For those baseball fans out there we are fully into the second half of the season and getting ready for the mad dash to the playoffs that will be here before we know it. But before all that we got to enjoy the 2016 MLB All-Star Game. This year the events were held in San Diego California at the Padre’s home field Petco Park.
The last few years the fantastic people over at pennycollector.com have issued a special pressed coin. Usually the machine is only available at the All-Star weekend events and a very limited number are available for purchase from their online store which is how I was able to acquire this years version.
The pressed penny has a nice design of the 2016 All-Star Game Logo. In the past there have been additional designs for the Fan Fest but I was unable to find out whether they were also available this year or not.
It’s been awhile since the game played so this should hopefully not be a spoiler for anyone. The home run derby winner was Giancarlo Stanton who plays for the Miami Marlins. The actual All-Star Game was won by the American League with a final score of 4-2.
Also included in this purchase was the new 2016 Baseball Booklet.
The booklet includes a special pressed penny as part of the cover and I have a close up view of it below. I don’t actually store my penny collection in these booklets but have just continued to collect the booklets regardless. I always enjoy the great cover art work.
These made a great addition to my baseball coin collection and always enjoy getting these special All-Star coins each year. Make sure you pick yours up as they are in very limited supply. Good luck collecting!!