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Old 11-16-2008, 10:08 AM
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Posted By: Jerry

I'm looking for a checklist of 1955 & 1959/60 Armour Coins
Players, Colors & Prices if available
Was wondering outside of Publications if there is any info on the Internet.
VCP list Topps & Salada Coins but not Armour
I collected these as a kid and would like to start a collection again.
Haven't had any history with these for 50yrs.
Thanks in advance
Jerry

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Old 11-16-2008, 06:17 PM
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Posted By: larry

there are 24 players in the 55 set + 9 variations
so 33 to make a master set
there are 20 coins in the 59 set no variations
there are 20 players in the 60 set + 3 variations
this is the 55 set
ANTONELLI N.Y. GIANTS on reverse
ANTONELLI NEW YORK GIANTS on reverse
BERRA
CRANDALL
DOBY
FINIGAN
FORD
GILLIAM BATS L-R on reverse
GILLIAM BATS L OR R on reverse
HADDIX
JACKSON INFIELDER on reverse
JACKSON NFIELDER on reverse
JENSEN RED SOX REVERSE
JENSEN REB SOX REVERSE
KLUSZEWSKI
KUENN CONDENSED name obverse
KUENN SPACED name obverse
KUENN correct spacing BATS LAST LINE on reverse
MANTEL ERROR
MANTLE CORRECT L-R reverse
MANTLE CORRECT L OR R reverse
MUELLER
REESE
REYNOLDS
ROSEN
SIMMONS
SNIDER
SPAHN
THOMAS
TRUCKS WHITE SOX on obverse
TRUCKS WHITESOX
TURLEY
VERNON

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Old 11-16-2008, 07:25 PM
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Posted By: Jerry

Thanks Larry
On the 55 set, does each player have numerous different Colors?

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Old 11-16-2008, 08:40 PM
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Posted By: larry

so called common colors are
red, blue, light green, aqua, orange and yellow
yellow is tougher than the others
the kuenn correct and trucks correct variations are very difficult in all colors
the mantle correct varaiations are extremely difficult and in some colors are nearly impossible
yellow comes in many shades most collectors just count yellow as yellow though
black is a rare color but a complete 33 coin set can be made although not easily
other colors like gold silver tan and dark green are very scarce and it is not know if a complete set can be made

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Old 11-17-2008, 04:14 PM
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Posted By: Dave Hornish

Take this for what it's worth (which is unverified information). I have to dig out an old BHN or SCD article on Armour Coin colors (seems like "colours" is more appropriate but I digress) but I show these as possible colors:

1955AQUA
1955PALE BLUE
1955DARK BLUE
1955ROYAL BLUE
1955BLACK
1955CREAM
1955GOLD
1955DARK GREEN
1955LIME GREEN
1955PALE GREEN
1955TRANSLUCENT GREEN
1955ORANGE
1955BURNT ORANGE
1955PINK
1955RED
1955DARK RED
1955PALE RED
1955PALE RED W/SWIRLS
1955TRANSLUCENT RED
1955SALMON
1955SILVER
1955TAN
1955YELLOW
1955BRIGHT YELLOW
1955GOLDEN YELLOW
1955PALE YELLOW
1955TRANSLUCENT YELLOW
1959TRANSLUCENT AQUA W/FLECKS
1959DARK BLUE
1959PALE BLUE
1959NAVY BLUE
1959NAVY BLUE W/FLECKS
1959ROYAL BLUE
1959CREAM
1959LIGHT GREEN
1959LIGHT GREEN W/SWIRLS
1959DARK GREEN
1959GREEN/GRAY
1959ORANGE
1959PALE PINK
1959PINK
1959RED
1959PALE RED
1959YELLOW
1960AQUA
1960TRANSLUCENT AQUA
1960LIGHT BLUE
1960TRANSLUCENT LIGHT BLUE
1960TRANSLUCENT DARK BLUE
1960DARK BLUE
1960NAVY BLUE
1960TRANSLUCENT NAVY BLUE
1960ROYAL BLUE
1960BLUE/GRAY
1960TRANSLUCENT BLUE/GRAY
1960LIGHT GREEN
1960TRANSLUCENT LIGHT GREEN
1960DARK GREEN
1960TRANSLUCENT DARK GREEN
1960BRIGHT ORANGE
1960TRANSLUCENT BRIGHT ORANGE
1960PINK
1960RED
1960TRANSLUCENT RED
1960SALMON
1960TRANSLUCENT SALMON
1960TAN
1960YELLOW
1960TRANSLUCENT YELLOW
1960GOLDEN YELLOW
1960PALE YELLOW
1960TRANSLUCENT PALE YELLOW

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Old 11-17-2008, 04:49 PM
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Posted By: Bob

What would be really nice now would be to get a high-res scan of each of those "colours" to put next to the colour name to use as a definitive reference. I'm completely willing to do the scanning, but unfortunately, my Armour coin sets are completely composed of the common colours. sad.gif

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Old 11-17-2008, 05:27 PM
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Posted By: Dave Hornish

Bob-I fail to see why you cannot distinguish between those nine shades of blue in 1960....piece of cake without scans!

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Old 11-17-2008, 05:57 PM
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Posted By: larry

1960
bud daley is tough but available in yellow and orange
dark yellow green and blue are very scarce and a recent discovery of bud daleys in a multitude of test colors has surfaced
outside of daley
red,orange,yellow,dark green,lime green,light green, dark green translucent
blue and blue translucent are quite common
however all players do not come in all these colors
royal blue navy blue are a lot tougher
grey/blue dark yellow are very tough
salmon slate blue and pale yellow are rare
cream and brown are unique
REMEMBER not all players come in these 19 colors
there are 6 or 7 coins that only exist in orange yellow and the rare dark yellow

cream ive only seen 2 players boyer and mantle
brown ive only seen mantle and daley

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Posted By: Jerry

Thanks Guys, Great Info

Here's what I remember from my childhood. I always made my mother buy Armour franks when she bought Hotdogs because of the coins and I was always happy if I didn't get another damn Red Frank Malzone. I was always getting Red Malzone's for some reason, is he the most common Coin What year would that have been 1959?.

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Old 11-18-2008, 05:31 PM
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dark green lime green light green



dark yellow pale yellow yellow



orange (tangerine is unique) red



blue aqua black



gold

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Posted By: Bob

Thanks Larry! That's great. happy.gif

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:23 PM
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Posted By: larry

bob
did u notice they were all mantel except the gold one
if anyone has a gold mantel or mantle im prepared to write a check

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Old 11-18-2008, 07:51 PM
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Posted By: Bob

Larry,
Definitely noticed that. I know that you have been trying to locate a gold Mantle for a while. I've never seen a silver Armour coin. Do you have one of those?
Bob

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Old 11-18-2008, 08:19 PM
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Posted By: larry

only player ive seen in silver is berra
i had one that i sold at national and there was one on ebay maybe 8 or 9 years ago
gold ive had 2 and know of about 7 or 8 different players
tan ive had 3 players
im sorry i sold them..should have kept one of each for type set
my brother has the gold duke snider and tan gilliam
a well known west coast collector has the gold and silver berra

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Old 11-22-2008, 10:38 PM
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Posted By: jay wolt

Larry, the dozen '55 Mantle diff colors are fantastic

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Old 12-01-2008, 04:25 PM
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Posted By: Jerry

Found this Newspaper Ad. on the Internet. Though it was pretty neat.

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Old 12-01-2008, 07:34 PM
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Posted By: Dave Hornish

That is one sad looking mascot...

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Only 33 1955s were listed then
There are now known 38 different
The 24 players and 14 varieties
Antonelli...n.y.giants reverse
Antonelli...new York giants reverse
Berra
Crandall
Doby
Finigan..Quincy reverse
Finigan..Ouincy reverse
Ford
Gilliam...bats l or r reverse
Gilliam...bats l-r reverse..no gap between Brooklyn Dodgers
Gilliam...bats l-r reverse gap between brooklyn Dodgers
Haddix...condensed space between st Louis and cards
Haddix...wide space between st louis and cards
Jackson...infielder reverse
Jackson...nfielder reverse
Jensen...red Sox reverse
Jensen.. reb Sox reverse
Kluszewski
Kuenn ...spaced out
Kuenn...condensed
Kuenn...bats last line reverse
Mantle...spelled mantel
Mantle...correct...l or r reverse
Mantle..correct...l-r reverse
Mueller
Reese
Reynolds
Rosen
Simmons
Snider...no dot before 341 avg
Snider...dot before .341 avg
Spahn..no comma after April 23
Spahn..comma after April 23,
Thomas
Trucks...white Sox 2 words
Trucks...whitesox 1 word
Turley
Vernon
PSA recognizes 37..not the spahn because not in book

All 38 are known to exist in common colors of blue aqua yellow and light green..also in the tough black
Certain red and orange coins are still unknown although they probably exist

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