Sunday, January 20, 2013

11 Confetti in your coins anyone ?

As we have said previously the 1959 Armour set is not really known for its superstars or its variations but man oh man does it have color variations.

Last week an EBay auction was held containing more 1959 speckeled coins (colorful pieces of confetti loaded into the plastic) than I have seen auctioned in the last decade.

I picked up 2 of them for far too much money and now have a total of 8.

Previously we (ArmourPhil, SouthFlorida and Doug) concluded that there were two shades of these coins, i.e. aqua and navy, both highly transparent (which they would need to be to see the confetti.

It now looks like these coins, as the pinks before, them also have 3 shades with a middle blue shade popping up between the aqua and the navy . I know from the pics below it's hard to tell, but trust me if you hold them in your hand you could see right away. This all means that the set which is more than 50 years old continues to add colors and variations.

So there are 30 speckeled coins (3 shades each of 10 players) - Will anyone ever have all 30 ?

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