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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Missing Stop N Go Cards from 1979 and 1980

I was able to check my Stop N Go cards today.  It turns out I am missing  the following players for 1979 Football sets:

Preston Pearson (3)
Walter Payton (3)
Robert Newhouse (3)
Roger Staubach (2)
Jay Saldi (1)

For 1980 Sets I am missing the following:

Herb Scott (2)
Preston Pearson (2)
Archie Manning (1)
Jack Ham (1)
Henry Childs (1)

I have extras of most Cowboys, Steelers and Raiders.

Let me know if we can trade.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Did I Finally Complete a Stop N Go Set?

I just got a bunch of 1980 Stop N Go 3-D football cards yesterday.  I probably won't have time to sort through them and find out if I have completed the set for a few days.  I did get most of the Cowboys, so that should help.  I'm worried that I might not have a Herb Scott.

That certainly does give me something to look forward to next week.

All of them are curled, but none are cracked.  These don't seem to crack as much as Kellogg's cards.

I didn't get any of the 1979 Stop N Go cards.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Can You Name All of These Kellogg's Players?

Mark Fidrych only played in the majors for one team - the Tigers.  Can you name other players who appeared on a Kellogg's baseball card and also played on only one major league team or one franchise?

No hint - I haven't looked up who else might fit into this category but I can already think of some.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

The Yankees Won This Trade

On this day in 1972 the Yankees acquired Sparky Lyle from the Red Sox for Danny Cater and Mario Guerrero.  Lyle played seven seasons with the Yankees, leading the league in saves twice and winning a Cy Young Award in 1977 as the Yankees won the World Series.

Lyle appeared in Kellogg's sets from 1973 - 1975 and then again in 1978 as shown above.

Cater was included in the 1971 set and played until 1975.  Guerrero got into the 1979 set, but he played his last game in 1980 at the age of 31.  

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

On This Day in 2002..... was announced that a manager would get a one-game regular-season suspension after an altercation with an umpire in an exhibition game.

The manager - Larry Bowa.

MLB vice-president for on-field operations - Bob Watson.

I guess the pre-season games really do count for something.

I guess they were never golfing buddies -

Monday, March 20, 2017

1976 Kellogg's Card Backs - Card Numbers 46 - 48

Back to three more 1976 cards.  I was too lazy to take them out of the sheets, so there is some glare and some reflection of me taking the photos, which I find to be easier than scanning the cards.

This group includes three AL players from good teams.  What does that mean?  It means that I never got tickets to see them play the White Sox.  Cheap or free tickets never came around for the good teams.

#46 - John Mayberry

I don't remember Mayberry much as an Astro other than his Topps cards.  His trade to KC was one of the best in team history and one of the worst for the Astros.  At least that's what the card says.

He hit 255 career homers, which is 199 more than his son who was also named John Mayberry.

Not on the card - the trade comment makes sense since neither of the players that the Astros received had careers to match Mayberry's career.

Not on the card - he was 1975 MVP runner-up to Fred Lynn.

#47 - Vida Blue

Vida Blue's first high school fame was mentioned as being from the football field.  Blue wants to get to the World Series since he is currently sporting a 0-3 record in the Fall Classic.

Not on the card - he won 209 career games and three World Series rings.  He never got back to the playoffs to change that record.

#48 - Rod Carew

Carew has won four staight batting titles.

Not on the card - he won two more batting titles after this card was produced.

Not on the card - he played 10 more years and his batting average ended up being .328, just like it was after 1975.

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Card Show Recap

I read some varying comments about the Rosemont show before going.  I ignored the negative ones and decided to go to the show for a while.

These shows occur twice per year and I tend to go to them for about an hour.  Unfortunately, since the dealers seem to end up in the same locations, the show can be a bit predictable.  It's gotten quick to look through because most of the dealers are not only in the same place, their displays don't change much from one show to the next.

I saw the usual Kellogg's cards on display with dealers who had primarily older cards.  I also ran into two 800-count boxes of them elsewhere.  The first box was at a dealer table that was quite organized with vintage cards.  On top of the box were about 10 heavily curls cards.  The box had a high price on it and when I opened it the cards inside all had horrible curling as well.  The cards also were lacking in the sharp color that can be found.  I moved on.

I found a booth that had a bunch of boxes of cards organized by year.  One would assume that these would be commons and the good cards would be in the display cases.  No, the dealer told me that it took too long so the boxes had a mix of stars and commons.

This guy also had the second 800-count box that I saw.  There were lots of nice 1970 Kellogg's baseball cards, a variety of other years and some stars.  I was planning to make an offer but I didn't bother for three reasons -

1.  He told me that commons would be .50 to 1.00 for the newer years
2.  I watched him take about 10 minutes to give a guy a steep price for a handful of Hostess cards.  I left while they continued negotiating.
3.  I didn't have the time to have him slower look over the 500 or so cards in the box to come up with a price.  I also didn't have more than a hundred dollars.

If I see the guy next time will I ask what the box price is?  Probably.  Do I regret not waiting around for that?  No.  There were a few good cards, but the two things that I am really missing were really present in the box - 1979 variations and 1971 variation.

I saw no unopened packs and no individually-wrapped card packs.

Overall, a nice show since it is close to home.   I don't collect autographs that I pay for, even if the signers include Ralph Macchio and Kristy McNichol.