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Saturday, April 11, 2015

Most Appearances on Kellogg's Baseball Cards for A Player Not in the Hall of Fame - and Not Named Pete Rose

As mentioned in an earlier post, Rod Carew leads with 14 different Kellogg's cards including being a part of 12 of the 14 regular-issue card sets.  Pete Rose appeared in 13 of the 14 sets, but I don't want to get into a HOF/not HOF discussion regarding Rose so we'll exclude him from this list.

Appeared on Seven of the 14 Sets

Ken Singleton appeared on sets in 1974 - 1976, 1978, 1980 - 1982.   He finished with  a .282 batting average, 246 home runs and over 2,000 hits.  He had MVP votes in seven seasons and was a three-time All Star.

Dave Parker showed up in seven consecutive sets - 1976 - 1982.  The 1978 N.L. MVP received MVP votes in nine different seasons.  He finished his career with a .290 batting average, 339 home runs and 2,712 hits.  He was also a seven-time All Star selection.

George Foster also was included in seven consecutive years - 1977 - 1983.  Foster was the 1977 N.L. MVP.  He finished with 348 home runs to go with his five All Star selections.

Appeared on Six of the 14 Sets

Buddy Bell (1974, 1979 - 1983) totalled 2,514 hits, six Gold Gloves and five All Star game selections.

Steve Garvey (1975 - 1977, 1980 -1982) was the 1974 N.L. MVP, had 2599 hits, a .294 batting average, 272 home runs, and five 100+ RBI seasons.  He earned MVP votes in nine seasons, had 10 All Star selections and four Gold Gloves.

Manny Sanguillen (1971 - 1974, 1976, 1991 Hispanic Legends) had 1,500 hits, was a three-time All Star and had a career batting average of .296.

Reggie Smith (1970 - 1972, 1975, 1978, 1981) was a seven-time All Star, had 2,020 hits, hit 314 home runs and batted .287.  He also had MVP votes in seven seasons.

Vida Blue (1972, 1976, 1979 - 1982) was the only pitcher on list.   His W-L record was 209-161.  He had three 20+ win seasons and a 3.27 career ERA.

Many players have appeared on five Kellogg's cards without being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

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