Spring 2017 Major League Baseball "Set Registry Masters" Premium Auction
Part of the challenge of a master set is that not all of the items are traditional baseball cards. They can include paper premiums, decals, pins, and coins as well. One of the most popular non-cardboard baseball sets of the postwar era is a series of plastic coins inserted by meat processor Armour and Co. in packages of its hot dogs. Issued over three years—1955, 1959, and 1960—these half-dollar sized plastic disks have both enchanted and bedeviled player collectors for decades. Although PSA does not differentiate the coins by color, avid enthusiasts of the set have tried to collect their favorite players and teams in the full rainbow of colors, many of them rare, that the coins were cast in. Furthermore, there are numerous variations to chase down, adding another degree of difficulty to collecting this classic set.
The offered 1960 Armour coin of slugger Hank Aaron is one of these tough variations. It is the rarer "Milwaukee Braves" version, and is, according to the PSA Population Report, more than three times as scarce as the more common "Braves" coin. Green colored and opaque, this item has been graded Gem Mint 10 by PSA, and is one of a mere seven examples among all colors in this condition (as compared with 15 PSA 10s of its more plentiful cousin). Hammerin' Hank is one of the true legends of the sport, and his PSA Master Set Registry is chock full of competitive collectors. Scooping up this vintage coin of baseball's home run king will be a grand slam for your set.
Rare 1960 Armour Coins Lime Green Hank Aaron "Milwaukee Braves" Variation PSA 10 Gem Mint Pop 7
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