Kelloggs Cards

Kelloggs Cards

Thursday, March 31, 2016

What Else Did Kellogg's Say on the Back of Its 1981 Cards - #45 - #37

Not every card has interesting comments on the back.  Some stick to the basic stats and facts.

#45 Ron Guidry - threw Louisiana Lightnin' which Kellogg's seems to be calling his fastball.  He was mentioned to be a late bloomer since he joined the starting rotation at age 26.  Not on the card - websites list Louisiana Lightning as his nickname.

#44 Phil Garner - 12-for-24 in the World Series which was one hit shy of the record.

#43 Larry Bowa - career MLB fielding percentage leader with .981.  He also has the season best percentage with .991.  Not on the card - Wikipedia notes that he never made his high school baseball team.  Bowa is currently ninth all-time in fielding percent as a shortstop with .980.  Troy Tulowitzki leads at .985.

#42 Terry Puhl - his hobby is listed as winter sports.  He was rejected by the Expos at a special tryout camp in Canada.  Not on the card - it's easy to see that he grew up in Canada, eh.  (Three Canadian players Got a Kellogg's card)

#41 Rich Gossage - was a starter for the White Sox at age 19.  Went through the minors with Bucky Dent.

#40 Fred Lynn - the card mentions his trade to California and the broken toe that affected his 1980 stats.

#39 Ken Singleton - nothing interesting is mentioned.

#38 Tom Seaver - lists bridge as a hobby.  He's 12 K's short of 3,000 which will make him the fifth pitcher to do so.  Not on the card - I can't imagine a player today listing bridge as a hobby.

#37 Tug McGraw - bats right and throws left.  Only 14 players on Kellogg's cards do that and the only non-pitchers are Cleon Jones and Rickey Henderson.

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