It's a gift...
...and a curse.
Just played this game for the first time last night (enjoyable game). We had 3 players and this situation came up.
Player A and player B each had 3 of a certain type of asset token (Player A had the top performer for this token as he was the first to get 3). Player C had 2 of this same type of token. Player C received one of this type of token from player A via a trade, so Players B and C each have 3 of this type of token now and Player A is left with 2.
My question is who would get the top performer for this token now? Would Player B get it since he had 3 before player C had 3? Or would it go back up for grabs again since the two players were tied? The way we played it it went back up for grabs.
I believe the first player to get the star performer keeps it until someone is able to take it. The only time it leaves a player and just goes back up for grabs is if player B had lost an asset token of that type (dropping below 3) and no one else had 3 of that type.