Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Friday, May 22, 2015

Maybe I Can Find 1971 Kellogg's Cards in Nice Condition on the Oregon Trail?

On this day in 1843 over 1,000 people headed west on the Oregon Trail from Independence, Missouri.  For the record, no I wasn't on this trip.  I was probably busy at a track meet.  For my friends from Missouri - how bad was it to live there when the option of risking your life was better than staying in the Show-Me state?

It took the wagon train five months to get to Oregon.  The 125 major league players born in Oregon appreciate the efforts of the early travelers.  Only four of those players found there way onto a Kellogg's card.

Dave Kingman (1973, 1977, 1980 - 1982) has been mentioned before since he played on lots of different teams while he was still a big home run threat.  He actually went to high school in Illinois.

Mickey Lolich (1970, 1972, 1973) went to Lincoln H.S. in Portland.  He was an easy choice for the early Kellogg's sets since he was a star pitcher.  As you can guess from an earlier post, I was a big fan of Lolich since he was both a Tiger and a lefty.

Wayne Twitchell (1974) and Dale Murphy (1983) both attended Woodrow Wilson H.S. in Portland.   Murphy was a fan favorite because he just did his job and stayed out of the limelight.

Were all high schools in Portland named for presidents?  The school has had nine players drafted, but only these two made it to the big leagues.  They are 2 for 2 with getting onto a 3-D card.  My school is 1 for 3.  More on that in a future post.

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