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1958 Armour Meats Giants Tabs (54)
Starting Bid - $500.00, Sold For - $5,462.50
Offered is an unprecedented find of 54 assorted 1958 Armour San Francisco Giants player tabs (10 different). When the Giants moved to San Francisco, they were immortalized by this metal litho tab set issued by Armour Meats. Apparently one tab was inserted into each pack of Armour Meats in the San Francisco area. These tabs are designed as pins which attach to one's shirt by folding back the metal "tabs." This issue is extremely rare. The set is listed in Hake & Steckler's 1986 pin book, but at that time only two different subjects were known. It is unknown whether the ten different subjects in this find represent a set. Included are the following (number of each in parentheses): Daryl Spencer (6), Don Mueller (5), Ray Crone (2), Bobby Thomson (4), Danny O'Connell (8), Johnny Antonelli (4), Hank Sauer (6), Willie Mays portrait in circle (3), Willie Mays portrait in diamond (8), Lockman (3), and Barclay (5). Also included are an additional 20 assorted Armour Meats team insignia tabs (4 different) dating from the early 1960s: Mets (15), Cardinals (2), Indians (2), Senators (1). Tin litho tabs and pins are prone to tiny scratches and scuffs due to the nature of their manufacture. The tabs in this lot are in exceptionally high grade for a tin litho issue; and the folding metal sections on each have never even been folded. The lot is overall Excellent condition. Total 74 tabs (54 players, 20 teams). Reserve $500. Estimate $1,000/$1,500. SOLD FOR $5,462.50
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