Kelloggs Cards

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

What Would Be Atop Your List if You Were Going to the National

I expect to spend the entire day at the National on Sunday.  At that point I'll be looking at left-overs and over-priced stuff.  I rarely look through boxes of commons at card shows but I might do that in search of some 1961 Topps cards and some Kellogg's cards.

What hard-to-find cards would be the highlight of your trip if you were heading to the National?  It doesn't need to be a Kellogg's card, but I'd love to hear what people can't find.  Without looking at any of my lists, I would be extremely excited to find a 1970 Kellogg's football ruler which I know nothing about.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Kellogg's Factory Set Dilemma

I've got a bunch of factory sets.  Unfortunately, most of them are from 1979 - 1983.  Some are sealed and some are not.  Some are even in the original mailing package which is still sealed.  I prefer the entire mailer sealed to increase the chances that the set is unopened.

Most people seemed to write the year on the packages.  Some years are easy to identify without the years due to the mailing information, the size and/or other markings.  Does anyone have detailed information on all of these?  I would love to gather three sets of pictures for the factory sets - one with the mailer showing the back, one with the mailer showing the front and one with the set that is packaged inside the mailer.

If anyone has photos that they can send along for the earlier sets that would be great.  There are many that I have never even seen listed on ebay.

This picture fits none of the categories.  

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Wikipedia's History of Baseball Cards

Wikipedia's use is always debated at school.  But for other stuff, hey why not get an easy read.  Here is what they have to say about baseball cards including Kellogg's and Hostess cards.

It's always good to learn something about your favorite cards, teams, players, different times in baseball history, etc.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Now What About the National?

My Friday window for going to the National is shrinking.  It looks like I've only got from 10:00 - 12:15 now.  Should I even go?

I could try to get there early and see if anyone has an extra VIP pass to get in early.  That worked before when lots of people knew me and mostly my son when he was under the age of 10.  That was always fun because there has always been a small amount of kids at the show.

To complicate if further, on Saturday I'm with a group where I won't be in charge.  That means I might not even get back in time to go on Saturday at all.

All things considered, I will probably need to go for it on Friday and just hurry through because Sunday might be my only other chance this year.

I know that I should be grateful that the show has been near me so often, but I've gone a lot because I don't mind driving, I only work part-time in the summer and I don't really spend much when I'm there.  Believe me, I would like to spend, but I only do so if the price is right.   I had fun last year even though I was only there for a few hours.  I didn't buy much.

Hobbies That Cost Me Sleep

My card collecting rarely costs me sleep.  A few times I stayed up late because an auction was ending on some Kellogg's cards.  Really, only a few times.  Usually I just put in a bid and I am done with it.

I wouldn't stay up late for an individual card like this Rose, but I might do so for a large lot of cards or something unique like an uncut sheet.

I do lose sleep when the National is out of town since I've always driven to the event.  Last year that was definitely the case as I started the day in PA, went to the show in NJ and then drove for six hours after the show.

Liking golf, track and the Tour de France makes this week fun.  It also makes it difficult if I wake up in the middle of the night because I'm likely to turn on The Tour or The Open which means I end up not getting back to sleep too quickly.

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

The National - One Week From Today

The National opens a week from today.  Sure, I rarely get many Kellogg's cards when I am there, but one never knows.  In past years I found a 1971 Kellogg's football set, lots of 10 cent cards and a few oddball items.

It looks like I won't be able to make it on Wednesday or Thursday so I will probably miss any super deals.  I expect to be there on Friday, but I've probably only got three hours so I will be moving quickly around.

I'm not sure if I can attend on Saturday either.  I know that I can take my time and check out things on Sunday.  That can be good since sometimes there are deals to be had on Sunday, but good stuff will be gone by then if it is priced fairly.

I hope to see some of you there on Sunday.  I've almost always gotten to go on Wednesday and Thursday so that will be disappointing for sure.

When I pick up lots they never contain Rose, Ryan, Jackson and Mike Schmidt.  I'm always looking for a few of these guys to complete sets.

I always look for cheap cards featuring Cubs.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

I Couldn't Pass Up This Sheet

I was checking out stuff on ebay and I found a 1981 Kellogg's uncut sheet.  I doubt that it is valuable, but it is a great display item.  The seller has four more of them for anyone who is interested.

I haven't seen sheets that have some of the cards upside down.  Has anyone else seen that?