #90

oooo, I do?  cool.<br /><br />Maybe one day I should photo them and make a display or something...so that others can see.<br /><br />Much thanks of course to all those that have helped me build the 2003/2004 stuff that I do have.
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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #91

<br />i didn't start collecting until 2005. gary has a better spread of 2003-04 tokens than anyone i would imagine. <br />

<br /><br />Anyone other than Jeff Martin, I'd guess (since I think Jeff has complete sets of 2003/2004).  <br /><br />From a collector standpoint, clearly Smak & Gary are #1 and #2 (not necessarily in that order, depending on whether you're talking 2003/4 or more recent).  Does that make you two the co-chairmen of Tokenholics Anonymous?  <br /><br />Hopefully Gary can one day complete those 2003/4 sets  =)

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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #92

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<br />since tokens are going to be available soon, i thought i would start early as well. what color scheme would we like for TA shirts this year? also what phrase would we like? example:<br /><br />shirt:   black<br /><br />Ftext: in white   TOKENHOLICS<br />                            2008<br />                        ANONYMOUS<br /><br /><br />Btext: in white    WHATS IN<br />                           YOUR<br />                      COLLECTION?<br /><br /><br />

<br /><br />I like it.<br />
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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #93

I too like the "What is in your collection" tag line...it goes with the got milk theme...<br /><br />Does Jeff really still have those old tokens mounted to plexiglass?  hmmmm, *plots hiring rogue to go investigate.*<br /><br />co-chairmen - I'm good with that!  but we have sooo many members that rank up there...Jason has ooodles, George, the names go on and on....TA is all about the fun of all of us being equally crazy about tokens...it does not matter if you have 100 or 100,000 - you are welcome if you are crazy for tokens.<br /><br />As for 03/04 sets - I am getting closer and closer every year...but it is also getting harder and harder with must be more and more people picking them up and holding onto them.
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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #94

the meeting of TA are held at a round table. no head of table since everyone is equally afflicted.  :lol: <br /><br />
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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #95

You could have honorary titles each year based upon how much people spend that year.  The 2008 President would be the person spending the most, Vice President 2nd most, Chief of Staff 3rd most, etc.  It would be fitting after all for the Tokenholics Anonymous association to provide members with yet another incentive to buy tokens  :-)

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Re: what makes one a &quot;tokenholic&quot;? 12 years 6 months ago #96

I like the What's In Your Collection tagline as well.  Sounds good to me.<br /><br />Kim
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