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- 1970 "Rugged American Series" bronze token / Husky Oil Company
- Minted by the Franklin Mint for the Husky Oil Co. / (13 in series)
- "Bat Masterson" / (1") in diameter / bronze / uncirculated condition
- Obverse: Bat Masterson / Reverse: His signature bowler hat and cane
- In 1970, Husky Oil Co. would give out these "Rugged American" tokens upon purchases made at their gas stations. - Also provided was a cardboard game board with cut-outs so these could be pressed into the corresponding slots.
** William Barclay "Bat" Masterson (1853-1921) was a figure of the American Old West known as a buffalo hunter, U.S. Marshal and Army scout, avid fisherman, gambler, frontier lawman, and sports editor and columnist for the New York Morning Telegraph. He was the brother of lawmen James Masterson and Ed Masterson. -- Bat Masterson died at age 67 on October 25, 1921, while living and working in New York City. He collapsed at his desk from a heart attack after penning what became his final column for the New York Morning Telegraph. He is buried in Woodlawn Cemetery in Bronx, New York. -- (Masterson's last recorded words which were in the bit of column found on the typewriter Masterson was using before he died while typing) "There are those who argue that everything breaks even in this old dump of a world of ours. I suppose these ginks who argue that way hold that because the rich man gets ice in the summer and the poor man gets it in the winter things are breaking even for both. Maybe so, but I'll swear I can't see it that way."