Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Monday, August 13, 2018

I Don't Know But I Couldn't Resist

When a card appears for sale and it is your favorite player from your childhood does it matter if it is valuable, useful or legit?  What if it is all of that plus something from Kellogg's?

I couldn't resist since it was affordable and a nice display item if nothing else.



Sure, its from a screwed up printing, but that makes it interesting.  




I couldn't resist the one with Seaver because Billy Williams can also be seen on this sheet.  He is printed along with Seaver on the left panel.   

Williams only managed one HR in 95 plate appearances against Seaver.  He did worse against Carlton hitting only one in 101 PA.  He did much better against Gibson and G. Perry.  

Friday, August 10, 2018

I Did Better on ebay Than at the National?

Here is what I had waiting for me at home this week.




Yes, those are all in the original wrappers.  Ruth, Gehrig and a few others are not cracked.  The others are cracked and one has a bad wrapper rip, but this is a nice lot.

No one has let me know if the Rold Gold and Kellogg's cards that are found in packs display any differences.  I have yet to see any unopened packs with the 1972 date. 



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Final Group of Cards From The National

I spent a few bucks on a nice Joe Greene from 1971.  All of the others were in the $1 bin.  The 1971s show nice color.  The baseball cards help me with some sets that I am working on now.



That's about all that I got this week at the National.

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Miscellaneous Pick-Ups From The National

I was glad to get the Archie Manning for a second set and I think I need a few of the others for second sets.

I just can't resist Ruth or Gehrig cards if they are cheap.  The other 1972 ATGs were hard to pass up for $1.  I ended up buying over 50 cards at $1 each from one table and just a few things elsewhere.



I do prefer to go to the National on two different days.  Either Wednesday or Thursday so I can find something interesting and Sunday so I can look for cheap stuff and go through some want lists.  Even though the show is near my house next year I'm not sure if I will be able to go for two days.  

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

Seeing Cracks in Kellogg's Cards

There must be something in the lighting at card shows that doesn't allow me to see cracks in Kellogg's cards.  I brought home a nice group of cards that I thought were free of cracks.  Then I get home and check them out - ugh.

I added some decent cards, but none were variations that I needed.  With a limit of four hours at the card show, I didn't consult any of my lists.



It is always nice to add some 1971s, but I was really hoping to pick up some nice ones.  Prices for nice commons seemed to be $15+.  If I had more time like last year, I might have gotten some graded ones for under $10.  Next year in Chicago I might go on Sunday which would be good for picking up stuff no one wanted and bad because good stuff will be gone if priced fairly.

Monday, August 6, 2018

What Else Did I See at the National

What else did I see or not see at the National?  Keep in mind that this was Friday, so maybe someone bought lots of stuff before that.

A day before attending I saw two 1970, five-card, 49-cent packs in a picture online.  At the show I saw those two packs and no other unopened 1970 five-card packs.  Both were still there on Friday with prices of $125.  Neither had stars showing and neither was in a desirable number range.

I saw no individually wrapped packs until the last 15 minutes.  Then I saw a group of 1972s.  That was the same group that I saw at the show last year.  

One dealer that I usually buy some cheap vintage cards from sold six different Kellogg's sets before I got there.  It was disappointing to see their list of sets for sale and see all of the Kellogg's ones crossed out.  Prices were fair and they sold 1972 ATG, 1973, 1975, 1978 and a few newer ones.  

I saw no factory sets from any year.  I didn't see any Leyendas sets either - I never have seen them at these shows.  I saw no Clementes from Puerto Rico.

I saw no advertising pieces, uncut sheets or anything else odd.  I didn't even see any 1968 Topps 3-D cards but I didn't look as closely at graded cards because I rarely buy them.

Lots of dealers who had 1950s to 1970s stuff on display had small sections of Kellogg's cards.  Lots of cracked and curled cards and lots of high prices. 

Since I've gone to the National often, most of the tables are starting to look familiar.  That's not a good thing.  

Sunday, August 5, 2018

A 3-D Set I've Been Chasing - Found

I decided that I wanted to get all of the 3-D cards that were designed like the 1968 Topps 3-D cards.  Over the years I've gotten some of them, but I never made a lot of progress.  At the National I was able to get 15 in one purchase.  Here they are:



That's a nice set - Ruth, Mays, Clemente, Mantle and Kaline included.  These are from 2012 Topps Archives.  

I've lost track of what other sets used this style for inserts so maybe one of you can help me.  

2011 Topps Lineage has a set of 25 cards and I've gotten a few of them.  What is up with some 2011 Lineage 3-D cards numbered to 99?

2017 Topps Heritage had 15 cards as box toppers.  This could be costly with Trout, Harper, Bryant and others.  

Are there others?