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Sunday, June 21, 2015

The Final Regular Set - Who is Not in the 1983 Kellogg's Baseball Cards and Some Unrelated Trivia About 83rd St

Kellogg's last regular set was another one with small card sizes.  There are over 20 Hall-of-Famers in the set.  Player selection was strong down the line.  Only a few players were not stars in the early 80s.

Dale Murphy is a Hall-of-Famer in my opinion.

Bobby Grich is the last card in the set.

Who did they leave out?

Paul Molitor had a great year, leading the league with 136 runs, over 200 hits and a batting average of .302 for a World Series team.  He was 12th in the MVP voting.

Doug DeCinces was 3rd in that MVP voting and despite a good career he never appeared on a Kellogg's card.

Wade Boggs was 3rd in the AL Rookie of the Year voting.  Kellogg's probably figured he was too old.

Ryne Sandberg was 6th in the NL Rookie of the Year voting.  Kellogg's probably remembered the horrible start he had to his career.

Cal Ripken was the AL Rookie of the Year in 1982 hitting 28 home runs and driving in 93 runs.  Kellogg's stayed away from younger players in this set, but what a great addition that could have been.  Ripken got some MVP votes in 1982, but in Kellogg's defense he didn't make the All-Star team in 1982.  He proceeded to make every All-Star team after that.  Ripken missed two games in 1982 and Kellogg's was probably not impressed.

Rod Carew was the first card in the set.  I think Buddy Bell played at the golf course talked about below.  More about Carew's Kellogg's cards can be read here - Players With the Most Kellogg's Cards.

Now for some unrelated 83 trivia.  There are two questions related to a garage on 83rd St.  No, not the one that mysteriously collapsed on a windy day.  I'm referring to the most famous garage on 83rd Street - the white garage.

This garage was at times listed as three different distances from the 4th hole at a certain golf course.  Can you name all three official distances?

Extra credit (and I don't have any idea of the answer) - Who decided to use the white garage as a yardage marker and in what year?

The next question refers to the house with the white garage.  Which of the following is a possible street address for the white garage?  Keep in mind that I don't know the actual street address, but the next time I drive in that area I will check it out.

A - 2350
B - 2351
C - 2450
D - 2451

Guessing is not allowed.


  1. I remember the distance being 166 yards from the back of the white garage. The address would have to be 2450, as it was just west of Western Avenue and on the north side of the block......

  2. You are only partially correct on question #1. There are two more acceptable answers.

    Nice job on question #2. I'm not sure if you answered it correctly because you live in that area now or because you were a great paperboy. Youngsters might not understand how being a paperboy did their job back in the day. I will work it into a future post. And yes, girls were called paperboys.

  3. Ah, ok--all I remember is 166. But I also remember that, during caddy lessons, the caddymaster and his minions told us that they had "just put a computer on the holes" and so some of the yardages had changed.