1962 Salada-Junket Coins Near-Complete Master Set (257/265): #7 PSA Set Registry (8.34 GPA)!

Sold For: $5,400

Auction Year: 2016 fall

Lot: 1134

Item Year: 1962

Category: Postwar Baseball Cards (1948-present)

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Presented is a near-complete ultra high-grade master set of 1962 Salada-Junket Coins. Each coin is professionally graded by PSA, including seventy-eight PSA MINT 9s. The set currently ranks seventh on the PSA Set Registry with an impressive overall GPA of 8.34. The offered assembly features a near-complete basic set of 220 (out of 221) coins and thirty-seven (out of forty-four) variations for a total of 257 (out of 265) coins for completion of the master set. Missing the following eight coins: #3a, 37a, 48a D. Williams, 53b Brandt, 89, 91b, 113a Bailey, and 182a Broussard (Bressoud). This extremely attractive full-color 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 Mantle, Mays, Clemente, Aaron, Koufax, Banks, Maris, Snider, and many more. It is also full of variations, some of which are incredibly scarce and make the assembly of a complete master set especially difficult.

PSA Grading Composite: MINT 9 (78 coins): #1, 2, 6, 7a, 7b, 9b, 15, 18, 17b, 19, 20, 30, 32, 34a, 36b Killebrew, 40 B. Robinson, 52a, 53a, 57b, 58, 59, 60, 65a, 66, 75, 80, 82a, 84, 86a, 86b, 87a, 90a, 92, 93, 95, 97a, 102a, 103, 105, 106, 107, 108a, 108b, 116, 118, 125, 126, 127a, 129b, 138, 140, 146a Hodges, 148, 149 Mays, 152 J. Torre, 153, 154b, 155a, 155b, 158a, 162, 164, 167, 168, 171 Ashburn, 173b, 182b, 184, 189, 192, 199, 200, 202, 205, 206, 213, 216, and 220. NM-MT+ 8.5 (1 coin): #209 Koppe. NM-MT 8 (178 coins): #3b, 4, 5, 8 Ford, 10, 11, 12 Fox, 13 Bunning, 14, 16, 17a, 21, 22, 23 Maris, 24a, 24b, 25, 26, 27 Yastrzemski, 28a, 28b, 29, 31, 33 Berra, 34b, 35, 37b, 38, 39a, 39b, 41 Mantle, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46b, 46c, 47a, 47b, 48b D. Williams, 49, 50, 51a, 51b, 52b, 54, 55, 56, 57a, 61, 62, 63a, 63b, 64, 65b, 67 Kaline, 68a, 68b, 69a, 69b, 70, 71 Aparicio, 72, 73, 74, 76a, 76b, 77, 78, 79, 81, 82b, 83, 85, 87b, 88a, 88b, 90b, 91a, 94, 96, 97b, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102b, 104, 109 Koufax, 110, 111 Mathews, 112, 113b, 113c, 114, 115, 117, 119, 120, 121, 122, 123a, 123b, 124, 127b, 128, 129a, 130, 131 Mazeroski, 132, 133, 134, 135a, 135b, 136 Santo, 137, 139, 141, 142 McCovey, 143, 144, 145, 146b Hodges, 147, 150 Clemente, 151 Schoendienst, 154a, 156, 157, 158b, 159, 160, 161, 163, 165 F. Robinson, 166, 169, 170, 172, 173a, 174, 175 Cepeda, 176a, 176b, 177a Banks, 178b Banks, 178a, 178b, 179, 180 Aaron, 181, 183, 185, 186, 187, 188, 190, 191, 193, 194, 195, 196, 197, 198, 201, 203, 204, 207 B. Williams, 208, 210, 211, 212, 214, 215 Snider, 217, 218, 219, and 221.

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 a master set is 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 it 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. This set has been carefully assembled by our consignor over a period of many years, and the grading fees alone on 257 coins is substantial. This is an extraordinarily impressive ultra high-grade near-complete master set of this attractive and colorful 1960s set with countless highlights. Total: 257 coins. Reserve $1,000. Estimate (open).


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