Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Kellogg's All-Time Greats Players Included in the Second Hall of Fame Class in 1937

In 1936 the Hall of Fame began with the following members being inducted - Babe Ruth, Christy Mathewson, Honus Wagner, Ty Cobb and Walter Johnson.  In year two the inductees included Cy Young, Tris Speaker and John McGraw.  That's eight of the 15 cards in the first two HOF classes.

The 1970 Rold Gold/1972 Kellogg's All-Time Greats set included 15 cards.  14 different players are featured since Babe Ruth has two cards in the set.







Here is a checklist of the set along with their Hall of Fame Induction Data -

1.  Walter Johnson  -- 1936 first class
2.  Rogers Hornsby  -- 1942
3.  John McGraw  -- 1937 second class
4.  Mickey Cochrane -- 1947
5.  George Sisler -- 1939
6.   Babe Ruth  -- 1936 first class
7.   Lefty Grove -- 1947
8.   Pie Traynor -- 1948
9.   Honus Wagner  -- 1936 first class
10. Eddie Collins -- 1939
11. Tris Speaker  -- 1937 second class
12. Cy Young  -- 1937 second class
13. Lou Gehrig -- 1939 - inducted later in the year when he retired
14. Babe Ruth  -- 1936 first class
15. Ty Cobb  -- 1936 first class

More later on what other choices could have been made on this list.

I don't remember seeing the Rold Gold cards.  I've been able to get the Kellogg's cards easily but the Rold Gold ones are more difficult to find, especially in nice condition.

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