Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

Can This Unopened Kellogg's Pack Be Real?

A while back I showed a partial pack with the 1976 Don Gullett.  How?  I put the card in a pack that had been opened already.  Here is the link - 1976 Kellogg's Cards #1, #2 and #3 Like You've Not Seen Before

Does anyone know if there is any chance that those cards were included in a sealed pack?

Monday, February 18, 2019

1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats Baseball Card Backs - #8

Time to check out the back of Pie Traynor's 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats card.

He was a defensive star as well as a .320 lifetime hitter.  

He was known for covering a lot of ground, more than any player at his position ever says Kellogg's. 

He stayed in baseball as a manager, then as a scout.  He spent lots of time working with the kids in Pittsburgh.

This set declared him as the Greatest Third Baseman, but Bill James and others would argue that. 

I have no idea about the picture on the back of the card above.

Saturday, February 16, 2019

1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats Baseball Card Backs - #9

No sunshine at home so I am back to talking about the 1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats baseball card backs.  Today I am down to #9 - Honus Wagner.

"The Flying Dutchman" had a .329 career average and was know as an amazing fielder.  He hit over .300 17 times in 21 years.

Kellogg's called him a " bow-legged, thick-framed man".  At some point in his career he played every position except catcher.  He won eight batting titles.  

The card mentioned that Stan Musial recently bettered lots of Wagner's records.  Recently was at least seven years before the 1970 cards were produced and two more years until the Kellogg's set was issued.  

He is mentioned as a "gentle giant" and to make sure we know that he was "bow-legged" it is mentioned a second time in the paragraph.

Thursday, February 14, 2019

My Plan for the Next Sunny Weekend Day - Curled Cards

In my last post, I linked to a 1970 Kellogg's Baseball card discussion.  One post mentioned placing cards in direct sunlight for a couple of hours and then placing the card in a heavy book for a few days.  

I'm not much of a scientist but I plan to track these tests very closely since each year of Kellogg's cards has a difference from the previous years in terms of size, thickness, gloss, etc.

I'm going to start with the 1983 Fernando Valenzuela since I have way too many of them.  They are curled but not cracked.  I will try two with one hour or sunlight, two for two hours and two for three hours.  Then I will leave them for two days in a book. 

I hope to try this on Saturday or Sunday if we get any sunshine here.  More later.

Sunday, February 10, 2019

An Old Thread and An Idea That I Will Try

The thread above has some great comments about Kellogg's cards.  It is also mentioned by one person how he flattened the cards by using sunshine before putting them in a book.  Check out his recipe for success in the thread.  I will give it a try with some commons if we ever get sunshine around Chicago, a place that might not see much sun until May.

Saturday, February 9, 2019

Good Thing No One Ran This Path in a Few Days

I found $5 while running today after coaching.  The bill was under some water, which was probably ice for the last week.  That's good for two packs of cards.  Last year I actually found $20 while running, which is good for a few packs of cards.

In 1976 I found $10 while walking on my paper route.  That would have been good for buying an entire box of cards.  I remember going to White Hen Pantry and splitting an entire box with one of my friends.  That was quite a surprise to the person at the register since we usually bought about 4 - 6 packs each.

Shortly after that, when I was searching for my final two cards in the set, Dusty Baker and Jim Spencer, we crossed the street to Crestline Pharmacy for a few packs.  That's when I opened the packs to find that traded cards were inserted.  Now I had more cards to chase.  Ugh.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

They Are Opening 1970 Kellogg's Packs

This vintage breaks stuff is crazy.  They get six people to pay for a spot in the break and then they open a 1970 Kellogg's pack.  Does anyone know what they charged per slot?

I went back from now to 12-28 and they opened 14 packs that I found.  Maybe I missed some?  I am adding that data to what I've gotten from the packs that I've opened. 

I would love to accumulate more data on what comes in each pack.  If anyone has the contents of a pack, especially in order, please send them along.

I think that I stored pictures of the 1970 Proof sheets on an external hard drive before my Macbook crashed.  I will try to load that here and see how the packs compare to the sheets.

One of my goals is to get a 75 unopened 1970 Kellogg's packs - one with each player in the set on the front.  That might be difficult if these guys keep opening all of the cheaper packs.  Will all of the other ones soar in price due to this trend towards opening packs?