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Saturday, July 31, 2010

Santo Saturdays -- Tea anyone?

This plastic and paper coin would have been found in 1962 inside a package of either Salada Tea or Junket Pudding.  I'm sure I would have preferred the pudding.  Chocolate please!  There were 221 players in the set but with variations the total number of coins was 265.  The colors of the rims and backs varied with the team.

1962 was a lackluster year offensively  for Mr. Santo.  Playing in all 162 games he finished with 17 HR, 83 RBI but a meager .227 BA and only 44 runs scored.




Here's an ad I found on the web.  It's from a July 1962 DC comic book called Challengers  of the Unknown.

2 comments:

  1. - Knock knock
    - Who's there?
    - Salada
    - Salada who?
    - 'Salada coins!

    (Sorry.)

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