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1962-1963 Salada-Junket Football Coins Complete Set (154)
Starting Bid - $500, Sold For - $3,300
Complete set of 1962-1963 Salada-Junket Football Coins comprised of 154 different coins. This a magnificent high-grade set with approximately 90% of the coins presenting as Nr/Mt and the balance technically falling in the Ex to Ex-Mt range (mostly due to light touches of wear along the colored edges or other natural manufacturing flaws). This extremely attractive full-color metal coin set was issued one coin per package with Salada Tea and Junket Pudding mix. The set features all the major stars of the era, including Jim Brown, Johnny Unitas, Paul Hornung, and many more. This is a very substantial, scarce, and attractive issue, loaded with rarities, stars, and Hall of Famers, which has been overlooked by collectors in recent years. Few collectors realize how difficult sets are to assemble. Salada coins are also one of the more interesting choices of premiums ever devised to help generate sales of a product. We understand the issuing of these coins with desserts, but when you get right down to it, it's just hard to imagine what Salada was thinking when they also issued these with tea. Even in the early 1960s, few youngsters were drinking tea, and even those that did have an occasional cup could not possibly be expected to drink enough to actually collect this set, issued one coin per box. But this is part of the charm of the set; and the unique designs, great players, and unmistakable early-1960s flavor of the set make this issue a classic of the era. Total: 154 coins. Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000+. SOLD FOR $3,300
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