Saturday, July 11, 2015
Do You Still Love Your Less Than Perfect Kellogg's Cards?
If you looked closely yesterday you would have noticed that I pictured some cards that were in less than perfect condition. My binder with the damaged cards is easy to find, so I tend to use it for some photos. I love looking at these cards because they are survivors.
Some of my damaged cards come from my collection when we didn't have pages or Card Savers or 800-count boxes. Some cards looked good but they cracked due to the way they were created and/or the temperature/humidity where the cards resided.
This card has a lot going on. Today I printed it larger so you can see all of what I see.
How do I love thee. Let me count the ways.
1. Sure there are some cracks due to how Kellogg's did their printing but I think lots of these ones were because the card was in someone's pocket for a few weeks.
2. The discoloration can happen when the card is left out in the light. This is more likely for this card since George Foster is card #1 in the set. If the cards were sorted in order he'd be on top. The discoloration is too severe for just that. It looks like someone had some 5-Star Chili and used George for a napkin.
3. The edges of the card show all sorts of issues. This card was certainly loved in 1977.
4. The back of the card. I can't look at it yet until I find better gloves to protect myself. More on that later.