VAM of the Year???

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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by messydesk » Fri Jun 28, 2019 1:15 am

Fogie was mostly right.

2018: 1879-S VAM 104
2017: 1884-S VAM 11A
2016: 1892-CC VAM 2A
2015: None awarded. Several varieties cited as "notable finds." This was the year the 98-O VAM 20 in 64 (now 65) was found, and it blew away discoveries and revisions logged for the year, as it had previously only been known in VF and lower.
2014: 1924-P VAM 8B
2013: 1882-CC VAM 7
2012: 1890-O VAM 33
2011: 1878-S VAM 111
2010: 1878-P VAM 85
2006: 1888-S VAM 13

I can't find the records for 2007-09. @ashmore86 might have these, as he ordered the trophies for them.
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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by alefzero » Sat Jun 29, 2019 11:52 pm

Have not read the full thread, but there are some documents to peruse.

2002: (possibly) 1878 VAM-14.20 (Kyle Aber) - memory
2003: (possibly) 1881-O VAM-1D (Larry Briggs) - memory
2005: (possibly) 1895-S VAM-1A (Dennis Halladay) - VAMView #3, March 2006, pp 4-6
2006: 1888-S VAM-13 (Logan McKechnie) - VAMVIew #7, March 2007, page 5
2011: (possibly) 1884-O VAM-5C (Ray Sanchez), became VAM-37A1 - memory
or (possibly) 1878-S VAM-111

Will have to go over the thread and see how this matches reality.

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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by vampicker » Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:46 pm

So it bears repeating that the 1888-S VAM 13 was the first SSDC VAM of the Year. The finds from earlier years are impressive without question, but if the set is for the awarded VAMs, these should be out
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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by ljs123 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:14 pm

vampicker wrote:
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:46 pm
So it bears repeating that the 1888-S VAM 13 was the first SSDC VAM of the Year. The finds from earlier years are impressive without question, but if the set is for the awarded VAMs, these should be out
Good point JR.
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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by DHalladay » Sun Jun 30, 2019 10:34 pm

Damn... the Crusher of Hopes and Dreams has struck again, and I missed fame and stardom by one year. :lol:
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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by collectinsince65 » Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:12 pm

@DHalladay so which year did you miss by a year?

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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by alefzero » Mon Jul 01, 2019 4:05 am

2005. That 95-S VAM-1A would have certainly qualified as VOTY.

It has bothered me since it was listed though. The mint mark, the star of the variety, is obviously set high and right and not in the normal position. Why it was designated 1A is perplexing.

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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by alefzero » Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:08 am

Dennis - Have you ever located an early state of the die without the crack or even far less significant?

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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by impairedsquirrel » Tue Jul 02, 2019 2:56 am

Funny you mention that JC, cuz I was looking at a Scarface today and...
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Re: VAM of the Year???

Post by DHalladay » Tue Jul 02, 2019 3:14 am

alefzero wrote:
Tue Jul 02, 2019 1:08 am
Dennis - Have you ever located an early state of the die without the crack or even far less significant?
No, nothing with even slight differences. But finding examples to examine are very, very scarce.
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