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Thursday, June 9, 2016

Kellogg's Cereal Box Dream #29 - Hey, You're Boog Powell!

I remember my first 1970 Kellogg's Football cards more than I remember getting the baseball cards.  Spin forward to the 2000s and I remember Boog Powell being the last card I needed to complete the 1970 set.  In 1989 I also needed an Oriole (Mike Boddiker) to complete my 1988 Starting Lineup set.   

1970 Kellogg's Boog Powell #19

1970 Rating                    -- 6  comment -- I wasn't that knowledgable about AL players yet.

2016 Rating                    -- 7  comment --  Is this a short-printed card? 

I should have known more about a player who was MVP runner-up in 1969.  He then won the 1970 MVP award and I knew more about him.  He hit 339 career homers even though he played some years with the pitcher-friendly higher pitching mound.

Every time I went to an Orioles game in the last few years Powell was there at his restaurant.  I remember him most from the Lite Beer commercials where the umpire says "Hey, you're Boog Powell!"

Boog was one of the few players to win a World Series and a Little League World Series.

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