Burnout: Sticker Wars


Last night Rattray alerted me to the fact that Ed Templeton and Jason Adams were engaged in some sort of sticker collection battle over mobile social media. I don't know if these two started the skirmish, but pretty soon grown men from around the world were digging out their old Airwalk boxes full of sticky-backed gold, sharing it proudly, often boastfully, along with the hashtag #stickerwars. It was on!

 

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Ed's first shot fired. Not bad.


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Soon he was showing his home-court advantage, holding aloft prizes unattainable to the nerds of the Midwest.


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Pre-NHS Natas!


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The Kid would not go down so easily. Multiple Nolders in alternate colorways!


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A fuckin' sea of Phillips!!!


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Gators. Several Gators.


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I entered the fray in a manner typical for someone who knows they can't really compete - I attempted to change the contest. How about worst stickers??!!!


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No offense to Brown, Webster or O'Dowd, but these are some heinous ones.


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The Tempster fired back with a Godoy .... a STEVE Godoy.


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Organized by artists, whatever. Ed had it in spades.


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That was, until, a classicly-trained icon entered the arena. Lance Mountain's collection is legendary. Exhibit A - stickers from the fictitious Smash Skates from the movie Thrashin'.


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Pre-ollie novelties!


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70s shit!

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This one is so old it they had to write 'decal' on it for those unfamiliar with the technology.


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Tommy Guerrero has been training for this event his entire life - scrapbooks ready to go!


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Multiple Ruffs, Pine Designs, he's got it all.


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Madrid sub-section.


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Pretty soon they were raining down like napalm. Can't even remember whose were whose anymore, so great was the reserve of firepower. Sure Grips!


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Pre-Earth Multi-Millers


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Super insider shit!


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Lance matched Ed's Schmelzer and raised him a McDonald's Safe Skater!


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Lucero, only scratching the surface.


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What were Cheaters? Wheels? Dolphin shorts? What?!!!


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Windsor stash.


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Autographed Faction Kinko's sticker.


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Ransom's drowning in Mountains!


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Not sure what the '87 backstage pass entitled you to but I hope there was at least pizza ... and Grigley access.


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Another of my 'jacked posse' groupings


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multi-era


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solid


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Fuck!


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A Jason Adams Roskopp casserole!


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My attempt at an 'all stars.' Find the spelling error and win a kick in the crotch, nerd!


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I love this one too, Larry.


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You gotta either know Steve Saiz or know someone who knew Steve Saiz to get this kinda gold!


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Fuckin' Phillips graphic sticker??!!!


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Esbenshade!


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Unseen Blender


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with Gullwing bracelet


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Fillion's finest


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It's hard to imagine that one of these dudes became a famous artist. Wait, is The Squeakquel considered 'art?'


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more controversial than ever


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Guaranteed to fuckin' suck, too!


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A humble offering from Mike Santabarbara.


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Nice grouping!


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Yep, it doesn't get much nerdier than this -- pouring over sticky little pictures and sending photos of them back and forth to other adult males, giggling into the night. At the same time, I fuckin' love these stickers. I really do love them. Anybody got a Blender snake they'd trade for two Ron Allen chairs and a Gonz mermaid?

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