Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Summer Job is Finally Ending; Coaching Has Ended as Well

The new summer job sure took it's toll on my free time.  I've been working Sundays and coaching on Saturdays as well after school each day.  Both wrapped up this weekend.  My team qualified for the State Cross Country meet so that added three weeks to the season.

Before checking out the card backs from 1980 Kellogg's, I wanted to check in on a site that has pack breaks.  They opened a few 1970 Kellogg's packs since I last checked.  One of the packs didn't follow the formula and it's the first pack of more than 40 that I've tracked that didn't follow the pattern. 

Does anyone have any more data on 1970 Kellogg's packs and their contents?  I've been tracking this and I'd certainly love to hear from anyone else who has done this.

That's all I've got on that subject for now.  I am just happy to have gotten home early today. 

The 1980 card backs are my least favorites at this point because they remind me that my eyes aren't as good as they used to be.  Was the print always that small on these cards?


Friday, October 11, 2019

Unopened Kellogg's Card Lots

I've been so busy that I forgot that I picked up a small lot of unopened Kellogg's cards recently.  All were 1978s, one of the few sets that I have completed.  That's okay since I am always going to buy cheap lots when I can.



The only star in the lot is Don Sutton, the last card in the set.  That helps because the first and last unopened packs in a set seem to suffer the same fate that they would if the cards were opened - the wrappers get abused from the handling and/or exposure to air and/or light.

I have not gotten any closer to completing any of my unopened sets.  Maybe I can make it to the Rosemont show in November.

Does anyone ever see unopened Kellogg's card lots at card shows?

My additional job meant that I made it to no flea markets this year and very few card shows.  I hope that changes a bit next year even though I plan to keep all of my jobs - teaching, coaching and working on a golf course

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

PSA SMR?

Does anyone pay attention the PSA's Sports Market Report's price guide?  Do those prices reflect what is happening?

PSA SMR 1972 Kellogg's

Above is a link to the 1972 Kellogg's set price guide. 

I don't really collect graded cards, but I am interested in following trends in card grading and their prices. 

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Finally Something New - Is it Legit?

The summer job still won't end so I've been doing nothing with my cards while I teach, coach and work my summer job on Sundays.  It is getting easier at least. 

I bought this item because I loved the look of it and the player selection.  For those who know more about uncut sheets, maybe you can let me know if this is a real proof from the 1979 Kellogg's set. 



Other sheets that I have seen from Kellogg's have the cards in a specific number sequence.  The backs are blank but a quick look at what numbers these players are reveals that the order is different than usual.

If this were an early proof, why would the players on the left be printed twice in a row?

In the printing process, what is the order of printing the different colors?  Is that why the back is blank since the color black has yet to be applied?

Here is a normal 1979 Kellogg's card for comparison purposes.


Missing from the sheet - the borders, the facsimile autograph, the position(s) and the 3-D SUPER STARS text. 

I am trying to find other items from the production process.  Please let me know what you've got.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Vintage Breaks Finally Got Another Kellogg's Pack to Open

Here is what they got on their break - Vintage Breaks 08-01-2019 Kellogg's Pack Break


Chris Short
John Odom
Billy Williams
Ernie Banks
Glenn Beckert
Reggie Jackson

That's quite a pack.  Reggie Jackson, three Cubs in a row which I would certainly have been happy to get.

It still fits the pattern.  All of the cards come from a short number range. 

Has anyone opened a pack better than that one?