Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Monday, July 1, 2019

Back In Business - Time to Look at More Card Backs

I am going to start looking at the card backs from 1979.  I will ignore the variations in logos and trademarks.

First I want to see who is NOT included in the set.  A quick check of the league leaders from 1978 was my starting point for this.

Mike Caldwell - 3rd in WAR -- not in any sets
Amos Otis - 2nd in WAR for position players  -- he was in the 1971-74 sets
Doug Decinces - 4th in WAR for position players -- not in any sets
Mark Belanger - 1st in defensive WAR -- not in any sets
Bobby Bonds - 31 homers -- he was in the 1973 - 1974 sets
Rico Carty - 31 homers -- only appeared in 1991
Rusty Staub - 121 RBIs -- only found as a 1970 proof card
Omar Moreno - 71 steals -- not in any sets

Mike Caldwell had a solid career from 1971 to 1984 and 1978 was his best season.  He finished 22 - 9 and was runner-up in the Cy Young voting to Ron Guidry.

Doug Decinces played from 1973 to 1987.  In 1978 he hit 28 homers.  He added 30 homers in 1982.  He had MVP votes in 1982 and 1986. 

Mark Belanger played from 1965 to 1981 with the Orioles and then in 1982 he was a Dodger.  He won eight Gold Gloves during the Kellogg's era.  In three of those seasons he also received MVP votes but I guess a .228 career average and few runs produced worked against him.

Rico Carty played from 1963 to 1979.  He led the NL in batting in 1970.  He also had 99 RBIs in 1979.

Omar Moreno played from 1975 to 1986.  He stole 487 bases which places him 42nd in MLB history.  He led the league in steals twice and didn't lead the league when he stole 96 bases in 1980.  Ron LeFlore of the Expos had 97 steals that year.


Tuesday, June 11, 2019

What Other Sites Are Breaking Open Kellogg's Packs

Vintagebreaks.com hasn't opened a Kellogg's pack in two months.  The last one can be seen here -
Vintage Breaks 4-09-19 Kellogg's Pack

This pack followed the same pattern as every other pack.  The 15-card sheet sequence has been consistent. 

Are there other sites that have Kellogg's packs being opened?  If you know of any please let me know.

Monday, June 10, 2019

1979 Kellogg's Unopened Packs

Yes, I am still trying to get all of the variations.  I just got five more in the mail today in a lot of 1979 unopened packs.  I'm getting close to completing the first print run in unopened packs.



Here is what I need now for the first print run.


It looks like a 1976 list since the first three cards in the set weren't issued in cereal boxes.  I did see one of them sell on ebay in a pack, so I don't know what to believe.

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Japanese Kellogg's Card Updates

The Trading Card Database (tradingcarddb.com)  lists the Kellogg's sets from Japan.  2009 is not listed.

2007 Japanese Kellogg's Albert Pujols


Here is a link that I displayed previously with the checklists -

A Site Which Has Japanese Kellogg's Card Checklists

The site mentions a checklist error.  Both seem to agree now for the 2007, 2008 and 2010 sets.  The Trading Card Database doesn't list 2009 but the site above shows six cards -
  1. Akinori Iwamura
  2. Daisuke Matsuzaka
  3. Kosuke Fukudome
  4. Alfonso Soriano
  5. Alex Rodriguez
  6. Josh Hamilton 
I am trying to collect them in their unopened packs and as opened cards.  I've actually found more unopened packs that opened ones.  

I just added my want list to my blog.  I might have a few duplicates to trade, but only for other cards from these sets.

Friday, May 31, 2019

Unopened Items - Where Are They?

I've had little time for Kellogg's cards recently.  Coaching is done and school ends today so that could change a bit.  I did start my summer job already.

I've had little luck finding unopened Kellogg's card lots lately.  I also haven't been to a card show in a long time.  Flea markets are probably out since I start work early at a golf course.

I did find this Dave Winfield which I needed for my 1977 set. 



I don't see a lot of 1977 unopened packs.  Most of what I see are from 1978 and 1980.   Do any of you see other years frequently?

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Kellogg's Artwork or Just a 1980 Kellogg's Card That I Can Read Without Magnification?





I'd seen this item for sale for a long time.  I finally bought it not really knowing much about it.  Here is what the listed stated -

"Original artwork and paste up for the front and back of the 1980 Kelloggs issue, featuring Darrell Porter.  Each artwork measures approximately 3.5" x 6.5", much larger than the issued card.  Front features what appears to be an original autograph using black marker.  The back has several pasted on features such as top and bottom black bars, Raisin Bran logo, Royals logo and XOGRAPH copyright line at the bottom.  Unique one-of-kind items."

I've seen a few different items that may reflect different phases of the productions of Kellogg's cards.  Does anyone know more about these items or other cards that are part of the production process?




I still need to check to see if there is anything on this card that differs from the actual card produced in the 1980 set.

Monday, May 20, 2019

Still Busy, But I Found Something New

A while back I found out that the Canadian version of the Kellogg's All-Star set from 1992 was a Frosted Flakes promotion and the USA version was sponsored by Corn Flakes - 1992 Kellogg's USA vs. Canada.   I was surprised that the front of the card displayed the two different cereals.

Recently I thought about the display that could be purchased to hold the entire set of 10 cards.  I wondered if it came in two different versions - Corn Flakes (USA) and Frosted Flakes (Canada).  Sure enough I found one from Canada on ebay.  Check out the picture below.



In the 1992 Olympics the USA had 90 more medals than Canada earned, but as a typical kid in the Midwestern USA I would have gone for the Frosted Flakes over Corn Flakes every time.  They were called Sugar Frosted Flakes back in the day.