Tuesday, August 30, 2016

29 Welcome to the Dark Side

As we have noted several times what the 1959 Armours lack in super rare players or variations is made up for in rare colors.

In blog 26 we focused in on the confetti and pale green opaque subsets. This blog we will focus on "the dark side"

Specifically lets look at red, blue and green. I have compiled this data with the help of fellow collector Armour Al.

When it comes to the Dk reds we have 6 diff players between us and all of them come from the Aaron subgroup (the 10 coins that do not exist in pink) . This is still a work in progress till all 10 players show up, but for now we are pretty sure that the dk reds are an Aaron 10 coin subset like the pale blues and the grey/greens. They are compared to a regular red Aaron in the pic below. The pic does not show the striking diff between colors. The dk red is much, much darker than the regular red.

The dark grey blues are shown below compared to the 1959 navy blue (left)  and royal blue (right). All 10 coins of the Aaron group are known to exist and so far we have 3 of the Antonelli group (Antonelli, Banks and Thomas) between us. So we are once again predicting and extrapolating that all 20 coins exist in this color variation.

I showed you one of the Dark Greens in blog 26 comparing it to he pale green opaques. The dk greens also exist in the full 20 coin color variation subset. They are shown below compared to the regular 1959 green and the pale green opaque.

 So the natural question is "What about orange and yellow ??

One of the self imposed rules I have been following in term of color variations is that I need to see at least 3 of them for them to be an official color variation. Otherwise we might be looking at a swirl  that has been completely mixed to give a new color. 

Anyway there is a so called "burnt orange" or much darker orange  but so far only the Aaron has shown up. Also there may be a darker yellow (like the regular 1960 yellow) I have the Ford and Al has the Thomas , but I need to see one more before I will talk about it as an official color variation.
In the pic below the regular pale yellow 1959 is on the left and the ultra rare darker yellow is on the right.