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Old 12-15-2014, 10:05 PM   #101
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Re: What is the worst poker collectable from the boom

Also have the PS hockey, soccer and baseball jerseys from the '06 WSOP main swag bag.
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Old 12-15-2014, 10:42 PM   #102
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Ah yes, the days when Milwaukee's Best Light logo was all over the WSOP. It wasn't all bad, though:

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Old 12-15-2014, 10:46 PM   #103
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so much win itt
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Old 12-15-2014, 11:37 PM   #104
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I still use my Party Poker Suitcase from the 06 main event.





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Old 12-16-2014, 12:14 AM   #105
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The point most people are missing, is that poker freebies and fashion have not gotten any less ludicrous... they are just not as much a part of pop culture.

Third rate designers = third rate design. Which has its charm.
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Old 12-16-2014, 04:44 AM   #106
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Not trying to derail but what about the WSOP bracelets themselves. I mean, they are still important but around this time ESPN made it seem like a bracelet was EVERYTHING. PH had his 11 girls walking in with him etc, etc. They even eliminated the re-buy event so pros couldnt "buy" a bracelet.

These days people are more interested in the money than the "prestige" of a bracelet. IMO
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Old 12-16-2014, 05:57 AM   #107
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Re: What is the worst poker collectable from the boom

I have a pokerroom.com t-shirt from when they were in play money beta.

I just emailed support and said "I bet I am your first Irish player. Plz send me a shirt."

And they did. And it sucked.
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Old 12-16-2014, 06:22 AM   #108
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+1 if you invested heavily in these back in 2010

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMp0snBrFB0
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Old 12-16-2014, 07:21 AM   #109
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Been using this for years:
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Old 12-16-2014, 08:35 AM   #110
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I have a pokerroom.com t-shirt from when they were in play money beta.

I just emailed support and said "I bet I am your first Irish player. Plz send me a shirt."

And they did. And it sucked.
Haha I remember playing play money on pokerroom in 2001 - that's a good story even if the T shirt sucked!

Mike Caro was a sponsored player on doylesroom.com when it was on the old Tribeca tables network (RIP) and a similar thing happened to me when I got it all in against him for a $900 pot on 2/4 NL and sucked out hard with my 5% chance. I typed something in chat like "now all I need is a free book as well" and without any warning a few weeks later a signed copy of his book of tells arrived on my doorstep - legend!
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:23 PM   #111
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Fossilman Bobblehead
Heck man, I hear those are worth a lot, limited edition or some such, and are only expected to go up in value. Make sure you keep it safe in some bubble-wrap or something. Really belongs in your safety deposit box, ya know.
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Old 12-17-2014, 08:54 PM   #112
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Interesting to see what Phil looked like before he became a bloated self-parody.
Like Robert De Niro.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:31 PM   #113
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Heck man, I hear those are worth a lot, limited edition or some such, and are only expected to go up in value. Make sure you keep it safe in some bubble-wrap or something. Really belongs in your safety deposit box, ya know.


Haha no you're doing it wrong. You want people to get rid of them so that the copies you almost certainly kept for yourself go up in value.

Also, I didn't realize your hair was that dark.
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:39 PM   #114
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I clicked the link to see the KMart bobbleheads for sale a few days ago. Now my facebook feed just had a sponsored KMart post for a David Williams bobblehead saying, "Still on your mind? Don't let this one go! "
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Old 12-17-2014, 10:45 PM   #115
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One of these days I will use the pink Party Bingo hats that they sent me in I think 2006. Unfortunately, the old ladies with their dabbers kind of scare me. They are the original multi tablers...
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Old 12-18-2014, 12:19 PM   #116
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Absolute poker used to email me 2005 kinda time trying to get me to deposit $1000 or more. They were open to negotiation and you could usually blag entry into a $200+ tournament + shed loads of bonus cash if you agreed to deposit a lot after some back and forth with their support. They one time sent me a tshirt like this as part of the deal for depositing $1500 (except mine didn't say "ive got the nuts")



I have this shirt and the "Nice Ace" one as well from AP and some other crappy UB wear from working there back in the day...
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Old 12-18-2014, 01:24 PM   #117
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Heck man, I hear those are worth a lot, limited edition or some such, and are only expected to go up in value.
Like fossils?
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Old 12-18-2014, 02:09 PM   #118
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For those that qualified for WSOP Main Event on Stars in 2006, like myself, it was actually a great year for "collectables". They gave you heavyweight jerseys (Hockey, Rugby, Baseball, Basketball) and endless T-shirts and polos if you just asked for them. I miss those days when you qualified online and Stars would even take care of buying you into the Main Event so you never had to take possession of the $10K. Plus you got 8 nights at the Palms (or Mirage, Treasure Island, etc. before they moved to The Palms). Hope those days return soon!

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Old 12-18-2014, 03:54 PM   #119
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For those that qualified for WSOP Main Event on Stars in 2006, like myself, it was actually a great year for "collectables". They gave you heavyweight jerseys (Hockey, Rugby, Baseball, Basketball) and endless T-shirts and polos if you just asked for them. I miss those days when you qualified online and Stars would even take care of buying you into the Main Event so you never had to take possession of the $10K. Plus you got 8 nights at the Palms (or Mirage, Treasure Island, etc. before they moved to The Palms). Hope those days return soon!
There was actually a post about this on http://www.smalltalkdan.com/ he went in to how much was spent on jerseys etc.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:20 PM   #120
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There was actually a post about this on http://www.smalltalkdan.com/ he went in to how much was spent on jerseys etc.
Great write up! I remember those giant roller swag bags quite fondly! Mine eventually succumbed to the rigors of air travel and had to be thrown out. But those jerseys were indeed top notch and are still sitting on a shelf in my closet, rarely worn actually, but are heavyweight enough that they are good on a crisp San Diego winter day lol.

2006 was definitely the peak for swag, and everything else in online poker. Remember the "poker lifestyle" conventions in the Pavillion Room? All these wannabe startup online poker sites were just showering people with free crap (t-shirts, hats, pens, etc.). Fun times!
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:54 PM   #121
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2006 was definitely the peak for swag, and everything else in online poker. Remember the "poker lifestyle" conventions in the Pavillion Room? All these wannabe startup online poker sites were just showering people with free crap (t-shirts, hats, pens, etc.). Fun times!
Haha or the BODOG stand, where you could have a pillow fight on a bed with two bodog girls upstairs or get free shots in a mini nightclub downstairs.....

2006 was definitely the peak of the boom, that WSOP was great fun. Riding high before we were all hit with UIGEA a couple of months later.
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Old 12-18-2014, 04:59 PM   #122
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Haha yea, I was at wsop that year and it was awesome lol. I actually have a pretty nice piece of memorabilia ; I have a 'I knocked out a FTP pro' t-shirt for ko' ing Erick Lindgren in an Ftops event ! :0
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Old 12-19-2014, 10:04 AM   #123
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Hope those days return soon!
Sad to say, but those days will never return. I enjoyed the ride while it lasted, now it's on to other things.
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Old 12-19-2014, 11:31 AM   #124
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I like the TJ bobblehead but what I'd really like is the wind-up version that slow-rolls Hellmuth.
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Old 12-19-2014, 12:45 PM   #125
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I know I have some ridiculous poker swag, i just need to go searching in my moms attic.
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