Tokens & Icons has been turning authentic, nostalgic artifacts into functional gifts for more than 20 years. The company was founded upon becoming one of the first licensees of the New York City MTA with whom we continue to create cuff links that feature the iconic retired NY Subway tokens.  Soon Chicago approached us to do the same for them, and, before long, the Boston and the San Francisco Transit Authorities were under license and furnishing us with their tokens for products.  Thus the process of acquiring authentic artifacts and featuring them in classic designs of functional gifts has become our sweet spot. From authentic vintage typewriter keys to Pan Am fuselage to Buffalo Nickels to watch movements from the early 20th century, Tokens & Icons aims to bring a new life and purpose to the memorable everyday objects of our past.

In 2006 we became involved with – and later acquired – BallPark Pens, and thus entered the world of authentic sports artifacts. Three years later we became a Major League Baseball (MLB) licensee as a producer of gifts made from Authenticated Game Used baseballs, uniforms, and broken bats. MLB’s Authentication program and public hologram lookup capability has a wow factor that adds an experiential dimension to our baseball gifts! Since then, we have partnered with the National Hockey League, the PGA TOUR, and a growing list of top-ranked collegiate football and basketball programs. To ensure that each fan’s purchase is 100% authentic, we work directly with our licensors to obtain and document the chain of custody of each jersey, ball and helmet. 

As we continue to forge new relationships and acquire more artifacts, we celebrate a greater diversity of icons: from planes, trains and automobiles; to the sports we love to play and watch; to the tokens and coins once circulated through millions of hands. It is only though a few hands though, that our products are made. Our artisans, whether they are two blocks or a video chat away, are in constant collaboration with Tokens & Icons’ staff headquarters in Berkeley, CA.  As a team, we work to bring authenticity, craftsmanship and functionality to the gifting experience.

  • Boston Garden Floor Bottle Opener - Fire Opal - 1
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    Boston Garden Floor Bottle Opener by Tokens & Icons

    $96.00

    • Boston Garden Floor Bottle Opener by Tokens & Icons

      After the original Boston Garden was demolished in 1999, Tokens & Icons acquired the last 9 of 11 panels of the parquet floor directly from TD Garden.  

      This bottle opener is crafted from authentic Boston Garden parquet basketball floor which was in use from 1946-1999. Wood features scuffs and scratches of the green-painted section of the floor on which the Celtics won 16 of their 17 Championships. Quality nickel-plated hardware. Measures 6-1/2" and engraved with arena name. Officially licensed by TD Garden, each bottle opener comes gift-boxed with a Certificate of Authenticity.

       

    • All Tokens & Icons products are handcrafted from or incorporate authentic artifacts. Many of the artifacts, such as MLB Bats and NHL Plexi are manufactured (and used) in North America. When artifacts are repurposed into cuff links, the back hardware is made in Providence, RI, and the finished jewelry is crafted in North America. All wood, aluminum, plexi, golf clubs, tennis racquets, and hockey sticks are hand-cut and fashioned into bottle openers in Northern California. 

      The first step in the manufacturing process is receiving and confirming the authenticity of each artifact. Sports artifacts are sourced directly from the leagues, teams, schools, or trusted third parties, and are only accepted by Tokens & Icons if received with Letters of Authenticity or with frangible holograms. The historic artifacts such as coins, typewriter keys and watch movements are sourced directly from trusted collectors and aficionados.

    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • Boston Transit Token Cufflinks by Tokens & Icons - Fire Opal - 1
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    Boston Transit Token Cufflinks by Tokens & Icons

    $190.00

    • Boston Transit Token Cufflinks by Tokens & Icons

      These cuff links are crafted from the authentic nickel-sized Boston transit tokens which were in use from 1987-2006. Each sterling-silver-bezeled cuff link measures 7/8" in diameter and back hallmarked "MBTA," with swivel findings. Officially licensed by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority, each pair of cuff links comes in a Boston Subway Map gift box with a Certificate of Authenticity.


    • All Tokens & Icons products are handcrafted from or incorporate authentic artifacts. Many of the artifacts, such as MLB Bats and NHL Plexi are manufactured (and used) in North America. When artifacts are repurposed into cuff links, the back hardware is made in Providence, RI, and the finished jewelry is crafted in North America. All wood, aluminum, plexi, golf clubs, tennis racquets, and hockey sticks are hand-cut and fashioned into bottle openers in Northern California. 

      The first step in the manufacturing process is receiving and confirming the authenticity of each artifact. Sports artifacts are sourced directly from the leagues, teams, schools, or trusted third parties, and are only accepted by Tokens & Icons if received with Letters of Authenticity or with frangible holograms. The historic artifacts such as coins, typewriter keys and watch movements are sourced directly from trusted collectors and aficionados.

    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
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  • TPC Sawgrass Golf Ball Money Clip Wallet by Tokens & Icons - Fire Opal - 1
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    TPC Sawgrass Golf Ball Money Clip Wallet by Tokens & Icons

    $78.00

    • TPC Sawgrass Golf Ball Money Clip Wallet by Tokens & Icons

      Genuine TPC Sawgrass played golf balls, hit by pro and duffer alike, have been retrieved by a scuba diver from the water surrounding the 17th Island Green, witnessed by PGA TOUR staff.

      This wallet is crafted from an authentic ball recovered from the water surrounding the 17th Hole Island Green at TPC Sawgrass. It's made from a top quality pebble grain cow leather with polyester lining. Slim and light-weight with 2 card slots on back, an inner pocket, and a magnetic money clip on the front. A metal plate is sewn into the wallet to protect magnetic cards. Measures 3" x 3-7/8". Officially licensed by the PGA TOUR, a tamper-evident hologram sticker is adhered to each wallet to ensure authenticity. Each wallet comes gift-boxed with an authentication instruction card.

    • All Tokens & Icons products are handcrafted from or incorporate authentic artifacts. Many of the artifacts, such as MLB Bats and NHL Plexi are manufactured (and used) in North America. When artifacts are repurposed into cuff links, the back hardware is made in Providence, RI, and the finished jewelry is crafted in North America. All wood, aluminum, plexi, golf clubs, tennis racquets, and hockey sticks are hand-cut and fashioned into bottle openers in Northern California. 

      The first step in the manufacturing process is receiving and confirming the authenticity of each artifact. Sports artifacts are sourced directly from the leagues, teams, schools, or trusted third parties, and are only accepted by Tokens & Icons if received with Letters of Authenticity or with frangible holograms. The historic artifacts such as coins, typewriter keys and watch movements are sourced directly from trusted collectors and aficionados.

    • We accept returns or exchanges within 10 business days of the date your order was delivered. Sale items are final sale. Shipping costs and are non-refundable. Please visit our "Service Page" for our full returns and exchange policy.
    Visit product page